Bryce Baldwin and Adam Rockwell each scored 16 points Wednesday night when Susquehanna defeated visiting Montrose, 56-49, to take over first place in Lackawanna League Division 4 boys basketball.
The defending champion Sabers combined their win with Lackawanna Trail beating previous leader Mountain View, 49-33, to take over the division lead.
Susquehanna is 6-1 in the division and 11-6 overall. It took a one-half game lead in the division and also clinched a District 2 Class 2A playoff berth with the win.
Baldwin scored eight points in the fourth quarter when Mason Deakin was 6-for-7 from the line to help the team go 10-for-14.
Deakin finished with 12 points.
The Sabers overcame 20 points and five 3-pointers by the Meteors’ Andrew Rapisardi.
Rapisardi and Rockwell ended the first half with 11 points each.
The Sabers came out of the half with a 25-22 lead, then opened their advantage to 38-30 going into the fourth quarter.
Brennan Gilhool added 10 points for the Meteors.
Mid Valley 59, Riverside 52
Vinny Talluto scored 18 points to help Mid Valley overcome an off shooting night at the free throw line and remain one-half game in front of Holy Cross in Lackawanna Division 3.
Talluto was 7-for-9 from the floor, including 1-for-2 from 3-point range, and 3-for-4 from the line.
Shane Rosencrans added 13 points and 6 assists.
Tyler O’Connor had 12 points, 8 defensive rebounds and 5 assists.
Mike Miller had five offensive rebounds and Colin Hazelton had four.
Mid Valley has won nine straight to improve to 7-1 and 15-2.
Lackawanna Trail 49, Mountain View 33
Richard Helbing scored 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Lackawanna Trail knocked Mountain View out of the Division 4 lead and joined the Lions in a tie for second place.
Zach Stec, who had 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots, and J.P. Gilroy, who had 5 assists, each scored 11 points.
Mikey Schermerhorn led Mountain View with 13 points and 3 steals.
Lackawanna Trail (7-9 overall) and Mountain View (8-9 overall) are each 6-2 in the division.
Holy Cross 66, Old Forge 44
Leahy O'Connor scored 16 points and Keiran Burrier added 15 as Holy Cross won the Lackawanna Division 3 game.
The Crusaders are 6-1 and 12-5.
Dante Lucarelli led Old Forge with 18 points.