The Palmerton girls were the only area winner in Friday's scholastic basketball action.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Northwestern-Bangor

Bangor defeated Northwestern in a battle of unbeatens, 40-34.

A slow start was responsible for the Tigers' Colonial League setback as the Slaters raced out to a 15-6 first quarter edge and then held on down the stretch.

Morgan McCollian and Sam Hopkins both had 11 points for Bangor.

For Northwestern (5-1 overall, 3-1 CL), Trista Cunningham had 11 points.

Bangor remains undefeated at 5-0.

NORTHWESTERN

Mertz 1-0-0-2, Landrigan 2-0-0-4, Dietrich 0-0-0-0, Jones 1-4-8-7, Kemmerer 1-0-0-2, Nemes 0-2-2-2, Cunningham 5-1-7-11, Segan 3-0-2-6. TOTALS: 13-7-19-34.

BANGOR

Hopkins 3-3-6-11, Dentith 3-1-4-7, Zungolo 1-0-0-2, Bisci 1-2-7-4, Schiavone 1-2-7-5, McCollian 5-1-2-11. TOTALS: 14-9-26-40.

Northwestern 6 4 9 15 - 34

Bangor 15 4 11 10 - 40

Three pointers: NW - Jones 1; B - Hopkins 2, Schiavone 1.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Palmerton pulled out a Colonial League win over Pen Argyl, 33-25.

The Bombers defense played a huge role in the victory as it held Pen Argyl to just 11 points through three frames.

Palmerton (4-2) was led by Kelsey Hay's game-high 17 points. Jade Farquhar added eight points.

PEN ARGYL

Presley 2-0-0-4, Clouse 1-0-2-3, Firestine 2-1-1-5, Cirelli 1-1-3-4, Frey 0-0-0-0, Mennel 0-0-0-0, Oyer 0-0-0-0, Beckage 3-1-2-9, Smull 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 9-3-9-25.

PALMERTON

Rickert 0-2-2-2, Ma. Mummey 0-0-0-0, Farquhar 4-0-2-8, Mo. Mummey 2-0-1-4, Meinhart 1-0-0-2, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Hay 6-4-6-17. TOTALS: 13-6-11-33.

Pen Argyl 2 5 4 14 - 25

Palmerton 6 13 8 6 - 33

Three pointers: PA - Beckage 2, Clouse 1, Cirelli 1; P - Hay 1.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bangor-Northwestern

Bangor utilized some strong first half defense and a high powered offense to take down Northwestern in Colonial League action, 71-38.

The Slaters' Kerry Reider lit it up for 23 points to lead all scorers.

For Northwestern, Tyler Richardson hit three triples to lead the way with nine.

BANGOR

Albertson 0-0-0-0, Altemose 1-0-0-2, Colton 4-1-3-10, Freeman 1-0-0-2, Hartzell 2-2-6-6, Kosman 0-0-0-0, Owens 0-0-0-0, Dysher 2-1-2-5, K. Reider 8-6-8-23, Ju. Ringland 8-2-5-18, Rollman 0-2-2-2, S. Reider 1-1-6-3. TOTALS: 27-15-32-71.

NORTHWESTERN

Wagner 0-4-4-4, Schuter 0-0-0-0, Hadian 1-0-0-2, T. Richardson 3-0-0-9, Jenkins 2-3-3-7, Bittenbender 0-1-2-1, Maher 1-0-2-2, Dorney 0-0-0-0, Rivera 3-0-2-7, Perry 0-0-0-0, Bender 1-1-4-3, Bachman 0-0-0-0, C. Richardson 0-0-0-0, Williamson 0-3-4-3. TOTALS: 11-12-21-38.

Bangor 15 24 12 20 - 71

Northwestern 8 4 14 12 - 38

Three pointers: B - K. Reider 1, Colton 1; NW - T. Richardson 3, Rivera 1.

Palmerton-Pen Argyl

Pen Argyl took advantage of a slow first half by Palmerton, pulling out to an 18-point halftime lead, before holding on for a 64-55 Colonial League win.

Kyle Muller and Austin Bender both scored 17 points to lead the Green Knights.

Matt Leaver scored 18 points to lead Palmerton (1-4; 0-4). Cody Geist added 15 points and Tyler Svetik chipped in 11.

PALMERTON

Horvath 0-0-0-0, Svetik 5-0-0-11, Snyder 2-0-0-5, Leaver 5-6-9-18, Ruch 1-0-0-2, Leon 2-0-0-4, Geist 6-0-0-15. TOTALS: 21-6-9-55.

PEN ARGYL

Pipher 2-8-10-13, Houck 0-0-0-0, Oyer 2-1-2-7, Muller 4-7-11-17, Salamone 0-0-0-0, Bender 7-0-0-17, Gillette 4-1-4-10. TOTALS: 19-18-27-64.

Palmerton 5 6 19 25 - 55

Pen Argyl 16 13 13 22 - 64

Three-pointers: Palmerton - Geist 3, Leaver 2, Svetik 1, Snyder 1; Pen Argyl - Bender 3, Muller 2, Oyer 2, Pipher 1.

Weatherly-Mah. Area

Weatherly was outscored in every quarter by Mahanoy Area and dropped a 70-30 Schuylkill League decision.

Tyler Cavanes and Neal Goodman both scored 13 in a well-balanced effort for the Golden Bears.

For the Wreckers, Tyler Sipler scored a team-high 10 points.

Mahanoy Area won the JV game, 77-33.

WEATHERLY

Sipler 4-2-2-10, L. Reiner 3-0-0-6, J. Reiner 3-0-0-8, Haganey 1-0-0-2, Walton 1-0-0-2, Wallish 1-0-0-2, Kelly 0-0-0-0, Capone 0-0-0-0, Miller 0-0-0-0, Baade 0-0-0-0, Belletiere 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 13-2-2-30.

MAHANOY AREA

Goodman 6-0-0-13, McNeils 2-0-0-4, Merchinsky 1-0-0-3, Gaval 4-0-0-9, Brill 1-0-0-3, McGee 5-0-0-10, Baker 4-2-2-12, Cavanes 6-1-8-13, Kuzma 0-1-2-1, Miller 1-0-0-2, Mahrod 0-0-0-0, Wells 0-0-0-0, Hartman 0-0-0-0, VanHorn 0-0-0-0, Fazio 0-0-0-0, Richmond 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 30-4-12-70.

Weatherly 4 11 8 7 - 30

Mahanoy Area 13 18 21 18 - 70

Three pointers: W - J. Reiner 2; MA - Baker 2, Brill 1, Gaval 1, Merchinsky 1, Goodman 1.

7th GRADE

Tamaqua-No. Schuylkill

Tamaqua lost to North Schuylkill, 42-18.

Zeke Wassell and Tyler Hollenbach both scored six points for the Raiders.

Tamaqua-Pottsville

Pottsville routed Tamaqua, 64-15.

Zeke Wassell led the Raiders with four points.