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Tyrone junior high boys bounce Bellefonte

The Tyrone Junior High boy’s basketball team won their eighth straight game Wednesday afternoon, beating the visiting Bellefonte Red Raiders 36-24.
The Eagles got a 15-point effort from Josh Bradley, and the win raised their season record to 9-2.
Tyrone got off to a good 11-4 start in the first quarter behind four points apiece from Bradley and Matt Brooks, and a three-pointer from Brandon Gehret to end the period.
By halftime, they had extended their lead to 24-12 with six more Bradley points, and some high energy play off the bench from Ethan Etters for three points.
Both teams battled back and forth over the last two quarters in a second-half stalemate that gained experience for Tyrone’s bench, and left them the winner.
Tyrone’s next games will be Friday at Indian Valley.
Tyrone 36 Bellefonte 24
Score by quarters
Tyrone 11 13 7 5 – 36
Bellefonte 4 8 6 6 – 24
Scorers: Bradley 15, Brooks 8, Gehret 5, Hampton 3, Etters 3, McCaulley 2.
In the preliminary game, Coach Elvey’s Tyrone eighth-graders polished off their tenth opponent in a row as they beat the Raiders 28-17, and raised their undefeated record to 10-0.
The Eagles once again used strong scoring advantages in the first two quarters, 14-2 and 8-0, to go up 22-2 at halftime, and went on to win.
Ethan Etters, John Shaffer, and Travis Peterman all collected six points apiece in the effort.
The eighth graders will compete in a tournament at St. Marys in Altoona beginning the evening of Wednesday, February 2.
Tyrone 28 Bellefonte 17
Score by quarters
Bellefonte 2 0 0 15 – 17
Tyrone 14 8 2 4 – 28
Scorers: Peterman 6, Etters 6, Shaffer 6, Dane 4, Updyke 2, Black 2, Ingle 2.