COCOLAMAUS - East Juniata took it down to the wire in its Tri-Valley League boys basketball season debut, but was able to pull out the win in its 41-40 effort over Upper Dauphin Thursday.
East Juniata coach Brock Anders said it was his team's defense in the last minute and a half of the game that gave the Tigers the win.
The Trojans had the ball the last minute and a half, but the Tigers kept them from scoring, and after Upper Dauphin put up the shot, East Juniata's Jake Sankey pulled down the defensive rebound for the win.
Anders also credited a fourth-quarter, 3-point goal from Dillon Leonard, plus strong defensive and offensive play from Nick Lorenz and Bailey Coder, in the team's win.
In the JV game, Upper Dauphin topped East Juniata 66-28; the Tigers' Anthony Finkbiner scored 15.
East Juniata (3-1, 1-0) travels to Lancaster Country Day Friday.
Greenwood 52, Newport 22
MILLERSTOWN - Patience is a virtue, and the Greenwood boys basketball team showed how true that is in the Wildcats' 52-22 Tri-Valley League win over Newport Thursday.
Greenwood coach Kent Houser said his team's patience with the ball allowed it to take better shots and prevent the turnover.
"I thought we did a better job of not turning the ball over and creating easy scores for the other team," Houser said.
Greenwood's Adam Harrison had a game-high 16 points in the contest.
"I thought we played a little better team defense tonight," Houser said. "We didn't parade (Newport) to the foul line."
Greenwood also won the JV game 43-17.
The Wildcats (2-2, 2-0) host non-league opponent Selinsgrove on Saturday.
MIDDLEBURG - Forfeits proved to be the big difference for Midd-West Thursday, as the Mustangs dropped a Heartland Conference dual meet to Shamokin, 40-33. Shamokin got six points for free three times in the match; Midd-West picked up one win that way.
Winners for the Mustangs on the mat were Dalton Klingler, Tanner Ebright, Zach Heeter, Alex Lieberman and Zach Longacre; all were pins except Klingler, who had a decision.
Mount Union 55,
Tussey Mountain 21
SAXTON - It was a four-pin, three-technical fall night for the Mount Union grapplers when they took a 55-21 Inter-County Conference win against Tussey Mountain on Thursday.
Apparently the Trojans know how to keep a good thing going - this was their third straight win to start off the season.
"We're being aggressive, we're going after points early, we're really going for back points," Mount Union coach Cory Wertz said of the way his team has been performing.
Kord Aurand, Darrian Stapleton, Phil Kyle and Jake Boozel all had pins for the Trojans. Wertz pointed out that Boozel, a freshman, really had a big pin against senior opponent Frederick Wimert.
Those earning technical falls for the Trojans included Tyler Long, Dylan Smith and Tyler Foor.
Mount Union (3-0, 2-0) faces ICC opponent Juniata Valley at home on Tuesday.
9th grade: Altoona 35, Mifflin County 24. High scorer, Cade Attick 14 points.
8th grade: Altoona 35, Mifflin County 20. High scorer, Ryan Walker 5 points.
7th grade: Altoona 32, Mifflin County 20. High scorer, Drew Westover 7 points. The Huskies are home today against Central Dauphin.
Mifflin County 81, Central Dauphin East 15. Winners for Mifflin County were Keith Shearer, Clayton Wolfgang, Joey Taptich, Cole Guthridge, Andrew Wert, Trent Hidlay, Kyle Smith, Jonah Kile, Isaac Habbershon, Quentin Milliken, Isaac McClay, Trey Hartsock, Mike Bielski and Matt Lash. The Huskies are 2-0.
Mount Union 82, Tussey Mountain 15. Winners for Mount Union were Josh Boozel, Rylan Boone, Devon Pearce, Andrew Todaro, Bryton Stidfole, Bryce Smith, Hunter Blair, Jonathan Atherton, Jacob Cullen, Dylan Smith, D.J. Bookwalker, Teagan Locke, Mason Hockenberry and Austin Rhodes.