BURNHAM - The Mifflin County girls swimming team got its second win of the season, crushing Central Mountain 106-47 Thursday night.
"Tonight, the swimmers continued to push and drop their times and place well in the process," Mifflin County coach Amy Houtz said. "We had some swimmers really shine tonight with tremendous first places, Mid-Penn and district times. They are competing hard."
The boys dropped a 89-63 decision to Central Mountain.
The girls team got something from everybody, with wins from Claire Mulkey (200-yard free), Jenna Kile (100 free), Kaegan Matthews (500 free), Daviana Seguine (100 breaststroke) and Allison Besch (50 free).
Besch's time was good enough to qualify for districts.
Freshman Ali McCurdy was also strong again, contributing to wins in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.
The boys got two wins from Evan Becker in the 100 fly and 200 IM, both of which were good enough for Mid-Penn and district qualifying times.
Mifflin County will finish its home slate on Monday when it hosts Hollidaysburg.
Mifflin County 65, Carlisle 31
CARLISLE - Breanna Cline scored 14 points and Mifflin County took care of business in a road Mid-Penn conference contest, beating Carlisle 65-31 on Thursday in a girls basketball game.
"Bre works very hard," Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said of Cline. "She works for everything she gets."
Cline's 14 points were in support of Rebeka Knable's team-high 17 points.
Knable was a major part in the Huskies' hot shooting night from beyond the arc, hitting three of Mifflin County's six 3-pointers.
The Huskies (9-8, 6-6 Mid-Penn) will hit the floor today at 7:30 p.m. when they take on Central Dauphin East at home.
"It's nice to get to 6-6 in the conference," Herto said. "It's a nice comeback for our kids."
Juniata Mennonite School 49, Watsontown 15
BEAVER SPRINGS - Amy Esterline scored a career-high 10 points and Juniata Mennonite School defeated Watsontown Christian 49-15 in a high school girls basketball game Thursday night.
Lauren Breon also added a team-high 12 points for the Lions in a game where they led 29-6 at halftime.
"We got a chance to get a lot of girls in," Juniata Mennonite School coach Andy Meiser said. "A lot of girls had a chance to score. We got a chance to run a lot of stuff."
Juniata Mennonite (9-3, 6-2 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association) will be back in action today when it travels to New Covenant.
Juniata 46, Central Mountain 16
MILL HALL - Carly Burns scored 11 points and Juniata sailed to a 46-16 win over winless Central Mountain Thursday.
Nine Indians scored in the convincing win.
Burns led four players that scored seven or more points.
Juniata (14-2, 10-0) will be in action today when it travels to Line Mountain.
Columbia County Christian 35, Belleville Mennonite 33
BLOOMSBURG - Mollie Morgan scored 12 points, but Belleville Mennonite came up short at the buzzer, falling 35-33 at Columbia County Christian in a girls basketball game Thursday night.
"We got up a good 3-pointer," Belleville Mennonite coach Ally Zook said. "We just couldn't get it to fall."
The Thunder lead 19-16 at the half and competed all game, but an excess amount of turnovers cost them.
"Turnovers are what lost us the game," Zook said.
Belleville Mennonite (1-12) will be back in action today when it hosts Forbes Road.
Belleville Mennonite 41, Columbia County Christian 25
BLOOMSBURG - Austin Byler scored a game-high 13 points and Noah Anders drained three 3-pointers as Belleville Mennonite dropped Columbia County Christian 41-25 in a boys basketball game Thursday night.
A 21-point second quarter lifted the Thunder to the win.
"Our defense stepped up big in the second quarter," Belleville Mennonite coach Larry Kauffman said. "Defense fueled a lot of those points."
Anders fought off a box-and-1 defense designed to stop him to drain three 3-pointers on the night.
"We haven't had a game like that all year," Kauffman said. "They fought hard all night. It's definitely a credit to the guys."
Belleville Mennonite (3-12) will look to carry the momentum into Monday night when it travels to Sunbury Christian.
Juniata Mennonite 51, Watsontown Christian 40
BEAVER SPRINGS - A trio of Lions went into double-digit scoring as Juniata Mennonite picked up its third win of the season, 51-40 over Watsontown Christian in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys basketball game Thursday.
Adrian Martin (17 points), Kevin Burkholder (14) and Caleb Metz (12) - the juniors who are the closest the team has to upperclassmen - took Juniata Mennonite to a 10-point advantage at the half, but saw Watsontown erase it and even the score going into the fourth.
"Part of it was our guys started getting out of kilter a little bit in the third quarter. It was one pass and shoot and we're done," Lions coach Dennis Zimmerman said.
But the home team put up 21 in the fourth to win it.
Juniata Mennonite (2-8, 2-5) travels to New Covenant today.
9th grade: Mount Nittany 56, Mifflin County 37; high scorers were Mason Snyder and Nelson Cook with10 points each.
8th grade: Mount Nittany 50, Mifflin County 28; high scorer was Drew Westover with eight points
7th grade: Mifflin County 28, Mount Nittany 18; high scorer was Nathan Poche with14 points