COCOLAMUS - The East Juniata girls hit the court Friday night looking to avenge their tournament loss to Juniata, which gave the Indians the Juniata County Christmas Tournament title. But after a big Juniata first quarter - plus double-doubles from three different players - the Tigers ultimately fell short in their goal to the tune of a 51-34 Tri-Valley League loss.
"They're a heck of a team. They do things well," East Juniata coach Travis Quici said of Juniata.
"We played almost even with them in the second half," Quici continued. "They jumped out to that 17-4 lead and buried us in the first quarter."
Juniata coach Meghan Geedey said the fact that three of her players had a double-double in points and rebounding had a major impact on the game.
For the Indians, it was Maddie Zendt (12-12), Joelle Winey (11-12) and Carly Burns (14-14) who had the big statistical nights.
"We feel like any time we can control the boards, we're in pretty good shape," Geedey said.
The JV score was 21-4 in East Juniata's favor.
East Juniata (5-4, 3-2) hosts Halifax on Tuesday. Juniata (8-1, 4-0) hosts Line Mountain on Tuesday.
Mifflin County 67, Chambersburg 46
CHAMBERSBURG - Ashleigh Williams delivered 25 points and Olivia Halfpenny 20 as Mifflin County stayed in the black in Commonwealth Division play with a 67-46 win over Mechanicsburg in girls basketball Friday.
"(They) had very big games for us," Huskies coach Kevin Kodish said. "We played very well as a team."
The game was won across the middle after Chambersburg ended the first quarter in the lead. By the third, Mifflin County was ready to fight - at one point, already sitting on a four-point lead, the Huskies went on an 18-0 run to salt the game away.
"I thought we really came out on a mission," Kodish said.
The win gives the team a chance to come through the first cycle of conference play with a winning record.
"We're learning as we go. You get a road win in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth you take it," he said.
The Huskies also won the JV contest, 42-35, behind a 20-point effort by Tara Kibe.
Mifflin County (7-3, 3-3) hosts Central Dauphin East Tuesday.
Williamsburg 51, Belleville Mennonite 12
BELLEVILLE - Williamsburg spread its scoring through the roster as the Blue Pirates topped Belleville Mennonite, 51-12, in girls basketball Friday.
The Trojans were hampered by a press defense, but Belleville coach Ally Zook said her team did well in that department despite the outcome.
"Defense I thought was excellent. They had a lot of points but I thought that was our best defensive game," she said.
Grace Peachey aided her team's cause with 15 rebounds.
Belleville Mennonite (1-7) hosts Forbes Road Monday.
Greenwood 34, Lancaster Country Day 30
LANCASTER - Greenwood's girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season as the Wildcats edged out Lancaster Country Day, 34-30, in a Tri-Valley League game Friday.
Mallory Fortenbaugh led the Greenwood attack with 18 points.
Greenwood (1-9, 1-5) travels to Midd-West Monday.
Jersey Shore 62, Midd-West 35
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West started slow, couldn't control Jersey Shore's transition game and missed 14 free throw attempts, all of which added up to a 62-35 victory for the Bulldogs in Friday's Heartland Conference boys basketball game.
The visitors ended up with two players in double figures, while the top scorer for the Mustangs was Kahill Brooker with nine.
Midd-West (2-5, 0-3) travels to Milton Tuesday.
Greenwood 70, Lancaster Country Day 18
LANCASTER - Despite not a point going on the board from its leading scorer, Tri-Valley League leader Greenwood had no problem with Lancaster Country Day Friday.
The Wildcats handily won the Tri-Valley League boys contest, 70-18. Josh Ferguson led the attack with 21 points and Adam Harrison scored 11.
Greenwood (9-2, 5-0) hosts Line Mountain Monday.
Mount Union 61, Bellwood-Antis 9
MOUNT UNION - Bellwood-Antis won only two matches in its Inter-County Conference dual meet at Mount Union Friday as the Trojans continue their domination of the league on the mats.
Most of the Mount Union wins included bonus points, with pins going to Cory Kylor, Darrian Stapleton, Devon Kylor, Nikolas Smith, Sage Moist, Jake Boozel, Kord Aurand and Robbie Steel.
Mount Union travels to Southern Huntingdon Tuesday.