MILLERSBURG - Two Juniata players hit the 20-point mark and another had a double-double in a 60-39 Tri-Valley League girls basketball win over Millersburg Monday.
Maddie Zendt was big on the scoreboard and the glass, picking up 14 rebounds to go with 10 points.
The top shooters were Victoria Varner, who had all three long shots for her team on the way to 20 points; and Carly Burns, who was 5-for-7 at the line with 21 total.
"They both shot the ball really well tonight," Juniata coach Meghan Geedey said. "The other part of that is there was so much good passing going on. We found kids for easy baskets all night long."
That, she said, generates flow for everything else.
Juniata also won the JV game, 34-31.
Juniata (14-1, 10-0) hosts Millersburg Wednesday, a change from the original TVL schedule as the District 3 team wanted to get the game in before its playoff qualification deadline. Juniata needs to keep up the pace as it tries to clinch the league.
"We've got to keep taking care of ourselves and keep winning," Geedey said.
East Juniata 47, Line Mountain 42
MANDATA - The Eagles from Line Mountain made a late run in Tri-Valley League action Monday night, but Maddie Trego's double-double for East Juniata proved to be too much.
The Tigers won the girls basketball game, 47-42.
"It's a tough place to play down there," East Juniata coach Travis Quici said. "(Trego) had a fantastic game for us."
East Juniata's Lauren Maguire chipped in 14 points of her own, netting two buckets from 3-point land, while Sarah Lahr led the way for the Eagles dropping 12 points.
The win takes the Tigers to 9-5 overall with a 6-3 record in the TVL. East Juniata's JV squad also edged the Eagles, 25-24. The Tigers return to the hard court Friday night at 6, taking on the visiting Cougars of Lancaster Country Day.
Fulton County Christian 37,
Juniata Mennonite 36
NEEDMORE - Strong shooting at the line combined with a couple of 3-pointers by the Eagles' Janae Gordon was the difference in Juniata Mennonite's non-league girls basketball loss to Fulton County Christian, 37-36 Monday.
"We lost at the line again," Juniata Mennonite coach Andy Meiser said, adding that his team had several balls come off the rim, especially in the first half. "We've got to work on making shots we need to make."
Molly Arnold and Valarie Meiser each had 11 to lead the Lions. Meiser's one three came late in the game, combined with a layup by Alexis Hahn-Kline to get their team within one, but that was as far as they went.
Juniata Mennonite (4-7) hosts New Covenant of Mansfield today at West Snyder Elementary.
Halifax 68, Greenwood 32
HALIFAX - The Greenwood girls dug a deep hole in their three-point first quarter against Tri-Valley League opponent Halifax on Monday. It was a hole so deep they were never able to climb back out.
In the 68-32 loss, Greenwood's best quarter was its 12 point second, but even then Greenwood found itself outscored by five.
Greenwood's Mallory Fortenbaugh had a game-high 19 points in the contest.
Greenwood (2-13) hosts Upper Dauphin on Thursday.
Juniata Mennonite 63, Fulton County Christian 29
NEEDMORE - Jessie Watts scored 19 points, leading three Juniata Mennonite players in double figures as the Lions crunched Fulton County Christian, 63-29, in a non-league boys basketball game Monday.
"They had some quick kids but overall they didn't have enough good players on the floor to do much against us," Juniata Mennonite coach Dennis Zimmerman said.
The one-sided game gave Zimmerman the chance to work with his team, both on the press and on outside shooting where he said the team needs more confidence.
Luke Showers added 13 for the Lions and Adrian Martin 11.
Juniata Mennonite (7-5) hosts New Covenant of Mansfield today at West Snyder Elementary School.
* 8th grade: Huntingdon 48, Mifflin County 28. High scorer, Ryan Walker 14 points.
* 7th grade: Huntingdon 30, Mifflin County 29 OT. High scorer, Cade Shoemaker 16 points. Mifflin County travels to Carlisle today.