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Local Roundup: Results from Feb. 8

Published February 09. 2019 12:10AM

The Jim Thorpe girls defeated Saucon Valley Friday night to finish the regular season undefeated.

Elsewhere, the Marian boys and girls picked up wins.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jim Thorpe-Saucon Valley

Jim Thorpe capped an undefeated regular season with a 65-45 non-league win over Saucon Valley.

Skyler Searfoss tallied a career-high 31 points and eight assists as the Olympians finished the regular season 22-0. Olivia Smelas added 12 points and 14 rebounds.

Ally Frace scored 22 points for the Panthers (2-20).

JIM THORPE

Richards 2-1-2-6, Scott 2-0-2-4, Snisky 0-0-0-0, Berger 0-0-2-0, Hurley 1-0-0-3, Searfoss 12-7-11-31, Smelas 5-2-6-12, Solt 1-0-0-2, Rosahac 0-0-0-0, Craigie 2-3-6-7. TOTALS: 25-13-28-65.

SAUCON VALLEY

Naiburg 2-2-5-7, Medei 2-2-2-6, Soltysiak 0-0-0-0, K. Kramer 3-1-1-7, Frace 7-2-2-22, J. Riefenstahl 1-1-2-3, Williams 0-0-0-0, Cyphers 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 15-8-13-45.

Jim Thorpe 20 18 13 14 - 65

Saucon Valley 7 16 7 15 - 45

Three-pointers: Jim Thorpe - Richards 1, Hurley 1. Saucon Valley - Frace 6, Naiburg 1.

Marian-Minersville

Marian closed its regular season on a seven-game winning streak after defeating Minersville, 35-27, in a Schuylkill League contest.

Emily Shaud scored a game-high 17 points for the Fillies, who improved to 19-3 overall and 11-2 in the league.

The winners trailed at halftime but outscored their opponents by a 20-9 margin over the final two quarters.

Julia Kreisl chipped in with eight points.

MARIAN

Kreisl 4-0-0-8, Shaud 5-6-9-17, Digris 0-0-0-0, Alansky 0-0-2-0, Murray 0-0-0-0, Schwabe 3-0-0-6, McClafferty 2-0-0-4. TOTALS: 14-6-11-35.

MINERSVILLE

Horan 1-0-0-2, Graeff 1-0-0-3, Adams 2-1-2-6, Kroznuskie 4-4-4-16, Whalen 0-0-0-0, Sekellick 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 8-5-6-27.

Marian 8 7 10 10 - 35

Minersville 9 9 6 3 - 27

Three-pointers: Marian - Shaud 1; Minersville - Kroznuskie 4, Graeff 1, Adams 1.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Nativity-Marian

Marian held off a late Nativity charge to gain a 40-39 Schuylkill League victory.

Tyler Fritz scored a team-high 18 points for the Colts (12-10; 7-6), who led by nine heading into the final quarter. Chris Ritsick and John Malarkey each chipped in with six.

The Hilltoppers received a game-high 22 points from Marquis Ratcliff.

Marian won the JV game 62-54, behind 20 points from Chris Latoff.

NATIVITY

Walker 2-2-3-8, Muldrow 0-0-0-0, Marc. Ratcliff 0-0-0-0, Brennan 1-0-0-2, Miller 1-0-0-2, Latimer 1-0-0-2, Bilansky 0-0-0-0, Marq. Ratcliff 9-2-3-22, Feisel 0-0-0-0, Hertz 1-0-0-3. TOTALS: 15-4-6-39.

MARIAN

T. Fritz 6-3-4-18, Ritsick 2-0-0-6, Agosti 1-1-2-4, Sabulsky 2-0-1-4, McCall 0-0-0-0, Goff 1-0-0-2, Malarkey 2-2-2-6, L. Fritz 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 14-6-9-40.

Nativity 9 4 7 19 - 39

Marian 11 5 13 11 - 40

Three-pointers: Nativity - Walker 2, Marq. Ratcliff 2, Hertz 1; Marian - T. Fritz 3, Ritsick 2, Agosti 1.

Pottsville-Lehighton

A balanced attack and a quick start lifted powered Pottsville to a 60-32 Schuylkill League win over Lehighton.

Kevin Schenk scored a game-high 15 points for the Tide (19-3, 12-0), who led 23-8 after the opening period. Aiden Stanton added 11 points, while Trevor Sherakas and JR Hahner scored 10 apiece.

Stephen Heery had eight points for the Indians (6-16, 3-10).

Pottsville also won the JV game, 58-36.

POTTSVILLE

Schenk 7-0-0-15, Sherakas 2-2-2-10, Barnes 3-0-0-7, Heimbaugh 0-0-0-0, R. Stanton 1-0-0-2, Salata 0-0-0-0, A. Stanton 4-0-0-11, McCord 1-0-0-3, Tobin 0-0-0-0, DiCello 1-0-0-2, Hahner 5-0-0-10. TOTALS: 25-2-2-60.

LEHIGHTON

Strauss 0-0-0-0, Heery 3-2-4-8, Hunsicker 2-0-0-6, Crum 0-0-0-0, Beers 1-0-0-2, Smith 0-0-0-0, Beatty 0-0-0-0, Schwab 1-0-0-3, Howland 2-0-0-4, Potts 3-0-0-7, Schatz 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 13-2-4-32.

Pottsville 23 14 16 7 - 60

Lehighton 8 7 7 10 - 32

Three-pointers: Pottsville - A. Stanton 3, Sherakas 2, Schenk 1, Barnes 1, McCord 1. Lehighton - Hunsicker 2, Schwab 1, Potts 1.

JR. HIGH BASKETBALL

9TH GRADE

Shenandoah Valley-

Tamaqua

Tamaqua cruised to a 51-13 win over Shenandoah Valley.

Joe Coleman’s 18 points paced the Raiders (7-8).

Panther Valley-Tamaqua

Tamaqua topped Panther Valley, 62-22.

Brady Sherry scored 18 points for the Raiders, while Chase Andrews added 10.

Pascoe scored six points for the Panthers.

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