The Tigers played back to back home games to open the basketball season, taking an exhibition win over Lackawanna League member Northwest before suffering a loss at the hands of Riverside.

Saturday at Tunkhannock, Ryan Harder (13 points) and Dylan Mateus (11) both reached double figures for Tunkhannock in the 62-45 loss.

The night before, Tunkhannock eked out a senior night win over Northwest behind a 29 point performance by Harder.

Noticeably absent from the Tigers’ lineup has been senior Jack Chilson.

Chilson, according to head coach Spencer Lunger, is tending to an injury he suffered during football season and will be sidelined for awhile.

The Tigers are back in action tonight at Delaware Valley, and are at home on Tuesday against Hazleton Area.

TA 52, Northwest 50

Tunkhannock 11 12 15 14 52

Northwest 8 13 24 5 50

Tunkhannock: R. Harder 8 10-13 29; B. Chilson 4 1-2 8; M. Kuzma 2 1-2 5; S. Macko 2 0-0 4; D. Mateus 2 0-0 4; C. Trochak 1 0-0 2; N. Lord 0-0-2 0; R. Jones 0 0-0 0; J. Brown 0 0-0 0; Totals 19 11-15 52.

Northwest: M. Pierontoni 5 0-1 14; L. Hufford 4 3-3 13; C. Biller 4 0-0 9; T. Yaple 3 0-0 8; J. Savakinus 2 4-4 6; C. Horitz 0 0-0 0; D.Pierontoni 0 0-0 0; Totals 18 7-8 50.

3-point goals: R. Harder (T) 3; B. Chilson (T) 2; M. Pierontoni (N) 4; L. Hufford (N) 2; T. Yaple (N) 2; C. Biller (N) 1.

Riverside 62, Tunkhannock 45

Riverside 15 12 20 15 62

Tunkhannock 9 15 9 12 45

Riverside- B. Reed 11 7-9 31, T. Monahan 3 6-7 12, M. Rickert 1 5-7 7, F. Antoniacci 3 0-0 7, J. Godlewski 2 1-1 5, A. Gonzalez 0 0-0 0, A. Karpinski 0 0-0 0, Totals 20 19-24 62.

Tunkhannock- R. Harder 4 4-4 13, D. Mateus 3 3-3 11, B. Chilson 2 0-0 6, M. Kuzma 1 2-2 4, S. Macko 2 0-0 4, C. Cishek 1 0-0 3, C. Madan 1 0-0 2, J. Brown 1 0-0 2, G. Yuhas 0 0-0 0, A. Slusark 0 0-0 0, R. Jones 0 0-0 0, N. Lord 0 0-0 0, C. Trochak 0 0-0 0, Totals 15 9-9 45.

3-point goals: B. Reed (R) 2, F. Antoniacci (R) 1, D. Mateus (T) 2, B. Chilson (T) 2, R. Harder (T) 1, C. Cishek (T) 1.

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