This week's high school sports wrap-up

Photo by Aimee Herbert Daniel Boone's Dahlia Wilson (in light uniform) waits for the rebound with Governor Mifflin's Rhianna Roulston right with her.

Daniel Boone

Boys’ Basketball

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ basketball team had an amazing finish to the Berks County League season last week when they defeated Reading and Wilson in their final two games. The victories give Daniel Boone a 5-5 record and fourth place in Division 1 of the Berks League, but with wins over Exeter, Reading and Wilson during the season, Boone’s power ratings shot up and they qualfied for the league playoffs.

The Blazers began the week with a game in Shillington to take on Governor Mifflin. The Mustangs came into the game winless in the Berks League, and although the Blazers were able to defeated Reading and Wilson this week, they were unable to defeat Mifflin. The Mustangs won the game, 53-36.

Mifflin led after three qaurters, 33-26, then the Mustangs scored 20 fourth quarter points to pull away for the victory.

Dan Downs led the Daniel Boone offense with 13 points. Stephon Williams and Steven Sievers each scored six points and Kenny Worthington scored four.

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Blazers played the always tough Reading Red Knights in Birdsboro. Thanks in part to a big third quarter, the Blazers upset the Knights, 60-59.

Reading held an 11 point lead at halftime, but Boone came back to outscored Reading in the third quarter, 21-13, and in the fourth, 18-14.

Downs was high scorer for Boone with 17 points. Pop Lacey chipped in with 12 points.

On Feb. 5, the Blazers followed the upset over Reading with a 42-41 upset over Wilson in a game that cost the Bulldogs the division title.

Worthington led the way for Boone with 15 points, while Lacey scored 1 and Williams had eight.

Girls’ Basketball

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ basketball team completed the Berks League season with a win and two losses. The Lady Blazers finished at 3-7 in the league and 6-17 overall.

The Lady Blazers began the week with a home game against Exeter. Thanks in part to a good start, Daniel Boone won the game, 44-28.

The Daniel Boone defense shutout the Lady Eagles in the first quarter, taking a 10-0 lead into the second period. Leading by eight at halftime, Daniel Boone outscored Exeter in the third quarter, 14-9, and the fourth, 12-9.

Shelby Vanderslice led the Daniel Boone offense with 12 points in the game. Dahlia Wilson and Rebecca Mickletz each netted 11 points and Kelly Howiszak added seven.

On Jan 31, the Lady Blazers got off to a bad start in Reading and it cost them as the Reading Red Knights defeated Boone, 64-38.

Reading took control of the game early, jumping out to a 28-4 first quarter lead. Boone was never able to recover from the bad start.

Stephanie Sievers led the Daniel Boone offense with 16 points in the game. Mickletz netted six while Wilson and Vanderslice each added five.

The Lady Blazers completed the season at home against Wilson. The Bulldogs were too much for the Blazers as Wilson won the game, 62-38.

Wilson jumped out to a 15-3 lead after one quarter, then stretched the advantage to 20 by halftime, 32-12.

Howiszak led the Daniel Boone offense with 11 points and Alayna Roesener scored six.

Boys’ Bowling

The Daniel Boone High School boys’ bowling team finished the season in fifth place in Division 1 of the Berks League with a record of 12-24.

On Jan. 30, the Blazers lost to Governor Mifflin, 3-0. Austin Kerper led the Blazers with a three-game series of 657. Alex Blood rolled a 624.

The Blazers finished the regular season with a 3-0 victory over Wyomissing. Blood was the high roller for Boone with a 669 series. Ethan Resh bowled a 639 and Kerper a 580.

Girls’ Bowling

The Daniel Boone High School girls’ bowling team finished the Berks League season with a record of 9-24.

On Jan. 30, the Lady Blazers were blanked by Governor Mifflin, 3-0. Morgan Raneiri led the way for Boone with a three-game series of 631. Samantha Rumler bowled a 473.

Exeter

Boys’ Basketball

The Exeter High School boys’ basketball team split a pair of games to end the regular Berks League season. The Exeter finished with a record of 6-4 in the league and 18-4 overall. The Eagles finished in third place and was one of the two wild card teams to make the playoffs.

On Feb. 1, the Eagles were at home to take on Muhlenberg. The Muhls were tougher than expected but Exeter was able to come away with a 42-35 victory.

The Eagles held a 13-9 lead after one quarter, then increased the lead to 10 by halftime, 25-15. The Muhls were unable to muster up a second half comeback.

Kris Vaden led the Exeter offense with 13 points. Brett Gilbert scored eight while Joe Beddall had seven and Derek Stump added six.

The Eagles ended the regular season at Reading. The Red Knights used a big fourth quarter to defeat the Eagles. 57-50.

The two teams were tied after three quarters, but Reading outscored the Eagles in the final period, 19-12.

Justin Trojanowski scored 17 points to lead the Eagles. Bryan Stinson netted 12 and Vaden added eight.

Girls’ Basketball

The Exeter High School girls’ basketball team ended the Berks League season with a pair of losses. The Lady Eagles were 0-10 in the league and 5-17 overall.

On Jan. 31, Exeter traveled to Muhlenberg. It was a close game but a big fourth quarter helped the Muhls to a 44-37 victory over Exeter.

The Lady Eagles led after three quarters, 29-26, but Muhlenberg outscored the locals in the fourth quarter, 44-37.

Sara Wesley led the Exeter offense with 13 points. Jennifer Eck scored 12 and Katye Johnson had six.

In the final game of the season, Exeter lost to Reading, 53-30. Exeter held a 21-19 halftime lead, but Reading outscored the Lady Eagles in the third quarter, 18-5, and the fourth, 16-4.

Eck led the Exeter offense with nine points, while Gabby Pochron scored six and Wesley and Johnson each had five.

In a non-league game on Feb. 2, Exeter lost to Quakertown, 31-30. Alison Snyder had eight points to lead the Eagles.

Boys’ Bowling

The Exeter High School boys’ bowling team finished the Berks League regular season with a pair of victories. The Eagles finished in second place with a record of 29-10.

On Jan. 30, the Eagles defeated Muhlenberg, 3-0. Mike Kazmierczak led the Eagles with a three-game series of 646. Austin Harak bowled a 611 and Evan Johnson a 585.

On Feb. 5, the Eagles defeated first Governor Mifflin, 2-1. Bobby Wiki bowled a 721 series for Exeter while Kazmierczak bowled a 643 and Scott Schellhammer bowled a 629.

Girls’ Bowling

The Exeter High School girls’ bowling team finished the Berks League season with a pair of losses last week. The Lady Eagles finsihed with a league record of 11-25.

On Jan. 30, the Eagles lost to Muhlenberg, 3-0. Gabby Sabo was the high roller for Exeter with a three-game series of 456. Courtney Mayers bowled a 426 series.

On Feb. 4, the Lady Eagles lost to Governor Mifflin, 2-1. Mayers bowled a 586 to lead the Eagles and Erin Murphy bowled a 480.

Governor Mifflin

Boys’ Basketball

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ basketball team finished the season with a pair of Berks League losses. The Mustangs finished with a league record of 1-9 and an overall mark of 6-16.

On Feb. 1, the Mustangs played host to Wilson. The Bulldogs used a big second quarter to defeat the Mustangs, 62-50.

The Bulldogs took a 16-12 lead after one quarter, then outscored Mifflin in the second quarter, 16-4. Mifflin was unable to muster up a second half comeback.

Trevon Wight led the Mifflin offense with 16 points. Tommy DePaul and Austin Peters each scored 16 points while Reid Hoff and Jason Quigley each scored six points.

In the final game of the season on Feb. 5, the Mustangs were defeated by Muhlenberg, 72-57. Wight led the Mifflin offense with 17 points, while Hoff scored 15 and DePaul 12.

Girls’ Basketball

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ basketball team split a pair of Berks League games to end the regular season last week. The Lady Mustangs finished with a 6-4 league record and qualified for the playoffs.

On Jan. 31, the Lady Mustangs lost to Wilson, 59-34. Mifflin held an 11-10 lead after one quarter, but Wilson pulled away when they outscored Mifflin in the second quarter, 23-2, and the htird, 14-3.

Emily Gingrich led the Governor Mifflin offense with 13 points in the game. Melissa Martin scored eight and Megan McKay added four.

Mifflin ended the regular season at home against Muhlenberg on Feb. 5. The Lady Mustangs allowed just two first half points to the Muhls and won the game, 37-22.

Governor Mifflin jumped out to a 13-0 lead after one quarter, then stretched the lead to 21 by halftime, 23-21.

Gingrich led the way for Mifflin with 17 points. McKay and Rhianna Roulston each scored six points.

Wrestling

The Governor Mifflin High School wrestling team defeated Hempfield in a non-league match on Feb. 2, 39-26.

Robert Foreman (138) earned a pin for Mifflin in 5:26. Winning by decisions for Mifflin were: Marcus Johnson (182), 9-5; Jonah Fisher (126), 7-3; and Dillon James (152), 9-7.

Jan Johnson (195), Majid Silah (132) and Matt Harris (145) all won by forfeits.

Boys’ Bowling

The Governor Mifflin High School boys’ bowling team finished the Berks League season with a record of 32-4 which was good enough for first place in Division 1.

On Jan 30, the Mustangs defeated Daniel Boone, 3-0. Nick Cinesi led the way for Mifflin with a three-game series of 729. Nick Diggan bowled a 621 and Austin Woodworth a 617.

On Feb. 1, Mifflin blanked Muhlenberg, 3-0. Tanner DeLucia was high roller for Mifflin with a series of 707. Diggan bowled a series of 644 and Scott Dreisbach bowled a 627.

On Feb. 5, Mifflin lost to Exeter, 2-1. DeLucia bowled a 624 for Mifflin and Woodworth a 613.

Girls’ Bowling

The Governor Mifflin High School girls’ bowling team ended the season in third place in Division 1 of the Berks League with a record of 20-16.

The Lady Mustangs began the week with a 3-0 victory over Daniel Boone. Allyssa Wharton led the Lady Mustangs with a three-game series of 689. Brianna Dreisbach bowled a 657, while Sierra Sallada and Nicole Stambaugh each rolled a 469 series.

On Feb. 1, Mifflin lost to Muhlenberg, 3-0. Wharton led the way for Mifflin with a series of 620. Emily Carlson bowled a 567.

On Feb. 5, Mifflin defeated Exeter, 2-1. Carlson was top roller for Mifflin with a series of 598. Dreisbach bowled a 585 and Wharton bowled a 570.

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