Basketball

Mtn. Lions maul Mifflin County

The Mifflin County boys basketball team started Tuesday night’s Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Division game against Altoona in the Carolina 4-corner offense. Unfortunately, the Huskies don’t have a player to run that offense like Phil Ford, the former Carolina All-American. Altoona ...

Parker helps Tyrone slip past Penns Valley

TYRONE — With less than a minute to play in regulation and the game tied, Tyrone freshman Jaida Parker dribbled past a defender and found herself with plenty of space for a layup. It rimmed out, and Penns Valley — ahead of the Lady Eagles by one game in the Mountain League going into ...

Hileman, Goins key for Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Allison Hileman scored 11 points for Hollidaysburg, which led 19-0 after the first quarter en route to a 60-32 win over Central Mountain Tuesday night in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Tigers (9-5) also got 10 points from Janessa Goins. Hollidaysburg is at ...

Bauman, Francona carry Bulldogs past Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel had four players reach double-figures, including 17 points each for Landon Bauman and Dom Francona in a 66-60 win over Williamsburg Tuesday night in high school boys basketball action. Josiah Dowey scored 15 for the Blue Pirates while Kyle Glass and Alex ...

Lady Lions’ advantage inside leads to big win

By Brian Carson For the Mirror LEWISTOWN — Altoona had too much size for Mifflin County to overcome as the Mountain Lions took control from the opening quarter to hand the Huskies a 68-41 Mid-Penn Conference defeat Tuesday night. The Huskies had no answer for the height and length of ...

Female Athlete of Week: Perea a ‘special and gifted player’

Name: Caranda Perea School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Perea scored 57 points in three Altoona wins. She had 27 in a 73-31 rout of Carlisle, 19 points, including five 3-pointers, in a 57-46 road win over Harrisburg, and ...

Male Athlete of Week: Yingling ‘great example’ for B-A

Name: Mason Yingling School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Yingling had 32 points, five assists and three steals in an 80-60 win over Claysburg-Kimmel and had 40 points, six rebounds and three steals in an 85-62 win over ...

Golden Tigers fight off Dragons

MARTINSBURG — In what has been a mediocre season to date, Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball coach Brad Lear was yearning to see the type of performance that his team put together Monday night. Led by senior guard Sam Servello’s 23 points, the Golden Tigers put three players ...

Lady Tigers battle, but Bokunewicz lifts State

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Playing for the first time in more than a week, the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team put several scares into the defending District 6 Class 6A champion State College girls Monday before falling, 48-41. The Lady Tigers pulled within five just before halftime, trailed by ...

Homan, Guilfoyle defeat Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Trailing 42-40 heading to the fourth quarter, Bishop Guilfoyle pulled away to beat Huntingdon, 64-58, in a non-league high school girls basketball action on Monday. Freshman Leah Homan led the Lady Marauders with 28 points, Sophia Warner scored 11, and Teresa Haigh added ...

Bellwood-Antis boys go OT to knock off Penns Valley

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis overcame a six-point halftime deficit to edge Penns Valley, 63-54, in overtime in high school boys basketball action on Monday. Mason Yingling led the Blue Devils with 18 points, Nathan Wolfe scored 16 — all in the second half — and Zach Mallon added 14. It was ...

‘Bench’mark season: With full roster, Tussey girls’ outlook much better

EVERETT — Last Wednesday, the Tussey Mountain girls basketball program played a tripleheader of junior high, junior varsity and varsity games on the road against Sideling Hill and Inter-County Conference South rival Everett. This is a normal occurrence for a lot of girls basketball programs ...

Ridge girls’ win one of several surprises so far

A recent basketball score resulted in a couple of calls to the office asking if the Mirror may have had the score reversed when the Chestnut Ridge girls defeated Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, 52-51, on Jan. 9. The score was correct and is just one of many surprises so far this basketball season ...

Altoona gets some revenge

Almost exactly one month ago, the Altoona girls basketball team lost by 11 at Central Dauphin. The second meeting between the two teams went much for the Lady Lions. Altoona got 22 points and 14 rebounds from Bridgid Fox in a 54-35 win over the Lady Rams Friday at the AAHS ...

Healthy Ruggery comes up big in BG rout

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s standout senior guard, Luke Ruggery, missed playing time for most of the month of December with a back injury. Three weeks into January, Ruggery is completely healthy, and he’s making opposing teams feel ill at ease. Ruggery — who is headed to ...

Lions win at Central Dauphin

HARRISBURG — P.J. Charles had a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds as Altoona knocked off Central Dauphin, 62-59, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. Altoona (5-8) trailed 18-14 after one quarter, but cut that lead to two at halftime, 33-31. Tyler Robinson had 12 ...

Tigers’ offensive woes continue

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — In most sports, you don’t win unless you can score. The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers had trouble putting the ball in the basket Friday night and suffered a 39-32 loss to visiting Richland at the HAHS gym. “We couldn’t throw one in the ...

McDannell picks up valuable face time for Huskies

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — Superheroes often wear masks, but Tristan McDannell must be more of a Bruce Wayne type of guy. The 5-foot-8 inch junior broke his nose recently and has been playing with the protective shield for the past four games, but Friday ...

Miller sparks Lady Cats past Mounties

HUNTINGDON — Kynnedy Miller scored a team-high 17 points to lead Huntingdon to a 49-44 win over Philipsburg-Osceola Friday night in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Bearcats (9-3) also got 14 points from Allie Troup and 13 from Kait McElroy. P-O (5-8), down 22-19 at ...

Juniata Valley gets defensive in rout of C-K

ALEXANDRIA — Back on Dec. 19, Juniata Valley escaped Claysburg-Kimmel’s gym with a four-point victory as it hit a few free throws down the stretch to seal it. Thursday night, the rematch was on the Lady Hornets’ home floor, and rather than wait until the end, JV put the proverbial ...