Palmerton, Northwestern and Pleasant Valley all picked up girls basketball wins on Thursday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Palmerton-No.Lehigh

Palmerton jumped out to a 22-7 first-quarter lead and never looked back, as the Bombers topped Northern Lehigh 54-26 in Colonial League play.

Emelie Meinhart led Palmerton with 12 points. Fellow Bomber Madison Mummey added 11.

The Lady Bulldogs were led by Jessica Olewine's nine points.

PALMERTON

Paulinho 0-0-0-0, Alban 1-0-0-2, Krupa 3-1-3-7, Ma. Mummey 5-1-1-11, Farquhar 3-0-0-6, Mo. Mummey 1-2-2-4, Tracy 2-1-2-6, Meinhart 3-6-6-12, Solt 2-0-0-4, Reimer 0-2-2-2, Nemeth 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 20-13-16-54.

NORTHERN LEHIGH

Follweiler 1-1-4-3, Mazzocha 0-0-1-0, Schlegel 0-0-0-0, Weil 1-0-2-2, Stauffer 3-2-4-8, Olewine 3-3-4-9, Tarafas 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 10-6-15-26.

Palmerton 22 8 18 6 - 54

No. Lehigh 7 5 13 1 - 26

Three-pointers: P - Tracy 1.

Catasauqua-N'western

Northwestern took a 37-7 lead into the break and went on to defeat Catasauqua with ease, 60-20 in Colonial League action.

Sabrina Mertz led the Lady Tigers with 11 points, while Kaleen Suter and Trista Cunningham each added ten points apiece.

CATASAUQUA

Falko 0-0-0-0, Reiss 0-0-0-0, Suydam 1-0-0-3, Matos 0-0-0-0, Moten 1-0-0-2, Preletz 0-0-0-0, Sziy 4-1-3-9, Schnabel 2-1-2-6. TOTALS: 8-2-5-20.

NORTHWESTERN

Mertz 4-1-1-11, Landrigan 1-0-0-2, Day 1-0-0-2, Jones 4-0-1-8, Suter 3-3-6-10, Gawelko 0-0-0-0, Koenig 1-0-0-2, Bennett 2-0-0-4, Shupp 3-0-0-7, Thomas 1-1-1-4, Cunningham 4-2-2-10, Kemmerer 0-0-0-0, Anderson 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 24-7-11-60.

Catasauqua 4 3 3 10 - 20

Northwestern 18 19 14 9 - 60

Three-pointers: C - Suydam 1, Schnabel 1; NW - Mertz 2, Suter 1, Shupp 1, Thomas 1.

Easton-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley rebounded from a slow start to beat Easton in non-league play, 52-42.

The Bears were led by Courtney Miller's 11 points. Mackenzie Dorney added 10.

Maggie Melhem was the Rovers' top scorer with 11 points.

EASTON

Transue 3-1-4-8, Krause 0-1-2-1, Fehnel 1-0-0-2, Accordino 1-0-0-2, M. Latourette 1-0-0-2, B. Latourette 2-4-7-10, Melhem 4-2-5-11, Berg 2-0-0-4, Bechtel 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 15-8-18-42.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Meckes 0-8-10-8, Cisluycis 2-0-0-5, Dekmar 3-2-3-9, Krcic 1-0-0-2, Fields 0-0-0-0, Sharpe 0-0-0-0, Miller 5-1-2-11, Russell 3-1-2-7, Dorney 5-0-0-10. TOTALS: 19-12-17-52.

Easton 13 6 15 8 - 42

Pleasant Vy 8 18 13 13 - 52

Three-pointers: E - B. Latourette 2, Transue 1, Melhem 1; PV - Cisluycis 1, Dekmar 1.

Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

Pottsville defeated Jim Thorpe, 41-26.

The Tides' Taylor Eckley led all scorers with 13 points.

Nikki Ennis paced the Olympians with 12 points, all of which came on three-pointers.

POTTSVILLE

Spece 1-0-0-2, N. Eckley 1-0-0-2, Moser 1-2-4-4, Ryan 1-0-0-2, Boran 4-0-0-8, T. Eckley 5-3-4-13, Bulino 4-2-4-10, Burnhauser 0-0-0-0, Cleary 0-0-0-0, Kondrack 0-0-0-0, Connors 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 17-7-12-41.

JIM THORPE

Doughty 2-0-2-4, Cope 1-0-0-2, Ennis 4-0-0-12, Rusbarsky 0-0-0-0, Cressman 0-0-0-0, Becker 1-3-6-5, Bush 0-3-4-3. TOTALS: 8-6-12-26.

Pottsville 15 8 11 7 - 41

Jim Thorpe 4 5 6 11 - 26

Three-pointers: JT - Ennis 4.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Weatherly-Moravian

Moravian outscored Weatherly in every quarter en route to a 55-36 victory.

Luke Gutekunst tallied a game-high 18 points for Moravian and scored his 1,000th career point in the process.

The Wreckers were paced by Joe Haganey and Charlie Wallish's nine points.

WEATHERLY

Stallone 1-2-2-5, Haganey 2-4-5-9, Wallish 4-1-3-9, L. Reiner 2-2-2-6, J. Reiner 0-0-0-0, Miller 3-0-0-7, Figas 0-0-0-0, Busher 0-0-0-0, Kelly 0-0-0-0, Bizarre 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 12-9-12-36.

MORAVIAN

Townsend 2-0-0-4, Ender 2-0-1-4, Loughlin 0-1-2-1, Anderson 6-3-3-18, Malik 2-0-0-6, Evans 1-0-0-2, Hurley 0-0-0-0, Gutekunst 4-10-14-18, Fynn 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 18-14-20-55.

Weatherly 8 4 10 14 - 36

Moravian 14 8 15 18 - 55

Three-pointers: W - Stallone 1, Haganey 1, Miller 1; M - Anderson 3, Malik 2.

Northwestern

-Catasauqua

Zac Edwards burried five three-pointers and helped lead Catasauqua past Colonial League foe Northwestern, 52-44.

The Tigers' Jarred Binder finished with 11 points.

NORTHWESTERN

Wagner 0-1-2-1, Williamson 2-0-0-5, Schuler 2-0-0-5, T. Richardson 0-0-0-0, Betz 0-0-0-0, Breidinger 0-0-0-0, Perry 2-0-0-4, C. Richardson 3-1-3-7, Binder 4-3-5-11, Jones 0-0-0-0, Breininger 2-2-3-6, Schwartz 0-0-0-0, Shuey 0-0-0-0, Mengal 2-0-0-5. TOTALS: 17-7-13-44.

CATASAUQUA

Edwards 5-0-0-15, Burton 0-0-0-0, Wetherhold 0-0-0-0, Purrone 4-0-0-8, Wells 0-0-0-0, Bond 0-0-0-0, Marshall 2-0-1-4, Biviano 0-0-0-0, Brinkley 5-2-2-12, Parker 1-0-0-2, Strong 5-1-3-11, Labezius 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 22-3-6-52.

Northwestern 10 4 6 24 - 44

Catasauqua 11 11 13 17 - 52

Three-pointers: NW - Williamson 1, Schuler 1, Mengal 1; C - Edwards 5.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Brandon Bridy's 24-point performance helped spark Pottsville to a 65-33 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Jim Thorpe.

Ryan Coyle chipped in with 11 points for the Tide.

Khazir Lindsey led the Olympians with eight points.

In the JV game, Pottsville rolled to a 46-21 win over Jim Thorpe. Lindsey finished with an Olympian high of six points.

JIM THORPE

Hartleson 3-0-0-7, Lindsay 3-2-4-8, McElmoyle 1-0-0-3, Micciche 2-0-0-6, Brown 3-1-5-7, Everitt 1-0-0-2, Heydt 0-0-0-0, M. Principe 0-0-0-0, S. Principe 0-0-0-0, Green 0-0-0-0, J. Smith 0-0-0-0, Snisky 0-0-0-0, Luciano 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 13-3-9-33.

POTTSVILLE

Blankenhorn 3-0-0-8, Moser 1-0-0-2, Platchko 1-0-0-2, Whitman 3-3-5-9, Bridy 9-4-4-24, Coyle 4-2-2-11, Hinchcliffe 2-0-0-5, Wylie 1-1-2-4, Painter 0-0-0-0, Dunkel 0-0-0-0, Doyle 0-0-0-0, Toomey 0-0-0-0, Kuperavage 0-0-0-0, Melochik 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 24-10-13-65.

Jim Thorpe 7 8 11 7 - 33

Pottsville 11 23 16 15 - 65

Three-pointers: JT - Micciche 2, McElmoyle 1, Hartleson 1; Pottsville - Blankenhorn 2, Bridy 2, Coyle 1, Hinchcliffe 1, Wylie 1.

JUNIOR HIGH

BASKETBALL

FRESHMEN

Tamaqua-Marian

Marian defeated Tamaqua, 53-33.

Swetz had 13 points for Marian. Zac Coleman led Tamaqua with seven points.

The Blue Raiders finish their season with a 7-12 record.