Warriors claim division title
The Elk Lake boys’ basketball team faced a 59-50 loss to Mid Valley at home on Wednesday night, a day after the team locked downed the Lackawanna League Division IV title with a 71-59 overtime victory over Susquehanna at home on Tuesday night.
Facing Mid Valley, the Warriors fell behind early in the game with the Spartans outscoring the Warriors 15-11 in the first quarter, and after the Warriors led scoring 15-13 in the second they trailed 28-26 at halftime.
In the second half, Elk Lake brought the game within one point by the end of the third, but a 20-12 run from Mid Valley in the fourth was the Warriors’ downfall.
Elk Lake was led by Tanner Reyan who scored 20 points while Rob Heft dropped in 17 and Tyler Arnold scored five.
On Tuesday, Elk Lake got an early lead, going 17-9 over the Sabers in the first quarter, but Susquehanna battled back, leading scoring 16-9 in the second to trail the Warriors 26-25 by halftime.
In the third quarter, Elk Lake outscored the Sabers 15-10, but Susquehanna paced the Warriors 20-14 in the fourth to send the game to OT.
However, Matt Woolcock scored eight of his 13 points in overtime to help the Warriors top the Sabers.
Heft led scoring with 24 points while Reyan chipped in 12 and Nick Dudock had 10.
Susquehanna was led by Andrzej Tomczyk with 19 points while Dan Biegert had 14 and Cole Mallery had 10.
The Susquehanna boys’ basketball team picked up a 74-63 victory over Blue Ridge at home on Wednesday night in a Division IV matchup.
The Sabers and Raiders came out to each score 14 points in the first, before Blue Ridge would take a 35-32 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Susquehanna outscored the Raiders 20-14 in the third and 22-14 in the fourth to come back to win.
Cole Mallery scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half while Andrzej Tomczyk scored a game-high 31 points to lead the Sabers.
Sawyer Dearborn led Blue Ridge with 25 points while Mike Gathany added 19.
The Montrose Area boys’ basketball team faced a 68-63 loss at Lackawanna Trail on Wednesday after the team took a 54-47 victory over Forest City at home on Tuesday night.
Facing Trail, the Lions took an early lead with a 19-14 first quarter but fell behind in the second as Montrose outscored them 13-7 to take a 27-26 lead at the half.
However, Trail battled back in the third outscoring the Meteors 18-13 and then survived a 16-12 fourth quarter barrage from Montrose to take the win.
Montrose was paced by Jack Fruehan with 15 points while Lance Nealy had 14 and Erik Burgh added 12.
On Tuesday, the Meteors led scoring 16-11 in the first quarter and held a 24-20 lead by halftime.
In the second half, Montrose paced Forest City 21-14 in the third and despite a 13-9 fourth for the Foresters, the Meteors held on to win.
Cameron Dean scored 20 points to lead the Meteors while Nealy added 11 points and Brenton Warner had six.
Forest City was paced by Vince DeLucy with 14 points while Jesse Korty added 12 and Matt Nevins had eight.
The Mountain View boys’ basketball team took a 54-39 win over Forest City on the road on Wednesday after it faced a 76-44 loss to Dunmore at home on Tuesday night.
Against Forest City, Mountain View and Forest City were deadlocked through the first half with each team scoring 11 in the first and 10 in the second to make it 21-21 at the half.
However, Mountain View surged ahead in the second half, outscoring the Foresters 19-13 in the third and 14-5 in the fourth to take the victory.
Derek Bradley scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Eagles while Nick Schermerhorn added 14.
Forest City was led by Matt Nevins with 16 points while Alex Kresock added eight.
On Tuesday, the Eagles fell behind early with the Bucks outscoring them 24-11 in the first and holding a 40-20 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Dunmore outscored Mountain View 20-11 in the third and 16-13 in the fourth to cap the win.
Mountain View was led by Nate Goodenough with 10 points while Chad Wescott and Brett Crowley each scored eight.