Lady Meteors clinch division

Montrose’s Myra Lattimore (24) drives the lane during the Meteors’ 55-24 loss to Old Forge on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ED KING

The Montrose Area girls’ basketball team took a 40-23 win over Lackawanna Trail at home to clinch the Lackawanna League Division IV title on Thursday after it picked up a 36-32 victory over Forest City in overtime on Tuesday.

The team also faced a loss from Old Forge, 55-24, in the Lackawanna Division III-IV championship game at Carbondale on Saturday.

Against Lackawanna Trail, the Meteors took a 9-6 after the first quarter and continued to lead the way with a 9-4 run in the second to post an 18-10 lead by the half.

In the second half, the Meteors outscored the Lions 12-7 in the third and 10-6 in the fourth to complete the win.

Montrose was led by Morgan Groover’s 12 points while Myra Lattimore added eight points. Nicki Lewis had seven.

Meteor Morgan Groover blocks an Old Forge shot during a loss on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN DORMAN

On Tuesday, the Meteors paced Forest City 8-5 in the first quarter before the Foresters came out to outscore Montrose 10-7 in the second to tie the game at 15 by halftime.

In the third quarter Forest City edged Montrose 7-6 before the Meteors would outscore the Foresters 6-5 in the fourth to sent the game to overtime.

Montrose then outscored the Foresters 9-5 in overtime to take the victory.

Meghan Gilhool scored 12 points to lead the Meteors while Myra Lattimore added nine points and Sam Dixon chipped in five.

Forest City was led by Carly Erdmann with 21 points, including a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to force overtime. Cassandra Bendyk added nine.

Against Old Forge, the Meteors were put behind early with a 12-5 run from the Blue Devils in the first and an 18-8 second quarter to trail 30-13 at the half.

In the second half, Old Forge paced Montrose 10-6 in the third and 15-5 in the fourth.

Gilhool led Montrose with eight points while Lattimore added six.

Forest City

The Forest City girls’ basketball team took a 46-40 victory over Mountain View on the road on Thursday night.

The Foresters had an 8-5 lead after the first quarter, but saw the game tied at 18 by halftime.

In the second half, Forest City then paced the Eagles 14-13 in the third and 14-9 in the fourth to cap the victory.

Cassandra Bendyk scored 18 points and Carly Erdmann added 15 to pace the Foresters.

Mountain View was led by Megan Getz who had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Elk Lake

The Elk Lake girls’ basketball team faced a 40-35 loss from Mid Valley on the road on Thursday after it handed Susquehanna a 41-27 loss on the road on Tuesday night.

On Thursday, Elk Lake fell behind 5-3 after the first quarter but went on to hold a 12-11 lead by halftime.

In the second half, Mid Valley outscored the Warriors 15-5 in the third and despite an 18-14 fourth quarter for the Warriors, the Spartans took the win.

Meghan Bush led Elk Lake with 11 points and Katie Mitchell scored nine.

On Tuesday, the Warriors got ahead early after a 14-4 run in the first quarter and went on to hold a 32-11 lead by halftime.

In the second half, Elk Lake was outscored 5-4 by Susquehanna but after a 15-11 fourth quarter, the Warriors took the win.

Kenzie Moon scored 17 points to lead the Warriors while Meagan Bush added 7 and Kelsey Mitchell had 6.

Susquehanna was paced by Mashawna Hargett’s nine points while Brianna Bianco added eight.

Mountain View

The Mountain View girls’ basketball team was dealt a 61-30 loss from Dunmore on the road on Tuesday night.

The Eagles fell behind 16-5 after the first quarter and faced a 29-12 deficit at halftime.

In the second half, Dunmore outscored the Eagles 15-9 in the third and 17-9 in the fourth to take the win.

Vic Sterling paced Mountain View with 12 points while Megan Getz had six and Caity Tague scored five.

Blue Ridge’s Dakota Radakovich takes a shot under the basket during the Raiders’ 64-51 loss to Lackawanna Trail on Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE STUFFLE

Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge girls’ basketball team faced a 47-23 loss from Sayre at home on Friday after the team took a 51-44 victory over Susquehanna at home on Thursday and faced a 64-51 loss from Lackawanna Trail on the road on Tuesday.

On Friday, The Lady Raiders were put behind 7-4 after the first and trailed 27-8 by halftime.

In the second half, Sayre paced the Raiders 10-5 in the third and after each team scored 10 in the fourth, Sayre took the win.

Jenna Bennett led the Raiders with 12 points while Dakota Radakovich had five.

Against Susquehanna, the Raiders were behind 15-10 after the first quarter but battled back to hold a 24-22 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter, Susquehanna outscored the Raiders, 12-11, but Blue Ridge took the game with an 16-8 run in the fourth.

Sierra Hall scored 13 points and Bennett had 12 for the Raiders.

Emily Carmody led Susquehanna with 12 points while Mashawna and Mikayla Hargett each scored 10.

On Tuesday, the Lions took an early lead with a 20-5 run in the first quarter and held on to lead 35-27 after being outscored 22-15 in the second.

Blue Ridge’s Jenna Rupakus puts up a layup during a game at Lackawanna Trail on Tuesday. PHOTO COURTESY OF ALICE STUFFLE

In the second half, Trail paced Blue Ridge 15-8 in the third and 14-6 in the fourth to complete the victory.

Jessica Jhingoor led the Raiders with 18 points while Radakovich and Sierra Hall each scored 10.