Bald Eagle Area Gets Offensive, Down The Bison 89-57

HYDE – Although not a very tall team, the Bald Eagle Area (BEA) High School boys basketball team makes up for lack of height with quickness, team work, hustle and balanced scoring.

All of that was on display at Clearfield High School Wednesday night as the Eagles remained unbeaten (3-0) with an 89-57 victory over the host Bison.

Six Eagles hit for double digits in the balanced scoring effort - Jason Jones and Trey Butterworth with 16 each, Jeffrey Bennett 14, Bryce Greene 12 and Bryan Greene and Brandon Gettig with 10 apiece.

BEA put on somewhat of an offensive clinic in the second quarter, racking up 37 points. A total not often seen in high school hoops. The Eagles had six three-pointers in the second eight minutes and 11 on the evening.

Clearfield, which trailed the Eagles at the half 60-25, did outscore BEA in the final 16 minutes, 32-29, had three players with double figures.

The mercy rule went into play in the later stages of the third quarter as the Eagles pushed the margin over the Bison by 40.

Erik Sellers lead the Bison with 13, while Christian Lezzer and Will Myers both had 10. It was the first varsity start for the freshman Myers.

Both squads had fairly good nights at the free throw line, with Bald Eagle Area going 14 of 19 and Clearfield hitting on 11 of 15.

The Clearfield junior varsity squad won the opening game of the evening with a convincing win, 52-10, over the young Eagles.

The Bison are on the road for a Friday contest at Bellefonte with the junior varsity game tipping off at 6 pm and the varsity to immediately follow.

Listen to Clearfield-Bellefonte boys basketball Friday night on WOKW-FM, 102.9, with the pre-game show starting at 7:15 pm.

BALD EAGLE AREA – 89

Bryan Greene 4 1-2 10,  Brandon Gettig 4 1-1 10,  Bryce Greene 2 8-8 12,  Ryan Dyke 2 0-0 6,  Jason Jones 7 0-0 16,  Trey Butterworth 5 3-6 16,  Jeffrey Bennett 6 0-0 14, Sammy Connor 0 1-2 1,  A. J. Onder 0 0-0 0,  Noah Chambers 2 0-0 4, TOTALS  -  32  14-19  89.

CLEARFIELD – 57

Seth Ford 0 0-0 0, Christian Lezzer 5 0-0 10,  Erik Sellers 5 3-4 13,  Will Myers 2 5-6 10,  Jon Janocko 4 1-1 9,  Wyatt Westen 0 0-1 0,  Andy Brown 0 0-0 0,  Derek Hryn 1 0-0 2,  Spencer Herrington 0 0-1 0,  Cody Spaid 2 2-2 7,  Evan Brown 1 0-0 2,  Devon Jones 0 0-0 0,  Kaleb Taylor 2 0-0 4, TOTALS -  22  11-15  57.

THREE-POINTERS: Myers, Spaid, Butterworth 3, Jones 2, Bennett 2, Dyke 2, Bryan Greene, Gettig

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BALD EAGLE AREA 23 37 18 11 89

CLEARFIELD 5 20 14 18 57

OFFICIALS: Scott Sullivan, Charles Pasternak, Emory Faith

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/09 CURWENSVILLE 38 – 56 0 – 1
12/10 @ Central 32 – 55 0 – 2
12/13 @ Huntingdon 41 – 65 0 – 3
12/18 BALD EAGLE AREA 57 – 89 0 – 4
12/20 @ Bellefonte    
  @ PL Lions Club Tourney    
12/27 vs. TBD    
12/28 vs. TBD    
01/03 @ Punxsutawney    
01/06 TYRONE    
01/07 @ Brookville    
01/10 @ Penns Valley    
01/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
01/17 ST. MARYS    
01/20 DUBOIS    
01/22 CENTRAL    
01/24 HUNTINGDON    
01/29 @ Bald Eagle Area    
01/31 BELLEFONTE    
02/05 @ Tyrone    
02/07 PENNS VALLEY    
02/12 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
02/14 @ Curwensville    
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