Tamaqua defeated Jim Thorpe in girls basketball action on Thursday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Palmerton-Bangor

The Slaters jumped out to a 26-point halftime lead and went on to roll over the Blue Bombers, 74-25, in Colonial League play.

Matt Carey finished with 15 points for the Slaters.

The Bombers (1-3, 0-2) were led by Tyler Kravetz's eight points.

Bangor won the JV game, 40-32.

PALMERTON

Tyahla 0-0-0-0, Furry 0-4-6-4, Haas 0-0-0-0, Freed 0-0-0-0, Horvath 0-0-0-0, Marcin 2-0-0-4, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Eaton 0-0-0-0, Kleintop 1-1-2-3, Geist 0-0-0-0, Kravetz 3-2-4-8, Leon 0-0-0-0, Ruch 0-0-0-0, Reinhart 3-0-0-6, Svetik 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 9-7-12-25.

BANGOR

Ruggiero 1-2-2-5, Lavalva 0-0-0-0, Mulitsch 3-0-0-8, Ammerman 1-4-6-6, Carey 7-0-0-15, Rasely 1-0-0-3, Bouch 1-2-2-4, Freeman 3-1-1-7, Reider 5-0-0-12, Boyle 0-0-0-0, Hartzell 0-0-0-0, Iherly 1-0-0-2, Ringland 1-0-0-2, Colton 4-0-0-10. TOTALS: 28-9-11-74.

Palmerton 3 10 9 3 - 25

Bangor 16 23 26 9 - 74

Three-pointers: Palmerton - none; Bangor - Colton 2, Mulitsch 2, Reider 2, Ruggiero 1, Carey 1, Rasely 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jim Thorpe-Tamaqua

Tamaqua built a big lead and then held off a fourth quarter comeback bid by Jim Thorpe to post a 46-36 Schuylkill League victory.

The Blue Raiders, who led by 16 points heading into the final quarter, were paced by Amy Zehner's double-double (15 points and 11 rebounds). Teammate Cassie Eroh chipped in with 11 points.

Celeste Robinson topped the Olympians (0-2, 0-1) with 14 points. Brittany Holland added 10 points.

In the JV game, Tamaqua ran away with a 47-27 win. Christine Streisel led the Blue Raiders with 13 points.

JIM THORPE

McElmoyle 0-0-0-0, Lawrence 1-0-0-3, Reis 1-2-6-4, Holland 4-1-4-10, Robinson 7-0-2-14, Mosteller 0-0-0-0, Smelas 2-1-4-5. TOTALS: 15-4-16-36

TAMAQUA

Hope 3-0-0-6, Berezwick 0-0-0-0, Fedor 0-0-0-0, Streisel, E. 1-3-5-6, Eroh 5-0-0-11, Zehner 7-1-1-15, Updike 3-0-1-6, Hankins 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 20-4-7-46

Jim Thorpe 6 7 5 18 - 36

Tamaqua 8 13 13 12 - 46

Three-pointers: Jim Thorpe - Lawrence 1, Holland 1; Tamaqua - E. Streisel 1, Eroh 1.

Bangor-Palmerton

Bangor erupted for a 22-point opening quarter and never looked back en route to a 61-37 Colonial League win over Palmerton.

The Slaters' Kaitlyn McDonald finished with a game-high 20 points.

Kelsey Hay paced the Bombers with 12 points. Casey Rinfret followed right behind with 11.

BANGOR

Kuchar 1-0-2-2, Panczer 0-0-0-0, Kessler 1-0-0-3, Kosek 5-0-1-10, Hopkins 4-0-0-8, Fazekas 0-0-0-0, Dentith 0-0-0-0, Sullivan 0-0-0-0, Bisci 2-0-0-4, McDonald 7-3-4-20, Schiavone 2-0-0-5, Benton 2-0-0-4, McCollion 2-1-1-5. TOTALS: 26-4-8-61.

PALMERTON

Smith 0-0-0-0, Mummey 0-0-0-0, Reimer 0-4-6-4, Rickert 0-0-0-0, Romano 2-1-2-7, Eaton 0-1-3-1, Meinhart 0-0-0-0, Rinfret 4-3-8-11, Farquhar 1-0-1-2, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Hay 5-2-2-12. TOTALS: 10-11-22-37.

Bangor 22 16 17 6 - 61

Palmerton 10 15 11 1 - 37

Three-pointers: Bangor - McDonald 3, Schiavone 1, Kessler 1; Palmerton - Romano 2.

Shenandoah-Weatherly

Shenandoah Valley posted a 44-39 Schuylkill League victory over host Weatherly.

Caitlin Lesko led the Wreckers with 13 points, Melanie Clabia also hit double digits with 10.

Molly Carduff paced Shenandoah with 13 points.

In the JV game, Weatherly picked up a 47-31 win. The Wreckers were led by Tracy Galada and Alicia Panzarella, who scored 13 and 11 points respectively.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY

DeAngelo 1-0-0-2, Carduff 4-3-4-13, Karpovich 0-0-2-0, Gottshall 2-0-0-4, Kruschinsky 3-0-0-7, Bollschi 3-4-6-10, Kalenkoski 3-1-2-8. TOTALS: 16-8-14-44.

WEATHERLY

Clabia 5-0-0-10, Calia 2-4-4-8, Figas 4-0-0-8, Lesko 5-3-3-13, Dougherty 0-0-0-0, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Hinkle 0-0-0-0, Heister 0-0-0-0, Galada 0-0-0-0, Panzarella 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 16-7-7-39.

Shenandoah 8 11 11 14 - 44

Weatherly 12 4 10 13 - 39

Three-pointers: SV - Carduff 2, Kruschinsky 1, Kalenkoski 1; Weatherly - none.

JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

9TH GRADE

TamaquaShenandoah

Sheandoah defeated Tamaqua, 69-24.

Craig Eroh had a team-high seven points for the Raiders.

8TH GRADE

Tamaqua-St. Clair

Tamaqua opened its season with a 33-18 victory over St. Clair.

Joe Marcin led the Raiders with eight points.

Tamaqua-Shenandoah

Tamaqua defeated Shenandoah, 29-23.

The Raiders' Mike Weinert led all scorers with 12 points. Adam Bates scored the last two field goals of the game to seal the win.

7TH GRADE

Tamaqua-St. Clair

Tamaqua won its season opener over St. Clair, 54-8.

Leading the way for the Raiders was the trio of Brett Kosciolek, Connor Hartung, and Zachary Wargula with 10 points each.