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GIRLS ROUNDUP: Montrose tops Mountain View, clinches tie

Paley Adams scored 14 points and Mia Snyder led Montrose down the stretch Monday night as the Lady Meteors withstood a challenge from second-place Mountain View to clinch at least a tie for first place in Lackawanna League Division 4 girls basketball with a 41-32, home-court victory.

Snyder scored 9 of her 11 points in the fourth quarter.

The Lady Meteors held the Lady Eagles to just two points for the final 4:10 after Addison Kilmer hit a 3-pointer to pull Mountain View within 33-30.

Riley Keihl cut to the basket to score for a 35-30 Montrose lead with 2:35 left.

Taylor Neri answered for Mountain View with 1:37 remaining, but Snyder then scored five points in a game-ending, 6-0 run.

Snyder hit a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1:07 left to make it 38-32. She made one of two free throws twice, sandwiched around Gracie Dalton doing the same once during the final minute.

Mountain View has given Montrose its two closest games of the league season.

The meeting of teams that will serve as top seeds in the playoffs – Montrose in District 2 Class 2A and Mountain View in District 2-4 Class A – was close throughout.

The teams were tied, 10-10, after one quarter. Montrose led 20-19 at the half and 29-25 going into the fourth quarter.

Kilmer led Mountain View with 13 points.

Two-time defending champion Montrose is 9-0 in the league with three games remaining. The Lady Meteors, the No. 4 Small School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, are 16-3 overall after winning their 37th straight game in the division.

Mountain View dropped to 7-3 and 12-6.

In other Monday Lackawanna Division 4 girls basketball games:

Elk Lake 38, Lackawanna Trail 26

Elk Lake limited host Lackawanna Trail to 9 first-half points and Katie McGlynn scored all 11 of her points in the second half as Elk Lake extended its winning streak to 7 games.

The Lady Warriors, who allowed just one field goal in the second quarter, led 14-9 at halftime and 23-14 going to the fourth. Sydney Upright made her first five free throw attempts of the fourth quarter before her only miss.

Elk Lake, which was 4-8 overall and outside playoff position when the streak started, clinched a spot in the District 2 Class 3A playoffs with the win. The Lady Warriors (6-3 and 11-8) moved past the Lady Lions into third in the division standings.

Mackenzie Schirg had 11 points to lead Lackawanna Trail. Gretchen Rejrat scored seven of her nine in the fourth quarter.

Blue Ridge 31, Susquehanna 26

Ella Robinson’s nine points led a balanced attack that allowed Blue Ridge to snap a seven-game losing streak with the home-court victory.

Robinson had four points in the first quarter when the Lady Raiders took an 8-5 lead and added a three-point play on the way to a 15-7 advantage at halftime.

Emma Button and Libby Zick added eight points each.

Lexi Iveson scored 9 of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to help Susquehanna cut into a 21-13 deficit.

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