Montrose avenges tourney title loss

Montrose avenged its Christmas Tournament championship game loss to Blue Ridge to claim a 58-51 win in the opening game of the regular Division IV season at home on Friday night.
Jacob Peck scored 21 points to lead the Meteors. Devin Nash added 11 points for Montrose.
Jeff Morris scored 19 points for the No. 9 ranked Blue Ridge and Mike Allen had 14 points.
The Raiders currently have a 6-3 record and are a top five overall team in the league this year in the Lackawanna League’s Class AA.
The team has seen some high and low points in recent weeks as they are coming off of a disappointing 58-51 loss to the Montrose Meteors on Friday night.
The Raiders have eight seniors on the varsity squad this season which is one of the reasons as to why they are such a strong team.
One of those seniors, Nicholas Folk, believes the Raiders recent loss was partially their own fault.
“We beat ourselves the first half,” Folk said, “but they were able to hold us off and play tough the second half while we mounted a comeback.”
The Raiders started slow after the tip off, missing numerous lay-ups and easy baskets that would come back to haunt them in their recent 58-51 loss.
“We need to come out faster and put the pressure on the other team,” Folk said. “We can’t continue to be the team that fights back in the second half. We need to be able to score quickly on offensive while getting key stops on defense to keep the momentum on our side throughout the entirety of the game.”
While their recent loss was a tough one to swallow, the Raiders are proud of their season so far, such as the Christmas Tournament that the Raiders won over the winter break. The Raiders defeated some tough teams, including Elk Lake and Montrose, to take the tournament crown.
“It was definitely exciting to win the tournament and we were proud of how we came together as a team so quickly to pull out two wins against two teams that we knew would be tough,” he said.
MV coach gets 1st win
Mountain View 62
Northeast Bradford 46
At Mountain View, Matt Lavin and Kyle Streich each scored 20 points to give Eagles’ coach Joe Gibbons his first career win, 62-46, over Northeast Bradford, on Saturday.
Alex Showalter added 10 points for Mountain View.
But the Eagles fell to Elk Lake on Friday evening, 53-47.
Ben Woolcock scored 18 points to lead the Warriors in the win.
Reirdan Reyan added 11 points for the winners.
Matt Lavin scored 19 points for Mountain View and Kyle Streich had 12.
Jared Paulin had eight points for Forest City in a 56-37 loss to Lackawanna Trail.
Tyler Williams scored 25 points for Susquehanna and Mason Deakin added 10 in a 62-56 loss to Lakeland in a Division III-IV crossover game on Friday.

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