BERLIN — Berlin outlasted Conemaugh Township to capture the championship of the girls division of the 2013 Berlin Mountaineer Junior High Basketball Tournament.
Claire Spochart's game-high 16 points and Geordan Hay's 11 points paced the Lady Mountaineers in the 36-22 championship win.
The Lady Indians were led by a combined 19 points from Kayla Paterini, Erin Berzonski and Sarah Alesantrino.
Alyson Platt and Trista Stutzman earned all-tournament team selections leading the Shanksville Lady Vikings to the third-place finish.
Along with Platt and Stutzman, the all-tournament team consisted of Berlin's Hay and Conemaugh Township's Berzonski and Alesantrino. Spochart scored a tournament-high 45 points to earn the tournament's Most Valuable Player award.
The Shanksville Vikings held off a late fourth-quarter charge by the Berlin Mountaineers to record their third consecutive championship in the boys division of the 2013 Berlin Mountaineer Junior High Basketball Tournament.
The Vikings were outscored 22-12 in the fourth quarter, but were able to hang on for the 53-46 win. The Vikings used balanced scoring in the win led by tournament MVP Will Brant who scored a game-high 20 points.
The Mountaineers were led by Nick Gooden's 19 points and Cole Booth's 11 points. Gooden led all scorers with a tournament-high 54 points.
The Indians of Conemaugh Township were led by Ryan Cotchen's 33 total tournament points to finish in third place.
Joining the Most Valuable Player, Brant, were all-tournament team selections, Jesse Bittner and Ryan Caton, Shanksville, Gooden and Booth, Berlin, and Conemaugh Township's Cotchen.