Bison Downed by Eagles for Third Time, 73-53

WINGATE — Stinging from three losses in a row, Bald Eagle Area exploded out of the chute with 27 points in the first period and went on to race past Clearfield 73-53 in Mountain League schoolboy basketball action Wednesday night.

The Eagles, who had four starters hit for double figures, forged a 41-19 halftime lead en route to their third win over the Bison, including one at the Purchase Line Holiday Tournament.

Pacing the Eagles (12-4, 7-3 ML) was Brandon Gettig with three of their six 3-pointers in a 15-point effort. Bryan Greene netted 12 points while Bryce Greene and Trey Butterworth added 11 apiece.

For Clearfield (4-12, 3-7), Erik Sellers matched Gettig for game-high honors with 15 points, and Will Myers and Cody Spaid checked in with 11 apiece.

Clearfield’s junior varsity, led by Ryan Lezzer’s 24 points, rolled to a 53-37 victory in the prelim.

The Bison will play the first game in their new gymnasium Friday when they seek to sweep Bellefonte. They eked out a 52-51 win over the Raiders on December 20.

They’ll be at home again Monday for a twice-postponed game with Brookville, which originally was scheduled to host the non-league contest.

Mountain League standings - Penns Valley 8-2, Tyrone 8-2, Bald Eagle Area 7-3, Central 7-3, Huntingdon 5-5, Clearfield 3-7, Bellefonte 1-8, Philipsburg-Osceola 0-9.

CLEARFIELD — 53

Seth Ford 1  0-0  2, Erik Sellers 7  1-2  15, Jon Janocko 1  0-0  2, Will Myers 4  2-4  11, Christian Lezzer 0  0-0  0, Wyatt Westen 2  1-2  5, Andy Brown 0  2-2  2, Derek Hryn 2  0-0  5, Cody Spaid 5  1-1  11, Ryan Lezzer  0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 22  7-13  53.

BALD EAGLE AREA — 73

Bryan Greene 5  1-2  12, Bryce Greene 5  1-1  11, Ryan Dyke 3  0-0  6, Brandon Gettig 6  0-0  15, Jason Jones 4  1-3  9, Jeffrey Bennett 0  0-0  0, Trey Butterworth 4  1-2  11, Sammy Connor 1  2-2  4, Cody Chambers 0  1-2  1, A.J. Onder 2  0-0  4.  TOTALS: 30  7-12  73.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 2 (Myers, Hryn); Bald Eagle Area 7  (Bryan Greene, Gettig 3, Butterworth 2).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield            11   8  10  24  -  53
Bald Eagle Area   27  14  17  13  -  73

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 52 – 51 1 – 4
  @ PL Lions Club Tourney    
12/27 vs. Bald Eagle Area 41 – 68 1 – 5
12/28 vs. Harmony 51 – 32 2 – 5
01/03 @ Punxsutawney 38 – 70 2 – 6
01/06 TYRONE ppd. 2 – 6
01/07 @ Brookville ppd. 2 – 6
01/09 TYRONE 40 – 62 2 – 7
01/10 @ Penns Valley 39 – 68 2 – 8
01/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 71 – 56 3 – 8
01/17 ST. MARYS 41 – 51 3 – 9
01/20 DUBOIS 49 – 65 3 – 10
01/22 CENTRAL 44 – 41 4 – 10
01/24 HUNTINGDON 49 – 61 4 – 11
01/28 @ Brookville ppd. 4 – 11
01/29 @ Bald Eagle Area 53 – 73 4 – 12
01/31 BELLEFONTE    
02/03 BROOKVILLE    
02/05 @ Tyrone    
02/07 PENNS VALLEY    
02/12 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
02/14 @ Curwensville    

 

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