Lady Sabers stretch divisional lead

Susquehanna used an early advantage in the confines of home to defeat upstart Montrose 49-36 to maintain its lead in the division standings.

Taylor Huyck struck from deep twice and Megan Kiernan had four points to lead a balanced attack to a 16-3 first quarter lead as the Lady Sabers held Montrose to a lone three pointer from Chalice Guyette.

Ciara Hundley and Tangi Smith combined for nine points as the Lady Meteors climbed back into the game but Susquehanna still maintained a double-digit lead, 25-15 going into halftime behind six points from Makenzie Steele.

Susquehanna extended the lead in the third quarter as Huyck and Makenzie Heath combined for nine points and the Lady Sabers led 36-23 going into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter Huyck scored seven points and offset eight points from Mia Snyder to thwart any ideas of a rally from Montrose.

Huyck finished with 17 points to lead Susquehanna while Steele chipped in with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Heath added nine while Kiernan posted eight for the winners. Snyder led Montrose with 14 points including four three-pointers.

At Tunnel Hill Mountain View doubled its score in the third quarter and rode the momentum to a 60-50 win over Lackawanna Trail.

Mountain View jumped out early with a 12-9 first quarter lead behind Regan Cameron and Morgan Hammond who combined for eight points.

Trail surged back in the second quarter to take the lead 23-21 at halftime.

After intermission Freshman Taylor Neri exploded for nine points and Cameron chipped in with seven as the Lady Eagles regained the lead outscoring Trail 24-8.

In the final stanza Neri and Hammond combined for 11 points to help salt the game away.

Cameron led Mountain View with 16 points while Hammond finished with 15 and Neri added 14 points.

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