MOUNT CARMEL - Ben Scicchitano scored 18 points and Zach Tocyloski 13 as Mount Carmel came within one win of qualifying for the district playoffs in boys basketball with a 53-40 win over Hughesville Wednesday in a Heartland Athletic Conference Division II game.

Mount Carmel is now 10-8 with four games remaining.

HUGHESVILLE (40) - Jeffreys 5 1-1 12, Fortin 4 0-0 12, Newhart 3 3-6 9, Stugart 1 2-2 4, Poust 1 0-2 2, Benedict 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Burkholder 0 1-2 1, McCarty 0 0-0 0, Duff 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-13 40.

MOUNT CARMEL (53) - Tocyloski 5 2-4 13, Varano 1 0-4 2, Duran 3 2-2 8, Heromin 1 1-2 3, Scicchitano 7 2-2 18, Wasilewski 1 1-2 3, Kwiatkowski 1 2-3 4, Beierschmitt 1 0-0 2, Kelly 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 10-19 53.

3-point FGs: Hughesville (5) - Jeffreys, Fortin 4; Mount Carmel (3) - Tocyloski, Scicchitano 2.

Mifflinburg 48 Shamokin 43

COAL TOWNSHIP - Shamokin squandered a lead after three quarters by being outscored 15-7 in the fourth frame.

The Indians' Ryan Sebasovich led all scorers with 16 points.

MIFFLINBURG (48) - Zach 5 5-8 15, Taylor 1 2-2 4, Lee 2 0-0 6, Wagner 1 0-0 3, Wiand 2 0-0 4, Uskowskus 6 4-8 16. Totals 17 11-18 48.

SHAMOKIN (43) - Sebasovich 6 0-0 16, Deitrick 0 0-2 0, Yost 3 0-0 8, Weaver 3 1-2 8, Delbaugh 1 0-0 2, Stine 1 1-2 3, Moyer 1 0-0 3, Pappas 1 1-2 3, Campbell 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 3-8 43.

3-point FGs: Lee 2, Wagner, Sebasovich 4, Yost 2, Weaver, Moyer.

Southern Columbia 34, Central Columbia 30

ALMEDIA - Southern held the Blue Jays scoreless in the third quarter and to 10 points in the second half to take a Heartland Conference Division II win and remain in the hunt for a district playoff spot with a 7-11 record. The Tigers need to win all of their remaining games to qualify.

Mike Klebon paced Southern with 11 points and C.J. Hollister paced Central (4-14) with eight.

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA (34) - Rarig 0 0-0 0, Parry 3 0-0 6, Klock 2 3-4 7, Olson 2 1-1 5, Klebon 3 2-3 11, Mostik 2 1-3 5, Kleman 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 7-11 34.

CENTRAL COLUMBIA (30) - Flick 0 0-0 0 Hollister 2 2-3 8, Barratt 2 0-0 4, Aucker 1 2-2 4, Hine 3 1-3 7, Zalewski 2 3-4 7, Brandon 0 0-2 0. Totals 10 8-14 30.

3-point FGs: Southern (3) - Klebon 3; Central (2) - Hollister 2.