Blue Devils stop Na­tiv­ity

Fritz scores 16 points as Colts use early lead to take vic­tory

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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.

JAC­QUE­LINE DORMER/STAFF PHOTO

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