Tyrone ninth grade basketball team knocks off Huntingdon

The Tyrone Area Junior High School girls basketball team hosted Huntingdon on Tuesday night.
The ninth grade Lady Eagles’ team edged Huntingdon 36-34 in a contest that was close all the way.
Kayla Corle and Elizabeth Tepsic led the Lady Eagles with 10 points each. Tepsic also pulled down a team-high 14 rebounds.
Meg Turiano had six points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals in an all-around complete performance.
“This was a real close game,” said Tyrone coach Kerry Naylor. “We led 19-17 at halftime, then fell behind by five in the third quarter and the lead bounced back and forth for the rest of the game until we pulled it out at the end. Megan Turiano played a very good game. It would be impossible for us to be good without Meg. She doesn’t do what stands out in the stats often, but she does everything at a high level. She always plays hard and for not playing elementary basketball, she is a great athlete, who will probably also start on the girls’ softball team this year. She brings a great attitude of always wanting to beat the girl across from her.”
In the seventh and eighth grade game, Tyrone led 10-4 at halftime, then went into a tailspin and didn’t score in the second half. Huntingdon came back to win a low-scoring 18-10 contest.
Sarah Halter led the Lady Eagles with six points.
“The “B” team girls just couldn’t make their shots in the second half,” said Naylor. “They were rushing their attempts and the Huntingdon girls are good rebounders.”
The Lady Eagles close out their season with a game at home against rival Bellwood-Antis on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.
“Bellwood-Antis should be a fun game,”said Naylor, “with lots of people in the stands. We plan it to play them the first game and last game. It gives the girls something to get up and play for.”