Streaking Bison Sink 15 Three-Pointers in 79-45 Victory

TYRONE — The Clearfield Area High School boys basketball team rained a season-high 15 three-pointers, including six by Tommy Hazel and five by Will Myers, over the Tyrone defense in a 79-45 Mountain League romp Friday night.

The Bison’s seventh consecutive win set their league record at 10-1 in their bid to repeat as champions. They now are two full games clear of Central, which had a 10-game winning streak halted by Penns Valley, 50-41.

Hazel, who finished with a game high 26 points, came out on fire with four treys in a 14-point outburst that propelled Clearfield (16-1) to a 23-11 advantage by the end of the first quarter.

“Tommy got us off to a great start,” Bison coach Nate Glunt said. “Then, Will and Evan (Brown) came around in the second quarter and kept the momentum going.”

Myers, who scored 25 on the night,  netted a trio of three-pointers and a foul shot while Brown, sank a pair of three-pointers to account for all the Bison scoring in the second period, which ended with the spread at 39-22.

The big three produced all of the offense in the third period, nine points each from Hazel and Myers and four from Brown, as Clearfield increased their bulge to 61-40.

Brown wound up with 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Myers and Hazel pulled down six and five rebounds, respectively. All three were credited with two steals.

“Reese (Wilson) and Dave (McKenzie) did all the little things, like setting screens, boxing out and communicating on defense,” Glunt added. “And the bench did a really good job, too.”

Tyrone (9-7, 7-4 ML) got 13 points from Dylan Thomas and 10 from Parker Mitchell.

The Bison step out of the ML to host District 9 Class AAAA rival Punxsutawney Monday.

The Clearfield junior varsity lost 52-23. Taye Lynch scored eight points.

Mountain League standings – Clearfield 10-1, Central 8-3, Tyrone 7-4, Bellefonte 6-5, Huntingdon 6-5, Penns Valley 5-6, Philipsburg-Osceola 2-9, Bald Eagle Area 0-11.

CLEARFIELD — 79

Evan Brown 6 1-2 16, Reese Wilson 1 0-0 2, Dave McKenzie 1 1-2 3, Tommy Hazel 10 0-2 26, Will Myers 8 4-6 25, Ethan McGinnis 0 0-0 0, Jon Gates 1 0- 2, Ryan Chew 0 0-0 0, Taye Lynch 0 0-0 0, Ryan Lazauskas 0 0-0 0, Keegan Hess 0 0-0 0, Wyatt Porter 2 0-0 5, Jarrit Wagner 0 0-0 0, Cade Walker 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 29 6-12 79.

TYRONE — 45

Parker Mitchell 3 4-6 10, Jacob Meredith 2 1-3 5, Andrew Ferguson 1 0-2 3, Michael Ryan Lewis 5 0-0 10, Dylan Thomas 5 0-0 13, Hunter Anderson 0 0-2 0, Joseph Kohler 1 0-0 2, Zach Kohler 1 0-2 2, Rashawn Hicks 0 0-0 0, Noel Politza 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 18 5-15 45.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 15 (Brown 3, Hazel 6, Myers 5, Porter 1); Tyrone 4 (Thomas 3, Ferguson 1).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield 23 16 22 18 – 79
Tyrone 11 11 18 5 – 45

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/09 @ Curwensville 81 – 38 1 – 0
12/13 CENTRAL 53 – 41 2 – 0
12/16 @ Huntingdon 68 – 51 3 – 0
12/19 @ Bellefonte 56 – 33 4 – 0
12/22 TYRONE 65 – 40 5 – 0
12/29&30 Purchase Line Christmas Tourney
12/29 vs. Northern Cambria 82 – 23 6 – 0
12/30 vs. Purchase Line 65 – 45 7 – 0
01/03 @ Brookville 83 – 59 8 – 0
01/06 @ Bald Eagle Area 73 – 30 9 – 0
01/09 @ Central 46 – 57 9 – 1
01/11 PENNS VALLEY ppd. 9 – 1
01/12 PENNS VALLEY 51 – 34 10 – 1
01/13 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 75 – 28 11 – 1
01/19 CLARION-LIMESTONE 82 – 48 12 – 1
01/20 HUNTINGDON 67 – 54 13 – 1
01/23 @ DuBois 62 – 47 14 – 1
01/25 BELLEFONTE 73 – 40 15 – 1
01/27 @ Tyrone 79 – 45 16 – 1
01/30 PUNXSUTAWNEY
01/31 BALD EAGLE AREA
02/03 @ Penns Valley
02/06 CURWENSVILLE
02/08 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
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