COCOLAMUS - Carson Long was the last team standing between the East Juniata boys basketball team and a perfect regular season record Friday, but the Tigers had no trouble sealing the win, 82-52.
With 27 points from Nick Lorenz, 25 from Bailey Coder and 17 from David Brantley, the Tigers could have won by the double-digit scorers' tallies alone, but the Tigers also got help from Jeremy Pannebaker, Chas Maguire, Gabe Coder, Clayton Erhard and Jared Shirk.
"I think that shows the diversity we've created to get those guys involved in the last regular season game," East Juniata coach Brock Anders said, crediting the team's successful regular season with its tough work ethic.
East Juniata (21-0) is the No. 1 seed in District 4 and will host its first game. The opponent and date of that game are yet to be determined.
Selinsgrove 51, Midd-West 49
MIDDLEBURG - A strong showing through the middle quarters brought Midd-West back into its contest with Selinsgrove Friday after falling behind 26-9 in the first quarter, but a 3-pointer by the Seals' Isaiah Rapp with 8.9 seconds to go put the game away, 51-49.
"I give our guys a lot of credit for the resilience they showed tonight," Midd-West coach Aaron Ettinger said in reference to the team's ability to get back in the game after the lopsided first stanza. However, as Ettinger explained, the Mustangs ran out of steam before they could notch the win.
Selinsgrove won the JV game as well, 39-28.
Midd-West (3-18, 0-14) has completed its Heartland Conference slate and will complete the season Monday at Halifax.
Christian 45, Juniata Mennonite 31
PORT ROYAL - Northumberland Christian scored nearly half of its 45 points during a 20-point second quarter, and it was enough to put away the Juniata Mennonite boys, 45-31, during Friday's Allegheny Christian Athletic Association game.
"We got ourselves in a little bit of foul trouble, so we had to pull some guys out," Juniata Mennonite coach Dennis Zimmerman said, explaining that the team's inexperience made it difficult to recover.
Adrian Martin scored 14 points for the Lions, and teammate Kevin Burkholder collected 12.
Juniata Mennonite (2-13) travels to Northumberland Christian on Tuesday.
Juniata Mennonite 47, Northumberland Christian 40
PORT ROYAL - Juniata Mennonite had to fight through a little rust early in Friday's matchup against Northumberland Christian, but the Lion girls came through for the 47-40 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.
"We just sewed some things up, and started to play some good basketball," Juniata Mennonite coach Andy Meiser said of his team's turnaround.
Part of the Lions' success came from their ability to hit the boards. Valarie Meiser neared a double-double as she had eight points and 10 rebounds, while Bethany Saner scored five points and grabbed 13 rebounds and five assists.
Senior Lauren Breon also had a memorable last night on the home court as she hit a team-high 15 points.
Juniata Mennonite (14-4, 11-2) travels to Northumberland Christian on Tuesday.