Sabers nip Meteors, BR edges FC

Susquehanna overcame a halftime deficit and staved off Montrose in the fourth quarter to defeat the Meteors 44-42.

Brian Teetsel and Connor Watkins combined for eight points as the Meteors took a 12-10 lead after one. Jonathan Sisler had five for Susquehanna.

The Meteors extended the lead to 23-16 by halftime as Sam Stashko scored four points. Spencer kept the Sabers within striking distance with five points off the bench.

After intermission Susquehanna’s offense got back on track as Sisler and Jakub Tomczyk attacked the basket and converted nine of ten free throws. Montrose pounded the ball into the post where Watkins had five points as Montrose trailed 34-33 heading into the fourth quarter.

Despite shooting 1-5 from the charity stripe Susquehanna was able to withstand another five points from Watkins in the final stanza. The Meteors had their own issues from the line converting only one of six attempts.

Gavin Baker led Susquehanna with 10 points while Sisler and Tomczyk each finished with nine and Beamer added eight.

Watkins paced Montrose with 16 and Stashko added eight and Teetsel had seven.

Blue Ridge got into the win column in league play with a 59-54 win over Forest City as Ben Bleck scored 20 points to lead the Raiders.

With the game tied at 11 heading into the second quarter Blue Ridge kept the Forester offense in check and took a 23-18 lead into intermission.

The Foresters cut the lead to 37-36 after outscoring Blue Ridge 18-14 in the third. The Raiders held on down the stretch converting key free throws.

Aside from Bleck the balanced Raiders received 17 points from Gavin Rosa and 14 from Carson Koehler.

Corey Daniel’s game-high 21 led Forest City and Justin D’Antonio added 13.

A slow offensive start doomed Mountain View in its 52-39 loss to Lackawanna Trail.

The Eagles managed only five first-half field goals and attempted no free throws as the Lions led 19-11 at haltime.

Mountain View was more aggressive in the fourth quarter getting to the strip eight times and converting six but still trailed 32-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final stanza the Eagle offense showed more life as Wyatt Brozonis and Michael Fanelli combined for 12 of Mountain View’s 19 points. However, Trail was 9-11 from the free throw line to thwart any serious challenge.

Brozonis finished with 11 points to lead Mountain View and Fanelli chipped in with 10.

A slow start and a physical disadvantage inside also led to Elk Lake’s demise in a 66-39 loss to Lakeland in a divisional crossover game.

Leading 13-8 after the initial quarter Lakeland outscored the Warriors 18-6 to take control of the game by intermission.

The Chiefs extended the lead to put the game out of reach by outscoring the Warriors 20-10,

Matt Mowry led Elk Lake with 12 points while Brant Marshall added 11 and Tever Graham chipped in with nine.

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