MILLERSTOWN - Still undefeated in the Tri-Valley League, Greenwood was tied with Upper Dauphin at the half and led by only two at the end of three, but a huge 23-point fourth quarter iced it for the Wildcats in the 58-49 win on Thursday.
"I thought it was a real good game. In the fourth quarter we were able to get a lead," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said, further explaining that his team's shooting from the line was key after Upper Dauphin started fouling.
In fact, the Wildcats' 15-16 effort from the charity stripe in the fourth was the difference in the game.
Leading up to that point, it was the Wildcats' aggression in the third which kept them in the game.
"The third quarter we came out and were just a lot more aggressive. We were settling for 3-point shots in the second and we started making moves to the basket in the third," Houser said.
Upper Dauphin's Austin A. Weaver had a game-high 16 points. Ryan Kerstetter led Greenwood with 13.
Upper Dauphin won the JV game, 53-17.
Greenwood (14-2, 10-0) plays at Newport on Saturday.
Cambria County Christian 57, Belleville Mennonite 40
BELLEVILLE - Too many turnovers can ruin a game. So can a 37 point effort from a single opposing player. When you add the two together, you get exactly what the Belleville Mennonite boys faced in their 57-40 loss to Cambria County Christian Thursday.
"He's a very good player, he's quick and explosive and a good shooter," Belleville Mennonite coach Doug Snook said of Cambria County Christian's Dom Williams, whose 37 points trailed the Trojans' team score by just four points.
But it wasn't just Williams scoring which spelled trouble for the Trojans. Cambria County Christian played a soft half-court press, and this resulted in too many Belleville Mennonite turnovers.
The Trojans (2-10) travel to Harrisburg Academy today.
Belleville Mennonite 36, Cambria County Christian 24
BELLEVILLE - Sole senior Rachel Anders had a memorable senior night Thursday at Belleville Mennonite. Not only did she finish with a game-high 15 points, but for a team that has struggled to win all year, the Trojans' 36-24 win over Cambria County Christian was just the icing on the cake.
"Defensively the girls came out strong right away. We got into some foul trouble, but the girls stepped up, played some different positions and it went well," Belleville Mennonite coach Ally Zook said.
In fact, Anders was one of those players with foul trouble - meaning she had to sit out longer than usual - but she still managed to notch the game-high score.
"She works the ball very well underneath," Zook said of Anders.
Belleville Mennonite (2-11) travels to Northumberland Christian Monday.
Chambersburg 31, Mifflin County 23
CHAMBERSBURG - The Mifflin County wrestlers were looking strong in their Mid-Pen Conference Commonwealth Division match against Chambersburg Thursday when 106 pounder Daulton Wilson pinned Colin Runshaw in the first bout, but later in the match Chambersburg won five of the final seven bouts to hand the Huskies the 31-23 victory.
"There were some matches I thought we could win and some others I thought we could get some bonus points in. But we didn't," Mifflin County coach Kirby Martin said.
After Wilson, other Mifflin County winners included Isaac Underhill, Lucas Besch, Brandon Wilson, Tre Carter and Kyle Kahley.
Mifflin County (9-4, 3-2) hosts the Husky Duals on Saturday.
Mifflinburg 50, Midd-West 28
MIDDLEBURG - The Midd-West grapplers had four pins and a major decision Thursday against Mifflinburg, but forfeits and a couple pins on the Wildcats' end overwhelmed the Mustangs effort and resulted in a 50-28 Heartland Athletic Conference loss.
Midd-West won its first bout five weight classes into the match when Zachary Heeter took an 11-3 major decision over Kevin Dock.
The Mustangs' other winners, all of whom recorded pins, included Alex Lieberman, Zach Longacre, Kyle Fawver and Corey Stauffer.
Midd-West will compete in the Bellefonte Duals Saturday.
- 8th grade: Huntingdon 50, Mifflin County. High scorers, Kaden Knose and Malik Sechler 6.
- 7th grade: Huntingdon 32, Mifflin County 26. High scorer, Cade Shoemaker 7.
Mifflin County's next game is Friday at Tyrone.
- Mifflin County 83, Chambersburg 9. Winners for Mifflin County were Clayton Wolfgang, Joey Taptich, Cole Guthridge, Brock Sinkus, Noah Myers, Logan Wise, Trent Hidlay, Kyle Smith , Tyler Rhodes, Daulton Hildebrandt, Austin Emel, Quentin Milliken, Isaac Habbershon, Michael Bielski, Trey Hartsock, and Austin Haubrick. The Huskies are now 17-1.
- Mount Union 55, Tyrone 42. Winners for Mount Union were Mason Hockenberry, Josh Boozel, Devon Pearce, Andrew Todaro, Sage Dixon, Bryce Smith, Jonathan Atherton, Nathanael Morgan, Dylan Smith, Avery Kyler and D.J. Bookwalter.