Youth pulled Elk Lake through in a thrilling 48-45 win over Lakeland in a Lackawanna League Division III/IV Crossover game.
Freshman Lily Decker was fouled on a drive to the basket with 1:30 to go to give the Lady Warriors the lead; and classmate Katie Jones sunk a pair of free throws down the stretch to seal the win. The victory was Elk Lake’s third win in four days for Elk Lake.
Elk Lake jumped out to an early lead gaining a four point lead after the first quarter behind Maddie Tewksbury’s 6 and 4 from Mercedes Zajaczkowski.
Both teams struggled in the second quarter but Lakeland cut the lead to trail by three at the half.
In the third, Elk Lake came out and took control of the game. Tamara Voda scored 11 points and Zajaczkowski added 8 as the Lady Warriors took a 38-29 lead over the Lady Chiefs heading into the fourth.
Lakeland mounted a comeback as Colby White scored 8 of her team-high 14 in the fourth quarter to knot the score before Decker’s heroics.
Voda led Elk Lake with 17 and Zajaczkowski finished with 16. Tewksbury grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked 7 shots.
Susquehanna capped its week with an exhibition game Saturday against highly regarded Dallas in a game of runs.
The Lady Sabers jumped out to a first quarter lead as Mackenzie Steele scored 7 points.
Dallas roared back in the second quarter outscoring Susquehanna 17-9.
Kirk Fallon’s troops reversed things in the third and outscored Dallas 17-9. Taylor Huyck buried two treys and scored 8 points to lead the charge. Steele chimed in with 7.
But Susquehanna went cold in the fourth quarter and the Lady Mountaineers held them to one free throw by Steele, while Bella Hill scored 9 and Julia Kocher scored 6 to lead a Dallas comeback win.
Steele finished with 17 and Huyck had 15 to pace Susquehanna.
Earlier in the week, Susquehanna shutout Montrose in the first quarter and outscored the Lady Meteors in two of the final three quarters to earn their third win over Montrose this season.
Susquehanna jumped out to 7-0 lead as their defense stifled the Montrose attack.
The offenses came alive in the second quarter with each team having a balanced attack and the Lady Sabers taking a 21-12 lead into halftime.
Montrose outscored Susquehanna 7-6 in the third quarter to cut into the lead but couldn’t muster enough in the fourth and fell 36-25.
Steele led the Susquehanna attack with 11 points; Huyck added 9; and McKenzie Rhone chipped in with 8. McKenzie Reeves scored 10, including a pair of threes to lead Montrose.
Mt. View 60
Lack. Trail 32
Mountain View stayed on Susquehanna’s heels in division play outscoring Lackawanna Trail during the middle quarters on their way to a 60-32 victory.
Tied at six after one quarter, Sydney Newhart took over in the second scoring 11 of her team-high 14 in the stanza as the Lady Eagles outscored Trail, 21-9.
Mountain View didn’t trail off in the third. Morgan Hammond and Abby Neri combined for 8 points and the Lady Eagles put the game out of reach with an 18-6 quarter.
Aside from Newhart’s 14, Devin Burney chipped in with 13 and Hammond finished with 12 for Mt. View.
Forest City 49
Blue Ridge 31
In a matchup of one-win teams Forest City used a fast start to dispatch Blue Ridge, 49-31.
The Lady Foresters jumped out to a 15-5 first quarter lead and, despite the Blue Ridge offense coming alive, took a 27-15 lead into intermission.
Forest City put the game out of reach with a 10-6 third. Sarah Korty led Forest City with 14 points. Maggie Kowalewski and Bella Pliska each scored 12. Blue Ridge was led by Alexis Park’s 9 points and Danielle Goff and Ashley Torres added 7 each.
Mt. View 48
Blue Ridge 34
Mountain View used a surge in the second quarter to distance itself from Blue Ridge in a 48-34 victory over the Lady Raiders.
The Lady Eagles led 14-12 after one quarter and then held Blue Ridge to 2 points in the second to take control of the game and lead 26-14 at the half.
Blue Ridge cut the lead to 7 by the end of the third quarter after out scoring Mountain View 12-7. However, Regan Cameron iced the game from the free throw line as Mountain View outscored Blue Ridge 15-8 for the final outcome.
Cameron led Mountain View with 18 points and Newhart finished with 13. Ashley Torres led Blue Ridge with 13.
While freezing temperatures cancelled most games Thursday, Blue Ridge and Susquehanna kept the heat running as the hosted Montrose and Elk Lake, respectively.
The Lady Raiders gained the early advantage on Montrose leading 6-5 after one quarter.
Montrose bounced back in the second quarter outscoring Blue Ridge 12-5 to take a 17-11 halftime lead.
The Lady Meteors extended the advantage in the third but a late Blue Ridge run including back-to-back short corner jumpers from Kara Wdoiak, enabled the Raiders to cut into the lead with 40 seconds left to play.
But Montrose sealed the win as Tangi Smith hit two free throws to cement the victory.
Elk Lake 33
Susquehanna halted Elk Lake’s three-game win streak as the Lady Sabers prevailed 48-33 at home.
Susquehanna jumped out to a 14-6 lead as Steele and Bethany Maby combined for a dozen first half points and extended the lead to 23-15 by intermission.
The Lady Sabers put the game out of reach behind Huyck, who scored 8 of her team-high 15 in the second half. Maby finished with 12 and Steel had 11.
Voda paced Elk Lake with 18 and Zajaczkowki added 8.
Forest City 36
Lack. Trail 29
Forest City earned its second win of the week with a 36-29 win over Trail. Korty again led the way with 14 points and Pleska added 12.
Mt. View 27
Mountain View fell in its third meeting with Riverside of the year in a Division III/IV crossover game.
The Lady Eagles fell behind early on its way to a 71-27 drubbing by the Lady Vikes. Cameron led the way with 9 points for Mountain View.