Bison Rally in Fourth Quarter To Defeat BEA 57-55

WINGATE — The Clearfield Area High School boys basketball team charged from behind in the fourth quarter to slip past Bald Eagle Area 57-55 in Mountain League action Friday night.

Karson Rumsky fueled the Bison’s 23-point rally from a 41-34 deficit with 10 points, while Cade Walker and Andrew Lopez contributed six and five, respectively.

The win halted a three-game slide by the Bison, who got off to a slow start and trailed 13-5 after one quarter as Jaden Jones paced the Eagles with nine points.

A quartet of three-pointers by Rumsky and five points by Walker helped Clearfield get back in the game in the second period.

BEA (5-9, 1-7 ML) was clinging to a 27-24 lead at halftime and extended that to the seven-point spread in the third period.

But the Eagles couldn’t hold off the Bison, who balanced their record at 7-7 while handing the hosts their fifth loss in a row.

Rumsky wound up with 24 points and Walker added 19.

Both posted double-doubles, Rumsky grabbing 12 rebounds and Walker pulling down 10.

Lopez topped Clearfield’s 56-35 advantage with 14 boards to go with five assists.

Keagan Hess registered four assists and Matt Pallo added three.

Jones, a 5-8 junior guard, poured in a game-high 27 points for BEA, and backcourt mate Nate Hoover chipped in with 12.

The Bison draw another tough assignment Monday when they venture to DuBois (9-4) for a non-league game.

CLEARFIELD — 57

Taye Lynch 0 1-2 1, Cade Walker 7 6-5 19, Karson Rumsky 8 3-5 24, Keagan Hess 2 0-0 4, Andrew Lopez 2 0-0 5, Matt Pallo 1 1-3 3, Barrett Kline 0 0-0 0, Luke Winters 0 1-2 1.  TOTALS:  20  11-19  57.

BALD EAGLE AREA — 55

Jaden Jones 8 8-10 27, Nate Hoover 4 2-2 12, Drew Bucha 3 0-0 6, Nick Maynard 1 2-2 4, Blake Roberts 0 0-0 0, Luke Wilson 2 0-0 4, Keith Greene 1 0-0 2.  TOTALS:  19  12-14 55.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 6 (Rumsky 5, Lopez 1); Bald Eagle Area 5 (Jones 3, Hoover 2).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield              5  19  10  23  –  57

Bald Eagle Area  13  14  14  14  –  55

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 42 – 50 4 – 2
12/27 @ Purchase Line Tourney
12/27 vs. Ligonier Valley 78 – 80 4 – 3
12/28 vs. Harmony 83 – 56 5 – 3
01/04 @ Brookville 48 – 53 5 – 4
01/07 PUNXSUTAWNEY 56 – 50 6 – 4
01/09 @ Penns Valley 47 – 59 6 – 5
01/11 CENTRAL 44 – 53 6 – 6
01/15 @ Bellefonte 78 – 56 6 – 7
01/18 @ Bald Eagle Area 57 – 55 7 – 7
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

Monday's Golden Tide Game Postponed
Defense and Rebounds Push Lady Bison Past Bald Eagle

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