Bison Defeat Spirited Mounties in Mountain League Action 64-47

PHILIPSBURG – The Clearfield boys basketball team got back on the winning track Monday night with a victory over Philipsburg-Osceola on the Mounties’ home floor, 64-47, in Mountain League action.

And it was another one of those games were the final score doesn’t tell the entire story.

Sure, the Bison jumped out to a 15-11 lead after one quarter thanks to nine points by Clearfield junior Cade Walker.

And sure, Clearfield outscored the Mounties 20-9 in the second eight minutes to take a very comfortable 35-20 margin into the halftime break.

But wait a second, a fierce third quarter comeback by Philipsburg-Osceola had the Mounties knocking on the front door with a possible early season upset win.

With terrific scoring balance, the Mounties went on a 13-2 run in the third to make a real game out of this one.

Philipsburg-Osceola got to within four of the Bison, 37-33, with about four and half minutes to play in the third.

The Mounties got even closer with 1:50 to go in the third at 42-39.

This all happened because the Mounties outscored Clearfield 21-11 in the third frame.

Clearfield did, however, put the game away with an 18-6 fourth quarter edge over the Mounties as Bison sophomore Karson Rumsky had six points in the final eight minutes.

Nate Glunt, Clearfield head coach said after the game, “Give credit to Philipsburg, they played tough and they played hard, especially on defense. I knew it was coming though, because we saw them a few times this summer, playing the same way.”

Glunt then added, “We have had a tough early season schedule with playing five games in 11 days, but we hung in there. Both teams really wanted this one and I am thankful that we came out on top.”

Walker led all scorers with 24 points while Rumsky with 16 and Keagan Hess with 11 helped the Bison cause.

Philipsburg-Osceola was led by Carson Jones and Tyler Doyle, off of the bench, with 12 each.

In junior varsity action the Mounties defeated the Bison by a score of 42-38.

Clearfield is now 4-1 overall and 2-1 in Mountain League play while the Mounties slipped to 1-4 and 0-3 in league action.

Clearfield returns to the hardwood with a home game on Friday against Tyrone.

Listen to the Clearfield-Tyrone game on WOKW-FM, 102.9, with the pre-game show beginning at approximately 7:15 pm.

CLEARFIELD – 64

Taye Lynch 0 2-2 2, Keagan Hess 4 2-3 10, Cade Walker 8 7-9 24, Karson Rumsky 7 0-2 16, Andrew Lopez 2 5-7 9, Matt Pallo 0 0-0 0, Harrison Peacock 1 1-4 3, Barrett Kline 0 0-0 0, TOTALS – 22 17-27 64

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA – 47

Carson Jones 5 1-3 12, Kaleb Richardson 2 2-2 6, Ryan Whitehead 3 0-0 6, Isaih Scalzo 1 0-0 2, Kegan Soltis 3 0-0 6, Tyler Doyle 4 4-5 12, Daniel Slogosky 0 0-0 0, Ryan Kephart 1 0-0 3, Jeremy Whitehead 0 0-0 0, TOTALS – 19 7-10 47

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

CLEARFIELD 15 20 11 18 64
PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 11 9 21 6 47

THREE POINTERS: CLEARFIELD – 3 Rumsky 3 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA – 2 Jones, Kephart

OFFICIALS: Richard Dickson, William Wolf, Alan Price

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 CURWENSVILLE 77 – 32 1 – 0
12/10 WEST BRANCH 57 – 33 2 – 0
12/12 BALD EAGLE AREA 73 – 48 3 – 0
12/14 HUNTINGDON 53 – 63 3 -1
12/17 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 64 – 47 4 – 1
12/21 TYRONE
12/27 @ Purchase Line Tourney
12/28 @ Purchase Line Tourney
01/04 @ Brookville
01/07 PUNXSUTAWNEY
01/09 @ Penns Valley
01/11 CENTRAL
01/15 @ Bellefonte
01/18 @ Bald Eage Area
01/21 @ DuBois
01/23 @ Huntingdon
01/25 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
01/29 @ Tyrone
02/01 PENNS VALLEY
02/06 @ Central
02/08 BELLEFONTE
02/13 @ Curwensville

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