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Local roundup: Mussina has career-high 28 in Montoursville’s win against Lewisburg in boys basketball

Peyton Mussina opened the season with a career-high 28-point performance thanks to draining five 3-pointers as Montoursville beat Lewisburg, 61-41, in boys basketball Friday night.

Landon Reeder joined Mussina in double figures as he added 14 points.

The Warriors led by eight after the first quarter and took a 33-23 lead into the half. Montoursville outscored Lewisburg by 10 in the third quarter alone to pull away.

The Green Dragons were led by Jake Hernandez’s 24 points. He was the only Lewisburg player to score in double figures.

Montoursville travels to Shamokin on Tuesday.

• Williamson took a five-point lead after the first quarter and didn’t allow Cowanesque Valley to rally en route to a 44-34 win Friday night in girls basketball in the season opener for both teams.

Lateisha Peterson led Williamson with a 16-point performance and Adelaide Schmitt added 12 points. Taylor Rae Jones was just shy of joining them in double figures as she scored nine points.

Cowanesque Valley was led by Abby Ackley, who scored 13 points. She was the only CV player in double figures.

Williamson led 11-6 after the first quarter and held a 19-13 lead at the half. Williamson then outscored CV in the third quarter, 16-10, to pull ahead.

Peterson scored the game’s only 3-pointer as well.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Montoursville 61, Lewisburg 41

LEWISBURG (41)

Jake Hernandez 9 4-4 24; Joey Martin 1 0-0 2; Cam Michaels 1 2-2 5; Kaden Wuerdeman 1 0-1 3; Forest Zelechoski 2 0-0 4; Sam Barrick 1 0-0 3. Totals 15 6-7 41.

MONTOURSVILLE (61)

Dillon Young 2 3-4 8; Josh Burger 2 0-2 5; Peyton Mussina 10 3-6 28; John Schneider 1 0-0 2; Landon Reeder 5 2-6 14; Luke Ebbert 1 2-2 4. Totals 21 10-20 61.

Lewisburg 9 14 10 8 – 41

Montoursville 17 16 20 8 – 61

3-point goals: Lewisburg 4 (Hernandez 2, Michaels 1, Wuerdeman 1, Barrick 1), Montoursivlle (Mussina 5, Reeder 2, Burger 1, Young 1)

JV score: Montoursville, 41-36. High scorer: Bryce Eberhart, M, 18.

Records: Montoursville (1-0), Lewisburg (0-1). Next game: Montoursville at Shamokin, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Williamson 44,

Cowanesque Valley 34

COWANESQUE VALLEY (34)

Maddie Millard 1 0-2 2; Kyra Dailey 1 0-0 2; Ruba Sherman 1 5-12 2; Mackenzie Sannell 0 1-3 1; Haley White 0 0-0 0; Abby Ackley 9 0-0 13; Paisley Nudd 3 0-0 6; Jana Quick 1 1-3 3; Ali Bieser 0 0-0 0; Renee Abbot 1 0-0 2; Logan Hamilton 1 0-0 2. Totals 13 7-21 34.

WILLIAMSON (44)

Taylor Rae Jones 4 1-4 9; Lena Lewis 0 0-0 0; Adelaide Schmitt 5 2-4 12; Abby Root 0 0-0 0; Lateisha Peterson 6 3-6 16; Teagan Jones 2 1-3 3; Emma Meisner 0 0-0 0; Kayla Burrows 2 0-02 4; Chelsea Hungerford 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 6-20 44.

CV 6 7 10 8 – 34

Williamson 11 8 16 9 – 44

3-point goals: Williamson 1 (Peterson 1).

Records: Williamson (1-0), Cowanesque Valley (0-1).

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