Lady Eagles Continue Historic Season with Huge Weekend

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The Tyrone Lady Eagles completed one of the biggest weekends in recent history as they clinched the Mountain League title on Friday by defeating the Central Dragons 47-44; then on Saturday they dealt the 2019 state runner-up and current top five Juniata Valley Lady Hornets their third loss of the season, 61-52.

The game against Central was won by timely shots and big-time defensive plays by the  Lady Eagles. With the game tied at 39 with a little more than 3 minutes left Shannon Shaw and Stephanie Ramsey knocked down back to back threes giving Tyrone enough of a lead to seal the deal.

With Central doing everything they can to win the game they sent Tyrone to the foul line every time they touched the ball hoping for any miss getting the ball back. Even though Tyrone missed the free throws key offensive rebounds grabbed by Linsday Fusco leading to Tyrone extending their lead.

With Tyrone leading 46-44 with under 10 seconds remaining Central was looking to feed the ball to their best player Kylie Metzger but a steal by Jaida Parker led to Stephanie Ramsey making 1-2 free throws sealing the deal for the Lady Eagles.

On Saturday the Lady Eagles kept the momentum going as they fought toe to toe with Juniata Valley the entire game. After a slow start, Tyrone scored 42 points in the second half securing the 61-52 victory over the Hornets.

Tyrone struggled to get their offense into gear in the first half Tyrone trailed 26-19 at the end of the first half but were able to come out on a run tying the game at 36 late in the third quarter before pulling away to seal the victory in the fourth quarter.

Tyrone showed mental and physical toughness down the stretch as they knocked down their free throws outscoring the Hornets 15-7 down the final stretch of the game. Shannon Shaw knocked down all 6 free throws down the stretch to complete the upset. 

With the victory, Tyrone moves to 17-2 on the season. The girl’s only two losses of the season are to Bellwood. They are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Hollidaysburg for a date with the Lady Tigers.  With every victory, they inch closer to the top seed in the district playoffs.

 

CENTRAL (44): T. Longenecker 1 0-0 2, Metzger 6 8-11 20, Eicher 0 0-0 0, Heuston 4 0-0 8, Brumbaugh 4 3-4 14, Miller 0 0-0 0, Johnston 0 0-0 0. Totals — 15 11-15 44.

TYRONE (47): Ramsey 4 1-3 11, Fusco 1 1-2 3, Shaw 2 2-2 8, Getz 1 0-4 2, Parker 6 6-8 19, Gibbons 2 0-0 4, Brodzina 0 0-0 0, Saltsgiver 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 10-19 47

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Central 13 5 13 13 — 44

Tyrone 11 12 12 13 — 47

3-point goals

Central 3 (Brumbaugh 3); 

Tyrone 4 (Shaw 2, Ramsey, Parker)

 


 

TYRONE (61): Ramsey 2 2-2 8, Fusco 0 0-0 0, Shaw 1 6-6 9, Getz 4 1-4 10, Parker 8 5-9 22, Gibbons 5 2-2 12, Brodzina 0 0-0 0. Totals–20 16-23 61.

JUNIATA VALLEY (52): O. Smith 5 0-2 10, A. Taylor 3 6-7 12, H. Taylor 7 3-4 19, Musser 3 2-3 8, Hartman 0 0-0 0, Reed 1 1-3 3, Hopsicker 0 0-0 0. Totals–19 12-18 52.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Tyrone 12 7 19 23 — 61

Juniata Valley 17 9 8 18 — 52

3-point goals: 

Tyrone 6 (Ramsey 2, Shaw, Getz, Parker); 

Juniata Valley 2 (H. Taylor 2).