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Tyrone Junior High boys finish busy week

Tyrone’s Junior high Basketball Team finished their regular season schedule last week with four games, taking on Indian Valley, Philipsburg, Penns Valley, and Bellwood Antis.
The Eagle’s finished their campaign with an overall record of 13 wins and 9 losses. Four of the Eagle’s losses this season were by a point, and five of their victories by less than three points.
“This team has faced more adversity than anyone could imagine,” said Coach Stever. “This team fought and competed to the finish in every game. Win or lose, they conducted themselves as gentlemen. I am very proud to be their coach.”
The Eagle’s put together some of their best games of the year against Indian Valley and Philipsburg defeating the Warriors 46-28 and avenging an earlier season loss to the Mounties by a score of 59-34.
Against the Mounties, the Eagle’s jumped all over the Mounties early and stayed on them for the duration of the game in their tough man defense only allowing eleven first half points and kept the Mounties out of their rhythm. Jared Templeton lit up the boards inside for a game high 25 points followed by another solid game at the point by Rich Stever with 10 points and as many assists. Jim Ferguson tossed in 8 points and pulled down a dozen rebounds. “The boy’s really wanted this game after losing at the buzzer in Philipsburg, said coach Stever. “I think they played their best basketball of the season today by far.”
Thursday, Penn’s Valley’s Rams would take advantage of the emotion from the previous day and defeat the Eagle’s 35-34 in another barn burner winning with a free throw with 3 seconds remaining.
“Penn’s Valley played some really good defense today,” said Stever, “and our guys were just a bit flat today after their win from the previous day and couldn’t make some plays when we needed to at the end of the game.”
Jim Ferguson led the way for the Eagle’s with 13 points, followed by Rich Stever with 10.
Friday, Bellwood Antis visited the Eagle’s and made the entry fee more than worth it in with one more barn-burner to finish the season as the Eagle’s would squeak out a victory 35-32.
Jared Templeton led the Eagle’s with a game high 17 points, followed by Jim Ferguson’s eight.
Garrett Lender led the Blue Devils scoring with 10, followed by Andrew DeGol’s seven points. “This was a typical Tyrone-Bellwood match up,” said Stever, “in a hard fought game to the end.”
The Eagle’s finish their season at Bishop McCort High School competing in the annual Mike Patcher Memorial Tournament February 15, 16, and 18.