COAL TOWNSHIP - In a pair of highly competitive after-season all-star games, the boys and girls teams made up of stars from surrounding counties swept the Northumberland County stars Sunday at Lourdes Regional.

The Northumberland girls lost by just a point, 63-62, while the boys, despite having a lead for most of the second half, lost 76-67.

Surrounding Counties, made up of seven girls from the Schuylkill League, had a 33-27 lead after the first half. Southern Columbia's Mallory Tomaschik scored eight consecutive points for the Northumberland team to bring her team to within four points.

But Pine Grove's Shannon Zimmerman took over in the second half for Surrounding Counties and scored 10 of her game-high 15 in the second half.

Zimmerman's Pine Grove teammate

Sam Bertasavage hit scored the final basket for Surrounding Counties. Tomaschik hit a pair of free throws late, but Northumberland County couldn't get off a final, desperation shot.

Shamokin's Kelsey Yacko was the only other Northumberland player in double figures with 10 points.

As expected, the boys' game was a back-and-forth, high-flying affair.

A total of 14 3-pointers were made, but it was the consistent play underneath by the Danville's Bret Berg, of Surrounding Counties, that the Northumberland stars couldn't match.

Berg finished with 20, including an eight-point outburst in the final minutes of the first half.

Northumberland spread the ball around and had all but one player score. Southern Columbia's Matt Klock led the county team with 12 points.

Boys

SURROUNDING COUNTIES (76) - Branden Lee 0 0-0 0, Seth Derk 1 0-0 2, Dillon Hoke 0 0-0 0, Mike Bubeck 1 0-0 2, Bret Berg 9 1-3 20, Scotty Heeter 2 0-0 5, Matt McConnell 2 0-0 5, Derek Wilkens 4 1-1 9, Jordan Cole 2 1-1 5, Billy Kolletzki 4 2-3 10, Tristan Jeffreys 1 0-0 2, Brandon Fortin 3 0-0 7, Isaac Melochick 2 0-0 5, Travis Conrad 2 0-0 6. Totals 22 5-8 76.

NORTHUMBERLAND (67) - Justin Howal 2 0-0 4, Matt Savitski 3 0-0 7, Anthony Pennypacker 1 2-3 5, Michael Jacobs 2 1-1 6, Ty Kling 2 0-0 5, Tyler Kwiatkowski 3 0-0 7, Bryce Parry 3 1-2 8, Matt Klock 4 2-5 12, Zack Herbster 3 1-2 7, Ernie Tyler 0 0-0 0, Bill Breinich 1 2-2 4, Cole Rickert 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 9-15 67.

3-point FGs: Berg, Heeter, McConnell, Fortin, Melochick, Conrad 2, Savitski, Pennypacker, Jacobs, Kling, Kwiatkowski, Parry, Klock 2.

Girls

SURROUNDING COUNTIES (63) - Kylie Romeo 0 0-0 0, Steffi Sampson 4 0-0 8, Shannon Zimmerman 7 1-4 15, Kayla Bolinsky 2 0-1 4, Sara Walasavage 5 4-6 14, Lauren Thompson 1 2-2 4, Dominique Grasso 2 1-3 5, Sam Bertasavage 4 1-2 10, Katie Schwenk 1 1-2 3. Totals 26 10-20 63.

NORTHUMBERLAND (62) - Kirstin Blass 1 0-0 2, Kelsey Yacko 5 0-0 10, Nikki Komara 3 2-2 8, Kayla Lavella 1 2-2 4, Sami Schiccatano 2 0-0 5, Alexis Angstadt 1 1-3 3, Cory Yerger 3 2-4 8, Mallory Tomaschik 5 2-2 14, Emily Baker 1 3-6 5, Sarah Getchey 1 0-0 3. Totals 23 12-19 62.

3-point FGs: Schiccatano, Tomaschik 2, Getchey.