Blue Devils stop Nativity
Fritz scores 16 points as Colts use early lead to take victory
Shenandoah Valley’s Isaiah Alvarez pressures Nativity’s Raphael Muldrow during the Schuylkill League Division II-III boys’ basketball game Thursday in Shenandoah. Shenandoah Valley won 61-49.
HOMETOWN—D. J. Mummey and Tyler Fritz each knocked down a threepointer and Brandon Mohammed made all four of his free-throw attempts in the first quarter as Marian started fast on its way to a 61-41 victory over Tri-Valley in Schuylkill League crossover boys’ basketball action Thursday.
Six players contributed to the Colts’ 17-point first quarter, which was plenty enough to send them on the way to their eighth straight win, fifth without a loss in league play.
Fritz finished as the Colts’ top scorer with 16 points. Mohammed and Ryan Karchner both netted 14.
Ashton Buchanon and Dalton Leedy both had 10 points for Tri-Valley. Logan Yoder was next with 10.
Williams Valley 62 Weatherly 45
WEATHER LY—The Vikings used a 20-2 run spanning the third and four th quarters to sail past host Weatherly in a Division II-III crossover game.
T he Wreckers erased a 10-point halftime deficit to take a 31-29 lead midway through the third quarter, before Williams Valley re gained control and won going away.
Jake Wolfgang led a trio of Vikings in double figures with 22 points, Colin Weist had 17 and Kenny Reed added 15.
Zach Moon topped the Wreckers with nine points. Joel Hinkle was close behind with eight.
Ryan Schertrumpf scored 12 points to spark Weatherly’s 51-44 win in the junior varsity game.
Shenandoah Valley 61 Nativity 49
Santana scored 18 points to pace three Shenandoah Valley players in double figures as the Blue Devils downed Nativity in a Schuylkill League Division II-III crossover contest Thursday night.
Jermaine McNeil added 15 points and Isaish Alvarez 14 for the Blue Devils, who remained two games behind Marian in Division III. The Colts (8-1, 5-0) beat Tri-Valley 61-41 in another crossover contest Thursday.
Price Szeliga had a gamehigh 21 points for the Hilltoppers, who saw their threegame winning streak snapped. Raphael Muldrow added 10 points for Nativity.
Pottsville 59 Nor th Schuylkill 37
Justin Abdo and Ian Renninger combined for 12 points in a 16-4, second-quarter run that propelled the Crimson Tide past the Spartans in a Division I game.
Abdo finished with a game-high 19 points, hitting three of Pottsville’s eight 3-pointers. Renninger finished with 11 points, while Alex Pellish added 10.
Pete Kotzo tallied 10 points for North Schuylkill, which led 10-9 after one frame.
Lourdes 52 Panther Valley 49
LANSFORD — C.J. Reichard hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Red Raiders rallied past the Panthers in a Division II-III crossover game.
Thomas Schultz led Lourdes with 22 points and Ty Klembara hit four 3-pointers and tallied 16 points, but the Red Raiders trailed 38-37 after three frames before rallying.
Rene Figueroa led Pan - ther Valley with 20 points, while Tristan Blasko added 10.
Jim Thorpe 56 Tamaqua 35
JIM THORPE — Brendan Carroll scored all of his game-high 16 points in the first half as the Olympians downed the Blue Raiders in a Division I contest.
Chris Micciche added 12 points for Jim Thorpe, which led 33-17 at the break. The Olympians also excelled on defense, with Josh Inama’s nine points being the high for Tamaqua.
Mahanoy Area 55 Schuylkill Haven 39
MAHANOY CITY— Mike Joseph poured in a gamehigh 25 points as the Golden Bears routed the Hurricanes in a Division II-III crossover contest.
Albe Evans had 19 points for Schuylkill Haven.
Meyers 68, MMI 21
WILKES-BARRE — The Mohawks held MMI to a total of four points in the second half to cruise to the Division II-II crossover victory.
Twelve players shared in the Meyers scoring, with Levaugn Soules notching a team-best 12 points. Robbie For mola and Matt Dessoye both had eight.
Kyle Williams led the Preppers with six points on two
Girls’ Basketball Dallas 53 Hazleton Area 50
DALLAS — Maddie Kelley connected for eight of her game-high 23 points in the tide-turning third quarter as Dallas rallied past the Lady Cougars in Division I action.
The Lady Mountaineers trailed 29-25 at halftime, but they outscored Hazleton Area 14-4 in the third period to swing momentum their way.
Sara Lojewski added 15 points for the winners, including a 4-of-4 effort from the foul line in the fourth quarter.
Kendra Pfeil sparked the Lady Cougars with 14 points, Maddie Mrochko had 10 and Marissa Trivelpiece chipped in eight.
Tamaqua 62 Lehighton 52
TAM AQUA—Kirstin Jones had a double-double with 19 points and 20 rebounds to lift the Lady Raiders past visiting Lehighton in a Division I contest.
Emma Kuczynski contributed 18 points and Jamie Zuber tossed in 10 for the winners.
Skylynn Faust and Aubrey Blasiak paced the Indians with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
Rebekah Hromyak’s seven points led Tamaqua’s junior varsity to a 24-23 victory in the prelim.