Mansfield edges Sayre
MANSFIELD - It was a bitter sweet night for Mansfield Wednesday.
They beat Sayre 51-47 to qualify for districts.
But it was a somber day as they recently loss a big fan for the program, Margaret 'Peggy' Berguson. Berguson unexpectedly passed away on Monday and a moment of silence was held in her honor.
She was the mother of four boys who all played for the Tigers and two, Tim and Luke Berguson, would be thousand point scorers. All of her boys, the others being Jeff and Mark, who on hand along with her husband.
"It was kind of an emotional night for the team," Mansfield coach Kipper Burleigh said.
The Redskins led 16-9 after the opening quarter but Mansfield cut it to 27-22 at the half. In the second half the Tigers out scored them 29-20 to secure the win.
Taylor Hillson had 21 points, 12 of them in the fourth quarter, along with seven boards and three steals to lead Mansfield. Sam Rotella added 11 points, three boards, two assists and two steals while Reece Correll had eight points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Bo Burleigh netted five points with nine boards and three steals while Bryce Zaparzynski added four points. Dallas Dziuba rounded out the Mansfield scoring with two.
Sayre was led by Marshall Higley's 14 points while Adam Wampole added 12.
Nick Skerpon chipped in with eight, Nick Sweet and Walter Wampole had four points each while Gabe Nobles and Jeremy Kyc netted two apiece.
Rounding out the scoring was Seth Murrelle with one points and six assists.
Mansfield won the JV game 41-24 behind 14 from Zaparzynski.
The Tigers are at Cowanesque Valley Friday.
Cowanesque Valley 72, North Penn 68, OT
BLOSSBURG - It took extra time but the Indians came out with the win in NTL West boys' basketball action Wednesday.
North Penn went up by two to start the extra period but CV came back with a three to go up by one. North Penn never got the lead again.
Bryant Painter had 24 points to lead while Josh Nudd added 17 and Tyler Melko netted 16. Luke Plummer added six, Brandon Whitesell netted five while Nate Bonham and Dakota Corwin had two points each.
Dayton Wood led the Panthers with 21 while Cody Crum (17 points) and Kaynen Arredondo (15) were also in double figures. Dylan Rudinski netted eight, Brad Brubaker had five while Brandon Carlsen and Jordan Orantes scored one point each.
CV won the JV game.
North Penn is at Towanda Friday.
Wyalusing 50, Northeast Bradford 33
The Rams netted eight threes in their win over the Panthers Wednesday.
Cody Pickett had 14 points to lead Wyalusing while Matt Woodruff netted 13. Jeremy Allyn and Shane Salsman had eight points a piece while Jonah Shotwell added four.
Dylan Bulick rounded out the scoring with three.
Todd Bonin led Northeast with 18 points, eight boards and four blocks while Jordan Goodwin and Shawn Hakes had four points each. Hakes added two assists and three steals while Goodwin pulled down seven rebounds.
Nikolaus Geiser added three while Aaron Pifer and Andy Seeley had two points each.
Wyalusing won the JV game 36-26 behind 11 from Isaac Bennett. Elija Arias led Northeast with nine.
Northeast is at Canton Friday.
Williamson 68, Liberty 33
The Warriors had three players in double figures as they picked up an NTL West boys' win Wednesday.
Troy Adriance had 21 to lead all scorers while Hunter Huyett added 16 and Shea Daley netted 12. Nick Cevette scored eight, Canyon Black added six while Dylan Confer and Josh Bradbury had two points each.
Jon Daley rounded out the scoring with one.
Cody Schmouder and JJ Walker led Liberty with 10 points each. Jacob Spring added six, Kenny Kreger scored four while Dalton Litzelman netted three.
Williamson won the JV game 35-26.
Sullivan County 64, Montgomery 37
Four different Griffins were in double figures as they picked up a Heartland Conference win Wednesday.
Conner Wylie led Sullivan with 16 points and six boards while Derek Wilkins added 14 points. Zach Meyer had 11 points while Kelby Mullen added 10 with seven assists and five boards.
Adam Szklanka netted seven points and eight boards while Jordan Beinlich added four. Bobby Frank chipped in with two to round out the scoring.
Bob Polcrack added six boards for the Griffins.
Sullivan won the JV game 47-19 behind 13 from Beinlich.
The Griffins host Bloomsburg Saturday.