Wreckers, Lady Panthers suffer setbacks
The Weatherly boys and Panther Valley girls both dropped basketball tournament games on Monday.
Tom Fenney TourneyWeatherly-Lack. Trail
The Wreckers had their hands full on the holidays, as they dropped a 63-26 decision to Lackawanna Trail in the opening night of the Tom Feeney Tournament.
The locals were outscored 43-9 by halftime, as LT cruised the remainder of the way for the non-league win.
Leading the winners in scoring were David Boslough and Steve Miller with 14 points apiece.
Meanwhile, Weatherly was led by Kyle Harris' eight points.
The Wreckers will return to action tonight at 6 pm in the consolation contest.
Rowen 1-0-0-2, Coll 0-0-0-0, Weichman 0-0-0-0, Ormiston 0-1-4-1, Stallone 0-0-0-0, Wallish 0-0-0-0, Hollrigal 0-0-0-0, Reiner 0-2-3-2, Haganey 2-1-4-5, Walton 0-1-2-1, G. Wallish 2-3-4-7, Palermo 0-0-0-0, Harris 2-4-4-8. TOTALS: 7-12-21-26.
Mecke 1-0-0-2, Boslough 5-0-0-14, Holmes 1-0-0-2, Sweppenhiser 3-1-2-8, Mason Mecke 4-0-0-8, Locher 2-2-4-7, Walsh 1-0-0-2, Miller 5-4-6-14, Kwiakonski 1-0-0-3, Swimuleski 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 24-7-12-63.
Weatherly 4 5 10 7 - 26
Opponent 14 29 14 6 - 63
Three pointers: W - none; LT - Boslough 4, Sweppenhiser, Locher, Kwiakonski, Swimuleski.
Panther Valley-Mahanoy A.
The Lady Panthers hung tough early on, but a big second quarter by the Lady Bears made the difference, as Mahanoy Area decided the win, as they hosted the James Rhoades Tournament, 44-33.
Mahanoy got a big game from Mandy Stykt, as she poured in a game-high 19 points, while teammate Taylor Finreran added eleven.
For PV, Sam Zlock was the sole local in doubles with eleven in the losing effort.
The Lady Panthers will play this evening at the same site against Shenandoah Valley at 5 pm.
Blasko 0-0-2-0, Kehrli 0-0-0-0, Phillips 0-0-0-0, Thomas 2-0-0-4, Rice 0-2-2-2, Markovich 3-0-0-6, Cullen 2-0-0-6, Cunfer 2-0-0-4, Sam Zlock 4-3-7-11. TOTALS: 13-5-11-33.
Kane 0-0-2-0, Mandy Stykt 8-2-6-19, Davidson 1-2-2-4, Taylor Finreran 4-3-7-11, Rosas 0-4-6-4, Heintzelman 0-3-4-3, Swokel 0-3-4-3. TOTALS: 13-17-31-44.
Panther Valley 10 6 6 11 - 33
Mahanoy Area 13 13 5 13 - 44
Three pointers: PV - Cullen 2; MA - Stykt.
Kaleen Suter scored 16 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to give the Lady Tigers a 49-44 win over the Crimson tide.
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JR. HIGH BASKETBALL
Tamaqua defeated Pine Grove, 46-29.
The Blue Raiders were led by Adam Bates' 14 points. Cesare Picone added eight points.
Blue Mountain edged Tamaqua for a 53-29 victory.
Chris Hartung led the Blue Raiders (4-2 overall) with seven points, while Adam Bates added six.
Pleasant Valley routed Palisades, 44-24.
Isaiah Johnson led the way for the Bears (4-0) with 14 points. Elijah Gonzalez added 11.
Tamaqua downed North Schuylkill, 37-28.
Zach Wargula and Bo Rottet led the Blue Raiders with 14 and nine points respectively.
Tamaqua improved to 6-0 on the season with a 56-22 win over Schuylkill Haven.
The Blue Raiders' Bo Rottet finished with 13 points, while Brett Kosciolek chipped in with 10.
North Schuylkill topped Tamaqua, 43-16.
Zach Coleman had six points to lead the Blue Raiders.
Schuylkill Haven edged Tamaqua, 39-32.
Matt Minchhoff was tops for the Raiders with 13.