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Huskies Hand Eagles First Loss of the Season


Tyrone matched up against Bishop Carroll in a high-scoring barn burner that ended 79-76 in favor of the Huskies on Friday.

The Huskies claimed the leading scorer in the game, with sophomore Jace Casses posting 33 total points, including seven three-pointers. Another benefactor for the Huskies was senior Luke Repko, who added 24 points of his own, along with 4 steals.

The Golden Eagle’s Andrew Escala had an impressive night with 26 points and a handful of assists. Another key contributor was junior point guard Ashton Walk who racked up nine rebounds and 12 assists.

The first points of the contest came through a smooth Luke Repko jump shot, which was quickly followed up by an impressive layup from Tyrone junior, Sam Crilly. These two scores set the tone for the game and foreshadowed a lot of scoring from both sides.

The Golden Eagles started the game hot, scoring 23 first-quarter points, while Bishop Carroll trailed with 15.

However, by halftime, the Huskies cut into the Tyrone lead by one point, with the score at half being 45-38.

We had a comfortable lead going into the half. Unfortunately, we got a little too comfortable”

— Junior shooting guard, Sam Crilly

The referees played a huge role in the outcome of the game as well. Calling Ashton Walk for his fifth foul that disqualified him from the game in the 4th quarter. Andrew Escala was in foul trouble also with four.

In the third quarter, however, the narrative changed with Bishop Carrol scoring 26, and Tyrone scoring only half of that number with 13. This gave Bishop Carroll their first lead of 64-58, going into the fourth quarter.

Also in the third quarter, Tyrone senior Brady Ronan, and Bishop Carroll junior Will Tremel, got into a minor brawl for the basketball. During the commotion, Tyrone’s Ashton Walk picked up his first technical foul of the season.

During the game-deciding fourth quarter, Tyrone made a late-game comeback that reduced the Huskie lead to 6 points with about one minute to play. Kendall Lehner got a defensive rebound and pushed the ball up the court and dished it off to Sam Crilly, who would drill another three and keep Tyrone in the game.

The Huskies were able to run the clock down to a couple of seconds before Tyrone was able to make a defensive stop and get the ball back. Although they got the ball back it was too little too late, as Tyrone missed a heavily contested game-tying three that concluded the game with a score of 79-76.

Although this was a tough loss for Tyrone’s varisty, the JV team was able to pull out a high-margin victory to stay undefeated, helped by leading scorer Damon Brueggert who totaled 12 points. Tyrone still has a long season ahead that will come with some more wins and improvement.

“Right now scoring isn’t the problem, our defense is. That will be the big focus for next week”, said Assistant coach Joe Laukaitis.

Tyrone’s next game is Monday the 11th against the 0-2 Bald Eagle Eagles at home at 7:15.


Tyrone 23 22 13 18 — 76
Bishop Carroll 15 23 26 15 — 79

3-point goals: Tyrone 5 (Crilly 2, Escala 2, Woomer); Bishop Carroll 13 (Repko 2, Alexander, Tremel 3, Casses 7)

Records: Tyrone (1-1); Bishop Carroll (1-1).

JV: Tyrone, 41 – 15 High scorers: Brueggert, T, 12; Myers, BC, 4

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Kaleb Sweitzer
Kaleb Sweitzer, Staff Writer
Kaleb is currently a sophomore at Tyrone Area High School, and this is his first year of being a part of the Eagle Eye Staff. Kaleb loves sports and has played many throughout his childhood, including baseball, basketball, soccer, football, and last but not least, golf. Although Kaleb enjoys many sports, he only pursues golf in high school. Kaleb is the number two golfer on the Tyrone squad this season. Kaleb also loves to watch sports, fish, hunt, and spend time with his family. Kaleb grew up in Sinking Valley with his parents and younger brother. Kaleb hopes this year will help to improve his writing skills while writing stories about golf, other sports, and news categories.
Owen Oakes
Owen Oakes, Staff Writer
Owen is a sophomore and it is his first year as a part of the Eagle Eye staff. Owen plays for the Golden Eagles baseball, football, and basketball teams. In Owen's spare time, he enjoys playing video games, watching football, writing, playing sports, watching movies, and hanging out with friends. Owen's favorite sports teams include the Steelers, Pirates, Penguins, and Penn State. Owen plans to attend college after high school to become a physician's assistant. Owen hopes to write sports stories and appear in some podcasts during his time in the Eagle Eye. 

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