LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP - Christina Perles scored 26 points to lead Mount Carmel to a 56-41 Heartland Conference Division II girls basketball victory over Loyalsock Saturday.

The Red Tornadoes jumped out to a 38-26 lead at half and cruised from there on the way to improving to 6-1 on the season.

Ali Varano added 11 points for Mount Carmel.

MOUNT CARMEL (56) - Dunkel 0 0-0 0, Bolick 0 0-0 0, Hornung 2 0-0 4, Varano 5 0-3 11, Perles 6 14-17 26, Montgomery 0 0-0 0, Stellar 2 1-2 5, Nestico 1 0-0 2, Raybuck 4 0-0 8, Parker 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 15-22 56.

LOYALSOCK (41) - Daskiewicz 4 0-2 8, A. Pagana 1 2-7 4, Gee 1 1-2 3, Watkins 2 2-4 6, Burdett 0 0-0 0, McKernan 1 2-2 4, S. Pagana 2 1-2 5, Salvatore 2 5-7 9, Ginoble 1 0-1 2. Totals 14 13-27 41.

3-point FGs: Varano.

Southern 41, Warrior Run 32

CATAWISSA R.R. - Mallory Tomaschik scored 10 points and Kayla Lavella nine as Southern improved to 8-1 overall with a win over the Defenders.

Steph Shamburg scored 12 points for Warrior Run.

Southern plays at Bloomsburg on Monday.

WARRIOR RUN (32) - Fisher 2 1-2 5, Eisenhuth 1 0-3 2, Hayes 0 0-0 0, Bastian 2 0-0 4, George 0 0-0 0, Parker 3 0-0 9, Shamburg 5 2-3 12. Totals 13 3-8 32.

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA (41) - Clark 3 1-4 8, Lavella 2 5-6 9, Blass 4 0-2 8, Tomaschik 3 3-7 10, Levan 1 1-4 3, Lyash 1 0-0 3. Gilroy 0 0-0 0, Chaundy 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 10-23 41.

3-point FGs: Warrior Run (3) - Parker 3; Southern (1) - Tomaschik.

Lourdes 48, Williams Valley 26

COAL TOWNSHIP - Sarah Getchey scored 14 points, and Nikki Komara and Rachel Schultz 10 each as the Red Raiders improved to 7-2 overall with a Schuylkill League win over the Vikings.

WILLIAMS VALLEY (26) - Pinchorski 3 2-4 10, Hal. Nestor 2 1-2 6, Hawk 2 0-0 6, Wessner 2 0-1 4, Bixler 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 3-7 26.

LOURDES (48) - Long 1 0-0 2, C. Komara 0 0-0 0, Trell 4 0-0 9, Khanna 0 0-0 0, N. Komara 3 3-3 10, Schultz 5 0-2 10, Getchey 5 0-0 14, Funk 0 2-2 2, Pennypacker 0 1-4 1. Totals 18 6-11 48.

3-point FGs: Williams Valley (5) - Pinchorski 2, Nestor, Hawk 2; Lourdes (6) - Trell, N. Komara, Getchey 4.

JV: Williams Valley 47 (Emily Wessner 12), Lourdes 15 (Gabby Long) 8.

Boys basketball Mahanoy Area 62 Mount Carmel 37

ANNVILLE - Elijah Duran and Ben Scicchitano each scored 10 points for Mount Carmel, but the Red Tornadoes lost to Mahanoy Area in the fourth annual Rhoades Foundation Classic at Lebanon Valley College.

Larry McNeil led all scorers with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, for Mahanoy Area.

Mount Carmel held an 11-5 lead after the first quarter, but was outscored in each of the last three quarters.

MOUNT CARMEL (37) - Tocyloski 1 0-0 2, Duran 4 2-4 10, Heron 1 1-3 3, Scicchitano 5 0-2 10, Wasilewski 3 2-2 8, Kwiatkowski 1 0-0 3, Kelley 0 1-4 1. Totals 15 6-15 37.

MAHANOY AREA (62) - Cavenas 3 3-4 9, Kuzma 2 2-5 6, Mahmod 3 2-3 9, McNeil 7 1-2 20, McGee 2 1-2 5, Miller 2 0-0 4, Merchlinsky 1 0-0 3, Richmond 1 0-0 3, Yedsena 1 0-0 3. Totals 22 9-16 62.

3-point FGs: Kwiatkowski, Mahmod, McNeil 5, Merchlinsky, Richmond, Yedsena.

Wrestling Southern goes 3-1 at Hamburg Duals

HAMBURG - Southern Columbia scored dual-meet wins over Tamaqua (51-6), Cocalico (48-30) and Muhlenberg (45-36).

Blake Marks scored three pins and a major decision to improve to 11-0 overall this season. Jake Becker also added four wins to his season total with three pins and a decision, while Kent Lane and Brett Shepard also went undefeated for the day.

Southern Columbia 51, Tamaqua 6

106 - no bout; 113 - no bout; 120 - Shepard (SC) fall Kovach, 0:34 (6-0); 126 - Lane (SC) fall Hinkle, 1:48 (12-0); 132 - Otero (SC) fall Matukonis, 3:03 (18-0); 138 - Rynkiewicz (Tam) won by forfeit (18-6); 145 - Houseknecht (SC) fall Silkowski, 1:14 (24-6); 152 - no bout; 160 - Marks (SC) fall Oliphant, 0:53, (30-6); 170 - Temple (SC) fall Toth, 3:00 (36-6); 182 - Clark (SC) fall Ambrose-Manness, 0:49 (42-6); 195 - N. Becker (SC) won by forfeit (48-6); 220 - no bout; 285 - J. Becker (SC) dec. Matsago, 5-0 (51-6).

Southern Columbia 48, Cocalico 30

106 - Miller (C) won by forfeit (0-6); 113 - Weston (C) won by forfeit (0-12); 120 - Shepard (SC) fall Whittaker, 1:06 (6-12); 126 - Lane (SC) won by forfeit (12-12); 132 - Otero (SC) dec. Fichthorn, 7-2 (15-12); 138 - Ebelhar (C) won by forfeit (15-18); 145 - Houseknecht (SC) dec. Reitenbach, 2-0 (18-18); 152 - Marks (SC) fall Martin, 3:57 (24-18); 160 - Whitsett (C) won by forfeit (24-24); 170 - Temple (SC) won by forfeit (30-24); 182 - Clark (SC) fall Smeal, 1:06 (36-24); 195 - N. Becker (SC) won by forfeit (42-24); 220 - J. Becker (SC) fall Lor, 0:33 (48-24); 285 - Fry (C) won by forfeit (48-30).

Southern Columbia 45, Muhlenberg 36

126 - Rusak (M) won by forfeit (0-6); 132 - Lane (SC) fall Torres, 0:12 (6-6); 138 - Otero (SC) dec. Wanner, 9-6 (9-6); 145 - Houseknecht (SC) fall Roussel, 2:00 (15-6); 152 - Marks (SC) fall Silverio, 1:42 (21-6); 160 - Schultz (M) won by forfeit (21-12); 170 - Toczylousky (SC) won by forfeit (27-12); 182 - Temple (SC) fall Polanco, 0:15 (33-12); 195 - Snyder (M) fall Clark, 0:35 (33-18); 220 - J. Becker (SC) fall Rodriguez, 1:40 (39-18); 285 - Swope (M) won by forfeit (39-24); 106 - Garcia (M) won by forfeit (39-30); 113 - Walter (M) won by forfeit (39-36); 120 - Shepard (SC) fall Jones, 1:01 (45-36).

Hamburg 52, Southern Columbia 22

132 - Lane (SC) dec. Kummerer, 4-3 (3-0); 138 - Oswald (H) pinned Otero, 0:51 (3-6); 145 - Trujillo (H) maj. dec. Houseknecht, 11-2 (3-10); 152 - Marks (SC) maj. dec. Kramer, 18-8 (7-10); 160 - Mohn (H) won by forfeit (7-16); 170 - Temple (SC) fall Eller, 1:53 (13-16); 182 - Miller (H) fall Toczylousky, 1:10 (13-22); 195 - Bashore (H) fall Clark, 4:24 (13-28); 220 - J. Becker (SC) fall Lackey, 0:43 (19-28); 285 - Reber (H) won by forfeit (19-34); 106 - Eicher (H) won by forfeit (19-40); 113 - Shollenberger (H) won by forfeit (19-46); 120 - Shepard (SC) dec. Stanish, 6-5 (22-46); 126 - Mega (H) won by forfeit (22-52).

Spartans finish 2nd

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - Jordan Shinkus (145), Auston Hummel (160), Tanner Dean (220) and Nathan Gadinski (285) were all champions for host North Schuylkill at the second annual Spartan Invitational.

North Schuylkill finished second in team points to Scranton, 175.5-140.

For full results from the tournament, see Page B3.