ML Champion Bison Thump Mounties 75-27

PHILIPSBURG — The Clearfield Area High School boys basketball team capped its first Mountain League championship run with a 75-27 win over Philipsburg-Osceola Friday night.

Leading scorer Will Myers, bouncing back from a tough outing against Penns Valley Wednesday night, rippled the nets for 26 points in his 50th career double-figure performance, while Evan Brown and Cody Spaid provided plenty of support with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Myers, who also had seven rebounds, and Brown each had four of the Bison’s nine makes from behind the arc.

Spaid pulled down 15 rebounds for a double-double, and Ryan Lezzer registered five assists.

“It was a great team effort,” coach Nate Glunt said, noting the Bison had a wide margin in rebounds. “There was no letdown after the big win against Penns Valley, which I was concerned about. They took this game seriously and played hard.”

The Bison roared out of the chute for a 22-6 lead after one quarter and maintained that pace for a 45-26 halftime bulge with Myers (16), Brown (14) and Spaid (11) leading the way.

A 20-point third quarter set the running clock in motion for the final eight minutes.

Peyton Guelich provided the bulk of the Philipsburg-Osceola offense with 17 points.

The Mounties tumbled to 1-12 in the league and 3-18 overall.

Philipsburg-Osceola’s junior varsity won the prelim 54-50. Johny Gates topped Clearfield with 20 points and Isaac Rumery added 14.

Clearfield (19-2) will close the regular season at Curwensville Monday night.

Moshannon Valley League — Clearfield 13-1, Penns Valley 11-2, Tyrone 10-3, Central 6-8, Huntingdon 5-8, Bald Eagle Area 4-10, Bellefonte 4-10, Philipsburg-Osceola 1-12.

CLEARFIELD — 75

Evan Brown 5 2-2 16, Dave McKenzie 3 0-1 7, Tommy Hazel 1 1-2 3, Will Myers 7 6-6 24, Cody Spaid 6 3-4 15, Caleb Strouse 1 0-0 2, Carter Wood 0 0-0 0, Ryan Lezzer 1 0-2 2, Johny Gates 1 0-0 2, Ethan McGinnis 2 0-0 4, Wyatt Porter 0 0-0 0, Sammy Evans 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 27 12-17 75.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA — 27

Caleb Belinda 0 0-0 0, Peyton Guelich 6 2-2 17, Noah Jeffries 1 0-0 2, Kyle Albert 0 0-0 0, Nick Conklin 0 0-0 0, Carson Jones 1 3-4 6, Cam Domblisky 0 0-0 0, Isiah Scalzo 0 0-0 0, Marcus Wisor, Bubba Slogosky 0 0-0 0, Micah Martin 0 0-0 0, Jake Smith 0 0-0 0, Adam Stiner 1 0-0 2. TOTALS: 8 5-6 27.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield (Brown 4, McKenzie 1, Myers 4); Philipsburg-Osceola 4 (Guelich 3, Jones 1).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield                         22  23  20  10  –  75
Philipsburg-Osceola       6  10    9     2  –  27

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 CURWENSVILLE 76 – 35 1 – 0
12/09 @ Central ppd. 1 – 0
12/11 HUNTINGDON 77 – 64 2 – 0
12/15 BELLEFONTE 44 – 30 3 – 0
12/16 ST. MARYS 68 – 59 4 – 0
12/18 @ Tyrone 59 – 50 5 – 0
12/21 @ Punxsutawney 48 – 66 5 – 1
12/23 @ Bellefonte 56 – 39 6 – 1
12/29&30 Purchase Line Christmas Tourney
12/29 vs. Harmony 60 – 30 7 – 1
12/30 vs. Purchase Line 63 – 24 8 – 1
01/05 BROOKVILLE 64 – 48 9 – 1
01/06 BALD EAGLE AREA 89 – 56 10 – 1
01/08 @ Penns Valley 58 – 49 11 – 1
01/12 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA ppd. 11 – 1
01/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 80 – 42 12 – 1
01/15 CENTRAL 67 – 50 13 – 1
01/18 DUBOIS 71 – 42 14 – 1
01/20 @ Huntingdon 92 – 48 15 – 1
01/26 TYRONE 57 – 47 16 – 1
01/29 @ Bald Eage Area 97 – 57 17 – 1
02/01 @ Central 57 – 64 17 – 2
02/03 PENNS VALLEY 44 – 37 18 – 2
02/05 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 75 – 27 19 – 2
02/08 @ Curwensville

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