The Marian boys and the Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley girls picked up victories on the hardwood on Monday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Marian-Mahanoy Area

Chris Barletta had a huge game to lead Marian to a 55-44 victory Mahanoy Area in a showdown between the top teams in Division 3 of the Schuylkill League.

The Colts and Golden Bears came into the contest tied for the Division lead with identical 8-2 league records.

Barletta had a triple-double as he tallied a game-high 24 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Colts also got big games from Dominick Richards and Ryan Gimbi, who added 14 and 12 points respectively.

Marian is now 15-4 (9-2) on the year.

MARIAN

Keer 0-0-1-0, Stawick 2-0-2-5, Barletta 8-8-12-24, Karnish 0-0-2-0, Pilla 0-0-0-0, Gimbi 5-2-4-12, Richards 6-2-8-14, Agosti 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 21-12-29-55.

MAHANOY AREA

Wagner 7-0-2-18, Kimmell 2-0-0-4, Deval 4-0-0-9, Goodman 2-0-0-5, Oertner 1-1-2-3, Baker 0-2-4-2, Brill 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 17-3-8-44.

Marian 7 13 14 21 - 55

Mahanoy 9 4 7 24 - 44

Three-Pointers: M - Stawick 1; MA - Wagner 4, Deval 1, Goodman 1, Brill 1.

Panther Vy.-No. Schuylkill

The Spartans opened up an 18-point halftime lead then Jacob Rakowsky took over from there to score all 11 of his points in the second half in a 51-38 win over the Panthers.

Brandon McCloskey scored 14 to lead the Spartans, while Tyler Skinner and John Chernewski added 10 apiece.

Nick McArdle led the Panthers with 17 points, while Zach Stanko added 11.

PANTHER VY.

Hadesty 0-0-0-0, Dunn 0-0-0-0, Stanko 5-1-3-11, McArdle 6-3-5-17, Ogozalek 0-0-0-0, Dalessia 0-1-2-1, Revell 1-1-4-3, N. Mathewson 3-0-0-6. TOTALS: 15-6-14-38.

NO. SCHUYLKILL

Rakowsky 3-4-4-11, Motsney 2-0-0-4, Meyer 0-3-4-3, Chernewski 3-2-3-10, Cicioni 0-0-0-0, Skinner 3-4-6-10, Robbins 0-0-0-0, McCloskey 5-4-4-14, Gallagher 0-0-0-0, Walsh 0-0-0-0, Kovach 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 16-17-21-52.

Panther Vy. 12 10 8 8 - 38

No. Schuylkill 15 8 15 14 - 52

Three-Pointers: PV - McArdle 2; NS - Chernewski 2, Rakowsky 1.

Tamaqua-Pottsville

Pottsville rolled to a 62-36 victory over Tamaqua.

The Raiders (4-14) were led by Mike Streisel's 15 points. Spencer Bennett added 10 points, including with two treys.

TAMAQUA

Bachert 0-2-2-2, Fegley 1-0-0-2, Streisel 5-5-7-15, Bennett 4-0-0-10, Kurek 0-0-0-0, Ansbach 1-0-0-2, Reinhardt 0-0-0-0, Kehl 0-0-0-0, Lakitsky 2-0-0-5. TOTALS: 13-7-9-36.

POTTSVILLE

Adams 0-0-0-0, Shoppell 6-0-2-14, Wittman 0-0-0-0, Hestner 2-0-0-4, Korrabin 1-0-0-2, Quail 0-0-0-0, Gears 1-0-2-2, Bridy 4-1-2-9, Tobin 4-0-0-8, Thomas 2-1-2-5, Shlitzer 7-4-5-18. Wild 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 27-6-13-62.

Tamaqua 3 10 12 11 - 36

Pottsville 12 14 19 17 - 62

Three-Pointers: T - Bennett 2, Lakitsky 1; P - Shoppell 2.

Nativity-Weatherly

Nativity defeated Weatherly, 44-38.

Kyle Harris paced the Wreckers with 14 points. George Wallish chipped in with 10 points.

Weatherly managed to win the JV game, 48-38.

NATIVITY

Fetterov 9-3-6-21, Strauss 1-1-1-3, Heckman 1-0-2-3, Navitsky 0-0-0-0, Chiplonia 0-0-0-0, Gasper 2-3-7-9, Holahan 0-2-4-2, Kaledas 1-3-3-6. TOTALS: 14-12-23-44.

WEATHERLY

Rowam 2-0-2-5, Coll 0-0-0-0, Weichman 0-0-0-0, Ormiston 1-0-0-2, Hollrigl 2-0-0-4, Haganey 0-0-0-0, Walton 1-1-2-3, Wallish 3-4-5-10, Harris 7-0-0-14. TOTALS: 16-5-9-38.

Nativity 14 11 12 7 - 44

Weatherly 12 7 12 7 - 38

Three-Pointers: N - Gasper 2, Heckman 1, Kaledas 1; W - Rowan 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Minersville-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe connected on 21-of-26 free throw attempts, including 12-of-16 in the fourth quarter, and won on to defeat Minersville 59-39.

Celeste Robinson led the locals with a game-high 27 points. Teammate Kristin Lawrence added 16 off of four three-pointers.

MINERSVILLE

Purcell 0-0-0-0, Melachick 8-4-4-23, K. Ryan 0-0-0-0, Woodford 0-0-0-0, A, Ryan 0-0-0-0, Sborz 2-3-4-9, Walasavage 2-1-4-5, Oakill 1-0-0-2, Le. Leshko 0-0-1-0, La. Leshko 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 13-8-13-39.

JIM THORPE

McElmoyle 1-0-0-2, Batts 0-1-4-1, Lawrence 5-2-2-16, Condly 0-0-0-0, Rusbarsky 0-0-0-0, Holland 1-4-4-6, Robinson 7-13-14-27, Smelas 3-1-2-7. TOTALS: 17-21-26-59.

Minersville 9 11 7 12 - 39

Jim Thorpe 22 11 12 14 - 59

Three-Pointers: M - Melachick 3, Sborz 2; JT - Lawrence 4.

Pleasant Vy.-ES North

The Lady Bears used big first and third periods to roll over the Timberwolves, 71-30, in Mountain Valley Conference action.

Kelecia Harris finished with 17 points scoring 12 in the third period for PV. Nytica McLean had 16 points for East Stroudsburg North.

ES NORTH

McEneany 0-1-3-1, Barrett 0-0-0-0, Arnst 0-0-0-0, Talley 1-0-0-2, Almodovar 0-0-0-0, Person 1-1-2-3, McLean 6-4-8-16, LoCascio 1-2-2-4, Durant 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 11-8-14-30.

PLEASANT VY.

K. Meckes 2-4-5-9, Cisluycis 2-2-2-7, Dekmar 1-0-0-3, Chieffo 2-0-0-6, Sisco 0-3-4-3, Harris 7-3-65-17, Shanley 1-0-1-2, McGill 2-0-0-4, Hardy 3-0-0-6, Dorney 0-0-0-0, Craig 0-2-2-2, Kregeloh 1-0-0-2, Salmon 4-0-0-8, Weismoth 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 26-14-19-71.

ES North 9 12 5 4 - 30

Pleas. Vy. 21 17 20 13 - 71

Three-Pointers: ESN - none; PV - Chieffo 2, Dekmar 1, Cisluyis 1, K. Meckes 1.

WRESTLING

Pottsville-Tamaqua

Pottsville edges out Tamaqua on the wrestling mats, winning 42-36.

The Blue Raiders won three matches via forfeit. The other three came off of pins by Travis Veronsky, Matt Edmonds and Garth Lakitsky.

Veronsky and Lakitsky each pinned their respective opponents in 40 seconds or less.

Pottsville 42, Tamaqua 36

103 - Colin Mashack (T) won by forfeit.

112 - Bailey Roos (P) tech fall over Derek Hill, 18-3.

119 - James Harris (P) pinned Kyle Boyer in 3:27.

125 - Kody Stencovage (P) pinned Derek Drum in 3:12.

130 - Aaron Ditzler (P) major dec. over Alex Vincent, 14-4.

135 - Joseph Bickelman (P) dec. over Brandon Silkowski, 10-9.

140 - Nick Toth (T) won by forfeit.

145 - Kolby Mashack (T) won by forfeit.

152 - Ty Gardner (P) pinned Jon Killaly in :16.

160 - Brian Harper (P) pinned Evan Mashack in 3:42.

171 - Travis Veronsky (T) pinned Brad Petchulis in :36.

189 - Matt Edmonds (T) pinned James Long in 2:46.

215 - Craig Sinkovich (P) pinned Eric Weiss in :33.

285 - Garth Lakitsky (T) pinned Dan Grosser in :40

JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

9TH GRADE

Tamaqua-Weatherly

Tamaqua defeated Weatherly 58-38.

Mike Weinert led the Blue Raiders (13-4) with 11 points. Adam Bates added 10 points.

For Weatherly, Luke Erand and Nick Miller had 14 points apiece.

8TH GRADE

Pleasant Vy.-ES South

Pleasant Valley remained unbeaten by knocking off East Stroudsburg South, 54-23.

Elijah Gonzalez led the Bears (11-0) with 11 points. Bryan Sharpe and Isaiah Johnson each added eight.

Tamaqua-Weatherly

Tamaqua defeated Weatherly, 36-15, to remain undefeated on the season.

Tamaqua was led by Brett Kosciolek's 10 points. Zach Wargula followed with eight points.

The Wreckers' Nick Miller and Luke Reiner each had four points.

7TH GRADE

Tamaqua-Nativity

Tamaqua rolled to a 45-30 victory over Pottsville Nativity.

Matt Minchhoff had 12 points and Zach Coleman added 10 for the Blue Raiders.