Jim Thorpe and Northwestern Lehigh grabbed boys basketball wins, while Northern Lehigh remained unbeaten on the girls front on Friday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Jim Thorpe picked up a big win as the Olympians knocked off Pottsville 59-47.

Rashid Epps led the Olympians (9-2, 4-1) with 23 points. Teammate Sam Lux added 18.

Epps, along with Corey Cinicola, combined to score 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Olympians pull away.

Pottsville managed to win the JV contest, 57-42.

JIM THORPE

DiBonifazio 0-2-2-2, Richardson 2-1-2-5, Lux 8-1-4-18, Epps 11-1-3-23, Cinicola 2-3-3-7, Otto 0-0-0-0, Johnson 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 25-8-14-59.

POTTSVILLE

Schappell 1-1-2-4, Heffner 3-1-1-7, Whalen 4-4-4-12, Leymeister 2-0-0-4, Schlitzer 4-5-8-14, Spece 2-1-1-6. TOTALS: 16-12-16-47.

Jim Thorpe 13 15 13 18 - 59

Pottsville 10 16 11 10 - 47

Three-Pointers: JT - Lux 1; P - Schappell 1, Schlitzer 1, Spece 1.

Pocono Mt. West-Lehighton

Tynell Fortune scored 21 points and led the Panthers to a 84-34 rout over Lehighton in MVC play.

Alex Matika led the Indians with eight points. DJ Rossino added seven.

Pocono Mt. West also won the JV game, 59-18.

PM WEST

Bryant 4-1-2-10, Fortune 6-2-4-21, G. Scott 0-4-4-4, Howard 3-0-0-7, Boyle 0-0-0-0, Brice 1-0-0-2, Anema 4-2-4-10, Duclair 4-0-0-8, Dixon 4-2-2-10, Halsey 0-1-2-1, Amoroso 1-1-2-3, K. Scott 3-2-2-8. TOTALS: 32-15-22-84.

LEHIGHTON

Edgar 0-0-0-0, Hill 2-1-1-5, Keer 1-1-2-3, Rossino 2-3-8-7, Kresge 0-0-0-0, Evans 1-0-0-2, Markley 2-0-0-6, Matika 2-4-4-8, Szacska 1-0-0-3, B. Angst 0-0-0-0, Scott 0-0-0-0. TOTAL0: 11-9-15-34.

PM West 28 27 19 10 - 84

Lehighton 9 10 11 4 - 34

Three-Pointers: P - Fortune 3, Bryant 1, Howard 1; L - Markley 2, Szacska 1.

Northern Lehigh-Notre Dame GP

The Crusaders (12-2, 6-2) took a 12-point lead into the final quarter and went on to hand the Bulldogs (9-4, 5-3) a 76-67 Colonial League setback.

Joe Giangiobbe had 23 points, Adam Ambielli had 19 points and Andrew Kohler added 12 in the win.

Jordan Waylen led the Bulldogs with 17 points, Even Biegley added 14 and Bobby Hahn and Nick Pappas 12 apiece in the loss.

NO. LEHIGH

Seremula 2-2-2-6, Hahn 4-4-5-12, Glose 0-0-0-0, Waylen 7-0-2-17, Malaska 1-2-3-4, Everhart 0-2-3-2, Biefley 6-2-2-14, Johnson 0-0-0-0, Pappas 6-0-0-12. TOTALS: 26-12-17-67.

NO. DAME (GP)

Giangobbe 8-7-7-23, Rizzetto 3-1-1-8, Salerno 2-0-0-6, McGivern 1-0-1-2, Kohler 4-4-6-12, Caliguire 1-0-0-2, Ambielli 5-7-8-19, Miller 0-0-0-0, Hughes 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 26-19-23-76.

No. Lehigh 17 15 14 21 - 67

No. Dame 21 17 20 18 - 76

Three-pointers: Nolehi - Waylen 3; No. Dame - Ambielli 2, Salerno 2, Rizzetto 1.

Northwestern-Salisbury

The Tigers outscored the Falcons 14-4 in the third quarter and held on forf a 44-36 Colonial League triumph.

Trevor German led the Tigers (6-7, 3-5) with 12 points, while Kevin Oxley and Ryan Betz added 10 apiece. Jake Kovach was the lone Salisbury (6-5, 3-5) player in double figures with 11.

NORTHWESTERN

Lerner 1-6-8-8, Nagle 1-0-2-2, Roth 1-0-0-2, Oxley 4-0-2-10, German 6-0-0-12, Storm 0-0-0-0, Wagner 0-0-0-0, Betz 4-2-4-10. TOTALS: 17-8-16-44.

SALISBURY

Maron 0-0-0-0, Baker 4-0-3-8, Kovach 3-5-6-11, McDuffie 0-0-0-0, Diaz 3-0-0-7, Todora 2-1-2-5, Schantz 1-1-2-3, Cochrane 1-0-4-2. TOTALS: 14-7-17-36.

N'western 11 7 14 12 - 44

Salisbury 10 5 4 17 - 36

Three-pointers: Northwestern - Oxley 2; Salisbury - Diaz 1.

Palmerton-Wilson

Wilson held Palmerton to eight points or less in every quarter and went on to win by a score of 61-30.

Kowan Scott (12), Drew Parr (11) and Ryan Spriko (10) each scored in double figures for the Warriors.

Palmerton (2-10) was led by Tyler Kravetz with nine points.

PALMERTON

Snyder 0-0-0-0, Tyahla 1-0-0-2, Furry 1-0-0-2, Freed 2-0-0-5, Marcin 1-0-0-2, Kravetz 4-1-2-9, Reinhart 2-0-1-4, Ruch 0-0-0-0, Eaton 1-0-0-2, Kleintop 0-0-0-0, Svetik 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 14-1-3-30.

WILSON

Monahan 2-2-2-6, McCoale 0-0-0-0, Cooper 1-1-2-3, Sostorecz 2-1-1-5, Scott 6-0-0-12, Parr 4-2-2-11, Spirko 4-0-0-10, Berger 2-1-2-5, Davidson 0-0-0-0, Nester 1-0-0-2, Lippincott 0-0-0-0, Rolek 2-0-0-4, Larson 1-0-0-3, Ulmer 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 25-7-9-61.

Palmerton 8 8 6 8 - 30

Wilson 17 12 21 11 - 61

Three-Pointers: P - Freed 1; W - Spirko 2, Parr 1, Larson 1.

Pleasant Valley-Pocono Mt. East

Pocono Mt. East scored 27 points in the third quarter and went on to beat Pleasant Valley, 78-47 in MVC action.

The Cardinals' Kyheim Hall scored 14 of his game-high 24 points in the that third frame.

Allen Conklin paced the Bears with 13 points, including two three-pointers.

PLEASANT VALLEY

McQuay 0-0-0-0, C. Knudsen 0-2-6-2, Castner 1-0-0-2, Conklin 4-3-5-13, Sharpe 2-1-2-5, Kregeloh 1-3-7-5, Irving 2-0-0-4, Williams 0-0-0-0, Garcia 1-2-4-2, Bok 0-0-0-0, Blot 0-0-0-0, Stanovick 2-0-0-4, Wild 3-1-2-8. TOTALS: 16-12-26-47.

PM EAST

Garcia 2-1-2-6, Tillery 3-2-3-8, Escobar 3-0-0-7, Kilanowski 0-0-0-0, Davalos 1-0-0-2, Richards 4-2-2-11, Nyanti 1-0-0-2, Hall 9-6-9-24, Bursis 2-0-0-4, Pacheco 1-0-0-2, Sancho 4-1-1-10, Preston 1-0-0-2, Munson 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 31-12-17-78.

Pleas. Vy 10 13 12 12 - 47

PM East 18 19 27 14 - 78

Three-Pointers: PV - Conklin 2, Wild 1; PM - Garcia 1, Escobar 1, Richards 1, Sancho 1.

Tamaqua-Pine Grove

The Blue Raiders matched the Cardinals in the first quarter, but trailed by 12 at the half and wound up losing by a 67-52 score in Schuylkill League play.

Kyle Burke had a game-high 27 points for Pine Grove going 10-for-10 in the final eight minutes from the foul line. Michael Taylor was the lone Raider to hit double figures finishing with 25 points.

TAMAQUA

Streisel 2-0-0-5, Gurcsik 2-2-4-6, Bumbulsky 2-3-8-7, Bennett 1-0-0-2, Lakitsky 2-1-3-5, Taylor 8-5-6-25, Fegley 0-2-2-2, Rudy 0-0-0-0, Ansbach 0-0-0-0, Hubosky 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 17-13-24-52.

PINE GROVE

Zimmerman 1-2-4-4, Hoffman 3-0-0-7, Smith 1-4-8-6, Blouch 2-0-0-5, Bohn 2-1-2-5, K. Burke 5-15-16-27, B. Burke 4-1-2-9, Fehr 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 20-23-33-67.

Tamaqua 16 5 15 16 - 52

Pine Grove 16 17 11 23 - 67

Three-pointers: Tamaqua - Taylor 4, Streisel 1; PG - K. Burke 2, Hoffman 1, Blouch 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Lehighton

-Pocono Mt. West

Pocono Mt. West defeated MVC-foe Lehighton by a score of 52-38.

Jordyn Homyak once again led the Indians in scoring as she finished with a game-high 18 points.

Fellow Indian Karista Schweizer added eight.

LEHIGHTON

Homyak 8-2-4-18, McCullion 0-0-0-0, Smith 2-0-4-4, Schweizer 3-2-2-8, Teno 2-0-1-4, White 1-2-2-4. TOTALS: 16-6-13-38.

PM WEST

K. Schickling 5-0-0-12, Davis 3-2-2-9, Blake 0-0-0-0, McKillop 5-0-0-10, Guerre 2-0-2-4, J. Schickling 3-0-0-6, Fuss 5-0-2-10, Clark 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 23-3-8-52.

Lehighton 14 9 11 4 - 38

PM West 17 8 19 8 - 52

Three-Pointers: L - None; PM - K. Schickling 2, Davis 1.

Notre Dame GP

-Northern Lehigh

Northern Lehigh (13-0) jumped out to a 30-14 lead at the break and went on to defeat Colonial League foe Notre Dame GP, 53-28.

Aimee Oertner led the Lady Bulldog with a game-high 17 points. Teammates Sonya Josephson (15) and Lauren Oertner (10) NOTRE DAME GP

L. Spirk 0-0-0-0, Shupp 0-0-0-0, Azzalina 0-0-0-0, Lively 4-3-6-12, Demarco 0-0-0-0, Pierzga 0-1-2-1, Moran 0-0-0-0, K. Busalacchi 0-0-0-0, A. Spirk 0-0-0-0, Bercier 4-1-2-9, A. Busalacchi 2-0-0-4, McGivern 1-0-0-2, Gorman 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 11-5-10-28.

NORTHERN LEHIGH

LeVan 2-2-2-6, Bastardi 2-0-0-5, Barnett 0-0-0-0, Harakal 0-0-0-0, Werley 0-0-0-0, L. Oertner 5-0-0-10, Josephson 4-5-6-15, A. Oertner 6-5-7-17, Howell 0-0-0-0, Seiler 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 19-12-15-53.

Notre Dame 7 7 6 8 - 28

No. Lehigh 17 13 11 12 - 53

Three-Pointers: ND - Lively 1; NL - Josephson 2, Bastardi 1.

Salisbury-N'western

Salisbury's Caitlin Hrebik scored a game-high 36 points and topped the 1,000-point mark leading the Lady Falcons to a 57-43 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

Sara Jones led the Tigers with 12 points. Kaleen Suter added eight.

SALISBURY

C. Hrebik 11-9-13-36, M. Hrebik 0-0-0-0, Enos 0-0-0-0, Turri 4-1-2-10, Safi 0-0-0-0, Benner 3-3-4-9, Undercufflen 1-0-0-2, Fischer 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 19-13-21-57.

NORTHWESTERN

Gulick 2-1-2-6, Landrigan 2-0-0-4, Groller 0-0-0-0, Jones 4-2-3-12, Suter 3-2-6-8, Hemmerer 2-0-0-4, L. Gimbel 0-0-0-0, Everett 1-1-4-3, Hill 2-2-4-6. TOTALS: 16-8-19-43.

Salisbury 24 8 10 15 - 57

N'western 10 14 9 10 - 43

Three-Pointers: S - C. Hrebik 5, Turri 1; NW - Jones 2, Gulick 1.

PM East-Pleasant Vy.

The Lady Cardinals responded to a nine-point first quarter deficit by outscoring the Lady Bears by 16 in the second quarter and went on to win, 64-46.

Kelecia Harris led the way for Pleasant Valley with 14 points. Amber Chieffo added 11.

PM EAST

Drozd 6-2-3-15, Cardiello 3-0-0-8, McCain 1-0-0-3, Baldassari 0-0-0-0, Campbell 4-3-6-12, Roth 9-2-4-23, Ingram 1-1-4-3. TOTALS: 24-8-17-64.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Meckes 3-2-8-8, Mowery 2-1-4-5, Chieffo 4-0-2-11, Sisco 0-0-0-0, Harris 7-0-5-14, McGill 0-0-0-0, Hardy 1-1-2-3, Kregeloh 1-1-2-3, Salmon 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 19-5-25-46.

PM East 11 22 12 19 - 64

Pleas. Vy. 20 6 6 14 - 46

Three-Pointers: PM - Roth 3, Cardiello 2, Drozd 1, McCain 1, Campbell 1; PV - Chieffo 3.

JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

8TH GRADE

Pleasant Valley-Pocono Mt. East

The Bears made up nine points in the fourth quarter and went on to win in overtime, 33-30 over the Cardinals

Sam Newhall led Pleasant Valley (4-3) with 16 points.

7TH GRADE

Tamaqua-Sch. Haven

Tamaqua cruised past Schuylkill Haven, 59-14.

Brett Kosciolek led the Raiders with 16 points while Connor Hartung tossed in 10.