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Eagle junior high splits pair with ‘Cats, BEA

Tyrone’s Junior high Basketball team hosted a pair of schools last week, the Bearcats of Huntingdon Wednesday, and Bald Eagle Area’s Golden Eagles Friday afternoon at the High School gymnasium. Tyrone split the contests with a loss and a victory.
Against Huntingdon, both squads matched up in man defense, and as expected, the Bearcats came out running and jumped all over the the Eagles early to an 8-0 lead. Rich Stever, who led the scoring for the Eagles with seven points, broke the ice with a trey and cut the lead to 9-3.
The Eagles fought back from several first half deficits to go in at the half down 15-16.
Huntingdon didn’t let the fire cool down following the break, and jumped out in their fast breaking offense again putting up 16 third quarter points led by Josh Coffman with 12, to put the Eagles away early in the second half.
“To their credit, they played an up tempo offense and defense that seemed to stiffle us, and we just couldn’t overcome their performance today,” said Coach Stever. “They were definitely the better team today. We will learn from this loss and move forward.”
Tyrone could only manage to score two points in the entire second period, and fell victim to the Bearcats 35-17.
In the earlier game, Tyrone defeated Huntingdon’s B team 37-27. Leading the scoring for the Eagles was Steve Franco 10, Nick Patton seven, and Charles Wilson with six points.
Against Bald Eagle Area, the Golden Eagles started slowly offensively and found themselves trailing after the first period 14-15. However, Tyrone’s full court zone press and man defense forced Bald Eagle into countless second period turnovers as Tyrone’s Eagles outscored Bald Eagle 10-2 in the second period to take the half time lead 24-17.
Following the break Tyrone jumped all over Bald Eagle on a 21-4 run and never looked back defeating the Eagle’s 58-26. Tyrone scoring was led by Rich Stever 14, Jared Templeton 13, and Jim Ferguson and Steve Franco each tossed in six points. Tyrone had ten players score in a well balanced attack.
“The Boys bounced back well today following our defeat from Huntingdon,” said Coach Stever. “We are struggling a bit offensively lacking some chemistry, but the effort and desire is there. We’ll keep working on our conditioning and defense, and eventually the offense will come around.”
The Eagles are on the road this week taking on Bellefonte Wednesday and Central Friday.
Tyrone’s younger squad of talent defeated Bald Eagles B team by a score of 36-24 led by Steve Franco with 15 points, and Cody Dickson who tossed in four points, but more importantly dominated the boards inside for Tyrone most of the game. Tyrone’s B squad is 3-0 for the season.