Tamaqua picked up victories in boys and girls basketball to highlight Thursday's scholastic sports action.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Three players hit double figures as Tamaqua escaped with a 50-47 Schuylkill League Division I win at North Schuylkill.

The win snapped an eight-game losing streak against North Schuylkill dating back to 2005 for the Raiders (4-9 overall, 1-5 league).

Mike Streisel led a trio of Blue Raider double digit scorers with a 13-point performance. Spencer Bennett and Jake Fegley followed with 11 and 10 respectively.

TAMAQUA

Bachert 1-0-0-2, Fegley 4-1-3-10, Streisel 6-0-1-13, Bennett 4-1-3-11, Lakitsky 3-0-0-9, Kurek 0-0-0-0, Ansbach 2-1-1-5, Reinhardt 2-1-1-5. TOTALS: 20-3-10-50.

NORTH SCHUYLKILL

Rakowsky 3-1-2-9, Motsney 0-0-0-0, Meyer 2-0-0-4, Chernewski 1-0-1-2, Cicioni 1-0-0-3, Skinner 3-2-7-9, Damiter 0-0-0-0, McCloskey 6-4-4-16, Walsh 1-0-0-2, Kovach 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 18-7-14-47.

Tamaqua 15 11 10 14 - 50

North Schuylkill 7 16 12 12 - 47

Three-pointers: Tamaqua - Lakitsky 3, Bennett 2, Streisel 1, Fegley 1; NS - Rakowsky 2, Cicioni 1, Skinner 1.

Marian-Tri-Valley

A fourth-quarter rally fell just short as Marian dropped a 51-49 Schuylkill League game to Tri-Valley.

The Colts, who played without leading scorer Chris Barletta, got a huge game from Ryan Gimbi, who had game-high totals of 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Teammate Dominic Richards added 10 points.

Marian falls to 11-4 overall and 5-2 in the league. Tri-Valley improves to 10-1 overall and 6-1 in league play.

Marian took the JV game, 54-41. Eric Swankoski had 17 points and Alden Whah chipped in 12 for the Colts.

MARIAN

Swankoski 0-0-0-0, Whah 0-0-0-0, Keer 2-1-2-6, Karnish 1-0-0-3, Pilla 0-0-0-0, Ryba 0-0-0-0, Martin 1-2-2-5, Julian 0-0-0-0, Gimbi 8-3-7-20, Da. Richards 0-0-0-0, Do. Richards 5-0-2-10, Agosti 2-1-4-5. TOTALS: 19-7-17-49.

TRI-VALLEY

Bruso 1-0-0-2, Wasilus 1-0-0-2, Coleman 1-0-5-2, Snyder 4-2-3-12, Wert 5-3-4-15, Troutman 2-4-4-8, Strohecker 3-4-4-10. TOTALS: 17-13-20-51.

Marian 10 5 15 19 - 49

Tri-Valley 9 14 17 12 - 51

Three-pointers: Marian - Keer 1, Karnish 1, Martin 1, Gimbi 1; Tri-Valley - Snyder 2, Wert 2.

Saucon Vy.-Northwestern

Saucon Valley opened the flood gates early and never looked back on its way to a 70-30 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

The Tigers' Andrew Rivera finished with a team-high 13 points.

SAUCON VALLEY

Clark 4-0-1-8, Figueroa 4-2-2-11, Kowalski 1-0-0-2, Mosher 2-1-2-6, Redding 3-0-0-6, Heffelfinger 1-1-2-3, Frans 7-2-2-16, Kennedy 4-1-2-9, Okken 1-0-0-2, Robinson 0-0-0-0, Hough 1-0-0-2, Remaley 2-0-0-5, Poli 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 30-7-11-70.

NORTHWESTERN

L. Rivera 0-0-0-0, A. Rivera 6-1-2-13, Bachman 2-2-4-8, Ettl 0-0-0-0, Maher 0-0-0-0, Dorney 0-0-0-0, M. Rivera 1-0-0-2, Williams 0-0-0-0, Storm 1-2-2-4, Cunningham 0-0-0-0, Richardson 0-1-2-1, Danner 0-2-2-2. TOTALS: 10-8-12-30.

Saucon Valley 23 22 19 6 - 70

Northwestern 13 6 7 4 - 30

Three-pointers: SV - Figueroa 1, Mosher 1, Remaley 1; NW - Bachman 2.

Weatherly-Minersville

Minersville used a big third quarter to run away with a 57-28 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Weatherly.

The Wreckers' Kyle Harris netted a team-high seven points.

Weatherly slips to 2-13 overall and 0-8 in the league.

In the JV game, Minersville scored a 29-24 win. Joe Haganay led the Wreckers with seven points.

WEATHERLY

Rowan 0-0-0-0, Weichman 0-0-0-0, Ormiston 0-0-0-0, Lash 0-0-0-0, C. Wallish 1-0-0-2, Holrigl 0-0-0-0, Reiner 2-0-0-5, Haganay 2-0-2-5, Walton 1-1-3-3, G. Wallish 3-0-0-6, Palermo 0-0-0-0, Harris 1-5-6-7. TOTALS: 10-6-11-28.

MINERSVILLE

C. Murphy 1-0-0-2, Whitman 0-0-0-0, Hollen 1-0-0-2, Weachock 2-2-4-6, Melochick 4-0-0-8, Kopinetz 4-0-0-8, Dixon 4-0-0-12, King 5-2-4-12, W. Murphy 0-0-0-0, Haney 0-0-0-0, Polisnky 1-0-0-2, Bingaman 1-0-0-2, Brophy 0-2-2-2, Fedornak 0-1-2-1. TOTALS: 23-7-12-57.

Weatherly 7 3 8 10 - 28

Minersville 16 7 22 12 - 57

Three-pointers: Weatherly - Reiner 1, Haganay 1; Minersville - Dixon 4.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Moravian Acad.-Tamaqua

Despite playing without leading scorer Amy Zehner, who sat out with a foot injury, Tamaqua remained undefeated with a 63-46 non-league victory over visiting Moravian Academy.

The Lady Raiders (13-0) rallied from a 10 point first quarter deficit, outscoring the Lions 39-14 in the middle periods.

Allie Updike (23 points, 13 rebounds) and Kayla Hope (10 points, 10 rebounds) each had double-doubles for the Raiders. Cassie Eroh finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.

Tamaqua won the JV game 35-9 behind 14 points from Amanda Solt.

MORAVIAN ACADEMY

Blair 1-0-0-2, Stone 7-0-0-16, Ruebeck 2-0-2-5, Redles 0-0-0-0, Steen 6-0-2-13, Burgess 3-0-0-6, Sutton 0-0-0-0, Hess 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 21-0-4-46.

TAMAQUA

Hope 5-0-1-10, Trainer 0-0-0-0, Kabilko 0-0-0-0, Streisel, M. 1-2-2-4 Walker 0-0-0-0, Streisel, C. 1-0-0-2, Eroh 7-1-1-15, Wagner 0-0-0-0, Updike 8-7-10-23, Urban 0-0-0-0, Wallace 2-1-5-5, Solt 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 26-11-18-63.

Moravian Academy 16 6 8 16 - 46

Tamaqua 10 14 25 14 - 63

Three-point goals: T-None; MA-Stone 2, Ruebeck-1, Steen-1.

Northwestern-Saucon Vy.

A 23-point fourth quarter helped Northwestern pull away from Saucon Valley for a 57-44 Colonial League victory.

Sara Jones paced the Tigers (5-8; 4-5) with 17-points. Kaleen Suter hit double figures with 13 points.

NORTHWESTERN

Gulick 2-1-2-7, Landrigan 1-2-2-4, Groller 2-0-4-4, Jones 5-7-9-17, Suter 3-6-6-13, Kemmerer 0-0-0-0, MacLaughlin 1-0-0-2, Shoemaker 0-0-0-0, Cunningham 2-1-2-5, Everett 1-0-0-3, Albright 1-0-0-2. TOTALS:

SAUCON VALLEY

Polgar 4-2-2-13, Weeks 1-0-0-3, Schreder 0-1-2-1, Marri 0-0-1-0, Van Buren 3-4-6-10, Feher 0-2-6-2, Wean 2-1-2-6, Laub 0-0-0-0, Mowrey 3-3-4-9. TOTALS:

Northwestern 14 11 9 23 - 57

Saucon Valley 7 6 16 15 - 44

Three-pointers: NW - Gulick 2, Suter 1, Everett 1; SV - Polgar 3, Weeks 1, Wean 1.

WRESTLING

Wilson-Palmerton

Palmerton won the last four bouts to post a 39-27 Colonial League victory over Wilson.

The win was the fourth straight for the Bombers, who improved to 6-2 in league play.

Trailing 27-21, Andrew Strauss started the Palmerton run with a 5-2 decision at 171, Jarrett Kleintop won by a 7-2 decision at 189, Kane Kralik won by forfeit at 215 and first-year wrestler Skyler Rosenberry sealed the win with a :53 fall at 285.

Palmerton 39, Wilson 27

103 - Mike Veres (W) won by forfeit

112 - Josh Evans (P) dec. Jaryd Flank, 5-0

119 - Dillon Masington (P) dec. Anthony Calantoni, 9-4

125 - Sam Oberlander (P) won by forfeit

130 - Zakeri Cascioli (W) pinned J.D. Christman in :56

135 - Joseph Bubble (P) dec. Brandon Mayberry, 9-7 (OT)

140 - Cody Grohotolski (P) pinned Kenny Krasenics in :36

145 - Kyle Kilpatrick W) dec. Travis Wolfe, 6-1

152 - Billy Christenson (W) won by forfeit

160 - Sam Veres (W) pinned Cody Silfies in 1:22

171 - Andrew Strauss (P) dec. Don Jacangelo, 5-2

189 - Jarrett Kleintop (P) dec. Dennis Corrado, 7-2

215 - Kane Kralik (P) won by forfeit

285 - Skyler Rosenberry (P) pinned Nick Fischer in :53

Pen Argyl-No. Lehigh

Pen Argyl won some close middle weight bouts to come out on top with a 45-20 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Ty Herzog recorded the Bulldogs' lone fall of the match at 152. Lucas Dise (119) and Zane Heller (125) added major decisions.

In the Junior High match, Northern Lehigh grabbed a 46-27 win over Pen Argyl.

Pen Argyl 45, Northern Lehigh 20

103 - Matt Williams (PA) pinned Zach Leiby in :36

112 - Jamie Welsh (PA) won by forfeit

119 - Lucas Dise (NL) major dec. Ryan Lobb, 11-1

125 - Zane Heller (NL) major dec. Steve Burriesci, 12-2

130 - Jarett Stoelzl (PA) dec. Kyle Baumann, 11-7

135 - Mike Racciato (PA) pinned Austin Stevens in 1:50

140 - Luciano Burriesci (PA) dec. Nikko Stevens in OT, 2-1

145 - Rex Lutz (PA) dec. Connor Hedash in OT, 4-2

152 - Ty Herzog (NL) pinned Jeff Holden in 4:54

160 - Dylan Hofmann (NL) dec. JD Rabenold, 4-3

171 - Tyler Horn (PA) pinned Danny Marsh in 1:58

189 - Colin Hedash (NL) dec. Ryan Barry, 11-5

215 - Dylan Evans (PA) pinned Brody Minnich in 1:44

285 - Kirby Mutton (PA) won by forfeit

Jr.R HIGH BASKETBALL

8th Grade

Pleasant Vy.-PM East

Pleasant Valley defeated Pocono Mountain East, 44-23.

Isaiah Johnson led the Bears (8-0) with 14 points.

Tamaqua-St. Clair

Tamaqua cruised to a 46-11 victory over St. Clair.

Brett Kosciolek led the Blue Raiders with 12 points. Bo Rottet and Zach Wargula added nine points apiece.

7th Grade

Tamaqua-St. Clair

Matt Minchhoff's 14 points led Tamaqua to a 31-19 win over St. Clair.