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Local roundup: Strong second half helps Loyalsock girls defeat Central Columbia

Loyalsock put together a strong second-half performance and pulled away for a big 54-39 win against defending District 4 Class AAAA champion Central Columbia, avenging its first loss this season. The Lancers (12-3) outscored Central 29-15 in the second half and Mia Patterson scored a game-high 23 points. Allyia Kennedy produced 16 and Izzy Dadzie six as Loyalsock won its eighth straight game. Loyalsock used an 18-10 third-quarter run to start creating separation.

Aleigha Rieppel drained four first-half 3-pointers and scored 14 points as South Williamsport clinched a District 4 Class AA playoff berth, routing CMVT, 54-11. The Mounties (11-1, 8-0) also stayed undefeated in the Mid-Penn and won their seventh straight game. Lacey Kriebel (11) and Piper Minier (10) joined Rieppel in double digits and South started strong, scoring 44 first-half points, including 23 in the first quarter.

Playing without its second-leading scorer, Hughesville built a 10-point first-quarter lead against Southern Columbia before the Tigers rallied for a 33-21 win. Alli Anstadt scored 12 points for Hughesville (6-7) which led 11-1 after the first quarter. Grace Pysher hit two 3-pointers as well. Southern (11-1) clinched a District 4 Class AA playoff berth as Ava Novak scored 16 points.

Montgomery played terrific defense, allowing just seven first-half points but lost a 36-31 overtime heartbreaker against Northwest. Shelby McRae scored nine points and Faith Persing returned for the first time since last month, adding eight points. Taylor McRae also scored eight points. Charleigh Miner had a game-high 18 for Northwest.

Maddie Labatch scored 11 points and Sydnie Stone 10 but Montoursville fell behind early and could not rally in a 61-41 loss against Towanda. Shayanne Klemick added a season-high nine points for the Warriors who trailed 17-5 after the first quarter. Paige Manchester and Porshia Bennett each scored 23 for Towanda.

Warrior Run gave defending Class AA state champion Mount Carmel a scare, dropping a hard-fought 38-31 contest. Warrior Run overcame a scoreless first quarter and scored 26 points in the middle quarters while limiting Mount Carmel to 16 second-half points. Emily McKee continued her big senior season and scored a game-high 17 points while making three 3-pointers.

A 48-point first half helped Muncy cruise past Sullivan County, 64-31. The win improves the Indians to 11-2.

Avery Bigelow scored 20 points and Ariana Copeland added 12. Addison Eyer scored nine for Muncy.

Stella Harney scored 13 for the Griffins and was the only Sullivan player in double figures.

Lewisburg defeated Mifflinburg, 31-20, thanks to a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double from Keeley Baker and nine points from Maddie Materne.

Maddie Still had six steals, three rebounds and two assists and Sophie Kilbride had seven steals, five assists and four rebounds.

Caydence Macik outscored North Penn-Mansfield by herself as Athens defeated the Tigers, 56-21. Macik scored 22 points and Karlee Bartlow scored 16 for Athens.

North Penn-Mansfield was led by Ella Swingle’s five points.

• In boys basketball, Liam Manning and Peyton McClure formed a strong inside-outside duo, combining for 38 points as Wellsboro defeated Sayre, 62-56. Manning scored 20 points inside and McClure hit four 3-pointers, scoring 18. Wellsboro (10-2) won its fifth straight game and held off an upset bid sparked by Sayreás Dom Fabbri who scored 27 points.

Derek Litzelman and Noah Shedden each scored 17 points as North Penn-Liberty won for the sixth time in eight games, defeating Williamson, 55-42. Shedden and Litzelman also combined for 13 rebounds and Devin Bradley added six. Kyle Davis scored eight points. Kristian Mizdail scored a game-high 19 points for Williamson.

Troy all-state guard Ty Barrett scored 21 points and the Trojans made 12 3-pointers as they defeated rival Canton, 68-41. Troy also snapped Cantonás seven-game winning streak.

Cowanesque Valley lost a close game at home to Towanda, 65-64, in a Northern Tier League matchup. McGwire Painter had a solid game, scoring a team-high 25 points as Gage Tilton added 21.

Tucker St. Peter added 11 for Cowanesque Valley.

• Behind seven victories including three with bonus points, the Lock Haven University men’s wrestling team rolled past visiting George Mason University, 25-11, in a Mid-American Conference dual.

The win for Lock Haven was its 15th all-time out of as many matches and marked the return of MAC action to Thomas Fieldhouse. Lock Haven last wrestled in front of the home faithful in a conference dual in February 2020.

Anthony Noto kept things going in his first season with Lock Haven with a 10-4 victory in the evening’s opening bout at 125 pounds. Noto, the 23rd-ranked wrestler in the nation, used four takedowns, an escape and a riding time bonus point to put the Bald Eagles in front by a 3-0 score. The win was Noto’s 22nd of the year.

Penn College lost to Alvernia, 38-12. Alvernia took a 3-0 lead thanks to a 5-4 decision to open the dual at 125 pounds before Patrick Snoke made quick work at 133 with a pin in just 25 seconds for the Wildcats. But Alvernia would take the next seven matches to earn a win.

Derek Kallenborn earned a win at heavyweight with a pin for Penn College in 3:53.

• The Lock Haven University women’s track and field team turned in another week of strong efforts at today’s YSU Collegiate Invitational, including multiple PSAC qualifying marks.

Karina Long placed third in the long jump behind a 5.52 meter jump. Long’s jump sits in first place in the PSAC.

After qualifying for the finals in the 60-meter dash, Riyana Owens ran a blazing 7.76 to finish fourth in event. Owens had already hit the PSAC qualifying mark but was once again under the standard with her time.

Owens then doubled back in the 200-meters to notch another PSAC qualifying mark of 25.97 and a sixth-place finish. That mark will sit her ranked sixth in the league.

• The Lock Haven University men’s indoor track and field team traveled to the YSU Collegiate Invitational. After notching a PSAC qualifying mark last week in the 60-meter hurdles, Austin Kravetz started off the day for LHU, and hit his new personal best at 8.77 seconds.

Gage Krall and Matthew Muthler both hit PSAC qualifying marks as the Bald Eagle tandem ran a strong mile. Krall finished in 4:24.18 and Muthler crossed just a spot behind with a 4:24.71.

John Davern took off at the start of the 3,000-meter race. Alongside of Davern was Tanner Walter, a Milton graduate, as both would go on to place in the top 25 at the invitational with times of 8:58.00 and 8:58.15, respectively.

• The Bucknell men’s tennis team made its 2022 debut against James Madison as the Dukes prevailed, 7-0. The highlight of the day for the Bison with a victory at No. 2 doubles from Tim Zelikovsky and Carlos Carvalho.

Zelikovsky and Carvalho posted a 6-4 win over William Karpinski and Mathieu Josserand at No. 2, but the Dukes won on Courts 1 and 3 to take the doubles point.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Loyalsock 54, Central Columbia 39

CENTRAL (39)

Haley Bull 2 0-3 4; Alyx Flick 4 0-0 9; Emmie Rowe 2 3-9 7; Caitlyn Weatherill 3 2-2 10; Kiersten Radzvich 0 0-0 0; Maddy Blake 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-13 39.

LOYALSOCK (54)

Julie Ellis 0 0-0 0; Rhandle Jessell 1 2-2 5; Grace Baylor 1 0-0 2; Rylie French 1 0-0 2; Izzy Dadie 2 2-2 6; Allyia Kennedy 8 0-3 16; Mia Patterson 9 2-2 23. Totals 22 6-9 54.

Central 8 16 10 5 — 39

Loyalsock 16 9 18 11 — 54

3-point goals: Central Columbia 4 (Weatherill 2, Flick, Bull). Loyalsock 4 (Patterson 3, Jessell).

Records: Loyalsock (12-3), Central (11-4). Next game: Loyalsock at Bloomsburg, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

South Williamsport 54, CMVT 11

SOUTH (54)

Abby Akers 2 0-0 4, Lacey Kriebel 3 4-4 11, Claudia Green 3 1-2 7, Piper Minier 3 4-7 10, Sofia Casella 0 0-0 0, Alizabeth Schuler 3 0-0 6, Aleigha Rieppel 5 0-0 14, Mia Breen 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 9-13 54.

CMVT (11)

Olivia Comstock 0 0-0 0, Paris Hewes 0 0-0 0, Tyniasha Blackman 2 0-2 4, Haylee Fisher 2 0-0 5, Kandace Bogert 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 0-2 11.

South 23 21 6 4 — 54

CMVT 4 2 5 0 — 11

3-point goals: South 5 (Rieppel 4, Kriebel); CMVT 1 (Fisher).

Records: South (11-1, 8-0 Mid-Penn).

Southern Columbia 33, Hughesville 21

SOUTHERN (33)

Makenzie Palacz 1 0-0 3; Alli Griscavage 2 1-1 5, Emma Myers 1 0-0 3, Summer Tillett 1 0-1 2, Ava Novak 4 7-8 16, Colby Bernhard 2 0-0 4. Totals 11 8-10 33.

HUGHESVILLE (21)

Alli Anstadt 6 0-2 12, Grace Pysher 2 0-0 6, Sara Stroup 1 0-0 3, Ava Snyder 0 0-0 0, Lucy Myers 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 0-2 21.

Southern 1 10 13 9 — 33

Hughesville 11 0 8 2 — 21

3-point goals: Southern 3 (Novak, Palacz, Myers); Hughesville 3 (Pysher 2, Stroup).

Records: Southern (11-1), Hughesville (6-7).

Northwest 36, Montgomery 31 (OT)

NORTHWEST (36)

Kaelyn Crawford 2 0-0 4, Morgan Hermanofski 2 1-2 6, Charleigh Miner 7 1-3 18, Karsyn Miner 1 1-2 4, Jordin Bowman 2 0-3 4. Totals 14 3-10 36.

MONTGOMERY (31)

Shelby McRae 4 1-5 9, Taylor McRae 3 2-2 8, Falin Reynolds 3 0-2 6, Faith Persing 4 0-0 8, Jenna Waring 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 3-11 31.

Northwest 7 0 10 12 7 — 36

Montgomery 6 4 8 11 2 — 31

3-point goals: Northwest 5 (Miner 3, Hermanofski, K. Miner).

Records: Montgomery (4-9).

Towanda 61, Montoursville 41

TOWANDA (61)

Paige Manchester 8 0-0 23, Destiny Brennan 1 0-0 2, Ellza Fowler 1 1-2 4, Porshia Bennett 9 5-7 23, Bella Hurley 2 0-0 5, Grace Schoonover 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 6-9 61.

MONTOURSVILLE (41)

Alaina Marchioni 2 0-0 5, Shyanne Klemick 4 0-0 9, Sydnie Stone 4 2-2 10, Maddie Labatch 4 3-4 11, Anna Baylor 1 4-8 6. Totals 15 9-14 41.

Towanda 17 10 15 19 — 61

Montoursville 5 12 9 15 — 41

3-point goals: Towanda 9 (Manchester 7, Fowler, Hurley); Montoursville 2 (Marchioni, Klemick).

Records: Towanda (8-3), Montoursville (2-11).

Mount Carmel 38, Warrior Run 31

MOUNT CARMEL (38)

Mia Chapman 2 0-1 4, Jenna Pizzolli 2 3-4 8, Rachel Witkoski 1 0-0 2, Katie Witkoski 1 1-3 3, Alyssa Reisinger 2 6-9 10, Ava Chapman 2 0-0 5, Brynn Evert 2 0-0 6. Totals 12 10-17 38.

WARRIOR RUN (31)

Leah Grow 2 0-0 5, Alayna Wilkins 2 2-2 7, Emily McKee 6 2-3 17, Abby Evans 1 0-0 2, Alexis Hudson 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 4-5 31.

Mount Carmel 5 17 10 6 — 38

Warrior Run 0 13 13 5 — 31

3-point goals: Mount Carmel 4 (Evert 2, Pizzolli, A. Chapman); Warrior Run 5 (McKee 3, Grow, Wilkins).

Records: Mount Carmel (11-1), Warrior Run (2-12).

Muncy 64, Sullivan County 31

MUNCY (64)

Cierra Charles 1 0-0 2; Avery Bigelow 7 4-4 20; Mia Edkin 3 2-2 9; Ariana Copeland 4 0-0 12; Addison Gresh 3 0-0 6; Addison Eyer 4 0-0 9; Kaylinn Rice 0 1-2 1; Nolah Moyer 2 1-3 5. Totals 24 8-11 64.

SULLIVAN COUNTY (31)

Stella Harney 6 3-4 13; Zelewicz 0 2-2 2; C. Immel 3 0-0 8; Higley 1 0-0 2; Catriotti 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 5-6 31.

Muncy 21 27 3 13 — 64

Sullivan 6 6 9 10 — 31

3-point goals: Muncy 8 (Copeland 4, Bigelow 2, Edkin 1, Eyer 1), Sullivan 2 (Immel 2).

Records: Muncy (11-2).

Lewisburg 31, Mifflinburg 20

LEWISBURG (31)

Maddie Materne 3 2-4 9; Sydney Bolinsky 0 2-4 2; Maddie Still 1 1-4 3; Elsa Fallon 0 0-0 0; Maria Bozella 0 0-0 0; Sophie Kilbride 1 0-2 2; Keeley Baker 7 1-5 15. Totals 12 6-9 31.

MIFFLINBURG (20)

Ella Shuck 5 4-7 14; Avery Metzger 0 0-0 0; Jenna Haines 1 0-0 2; Laine Martin 1 0-1 2; Marissa Allen 1 0-0 2; Jaydn Tilghman 0 0-0 0; Natalie Osborne 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 4-8 20.

Lewisburg 4 10 8 9 — 31

Mifflinburg 5 6 6 3 — 20

3-point goals: Lewisburg 1 (Materne 1)

Athens 56, North Penn-Mansfield 21

ATHENS (56)

Emma Bronson 5 3-3 13; Karlee Bartlow 4 1-2 16; Sara Bronson 0 1-3 1; Olivia Bartlow 1 0-0 2; Mya Thompson 1 0-0 2; Natalie Watson 0 0-0 0; Addy Whealer 2 1-2 6; Caydence Macik 8 5-5 22. Totals 21 11-15 56.

N.P.-MANSFIELD (21)

Ella Farrer 1 0-0 2; Shaniya Sparrow 1 2-2 4; Payton Chapel 1 0-0 2; McKenna Lightner 2 0-1 4; Ella Swingle 1 3-3 5; Jalyn Farrell 0 0-0 0; Megan Spohn 0 0-0 0; Cheyanne Thompson 0 0-0 0; Saige Lehman 2 0-0 4. Totals 8 5-6 21.

Athens 11 14 16 15 — 56

NPM 2 4 11 4 — 21

3-point goals: Athens 3 (Macik 1, Whealer 1, Bartlow 1).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wellsboro 62, Sayre 56

WELLSBORO (62)

Peyton McClure 4 6-6 18, Conner Adams 3 2-2 8, Liam Manning 9 2-6 20, Darryn Callahan 4 0-0 8, Hayes Campbell 1 5-8 7, Cameron Brought 0 1-2 1. Totals 21 16-24 62.

SAYRE (56)

Fabbri 8 7-8 27, Hubbard 4 2-6 13, Arnold 2 0-0 5, Pellicano 0 3-3 3, Garritty 1 0-0 2, VanDuzer 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 12-17 56.

Wellsboro 13 16 15 18 — 62

Sayre 12 15 14 15 — 56

3-point goals: Wellsboro 4 (McClure 4); Sayre 8 (Fabbri 4, Hubbard 3, Arnold).

Records: Wellsboro (10-2).

Troy 68, Canton 41

TROY (68)

Jackson Taylor 1 0-0 2, Colin Lockhard 4 0-0 9, Ethan Vannoy 6 0-0 15, Lance Heasley 0 2-4 2, Zeb Oldroyd 2 0-0 5, Trevor Terberg 1 0-0 3, Jack Burberg 1 0-0 3, Ty Barrett 8 0-0 21, Lance Chimics 1 0-0 2, Mason Imbt 3 1-2 7. Totals 26 4-11 68.

CANTON (41)

Weston Bellows 1 2-2 4, Austin Allen 2 0-0 4, Ashton Rockwell 1 1-3 3, Isaiah Niemczyk 4 0-0 8, Cooper Kitchen 2 0-1 5, Aiden Palmer 1 1-2 3, Gavin Morse 1 2-2 4, Caiden Williams 2 2-5 6, Kyle Kapichak 2 0-0 4. Totals 16 6-8 41.

Troy 17 17 14 10 — 68

Canton 8 4 14 15 — 41

3-pointers: Troy 12 (Barrett 5, Vannoy 3, Lockhard, Oldroyd, Terberg, Burberg); Canton 1 (Kitchen).

Records: Troy (10-1), Canton (10-4).

North Penn-Liberty 55, Williamson 42

WILLIAMSON (42)

Kristian Mizdail 6 2-4 19, Eric Burkan 2 0-0 6, Tristan Parker 3 3-4 9, Gabriel Kaufman 0 0-0 0, Everett Dominick 4 0-1 8. Totals 15 5-9 42.

NPL (55)

Talon Kolb 1 2-4 4, Caiden Alexander 0 1-2 1, Hunter Thompson 1 0-0 2, Derek Litzelman 5 6-9 17, Kyle Davis 2 4-5 8, Devin Bradley 2 2-2 6, Noah Shedden 8 0-0 17. Totals 19 15-22 55.

Williamson 6 11 19 6 — 42

NP-Liberty 15 11 17 12 — 55

3-pointers: Williamson 7 (Mizdail 5, Burkan 2); NPL 2 (Litzelman, Shedden).

Records: North Penn-Liberty (9-5).

Towanda 65, Cowanesque Valley 64

TOWANDA (65)

Dante Ohaniani 7 1-1 18; Elias Shrawder 1 0-0 3; Grady Ryan 1 0-0 2; Will Shrawder 0 0-0 0; Octavius Chacona 0 0-0 0; Jace Wheaton 1 0-0 3; Mason Hartman 4 2-2 10; Teagan Irish 8 0-0 19; Justin Schuman 5 0-0 10. Totals 27 3-3 65.

CV (64)

Fletcher Good 1 1-4 3; Tucker St. Peter 4 1-3 11; McGwire Painter 9 3-4 25; Carter Ackley 1 0-1 2; Gage Tilton 7 4-4 21; Glenn Barnes 0 0-0 0; Julian Francis 0 2-2 2. Totals 22 11-18 64.

Towanda 12 21 11 21 — 65

CV 19 14 17 14 — 64

3-point goals: Towanda 8 (Ohaniani 3, Irish 3, Wheaton 1, Shrawder 1), CV 9 (Painter 4, Tilton 3, St. Peter 2).

COLLEGE WRESTLING

Lock Haven 25, George Mason 11

125: No. 23 Anthony Noto (LHU) dec. Benjamin Monn, 10-4. 133: Gable Strickland (LHU) maj. dec. MIchael Rapuano, 16-8. 141: Shawn Nonaka (GMU) dec. Jack Coulston, 6-3. 149: No. 26 Alex Madrigal (GMU) tech fall Connor Eck, 21-5, 5:53. 157: NO. 33 Ben Barton (LHU) maj. dec. Avery Bassett, 20-6. 165: Ashton Eyler (LHU) dec. Tyler Kocak, 4-1. 174: Tyler Stoltzfus (LHU) dec. Jeremy Seymour, 6-1. 184: Kyle Davis (GMU) dec. Colin Fegley, 5-2. 197: Parker McClellan (LHU) dec. JOhnathan List, 4-2. 285: No. 28 Isaac Reid (LHU) tech fall Austin Smith, 18-3.

Alvernia 38, Penn College 12

125: Shaw (A) dec. Bersteler, 5-4. 133: Snoke (PCT) pinned Seibert, 0:25. 141: Tobin (A) tech fall Hunt, 16-1. 149: Rezac (A) maj. dec. Jens, 11-1. 157: Lawler (A) tech fall Semon, 16-0. 165: Lacman (A) pinned Esterbrook, 3:36. 174: Hollingsworth (A) tech fall Saeler, 15-0. 184: Pellett (A) maj. dec. Toback, 16-2. 197: Ellis (A) pinned Kennedy-Citeroni, 2:03. HWT: Kallenborn (PCT) pinned Schleffer, 3:53.

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