Blue Ridge tops Nortre Dame

The Blue Ridge boys’ basketball team took a 57-51 victory over Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg at the University of Scranton on Friday after the team was handed a 68-45 loss from North Pocono at home on Thursday night.

Against Notre Dame, the Raiders got off to a hot start, leading scoring 16-9 in the first quarter and held a 27-22 lead at the half.

In the second half, the Raiders were outscored 14-9 in the third, but used a 21-15 drive in the fourth to take the win.

Sawyer Dearborn led the way with a game-high 32 points while Chris Carlsen added nine and Mike Gathany had eight.

On Thursday, Dearborn’s 29 points was not enough to lead the Raiders to victory as the Trojans came out to outscore Blue Ridge 24-12 in the first quarter.

By halftime, North Pocono led 41-26, and in the third quarter the Trojans added to their lead with a 17-13 run.

Blue Ridge was then outscored 10-6 in the fourth to take the loss.

Brad Palmatier scored five points, Devin Hawk added three.

Susquehanna

The Susquehanna Community boys’ basketball team faced a 52-40 loss from Wyoming Seminary on the road on Tuesday night.

Susquehanna took an early lead with a 19-11 run in the first half, and held a 26-21 lead at halftime.

However, Seminary chipped away at the Saber lead and took an advantage in the third with a 20-12 run.

Seminary then paced the Sabers 11-2 in the fourth to take the win.

Susquehanna’s Cole Mallery led all scorers with 20 points while Andrzej Tomczyk had eight points, and Mark Zappe chipped with eight.

Montrose

The Montrose Area boys’ basketball team was handed a 63-56 loss from Towanda in double-overtime at home on Wednesday night.

The Meteors were put behind early as Towanda led the way 11-2 in the first quarter.

However, the Meteors closed the gap with a 15-8 run in the second to trail by only two points, 19-17 at halftime.

Montrose then came out in the second half to take the lead with an 18-11 run in the third.

Towanda fired back in the fourth, outscoring the Meteors 13-8 to send the game into overtime, tied at 50 apiece.

In the first overtime, each team scored seven points, but in the second overtime, Towanda led the way 13-6 to take the win.

Montrose was paced by Brenton Warner’s 18 points, while Cameron Dean scored 12, and Joe Zuber and Erik Burgh each added eight.

Mountain View

Mountain View’s boys’ basketball team traveled to Old Forge on Wednesday night where the Eagles faced a 57-31 loss.

Mountain View trailed 20-12 after the first quarter and were at a 35-17 deficit by halftime.

In the second half, Old Forge outscored Mountain View 12-4 in the third and after each team scored 10 in the fourth, the Blue Devils took the win.

Mountain View was led by Chad Wescott, who scored 11, while Dylan Bradley dropped in eigth and Nick Schermerhorn and Brett Crowley each had six.

Forest City

Forest City’s boys’ basketball team was handed a 78-26 loss from Riverside on the road on Thursday night.

The Vikings led the way through the first half, outscoring the Foresters 25-3 in the first and 24-11 in the second to put Forest City at a 49-14 deficit at the half.

In the second half, the Vikings paced Forest City 16-7 in the third and 13-5 in the fourth.

Matt Nevins led Forest City with 10 points, while Alex Kresock added six points.