Once-Beaten BEA Girls Down Clearfield 79-39

WINGATE – Once-beaten Bald Eagle Area, in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the District 6 Playoffs, pressured Clearfield ballhandlers all over the floor the entire game to record its 20th win, 79-39, in girls basketball action Wednesday night.
 
The Mountain League Allegheny Division co-leaders had nearly two dozen steals with four players scoring in double figures.
 
Anne Hoover led the way with 22 points, Brittany Butterworth had a double-double with 16 points and 10 steals and Marissa Ward and Abby Gettig added 11 and 10 points, respectively.
 
Rachel Thompson was high for Clearfield with 12 points.
 
Coach Joey Castagnolo moved Kristen Butler from wing into post when Breanna Peters went to the bench after five minutes, and she added seven points.
 
Peters had twisted an ankle against Philipsburg-Osceola Tuesday and tried to go but experienced too much discomfort to continue.
 
Clearfield also was without leading scorer and rebounder Dakota Farmery, sitting out her third game because an ankle injury.
 
The Lady Bisons, 2-16 and 0-9 in the league, will have another long bus ride Thursday for a division game, their third in as many nights, against Central Mountain at Mill Hall.
 
They will host Juniata Saturday in a make-up game that will be their home finale, with tip-off at 6:30 p.m.
 
Bald Eagle Area’s undefeated junior varsity team also was victorious in the prelim.
 
CLEARFIELD — 39
 
Johanna Ryan 1 0-2 2, Rachel Thompson 4 4-4 12, Lisa Ambuski 2 2-2 6, Kristen Butler 3 0-0 7, Breanna Peters 1 0-0 2, Brittany Renaud 0 0-0 0, Ciara Marsh 2 0-0 4, Katie Sheeder 3 0-0 6, Janelle Mumma 0 0-0 0, Brianna Spencer 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS: 16 6-8 39.
 
BALD EAGLE AREA — 79
 
Brittany Butterworth 6 3-3 16; Maggie Meek 0 0-0 0; Anne Hoover 11 0-0 22; Ang Hewitt 2 0-0 4; Marissa Ward 5 0-0 11; Abby Gettig 4 2-2 10; Mary Pillot 1 0-0 3; Ally Simpson 1 0-0 2; Carrie Barnyak 2 0-0 4; Alexi Josefik 2 1-2 5; Chelsey Poorman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 35 6-7 79.
 
Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 1 (Butler); Bald Eagle Area 3 (Butterworth, Ward, Pillot).
  
Score by Quarters
 
Clearfield             10  14   6   9  –  39
Bald Eagle Area    27  19  17  16  –  79
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