Panther Valley and Tamaqua both picked up wins in Schuylkill League boys basketball action on Wednesday night.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Panther Valley-Schuylkill Haven

Panther Valley outscored Schuylkill Haven 37-4 in the first half and went on to win easily, 61-35.

Nate Mathewson led the Panthers (8-8) with 18 points. Teammate Steve Romanchik added 13.

PANTHER VALLEY

King 0-0-0-0, Szczecina 2-0-0-4, McArdle 2-0-0-6, Stano 0-2-2-2, Owens 1-0-0-2, Ogozalek 2-0-0-4, Romanchik 6-0-0-13, Dalessio 1-1-2-3, Kusko 0-0-0-0, Ferryman 0-1-2-1, Mathewson 8-0-0-18, Mitchell 3-2-3-8, Vermillion 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 25-6-9-61.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

Trimboli 0-0-0-0, Blugis 1-0-0-2, Weiser 3-0-0-6, Webb 2-0-0-4, Moyer 2-5-9-9, Green 1-0-0-2, Bubback 3-2-2-9, Finelli 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 13-7-11-35.

Panther Vy 18 19 20 4 - 61

Sch. Haven 2 2 14 17 - 35

Three-Pointers: PV - Szczecina 2, Mathewson 2, Romanchik 1; SH - Bubback 1, Finelli 1.

Tamaqua-Nativity

The Raiders put together three strong quarters for a 54-42 win over the Hilltoppers for their fifth win of the season.

Jake Fegley threw in 19 points, while Brett Kosciolek added 16 and Matt Kurek 10 for the Raiders.

Jeff Yordy led Nativity with 11.

Zach Wargula had 11 points to lead Tamaqua to a sweep with a 33-29 win.

TAMAQUA

Nunemacher 0-0-2-0, Wargula 1-0-0-3, Fegley 9-1-2-19, Rottet 0-2-3-2, Frantz 0-0-1-0, Kosciolek 6-3-4-16, Kurek 2-6-10-10, Ty. Skripko 0-0-0-0, Rottet 0-0-0-0, Kehl 2-0-0-4, Tr. Skripko 0-0-0-0, Hartung 0-0-0-0, Weinert 0-0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 20-12-22-54.

NATIVITY

Gasper 2-0-0-6, Kaledas 2-2-2-7, Birosik 2-3-4-7, Navitsky 0-0-0-0, Palamar 0-0-0-0, White 2-1-2-5, Yordy4-1-2-11, Mellon 1-0-0-3, Fowler 1-0-0-3, Chipilonia 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-7-10-42.

Tamaqua 9 15 14 16 - 54

Nativity 13 8 9 12 - 42

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jim Thorpe-MMI

Chelsea Smelas and Celeste Robinson both had big games as Jim Thorpe rolled to a 72-30 non-league win over Freeland MMI.

Smelas scored 23 points and Robinson added 21 for the Olympians, who improved to 16-1 on the season. Kristin Lawrence added 10 points for Thorpe.

JIM THORPE

Smelas 9-5-6-23, Robinson 10-1-2-21, Lawrence 3-2-4-10, Ennis 2-0-0-6, Binder 2-2-2-6, Mosteller 2-0-0-4, Becken 1-0-0-2, MCElmoyle 0-0-0-0, Condly 0-0-0-0, Jaskot 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 29-10-16-72.

MMI

Stanziola 3-3-4-9, Karchner 3-1-2-7, Purcell 2-1-2-6, Carato 2-0-0-6, Laura 1-0-0-2, Lobitz 0-0-0-0, Ferry 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 11-5-8-30.

Jim Thorpe 29 21 10 12 - 72

MMI 6 7 7 10 - 30

Three-pointers: JT - Lawrence 2, Ennis 2. MMI - Carato 2, Purcell1.

JR. HIGH

BASKETBALL

9TH GRADE

Marian-Jim Thorpe

Marian knocked off Jim Thorpe, 37-24.

Niko Agosti led the Colts with 11 points.

Jim Thorpe's Ryan McCullough and William Valera each scored six.

Tamaqua

-Panther Valley

Tamaqua got back on track with a 67-39 win over Panther Valley.

Connor Hartung had 16 points for the Raiders. Brad Fedor added 11 points.

Hudicka had a game-high 20 points for the Panthers. Chad Dubosky added 13.