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Central Defense Shuts Down the Golden Eagles

Chris Escala
Tyrone sophomore Ashton Walk (file photo)

Tyrone followed up their Reliance Bank Holiday tournament win with their worst offensive performances of the season so far in a road loss to rival Central.

While Tyrone reached their defensive goal of keeping Central under 50 points,  the Golden Eagles couldn’t seem to buy a bucket in the 46-35 loss.

It’s frustrating when we couldn’t get anything to fall all game, our defense needs some work too

— Ashton Walk

Coming into the game against Central, Tyrone was averaging over 70 points per game. However, against Central, the Golden Eagles were limited to just 35 total points.

The first quarter started decent for the Eagles with Dravyn Crowell and Sam Crilly both knocking down threes. However, as the game went on the hoop started getting smaller for Tyrone

Tyrone was shut out of the inside game and only scored seven in the first quarter and five points in the second.

The first-half score ended with Central up 23-12.

After halftime, Tyrone still couldn’t get it together offensively and Central kept playing great defense to hold the lead.

Central senior forward Hunter Smith and junior forward Eli Muthler led all scorers with 17 points each. Tyrone’s only double-digit scorer was junior Ashton Walk with 11 points.

The Golden Eagle’s starting lineup was altered with Andrew Escala’s minutes limited after coming back from an ankle injury. Eli Woomer started in Escala’s place and played most of the first quarter.

Unfortunately, Tyrone only plays Central once this season, and will not have a chance for a rematch with a healthy lineup.

“It’s frustrating when we couldn’t get anything to fall all game, our defense needs some work too,” Tyrone leading scorer Ashton Walk said.


CENTRAL (46): Muthler 7 2-2 17, H. Smith 8 1-1 17, Albright 0 0-0 0, Garver 2 0-0 5, Long-Yarrison 1 0-0 3, Bettwy 1 1-1 3, Butler 0 1-2 1. Totals – 19 5-6 46.

TYRONE (35): Lehner 3 0-0 7, Walk 4 1-3 11, Crilly 1 0-0 3, Crowell 2 0-0 5, Woomer 2 2-2 7, Ronan 0 0-0 0, A. Escala 0 2-2 2. Totals – 12 5-6 35.



Central 13 10 11 12 — 46
Tyrone 7 5 9 12 — 35

3-point goals: Central 3 (Muthler, Garver, Long-Yarrison); Tyrone 6 (Walk 2, Lehner, Crilly, Crowell, Woomer).

Records: Central (8-2 overall, 5-1 in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference); Tyrone (6-3, 4-2).

Officials: Joe Scialabba, Bill Musser, Tracy Cornelius.

JV: Tyrone, 47-40. High scorers–Christian Heuston, C, 16; Damon Bruggert and Owen Oakes, T, 13 apiece.

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Andrew Escala
Andrew Escala, Staff Writer
Drew Escala is a Junior at Tyrone Area High School. This is his second year in Eagle Eye. Drew likes to play basketball and to make clothes. His plan after high school is to attend college to further his education and sports career. Drew's favorite musicians include Young Thug, Ot7 Quanny, Travis Scott, and Lancey Foux. Drew is a starter on the varsity basketball team. He is also a young entrepreneur. He started his own clothing brand over the summer and plans to take it far. He wants to write about the basketball team this year.
Chris Escala
Chris Escala, Features Editor
Chris is a senior at beautiful Tyrone High. It's his first year as a member of the Eagle Eye staff but he plans on making a big impact. In his free time, he makes stop motion animation videos for his low followed Tik Tok account and occasionally hoops with his "little" brother Drew. He is anxious to leave high school and pursue an art degree at Penn State, and then possibly go to art school. His favorite movies are anything marvel related. He hopes to cover most things sports related and even cover some stories with students around the school. He plans on bringing some serious heat this year when it comes to news.

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