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Lewistown loses to Tyrone Junior High boys basketball teams

The Tyrone Junior High Boys basketball teams made the most of their long road trip to Lewistown on Monday, beating the Panthers on their home floor, and setting the stage for the dramatic win over the Panthers in the varsity tilt later in the evening.
The eighth grade team played first, and got five points in the opening quarter from Jordan Taylor on their way to a 7-2 lead. But then they turned on the jets and blitzed the Panthers 14-0 in the second quarter to take a 21-2 halftime lead.
Eric Desch had two 3-pointers and Andy Brokenshire two baskets to lead the charge.
The Eagles kept the pressure on in the third, going into the fourth quarter leading 33-7, and then coasted to a 35-9 win. Eric Desch had eight points to lead the way with seven each from Brokenshire, Taylor, and Shane Walker.
The win raised the eighth graders to a perfect 10-0 record.
8th Grade
Tyrone 35 Lewistown 9
Score by quarters
Tyrone 7 14 12 2 – 35
Lewistown 2 0 5 2 – 9
Tyrone – Desch 8, Brokenshire 7, Taylor 7, Walker 7, Riehart 2, Bearfoot 2, Hertzler 2.
The Tyrone ninth graders got off to a sluggish first quarter start against Lewistown. The Panthers scored first, and kept the Eagles from getting throttled up, hitting a 3-pointer at the end of the quarter to take a 7-5 lead.
The Eagles finally got some opportunities late in the second quarter, when John Shaffer hit a 3-pointer and a put-back for five quick points, and then a nifty three way pass from Nate Dane to Shaffer to Peterman resulted in an easy layup and a 17-14 halftime lead.
Lewistown played Tyrone hard in the third quarter, pulling within one point 24-23, and led most of the way through the fourth quarter until Nate Dane beat the double-team below the basket for a quick pass to Shaffer for a 31-29 lead.
Ben Ingle finished things off with 3-4 from the line as the Panthers had to foul.
The ninth graders won 34-29 to raise their record to 9-1.
John Shaffer had his best scoring effort to date, leading the way with 14 points, with 11 added by Kyle Updyke.
9th Grade
Tyrone 34 Lewistown 29
Score by quarters
Tyrone 5 12 7 10 – 34
Lewistown 7 7 9 6 – 29
Tyrone – Shaffer 14, Updyke 11, Peterman 4, Ingle 3, Dane 1, Black 1.
Later this week, on Friday, Jan.13, the Junior High boys teams will entertain Bald Eagle Area at home.