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Juniata girls topped rival EJ in home contest

MIFFLINTOWN – The Juniata girls basketball team continues to show its lockdown defense and Thursday was no exception.

In its annual rivalry game, the Lady Indians hosted its rival East Juniata in a TVAA battle.

Juniata would have the Tigers number on this night, defeating East Juniata 42-16.

Regan Lowery and teammate Mariska Beward led all scorers with an 12-point and 11-point effort, respectively.

The Tigers got an 8-point effort by Landyn Cramer.

Juniata opened the contest outscoring East Juniata 8-2 after the first quarter of play.

In the second, the Lady Indians opened up their offense posting a 16-point period while its defense clamped down to hold the Tigers scoreless.

When the two teams went into the intermission Juniata held a 24-2 advantage.

Offensively, East Juniata bounced back in the third, posting 11 points.

However, the Indians posted 14.

In an abbreviated final stanza, Juniata outscored their rival 4-3 for the victory.

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