Northwestern and Palmerton won their Colonial League girls basketball openers, while Pleasant Valley also came away with victories on Tuesday.

In other action, the Jim Thorpe boys also picked up a win.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

No. Lehigh-Bangor

Bangor held the Lady 'Dawgs to just 27 points in the game as the Slaters took home the Colonial League victory 39-27.

Samantha Hopkins led Bangor with 12 points with Audrey Schiavone helping out with 9. Aimee Oertner led all scorers with 17 points for Northern Lehigh.

BANGOR

Eomenech 0-0-0-0, Hopkins 5-1-3-12, Livingston 0-0-0-0, Watts 0-0-0-0-, Dentith 0-1-2-1, Zungolo 1-0-2-2, Bisci 2-2-9-7, Schiavone 3-3-5-9, Baker 0-0-0-0, Bell 1-0-0-2, McCollian 3-0-0-6, TOTALS: 15-7-21-39.

NORTHERN LEHIGH

Follweiler 1-0-0-2, Hamf 1-0-0-2, Eastardi 1-2-2-4, Weil 1-0-0-2, Olewine 0-0-0-0, Tarasas 0-0-0-0, Oertner 5-7-10-17. TOTALS: 9-9-14-27.

Bangor 10 11 8 10 - 39

No Lehigh 4 5 10 8 - 27

Three- pointers: B - Hopkins 2, Bisci 2.

Pen Argyl

-Northwestern

Northwestern held Pen Argyl to ten points or less in every quarter and went on to beat the Green Knights, 40-26 in Colonial League play.

The Tigers' Sara Jones led all scorers with 16 points on the night. Teammates Trista Cunningham added seven.

PEN ARGYL

Presby 0-0-0-0, Clause 0-5-5-5, Firestone 1-0-0-2, Cinelli 3-0-1-6, Frey 0-0-0-0, Mennell 1-0-0-2, Oyer 0-0-0-0, Beckage 3-3-6-11, Smull 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 8-8-12-26.

NORTHWESTERN

Mertz 2-1-2-5, Landrigan 2-1-4-5, Jones 6-4-5-16, Kemmerer 0-0-0-0, Nemes 0-0-0-0, MacLaughlin 0-1-2-1, Heydlauf 0-0-0-0, Shupp 0-0-0-0, Cunningham 3-1-4-7, Dietrich 1-0-0-2, Albright 0-0-0-0, Segan 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 16-8-18-40.

Pen Argyl 4 10 4 8 - 26

Northwestern 6 14 8 12 - 40

Three-Pointers: PA - Beckage 2; N - None.

Palmerton

-Catasauqua

Palmerton jumped out to a 14-2 first quarter lead and never looked back, as the Bombers dominated Colonial League foe Catasauqua 50-15.

Kelsey Hay paced the Bombers with 15 points. Morgan Mummey chipped in with 11, while Jade Farguhar added eight.

The most points Palmerton allowed in a quarter was six in the second frame.

PALMERTON

Hadinger 2-0-0-5, Rickert 1-0-0-2, Alban 0-1-2-1, Ma. Mummey 0-0-0-0, Farquhar 3-1-1-8, Mo. Mummey 5-1-2-11, Graver 0-0-0-0, Meinhart 1-1-4-3, Krupa 1-1-2-3, Snyder 1-0-0-2, Hay 7-1-1-15. TOTALS: 21-6-12-50.

CATASAUQUA

Falko 2-0-0-4, O'Brien 1-2-4-4, Matos 1-0-0-2, Saruba 0-0-0-0, Dweck 1-2-2-5, Sziy 0-0-0-0, Schnabel 0-0-0-0, Contreras 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 5-4-6-15.

Palmerton 14 15 13 8 - 50

Catasauqua 2 6 2 5 - 15

Three-Pointers: P - Hadinger 1, Farquhar 1; C - Dweck 1.

Dieruff

-Pleasant Valley

Kelecia Harris powered Pleasant Valley with a game-high 21 points and helped the Bears pick up a non-conference win over Dieruff, 42-34.

No other player scored more than five points for the locals, as they outscored the Huskies 15-2 in the fourth quarter. Harris had ten of her points in the final frame to lead the Bears back.

DIERUFF

Anderson 1-0-0-3, Gomez 3-2-2-8, Rosario 2-0-0-4, Rivera 0-0-2-0, Ruvolis 1-0-0-2, Moore 3-0-0-6, Salinas 0-0-0-0, Osley 4-0-0-11, Goodwin 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-2-4-34.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Meckes 1-0-0-2, Cisluycis 1-0-0-2, Dekmar 2-0-0-4, Chieffo 2-1-5-5, Harris 9-3-5-21, Miller 1-0-0-2, Dorney 1-1-1-3, Frigiola 1-0-2-2, Craig 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 18-6-15-42.

Dieruff 10 7 15 2 - 34

Pleas. Valley 9 8 10 15 - 42

Three-Pointers: D - Osley 3, Anderson 1; PV - None.

Shenandoah Valley-Tamaqua

Tamaqua held Shenandoah Valley to single-digits in all four quarters and kicked off its season with a 48-26 victory over the Lady Devils.

Tamaqua's Christine Streisel drained four three-pointers on her way to a game-high 20 points, while Kayla Hope added 16 of her own. Maria Stresiel also tallied six points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Lady Raiders.

Ali Semanchik paced Shenandoah with eight points in the loss.

Shenandoah Valley pulled out a 26-20 victory in the JV game.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY

Nieddu 2-0-0-4, Dove 1-0-0-3, Hammer 0-0-0-0, Semanchik 2-4-8-8, Kelly 0-0-0-0, Snitzer 2-0-0-6, Huss 0-0-0-0, Sacco 2-1-2-5. TOTALS: 9-5-10-26.

TAMAQUA

Hope 8-0-1-16, Trainer 0-0-0-0, Kabilko 0-0-0-0, M. Streisel 2-2-5-6, Walker 0-0-0-0, C. Streisel 8-0-1-20, Demetriades 0-0-0-0, V. Solt 0-0-0-0, Valasek 1-0-0-2, A. Solt 1-2-4-4. TOTALS: 20-4-10-48.

Shen. Valley 5 9 4 8 - 26

Tamaqua 11 14 13 10 - 48

Three-Pointers: SV - Snitzer 2, Dove 1; T - C. Streisel 4.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Schuylkill Haven

-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe scored early and often on its way to a 56-30 victory over Schuylkill Haven.

Darius Clark tallied a game-high 17 points for the Olympians (2-1). Teammate Dane Ciavarella added 12.

Jim Thorpe scored 11 or more points in all four quarters.

Haven managed to win the JV game, 45-44.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

Trimboli 0-0-0-0, Bulgis 0-0-0-0, Weiser 0-1-2-1, Webb 2-0-0-4, Lord 1-0-0-2, Moyer 2-3-16-7, Buback 1-0-0-2, Fanelli 0-0-0-0, Springer 0-0-0-0, Elsh 0-0-0-0, Kerschner 7-0-0-14, Jones 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 13-4-18-30.

JIM THORPE

Harleston 0-0-0-0, St. Hill 0-0-0-0, Joyner 1-0-0-2, Moore 2-0-0-4, Gallagher 0-0-0-0, Lynch 3-0-1-7, Ciavarella 5-2-2-12, Freeman 1-0-0-3, Brown 1-0-0-2, Clark 7-3-5-17, Johnson 3-1-3-7, Ennis 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 24-6-11-56.

Schuylkill Haven 12 8 8 2 - 30

Jim Thorpe 17 11 13 15 - 56

Three-Pointers: SH - None; JT - Lynch 1, Freeman 1.

Northwestern

-Pen Argyl

Pen Argyl raced out to a 26-5 halftime lead and cruised to a 46-22 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

Kyle Muller scored 16 points to lead Pen Argyl, while Nick Pipher buried four three-pointers in his 15-point effort.

David Wagner, Jarred Binder and Payton Bachman all scored six points apiece to pace Northwestern.

NORTHWESTERN

Wagner 3-0-0-6, Schuler 0-0-0-0, Hadian 0-0-0-0, Richardson 1-0-0-3, Bittenbender 0-0-0-0, Maher 0-1-2-1, Dorney 0-0-0-0, Rivera 0-0-0-0, Perry 0-0-0-0, Binder 3-0-0-6, Bachman 2-2-4-6, Jenkins 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 9-3-6-22.

PEN ARGYL

Bender 3-0-0-8, Gillette 1-0-0-2, Houck 0-0-0-0, Muller 7-0-3-15, Nied 0-0-0-0, Oyer 2-0-0-4, Pipher 5-2-2-16, Salamone 0-0-0-0, Sisson 0-1-2-1, Wentzell 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 18-3-8-46.

Northwestern 3 2 11 6 - 22

Pen Argyl 10 16 15 5 - 46

Three-Pointers: N - Richardson 1; PA - Pipher 4, Bender 2, Muller 1.

Pleasant Valley-Dieruff

Pleasant Valley let a 12-point halftime lead slip away, as Dieruff outscored the Bears 32-16 in the second half (21-10 in the fourth quarter), en route to a 53-49 non-league victory.

Rasean Jenkins knocked down four three-pointers and scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Huskies, while Joshua Garcia tacked on 13 points.

For Pleasant Valley (2-1), Nick Stanovick and Selwyn Wright both scored 19 points apiece. Stanovick accounted for five three-pointers in the loss.

In the JV game, Dieruff posted a 40-31 victory.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Brown 1-1-3-3, Howard 2-1-2-5, Wright 7-4-5-19, Dekmar 0-0-0-0, Gerolimatos 0-0-0-0, Stanovick 6-2-2-19, Guadagna 1-1-4-3. TOTALS: 17-9-16-49.

DIERUFF

Jenkins 8-2-2-22, Kent 0-0-0-0, Howard 2-1-2-5, Garcia 4-3-5-13, Fuller 1-3-5-5, Hoffman 0-0-0-0, Langenfield 0-0-0-0, Hammond 0-0-0-0, Feliz-Martinez 1-4-4-6, Lee 0-2-4-2. TOTALS: 16-15-22-53.

Pleas.Valley 14 19 6 10 - 49

Dieruff 12 9 11 21 - 53

Three-Pointers: PV - Stanovick 5, Wright 1; D - Jenkins 4, Garcia 2.

Tamaqua

-Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley handed Tamaqua its first loss of the season by a final score of 76-64.

Tamaqua raced out to a 25-15 lead after one quarter, but Shenandoah rallied by outscoring the Blue Raiders (2-1) in the final three quarters.

Thirteen of Tamaqua's 23 field goals where of the three-point variety, with freshman Brett Kosciolek draining six treys on the night.

Kosciolek accounted for 28 points, while Matt Kurek added 11.

Josh Dombrosky was one of four Blue Devils to hit double figures, as the senior netted 13 field goals for a game-high 32 points. Mark Twardzik scored 17, Chris Palubinsky chipped in 12, and Nick Merva added 11 for Shenandoah.

Tamaqua was a 50-38 winner in the JV game behind Zach Wargula's 11 points.

TAMAQUA

Nunemacher 1-0-0-2, Wargula 2-0-0-6, Fegley 2-2-4-7, B. Rottet 2-0-0-6, Frantz 0-0-0-0, Kosciolek 11-0-0-28, Kurek 3-3-4-11, Ty. Skripko 0-0-0-0, Kehl 1-0-0-2, Hartung 0-0-0-0, Krell 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 23-5-8-64.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY

Dombrosky 13-6-7-32, Merva 4-2-2-11, Twardzik 6-4-8-17, Moyer 2-0-1-4, Palubinsky 5-2-4-12, Storm 0-0-0-0, Marconi 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 30-14-22-76.

Tamaqua 25 11 12 16 - 64

Shen. Vy. 15 17 26 18 - 76

Three-Pointers: T - Kosciolek 6, Wargula 2, B. Rottet 2, Kurek 2, Fegley 1; SV - Merva 1, Palubinsky 1.

JUNIOR HIGH

BASKETBALL

FRESHMAN

Tamaqua

- Shenandoah Valley

Tamaqua (1-0) defeated Shenandoah by a final score of 56-16.

Connor Hartung had a game high 10 points for the Raiders while Ernie Shilko and Nate Macdonald added 9 and 8.

8TH GRADE

Wilson

-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley improved to 2-0 with its 35-13 win over Wilson.

Luke Schaffner led the Bears with seven points. Romello Smaltz added six.

Shenandoah Valley-Tamaqua

Tamaqua won its first game of the year, as the Blue Raiders defeated Shenandoah 41-21.

Zach Coleman led Tamaqua with 12 points. Fellow Raider Russ Blaker chipped in with 11.