COCOLAMUS - East Juniata coach Travis Quici had one word to describe the Tigers' non-league matchup against Bellefonte Friday - "exciting."
Quici wasn't exaggerating.
In the 38-36 overtime win, it took an old fashioned three point play from Katrina Gelnett to propel the game into overtime, and then a 3-pointer from Caitlin Hoover and free throw from Kasi Horning to give the Tigers the win.
"It was a fantastic game. The girls really came together," Quici said. And it really was a whole team effort which brought the game together.
In the fourth, before Gelnett tied the game up at 34-34, it took a series of plays including two free throws from Maguire and her following steal and dish off to Maddie Trego for the score which brought the Tigers back in the game.
Maguire led the Tigers in scoring with 15 points.
The Tigers also won the JV game, 33-12.
East Juniata (8-5) gets back into Tri-Valley League action on Monday when they travel to Line Mountain.
Southern Huntingdon 56, Mount Union 44
THREE SPRINGS - After a three point third quarter against Inter-County Conference opponent Southern Huntingdon, the Mount Union girls fell too far behind and dropped the contest, 56-44.
"We turned it on in the fourth quarter, but it was too late," Mount Union coach Jenny Cunningham said.
Ashlyn Drake led the Trojans with 16 points.
Mount Union (6-7, 3-3) travels to Glendale on Tuesday.
Harrisburg 60, Mifflin County 50
HARRISBURG - The Mifflin County girls were up by 10 points in the third against Harrisburg on Friday, but shortly afterwards they were beset by shooting and defensive woes and gave up the lead for the 60-50 Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division loss.
"We were up ten in the middle of the third, had a long dry spell, and it carried over defensively and we stopped making defensive plays too," Mifflin County coach Kevin Kodish said.
Logan Snyder was the only Husky able to break the double digit barrier with her game-high 19 points - an event which was unusual for the Huskies, who usually have two to three players finish with double digits.
"We were working the ball well, we just didn't finish. It was just one of those things where we had an off shooting night," Kodish said.
Mifflin County (7-7, 3-7) hosts Carlisle on Tuesday.
Juniata 46, Greenwood 25
MILLERSTOWN - It was a slow start for both teams Friday when Juniata traveled to Greenwood for some Tri-Valley League girls basketball action, but eventually the Indians kicked it into gear for the 46-25 win.
Despite a paltry four point effort in the first quarter - which happened to be twice as many as the Wildcats put up in the first - Juniata's 19 point third really gave the Indians the lead for the eventual win.
Juniata's Victoria Varner had a game-high 15 points. Greenwoods Mallory Fortenbaugh led the Wildcats with 13.
Juniata plays at Lancaster Country Day on today. Greenwood travels to Halifax on Monday.
Carson Long 60, Juniata 49
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata boys took on non-league opponent Carson Long looking for a win Friday, but fell flat in their efforts to the tune of a 60-49 final score.
What really hurt the Indians was Carson Long's 25 point fourth quarter.
Juniata coach Nate Geibel said his team was sticking with Carson Long, "primarily through the first three quarters, but then we went cold in the fourth and had too many turnovers."
Carson Long's Anthony Brice was also a thorn in the Indians' side, as he led with a game-high 27 points. Juniata's Scott Sneath followed Brice with 20 of his own.
The Indians won the JV game, 52-27.
Juniata (1-11) resumes Tri-Valley League action today at Lancaster Country Day.
Harrisburg Academy 60, Belleville Mennonite 38
LEMOYNE - The Belleville Mennonite boys were hitting from beyond the arc Friday against Harrisburg Academy - as seven of their 11 field goals were 3-pointers - but Harrisburg Academy was hitting its shots, albeit smaller ones, more consistently as the Trojans took the 60-38 loss on the road.
It was a slow start for Belleville Mennonite - the Trojans only managed to put up two points the entire first quarter - and although the boys stepped it up in the later quarters, it was too little, too late.
The Trojans' Noah Anders hit four 3-pointers for a team-high 12 points.
Belleville Mennonite (2-11) travels to Northumberland Christian on Monday.
Claysburg-Kimmel 65, Mount Union 44
CLAYSBURG - Mount Union trailed by only six at the half in its Inter-County Conference game against Claysburg-Kimmel, but excellent shooting from the line on the Bulldogs' part spread the scoring difference in the second half and resulted in a 66-44 loss for the Trojan boys.
Mount Union coach Joe Komir said his team played some sloppy defense, resulting in foul trouble, and the Bulldogs' 20-27 shooting from the line buried the Trojans.
Jamal Smith had a team-high 14 points for the Trojans.
In the JV game, the Trojans defeated the Bulldogs, 43-30.
Mount Union (8-6, 3-4) hosts Glendale on Wednesday.