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ROUNDUP: PSU crowns 6 champs at Scuffle

No. 1 Penn State won the 2019 Southern Scuffle with a tournament record 216.5 points to outdistance second-place Oklahoma State. The championship is Penn State’s eighth in its last eight trips to the tournament.

The Nittany Lions crowned six champions with Nick Lee (141 pounds), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174), Bo Nickal (197) and Anthony Cassar (285) all claiming championships. Nolf became Penn State’s career pins leader, picking up his 54th career fall on his way to being named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler.

Twelve of Penn State’s 18 entrants at the event placed.

Joseph survived a battle from Lock Haven’s Chance Marsteller’s in the night’s marquee matchup, scoring a takedown with less than a minute to go in the third period to post a 6-5 win over the returning All-American.

Lock Haven had four wrestlers place at the Scuffle, with Marsteller earning the Bald Eagles’ highest place. Lock Haven finished sixth in the team standings behind Penn State, Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Stanford and Navy.

Luke Werner finished third at 125 pounds. Kyle Shoop was fifth and D.J. Fehlman was eighth at 141 pounds for Lock Haven.

• Loyalsock defeated Warrior Run, 54-30, behind a 16-point performance from Summer McNulty in high school girls basketball.

Juliana Cruz added 11 and Maddie Fox had nine points while Sarah Van Fleet posted 10 rebounds. Sydney Hoffman led the Defenders with 10 points.

Jessica King posted a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Sullivan County defeat St. John Neumann, 78-19.

Mykenzie Malacusky led the Griffins with 19 points, Bethany Beinlich added 16 and Alexis Randall scored 12. Both Beinlich and Malacusky led the team with 10 steals. Sullivan County had 28 steals.

Cara Parsell had a team-high nine points and added six rebounds, but Galeton fell at home to Port Allegany, 45-30. Katelyn Pagano had a team-high six assists and four steals for Galeton. Galeton trailed by just one after the first quarter.

• Bucktail edged Northern Potter, 54-53, in high school boys basketball. Gabriel Conoway led Bucktail with 16 points and Devin Serafini added 15.

Danville turned a tie game at halftime into an eight-point win by outscoring Loyalsock in each the third and fourth quarters in a 66-58 win in a matchup of state-ranked teams. James Mavin scored a team-high 19 points for the Ironmen.

Aiden Gair scored a game-high 25 points for Loyalsock and Gerald Ross added 17 in the first loss of the season for the Lancers.

Sam Carpenter scored a career-high 27 points but Sullivan County fell to South Williamsport, 51-49, behind 19 points from Pete Sinibaldi. Cole Lentz added 12 for the Mounties, who got back to .500 with the win. Dave Pardoe posted four points and 10 rebounds for Sullivan.

• In men’s basketball, Christian Kelly finished with 22 points and was one of four Bald Eagles in double figures, but Lock Haven was edged at Bloomsburg, 77-71.

Kelly added nine rebounds and two blocks. Jihad Barnes netted 15 points and dished out three assists as Lock Haven was outscored, 46-37 in the second half.

Avi Toomer’s layup with 1.6 seconds left in the game completed a ferocious comeback with Bucknell climbing out of a 26-point hole in the second half to clip Army, 64-63, in the Patriot League opener for both teams. And for good measure, Toomer blocked Army’s final shot, securing the win.

Nate Sestina scored 17 of his 22 points in the second half and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the comeback. All but one of his rebounds came off the defensive boards. Kimbal Mackenzie scored 15, making 9 of 10 free throws, and Toomer scored seven.

• A clutch steal by Lewisburg grad Akilah McFadden in the final seconds after a pair of huge free throws by Erica Lutz helped Lycoming defeat Juniata in women’s basketball, 69-66, in non-conference action.

Lutz led Lycoming with 17 points. Kayla Kline added 15 and McFadden chipped in 14.

Lock Haven fell on the road at Bloomsburg, 77-58. LHU was led by freshman Taylor Leidy’s 11 points and Bink Redman’s 10 pounds. Redman also had a team-high six rebounds and three assists.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Loyalsock 54,

Warrior Run 30

Warrior Run (30)

Sydney Hoffman 4 1-2 10; Taylor Coup 2 0-0 5; Marissa Pick 3 0-0 6; Avery Bieber 2 1-2 5; Emily McKee 1 2-2 4. Totals 12 4-6 30.

Loyalsock (54)

Sophia Gardner 0 4-6 4; Cassie Gee 3 0-0 6; Juliana Cruz 4 2-2 11; Summer McNulty 8 0-0 16; Anna Burdett 2 0-4 4; Maddie Fox 3 3-4 9; Sam Stopper 1 0-0 2; Sarah Van Fleet 1 0-0 2. Totals 22 9-14 54.

Warrior Run 10 6 6 8–30

Loyalsock 18 15 15 6–54

3-Point goals: Warrior Run 2 (Hoffman, Coup), Loyalsock 1 (Cruz).

JV score: Loyalsock win 33-25. Top scorer: L–Mia Patterson, 13.

Record: Warrior Run (2-5), Loyalsock (8-1). Next: Warrior Run at Central Columbia; Loyalsock at North Schuylkill, Saturday, 6.

Sullivan County 78,

St. John Neumann 19

SULLIVAN COUNTY (78)

Olivia Harney 2 0-0 4; Alexis Randall 5 2-6 12; Sophia Springman 3 1-1 7; Bethany Beinlich 7 2-2 16; Jess King 7 2-5 16; Mykenzie Malacusky 7 4-6 19; Savannah Baldwin 1 0-0 2; Kassidy Beinlich 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 11-20 78.

St. John Neumann (19)

Brook French 2 1-2 5; Anne Weller 1 0-0 2; Jen Mertes 1 0-0 3; Ellie Androvette 0 0-0 0; Zuzu Shanaway 0 1-2 1; Abigail Henderson 3 0-0 6; Michelle Pierce 1 0-0 2; Emma Henderson 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 2-4 19.

Sullivan County 22 23 20 13 — 78

St. John Neumann 1 6 2 10 — 19

3-point goals: SC 1 (Malacusky 1), SJN 1 (Mertez 1).

Port Allegany 45,

Galeton 30

PORT ALLEGANY (45)

Jenna Sprankle 1 1-2 3; Erin Stauffer 3 10-16 16; Bree Garzel 1 2-3 5; Callie Barnett 4 1-2 12; Cierra Lannager 4 1-2 9. Totals 13 15-25 45.

GALETON (30)

Katelyn Pagano 1 1-5 3; Haylee Ludington 2 0-1 5; Brielle Kalacinski 3 0-0 6; Cara Parsell 3 3-4 9; Jessie Evans 1 0-0 2; Makenna Shuemaker 1 1-2 3; Lauren Sauley 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 5-12 30.

Port Allegany 8 12 12 13 — 45

Galeton 7 6 9 8 — 30

3-point goals: Port Allegany 4 (Barnett 3, Garzel 1), Galeton 1 (Ludington 1)

BOYS BASKETBALL

Danville 66, Loyalsock 58

Loyalsock (58)

Dane Armson 0 0-0 0; Gerald Ross 5 4-6 17; Aiden Gair 8 5-5 25; Anthony Pastore 1 1-2 4; Connor Watkins 3 0-0 6; Bam Brima 3 0-0 6; Saraj Ali 0 0-0 0; Idris Ali 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 10-13 58.

Danville (66)

Coleman Cush 1 3-4 5; Shane Kozick 7 0-1 14; Peyton Riley 3 0-2 9; Dyson Harward 6 3-3 15; James Mavin 7 4-6 19; KJ Riley 1 0-0 2; Patrick Yost 1 0-0 2. Totals 26 10-16 66.

Loyalsock 15 18 10 15 — 58

Danville 16 17 14 19 — 66

3-Point Goals: Loyalsock 8 (Ross, 3; Gair, 4; Pastore); Danville 4 (Riley, 3; Mavin).

Records: Loyalsock 7-1. Danville 7-2. Next: Southern Columbia at Loyalsock, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Danville at Shamokin, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Bucktail 54,

Northern Potter 53

Bucktail (54)

Devin Serafini 5 5-15 15; Anthony Pentz 1 0-1 3; Richard Perry 2 0-0 5; Gavin Becker 3 1-2 9; Alex Intallura 1 0-1 2; Gabriel Conway 5 6-9 16; Zachary Pick 1 1-4 4. Totals 18 13-32 54.

Northern Potter (53)

Foster Kosa 3 1-2 7; Tre Slawson 3 1-2 9; Wyatt Kosa 0 1-4 1; Holden Cowburn 5 4-7 15; Tristin Byron 2 1-3 5; AJ Lehmann 3 0-3 6; Ezra Sprow 2 6-11 10. Totals 18 14-32 53.

Bucktail 13 9 13 19–54

Northern Potter 14 13 7 19–53

3-Point goals: Bucktail 5 (Becker 2, Pentz, Perry, Pick), Northern Potter 3 (Slawson 2, Cowburn).

Record: Bucktail (3-3). Next: Bucktail at Sullivan County, Friday, 6.

South Williamsport 51, Sullivan County 49

SW (51)

Ethan Laudenslager 2 1-2 6, AJ Flick 2 0-2 4, Cole Lentz 4 2-7 12, Tyler Trojan 0 0-0 0, Pete Sinibaldi 6 7-10 19, Nate Persun 0 0-0 0, Ryan Weinhoffer 3 2-3 8, Evan Laudenslager 1 0-0 2, Spencer Karasek 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 12-24 51.

SC (49)

Justin Metzger 2 0-0 4, Omar Rubio 0 0-0 0, Alex Schweitzer 1 0-0 3, Jalen Thomas 1 0-2 2, Will Kiner 0 0-0 0, Nate Hansen 0 0-0 0, Trace Neary 1 0-0 2, Sam Carpenter 10 3-4 27, Dylan Hottenstein 2 2-2 7, Dave Pardoe 2 0-0 4. Totals 19 5-8 49.

SW 11 13 15 12 — 51

SC 13 12 9 15 – 49

3-point goals: SW 3 (Evan Laudenslager, Lentz 2); SC 6 (Scweitzer, Carpenter 4, Hottenstein).

JV score: SC 37-21. High scorer: Alex Schweitzer, SC, 11

Record: SC (3-7); South (4-4). Next: Bucktail at Sullivan County (Fri.).

Men’s Basketball

Bloomsburg 77,

Lock Haven 71

LOCK HAVEN (4-5, 3-3 PSAC)

Christian Kelly 9-17 4-4 22, Jihad Barnes 6-14 2-4 15, Matt Cerruti 5-16 3-4 13, Jaylen Washington 6-9 0-0 13, Jesse McPherson 4-8 0-1 8, Noah Warren 0-4 0-0 0, Ibrahim Sylla 0-1 0-0 0, Marcus Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-69 9-13 71.

BLOOMSBURG (4-6, 2-4 PSAC)

Ky Mauras 7-16 6-6 22, Travis Elmore 7-13 1-5 15, Austin Harriott 4-6 3-5 11, Sam Saxton 2-7 1-1 7, Wallace-Robinson 2-3 1-1 5, Sekou Fofana 4-7 0-2 10, Ethan Houston 2-8 0-0 4, Will Melson 1-2 0-0 3, Nick King 0-3 0-0 0, Peyton Mortelittle 0-3 0-0 0, Michael Davie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-69 12-20.

Halftime: Lock Haven 34-31

3-point goals: Lock Haven 2-18 (Kelly 0-6, Barnes 1-4, Cerruti 0-3, Washington 1-2, Warren 0-3); Bloomsburg 7-17 (Mauras 2-6, Elmore 0-1, Saxton 2-2, Fofana 2-2, Houston 0-2, Melson 1-1, King 0-1, Mortellite 0-2). Fouled out: Lock Haven-none. Bloomsburg-none. Rebounds: Lock Haven 41 (Kelly 9); Bloomsburg 42 (Elmore 14). Assists: Lock Haven 10 (Barnes 3, Cerruti 3, Washington 3); Bloomsburg 15 (Mauras 5). Total fouls: Lock Haven 13, Bloomsburg 14.

Bucknell 64, Army 63

BUCKNELL (7-6)

Moore 0-6 0-0 0, Sestina 9-17 0-0 22, Mackenzie 3-9 9-10 15, Toomer 3-6 1-2 7, Sotos 3-6 1-2 9, Meeks 2-6 1-1 6, Ellis 0-0 0-0 0, Newman 1-1 0-1 2, A.Funk 1-3 0-0 3, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Robertson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-57 12-16 64.

ARMY (5-9)

King 1-4 0-0 2, Wilson 9-17 2-5 20, Fox 3-9 0-0 8, T.Funk 4-13 2-2 10, Kessler 2-3 0-0 5, Kinker 0-0 0-0 0, Duhart 0-0 0-0 0, Blackwell 0-1 0-0 0, Grayson 2-11 0-0 6, Edwards 0-1 2-2 2, Caldwell 0-0 0-0 0, Emezie 4-6 0-1 10. Totals 25-65 6-10 63.

Halftime–Army 37-13. 3-Point Goals–Bucknell 8-28 (Sestina 4-8, Sotos 2-4, Meeks 1-3, A.Funk 1-3, Robertson 0-1, Toomer 0-2, Moore 0-2, Jones 0-2, Mackenzie 0-3), Army 7-31 (Emezie 2-4, Fox 2-7, Grayson 2-10, Kessler 1-2, Blackwell 0-1, King 0-3, T.Funk 0-4). Fouled Out–Moore. Rebounds–Bucknell 40 (Sestina 12), Army 35 (Wilson 15). Assists–Bucknell 15 (Sotos 11), Army 13 (T.Funk 6). Total Fouls–Bucknell 18, Army 18. A–958 (5,043).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Lycoming 69, Juniata 66

LYCOMING (10-4)

Erica Lutz 6-9 5-5 17; Kayla Kline 7-16 1-1 15; Akilah McFadden 5-14 3-6 14; Becca Painter 3-8 0-0 9; Allison Wagner 2-2 2-2 6; Kelly Vuz 2-3 0-0 4; Megan Helminiak 2-3 0-1 4; Sydney Purcell 0-1 0-0 0; Alex Jones 0-0 0-0 0; Shelby Schoonover 0-2 0-0 0; Jenn Grove 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-59 11-15 69.

JUNIATA (3-9)

Gracie Stauffer 11-15 2-3 24; Grace Long 4-7 1-2 10; Kaeana Rebert 4-10 0-0 8; Madison Colyer 3-9 0-0 6; Cassie Mock 1-8 3-4 6; Megan Haines 1-5 0-0 3; Averie Hess 1-5 1-1 3; Jamie Mahigel 1-1 0-0 2; Larissa Leonard 0-3 2-2 2; Kymiah Carpenter 0-0 2-2 2; Taylor Vrabel 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-63 11-14 66.

Lycoming 28 14 11 16 — 69

Juniata 16 17 11 22 — 66

3-point goals: Lycoming 4-18 (Painter 3-6; McFadden 1-5; Vuz 0-1; Helminiak 0-1; Purcell 0-1; Schoonover 0-2; Kline 0-2), Juniata 3-14 (Mock 1-4; Haines 1-4; Long 1-1; Hess 0-1; Leonard 0-2; Rebert 0-2). Fouled out: Lycoming-none, Juniata-none. Rebounds: Lycoming 29 ( Kline 10), Juniata 43 ( Stauffer 20). Assists: Lycoming 18 ( McFadden 6), Juniata 17 (Mock 3; Rebert 3). Total fouls: Lycoming 14, Juniata 17. Technical fouls: Lycoming-none, Juniata-none. A: 100.

Bloomsburg 77,

Lock Haven 58

LOCK HAVEN (7-5, 3-3 PSAC East)

Taylor Leidy 4-10 2-2 11; Bink Redman 4-11 2-4 10; Rileigh Devine 2-5 4-6 8; Ahnera Parker 3-5 1-2 8; J. Shelton-Burleigh 0-3 2-2 2; Tiana Garvin 2-6 2-4 6; Jordyn Kloster 2-3 1-3 5; Nadia Romanchock 1-3 2-3 4; Kendra Stanford 1-7 1-2 4; A. McGill-Jefferson 0-2 0-0 0; Leah Hutchinson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-56 17-28 58.

BLOOMSBURG (8-4, 4-2 PSAC East)

Taylor Montana 9-13 10-12 28; Emma Saxton 7-12 1-2 15; Bella Ricci 4-7 2-2 10; Marissa Molnar 2-6 2-2 6; Payton Spadaccino 0-2 1-2 1; Alyssa Mack 3-8 7-8 14; Megan Brandt 1-8 1-2 3; Lauren Oeth 0-1 0-0 0; Tehya Hosey 0-1 0-0 0; Amanda Arellano 0-1 0-0 0; Shirley Piotrowski 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 24-30 77.

Lock Haven 9 12 20 17 — 58

Bloomsburg 24 14 28 11 — 77

3-point goals: LHU 3-14 (Parker 1-2; Taylor 1-2; Stanford 1-3; Shelton-Burleigh 0-1; Garvin 0-1; Kloster 0-1; Redman 0-2; Devine 0-2), Bloomsburg 1-10 (Mack 1-2; Hosey 0-1; Saxton 0-1; Spadaccino 0-1; Ricci 0-2; Molnar 0-3). Fouled out: LHU-none; Bloomsburg-none. Rebounds: LHU 37 (Kloster 6, Redman 6), Bloomsburg 43 (Montana 11). Assists: LHU 5 (Redman 3), Bloomsburg 13 (Brandt 3, Mack 3, Molnar 3). Total fouls: LHU 22, Bloomsburg 23. Technical fouls: LHU-none; Bloomsburg-none. A: 119.

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