Lewisburg knocks out Shamokin for 2nd consecutive year

Feb. 29—DANVILLE — Maddy Moyers chose an appropriate time to come alive.

After scoring only three points in the first half, Moyers turned it around with 15 points during the final 16 minutes. Moyers' game-high 18 points helped propel Lewisburg to its second consecutive PIAA state berth with a 48-42 win over Shamokin in a District Class 4A girls consolation game on Wednesday at the McCloskey Center.

It was also the second year in a row that the Green Dragons ended the Indians' season in the consolation round. Lewisburg (15-10) will now take on North Schuylkill (20-4), which finished third in District 11, in a state preliminary game.

"We all really wanted to win — we didn't want basketball season to end today and we're all just super excited that we got the win," Moyers said.

Lewisburg had to rally twice — once in each half. Shamokin (19-6) led 38-33 in the fourth, but Moyers scored five consecutive points to knot it up. After Ally Waugh scored off a baseline-cut to the basket to give the Indians a 42-40 lead, Lewisburg ended the game on an 8-0 run. Shamokin went scoreless during the final 2:30 of the game.

After Waugh's basket, Addy Wuerdeman splashed a 3-pointer to give the Green Dragons a one-point lead that it never relinquished. Lewisburg sealed it with three free throws by Teagan Osunde and two more from Moyers.

"The girls didn't quit," said Lewisburg coach Brent Sample. "They have a no-quit mentality, and I think it definitely showed tonight. Last Saturday, we were down 16-0 to Central Columbia and we came back, so the girls know they can come back from these situations. I'd like them to play a full 32 minutes and not get down, but it was a really good team effort."

Shamokin led 22-13 in the second quarter, but the Green Dragons ended the half on a 10-0 run. Ava Motto's putback gave Lewisburg a 23-22 lead heading into the locker room. Shamokin failed to score a point during the last five minutes of the half.

Osunde was right behind Moyers with 17 points. The Indians struggled to contain Osunde in the post as she earned five goals and finished 7-of-8 at the line.

"She did a really good job in the post, and a really good job moving in and out because they were really collapsing on her in their zone," Sample said. "So she was able to find her shooters Maddy and Addy outside for some 3-pointers."

Moyers connected on 4 3-pointers while Wuerdeman added a pair.

Delilah Nazih led the Indians with 13 points while Waugh also landed in double figures with 11. Gabby Rapp added nine points.

Since Shamokin ended its season Wednesday, its two seniors, Waugh and Carly Nye, have played in their final game with the program.

"Those are high-quality of student-athletes that you're gonna find anywhere," said Shamokin coach Chris Venna. "I was saddened that their season came to an end, their careers came to end, but I wanted to know that what they've given to our program and the role-modeling that they've done for the younger girls is top-notch. They're class-acts both of them."

Line Mountain ends season

DANVILLE — The Line Mountain boys basketball team struggled from the start in its 62-49 loss to Northwest in a District 4 Class 2A consolation game in the nightcap at the McCloskey Center.

The Rangers raced out to a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Eagles didn't get on the board until the 7:16 mark of the second when Chase Shutt banked in a shot.

The Rangers led 23-10 at halftime and 42-22 after three quarters. However, the Eagles (12-14) outscored the Rangers 27-20 during the final eight minutes.

"We just picked them up man-to-man, and got some traps, got some turnovers," said Line Mountain coach Pjay Hunsberger. "I just wish we could play with that same intensity all the time."

Josh Miner led the Rangers with 22 points, which included four shots from deep. Ryan Miner and Tucker Crawford added 18 and 12 points, respectively.

Aiden Tressler paced the Eagles with 14 points while Nick Snyder and Cameron Malafi registered 10 apiece. Shutt ended the night with eight points.

Now that its season has come to end, Line Mountain's five seniors ended their careers on Wednesday: Snyder, Tressler, Shutt, Quinn Dunkelberger and Evan Swinehart.





Lewisburg (15-10) 48

Maddy Moyers 5 4-4 18; Teagan Osunde 5 7-8 17; Addy Wuerdeman 2 0-2 6; Addy Shedleski 2 1-2 5; Ava Motto 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 12-16 48.

3-point goals: Moyers 4, Wuerdeman 2.

Did not score: Sydney Bolinsky, Faridah Aboueid.

Shamokin (19-6) 42

Delilah Nazih 5 3-3 13; Ally Waugh 4 3-3 11; Gabby Rapp 2 4-4 9; Carly Nye 2 0-0 5; Gabby Venna 1 0-0 3; Ana Wetzel 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 11-12 42.

3-point goals: Nye, Venna, Rapp.

Did not score: Ava Bonshock.

Score by quarters

Lewisburg;9;14;10;15 — 48

Shamokin;14;8;11;9 — 42




Northwest (22-3) 62

Josh Miner 7 4-5 22; Ryan Miner 7 3-4 18; Tucker Crawford 5 2-2 12; Brady Shea 2 0-0 5; Jace McCoy 2 0-0 4; Garret Bau 0 1-2 1; Ben Foley 0 0-2 0. Totals 23 10-15 62.

3-point goals: J. Miner 4, R. Miner, Shea.

Did not score: Foley, Adam Chonko, Billy Johns, Paul Voyton.

Line Mountain (12-14) 49

Aiden Tressler 6 0-2 14; Nick Snyder 4 0-0 10; Cameron Malafi 4 0-0 10; Chase Shutt 4 0-0 8; Kaiden Maurer 2 0-0 5; Joe Spang 0 2-5 2. Totals 20 2-7 49.

3-point goals: Snyder 2, Tressler 2, Malafi 2, Maurer.

Did not score: Ace Witmer, Quinn Dunkelberger, Kaden Derck.

Score by quarters

Northwest;10;13;19;20 — 62

Line Mountain;0;10;12;27 — 49