Lady Foresters fall twice

The Forest City Lady Forester basketball team faced a 51-38 loss at home on Saturday againstNorth Poconoand took a 53-39 loss on Thursday night on the road atRiverside.

Against North Pocono, Forest City was outscored 13-2 in the first quarter but led the Trojans 13-10 in the second to Trail 23-15 at the half.

In the third,North Pocono paced Forest City14-5 and despite an 18-14 fourth for the Foresters, the Trojans capped the win.

Carly Erdmann ledForestCitywith 18 points while Cassie Bendyk and Katie Zembrzycki each had five.

On Thursday, the Vikings ledForestCity15-9 in the first and 10-9 in the second to hold a 25-18 lead at the break.

After halftime, the Foresters were outscored 15-5 in the third and despite a 16-13 run overRiversidein the fourth they took the loss.

The Foresters were led by Erdmann with 17 points while Bendyk chipped in 12 and L. Heller had five.

Mountain View

TheMountain Viewgirls’ basketball team was handed a 48-35 loss fromWestern Wayneat home on Saturday along with a 66-33 loss fromRiversideat a home game on Tuesday night.

On Saturday,Western Waynegot ahead early and didn’t look back as they topped the Eagles, setting them back to 0-3 on the year.

On Tuesday, the Eagles fell behind 22-9 after the first quarter and faced a 37-20 deficit at halftime.

In the second half,Riversidecontinued to dominate going 18-6 over the Eagles, before capping off the victory with a 9-7 run in the fourth.

Mountain Viewwas led by Megan Kress with 16 points while Sara Nichols had five points and Melissa Monahan had three.

Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridgegirls’ basketball team was handed a 54-30 loss from Honesdale at home on Thursday and a 49-19 loss from Old Forge on the road on Wednesday evening.

Against Honesdale, the Raiders were outscored 23-7 in the first quarter, and trailed the Hornets 28-13 at halftime.

After the half, Honesdale came out to paceBlue Ridge15-2 in the third and despite a 15-8 run byBlue Ridgein the fourth, Honesdale took the win.

Kristen Brown pacedBlue Ridgewith 13 points while Kathryn Kempa chipped in seven and Ashley Warren and Jenna Rupakus each had four.

On Wednesday,Blue Ridgefell behind 13-6 after the first quarter and were down 23-12 at halftime.

After the break, the Blue Devils outscored the Raiders 15-2 in the third and 11-5 in the fourth to cap the victory.

The Raiders were led by Brown with eight points while Jackie Furch added six and Rupakus dropped in five.

Scranton Prep's Tricia Byrne, left, is fouled by Montrose's Nicki Lewis, while driving to the net during Saturday's game. TIMES-SHAMROCK PHOTO/JASON FARMER

Montrose

The Montrose Area girls’ basketball team took a 55-48 loss to Scranton Prep on the road on Saturday after the team faced a 51-44 loss from Wallenpaupack on the road on Thursday evening.

Against Prep, Montrose led the team 13-8 in the first quarter before being paced 12-7 in the second to see the game tied up at 20 by halftime.

After the break, Prep paced Montrose 19-10 in the third and despite an 18-16 fourth from the Meteors, the Classics took the win.

“The one thing I was very pleased with is we are playing a lot of young kids and with our seniors, they really battled,” Montrose coach Al Smith said. “We got down but we didn’t quit and battled back.”

The Meteors were led by Dallas Ely’s 15 points while Sara Krupinski had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Myra Lattimore chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.

On Thursday, the Meteors fell behind 12-5 after the first quarter but led at halftime 20-18 after a 15-6 run in the second.

However, after the half, ‘Paupack outscored the Meteors 15-12 in the third and 18-12 in the fourth to take the win.

Montrose was led by Lattimore with 17 points while Ely chipped in with 11 and Krupinski dropped in five.

Susquehanna

Susquehanna’s girls’ basketball team was handed a 70-30 loss from Mid Valley on the road on Thursday night.

Mid Valley dominated the Sabers throughout the first half and held a 50-13 lead at halftime.

In the third, the Spartans increased their lead to 66-24, and despite the Sabers outscoring Mid Valley in the fourth, 6-4, took the win.

Mashawna Hargett led the Sabers with 14 points while Brianna Bianco had five.

Elk Lake’s Meghan Bush brings the ball down court while being pursued by a Holy Cross defender in Dimock on Friday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF KARIN DORMAN

Elk Lake

The Elk Lake Lady Warriors faced a 76-29 loss from Holy Cross at home on Friday and a 52-32 loss in a non-league road game on Wednesday fromNortheast Bradford.

Facing Holy Cross,ElkLakewas paced 26-4 in the first and 16-9 in the second to fall behind 42-13 by halftime.

After the break, the Crusaders topped the Warriors 18-11 in the third and 16-5 in the fourth to handElkLakethe loss.

Meghan Bush scored 16 forElkLakewhile Casey Tyler added five.

On Wednesday, the Warriors were outscored by 10 points in the first half to see NE Bradford hold a 26-16 lead at halftime.

Northeast then increased its lead with a 16-6 run in the third, and after both teams scored 10 in the fourth, the Warriors took the loss.

ElkLakewas led by Bush, who scored 16, while Sara Kwiatkowski dropped in five and Taylor Watkins scored four points.