Bisons Win, Tide Lose in Purchase Line Tournament

COMMODORE — Clearfield defeated Penns Manor 63-49 while Curwensville lost to Purchase Line 67-57 in overtime in the opening round of the Purchase Line Lions Club Holiday Boys Basketball Tournament Wednesday night.
 
The Bisons (5-3) outscored the Comets (1-9) in every period and cashed 31 of 47 trips to the free throw line. They will play Purchase Line (2-7) in the championship game Thursday night at 8:00.
 
Four Bisons scored in double figures, topped by Mike Johnson\’s 16 points. John Lhota had 12, including nine free throws, while James Zimmerman and Todd Hyrn added 10 apiece.
 
A 6-0 run gave coach Forrest Campman\’s Bisons a 9-8 lead late in the first quarter and they took a 13-10 advantage into the second period, when they scored 23 points for a double-digit lead they maintained throughout the second half.
 
The consolation game between Curwensville (4-3) and Penns Manor will start at 6:30 Thursday evening.

CLEARFIELD — 63
John Lhota 1 9-12 12, Andrew Janocko 0 1-3 1, Mike Johnson 6 4-4 16, Kyle Kline 0 2-2 2, James Zimmerman 3 3-7 10, Todd Hryn 3 4-5 10, Drew Hipps 0 4-6 4, Jarrin Campman 1 4-6 6, David Ryan 0  0-0 0, Parker Herrington 1 0-2 2, Nate Greenland 0 0-0 0, Joel Fox 0 0-0 0, Matt Shiner 0 0-0 0.  Totals: 15 31-47 63.
 
PENNS MANOR — 49
Trimble 2 3-4 8, Marshall 2 1-2 5, Miller 1 2-3 4, Rhea 0 3-3 3, Gray 4 0-0 8, Palmer 1 0-0 2, Alsop 1 1-2 3, Lester 3 3-4 10, Gahagan 3 0-0 6, Bash 0 0-0 0, Gillo 0 0-0 0, Clawson 0 0-0.  Totals: 17 13-18 49.
 
Three-Point Field Goals: Clearfield 2 (Lhota 1, Zimmerman 1). Penns Manor 2 (Trimble 1, Lester 1).
 
Score by Quarters:
Clearfield        13  23  12  15 — 63
Penns Manor  10  15  10  14 — 49

Bisons Claim Purchase Line Tourney Championship, Zimmerman Named MVP
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