Tyrone “Runs” Past Lady Bison 60-41

TYRONE – All it takes at times is just one bad stretch and your odds of winning slip away.

That was pretty much the story Wednesday night in Tyrone as the Lady Eagles defeated visiting Clearfield, 60-41, in a game with a deceiving final score.

The Lady Bison went toe-to toe with Tyrone, now 7-2 on the year, for approximately the first 13 minutes of the game.

A basket by Clearfield’s Maggie Sopic with 2:50 remaining in the first half had the Lady Bison down by just three points, 19-16.

Then came the stretch, actually one of two on the night for the home squad, the bad-variety type stretch, as Tyrone ended the first 16 minutes on an 11-0 run to take a 14 point margin into the intermission, 30-16.

Clearfield came out with even more fight for the second half and didn’t back down.  The Lady Bison outscored Tyrone 14-12 in the third quarter and cut the margin to 42-30 with eight minutes left.

With the score 42-31 early on in the fourth quarter, the host team put up another run that iced the contest.

This run was 12-0 and gave the Lady Eagles a 54-31 bulge before Sopic hit a two pointer.

Although the fourth quarter spurt took away any chance of an upset, Clearfield head coach Joey Castagnolo was upbeat, even in defeat, simply saying, “The score was certainly not indicative of how we played. We did play well and not one time did we ever back down from the physical play. I was proud of our team tonight.”

Sopic paced the Clearfield attack with 16 points while Emily Ryan tallied 12.

The Lady Eagles connected on seven three-pointers, four by Finnley Christine who led all scorers with 18.

Jordyn Swogger added 14 and Kasey Engle chipped in with 11 for the balanced Tyrone offense.

In the junior varsity game Tyrone also picked up the victory, beating Clearfield by a score of 32-25.  Victoria Ireland had eight points for the Lady Bison.

The Lady Bison (2-8) return to action on Friday night with a home contest against Penns Valley.  JV action starts at 6 pm and the varsity will immediately follow.

CLEARFIELD -  41

Brianna Spencer 0 2-2 2,  Emily Ryan 6 0-1 12,  Emily Aveni 1 2-2 4,  Maggie Sopic 8 0-0 16,  Mary Ishman 1 1-2 3,  Margo Castagnolo 0 0-0 0,  Tessa Waring 0 0-0 0,  Sarah Lash 0 2-2 2,  Rachel Glenny 1 0-0 2,  Sarah Aycock 0 0-1 0,  Victoria Ireland 0 0-0 0, TOTALS  -  17  7-10  41.

TYRONE -  60

Kasey Engle 5 0-1 11,  Lucy Raftery 0 0-2 0,  Jordyn Swogger 4 4-5 14,  Emily Iuzzolino 2 5-8 9,  Finnley Christine 7 0-2 18,  Cherah Mountz 1 0-0 2,  Amber Reese 0 0-0 0,  Bobbi Miller 0 0-0 0,  Lindsey Kemp 0 0-0 0,  Alexis Cannistraci 3 0-0 6,  Marissa Sprankle 0 0-0 0,  Madison Noll 0 0-0 0,  Amber Gill 0 0-0 0, TOTALS  -  22  9-18  60.

THREE-POINTERS: Christine 4,  Swogger 2,  Engle

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

CLEARFIELD 12 4 14 11 41

TYRONE 16 14 12 18 60

OFFICIALS: Dave Adams, Rich Bishop, Jim Brennen

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
@ Brookville Tip-Off Tourney
12/06 vs. Brookville ppd. 0 – 0
12/07 vs. Brookville 18 – 45 0 – 1
12/07 vs. North Clarion 47 – 38 1 – 1
12/11 CENTRAL 35 – 54 1 – 2
12/13 HUNTINGDON 23 – 39 1 – 3
12/16 @ Punxsutawney 24 – 66 1 – 4
12/17 @ Bald Eagle Area 39 – 32 2 – 4
12/20 BELLEFONTE 25 – 27 2 – 5
12/27 @ Curwensville 46 – 50 ot 2 – 6
01/03 PUNXSUTAWNEY 39 – 63 2 – 7
01/08 @ Tyrone 41 – 60 2 – 8
01/10 PENNS VALLEY
01/15 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
01/17 @ St. Marys
01/21 @ Central
01/23 CENTRAL MOUNTAIN
01/24 @ Huntingdon
01/28 BALD EAGLE AREA
01/31 @ Bellefonte
02/04 TYRONE
02/07 @ Penns Valley
02/10 CURWENSVILLE
02/11 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
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