Lady Meteors win first-half title

The Montrose Area girls’ basketball team defeatedLakeland, 49-41, on Wednesday night, to win the Lackawanna League Division III first half title.

Montrose also picked up a 65-14 victory over Susquehanna at home on Tuesday night.

AgainstLakeland, the Lady Meteors andLakelandplayed to an 11-11 tie after the first quarter and after the second Montrose held a 25-18 lead.

In the second half,Lakelandoutscored Montrose 13-11 in the third, but after a 13-10 run by the Lady Meteors in the fourth, they locked up the crown.

Dallas Ely scored a game-high 21 points while Sara Krupinski added 12 and Myra Lattimore chipped in 10 as Montrose improved to 7-0 in Division III and 11-2 overall.

On Tuesday, Montrose was anchored by 13 points from Ely as they took a 22-4 lead after the first quarter and added to it in the second to hold a dominant 42-6 advantage at halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Meteors outscored Susquehanna 14-6 in the third and sealed the win with a 9-2 run in the fourth.

Krupinski added 12 points while Megan Gilhool had eight and Lattimore dropped in seven points.

Forest City

TheForestCitygirls’ basketball team grabbed a 49-21 victory overBlue Ridgeat home on Wednesday night.

Cassandra Bendyk scored 20 points as the Foresters improved to 6-1 in Division III.

The Foresters took an 11-3 lead after the first quarter and improved it to 30-9 by halftime.

After the break, the Foresters pacedBlue Ridge15-7 in the third and despite being outscored in the fourth took the dominant win.

Carly Erdmann dropped in 19 points for the Lady Foresters while Morgan Saul added eight and Katie Zembrzycki had two.

LeadingBlue Ridgewas Kristen Brown with eight points while Katherine Kempa had six and Jackie Furch dropped in five.

Elk Lake

ElkLake’s Lady Warrior basketball team grabbed a 52-48 win overMountain Viewat home on Wednesday after the team faced a 56-33 loss fromLakelandon Tuesday on the road.

On Wednesday,ElkLakefell behind 11-7 after the first quarter and continued to be outscored into halftime whereMountain Viewheld a 23-15 lead.

However, the Lady Warriors pacedMountain View12-11 in the third and used a big 25-14 fourth to take the victory over the Eagles.

ElkLakewas led by Meghan Bush, who scored 12 of her 26 points in the fourth quarter, while Sara Kwiatkowski had eight and Kenzie Moon scored seven.

Mountain Viewwas led by Melissa Monahan with 14 points while Megan Kress scored 10 and Dominique Chadwick had nine points.

AgainstLakeland, the Warriors fell behind early asLakelandtook a 12-5 lead after the first and carried a 25-12 lead into halftime.

After the break, the Lady Chiefs paced the Warriors 18-7 in the third and capped the victory with a 16-14 run in the fourth quarter.

Bush ledElkLakewith 15 points while Taylor Watkins had eight and Casey Tyler and Kwiatkowski each dropped in four.

Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge’s girls’ basketball team was handed a 53-37 loss from Lackawanna Trail in a home game on Tuesday evening.

Trail took a big lead early on with a 15-5 run in the first and held a 26-18 advantage going into halftime.

After the break, Trail pacedBlue Ridge14-11 in the third and then sealed the win with a 13-8 run in the final minutes.

The Raiders were paced by Kristen Brown with a game-high 18 points while Jackie Furch had 14 and Jenna Rupakus chipped in three.

Susquehanna’s Chastity Carvin (23) battles with Lackawanna Trail’s Jen Lauzon during the Sabers’ 68-34 loss on Wednesday evening. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE STUFFLE

Susquehanna

Susquehanna’s girls’ basketball team traveled to Tunnel Hill on Wednesday where the team faced a 68-34 loss to Lackawanna Trail.

Trail outscored the Sabers 23-10 in the first quarter and continued to lead in the second, garnering a 31-16 lead by halftime.

In the second half, the Lady Lions paced the Sabers 20-6 in the third and capped off the win with a 17-12 fourth quarter.

Mashawna Hargett led Susquehanna with 14 points while Sara Serfilippi and Brianna Bianco each added six points.