Home Sweet Home Court: Clearfield Cagers Defeat P-O

HYDE — After having to wait a couple of weeks after being away from their home court, finally the Clearfield Bison came home to the Bison Gym after starting the season with three road contests.  A great crowd welcomed head coach Nate Glunt and the red-and-black clad squad as they played host to the visiting Mounties from Philipsburg-Osceola.

That home court advantage was stellar on the night as Clearfield only had one quarter where the squad didn’t put double digits on the board, cruising to a 55-32 victory.

The press defense of the Bison never let up as their speed created havoc for P-O, and led to points from all five starters.  Senior Cade Walker led the Bison with a game-high 17 points, adding in six rebounds to his total.  Karson Rumsky only added nine points on the night, but his play came in huge on the boards with six rebounds, and defensively he accounted for four steals, all of which led to points for Clearfield.

Matt Pallo also hit double digits in scoring, adding in 13 points, while Andrew Lopez helped feed the scoring with a team-high seven assists.

Clearfield took a small lead after one quarter, 16-12, however took control in the second quarter by adding in 18 points, while holding P-O to only seven to take a 34-19 lead into the break, a lead they would not relinquish.

P-O struggled on the night, only making 14 shots from the floor, and had missed opportunities at the free-throw line, only going 3-for-10.  Clearfield wasn’t much better from the line, only going 2-for-8, but made 25 shots from the floor to get back in the win column.

Clearfield (3-1) has one last game before a bit of a Christmas break as they will travel on Friday to face Tyrone.

SCORE BY QUARTER

Philipsburg-Osceola   12   7   4   9  –  32
Clearfield   16   18   6   15  –  55

Philipsburg-Osceola – 32

R. Whitehead 2 2-5 6, J. Whitehead 2 0-1 4, Richardson 3 0-0 6, Depto 2 1-2 5, Desimone 1 0-2 3, K. Hahn 0 0-0 0, Doyle 1 0-0 2, Harpster 0 0-0 0, Frank 0 0-0 0, Fenton 0 0-0 0, Eckberg 0 0-0 0, C. Hahn 0 0-0 0, Kosut 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS 14 3-10 32.

Clearfield – 55

Walker 8 0-2 17, Rumsky 4 0-2 9, Lopez 1 2-4 4, Pallo 6 0-0 13, Winters 3 0-0 6, Peacock 1 0-0 2, Miller 0 0-0 0, Hudson 0 0-0 0, Ryan 0 0-0 0, Parkett 0 0-0 0, Gearhart 1 0-0 2, Billotte 1 0-0 2, Greslick 0 0-0 0, Fletcher 0 0-0 0, Thompson 0 0-0 0, O’Dell 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS 25 2-8 55.

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/06 @ Curwensville 82 – 31 1 – 0
12/10 @ Bald Eagle Area 56 – 38 2 – 0
12/13 @ Huntingdon 48 – 67 2 – 1
12/16 @ Punxsutawney ppd. 2 – 1
12/18 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 55 – 32 3 – 1
12/20 @ Tyrone
12/27 @ Purchase Line Christmas Tourney
01/03 OTTO-ELDRED
01/07 PENNS VALLEY
01/10 @ Central
01/15 BELLEFONTE
01/17 BALD EAGLE AREA
01/20 DUBOIS
01/21 HUNTINGDON
01/24 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
01/29 TYRONE
01/31 @ Penns Valley
02/03 @ West Branch
02/04 CENTRAL
02/07 @ Bellefonte
02/10 @ Punxsutawney
02/13 CURWENSVILLE
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