Lady Eagles Even the Score

The Lady Eagles claimed a share of the Mountain League Title and handed Hollidaysburg its first and only loss of the season.

In one of the most memorable regular-season games in recent history, the Tyrone Lady Eagles dashed the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers’ hopes of a perfect season with a 68-61 victory in the season finale for both teams.

Early in the year, Hollidaysburg handed Tyrone what would be their only loss of the season.

Tyrone clearly wanted revenge and, along with it, a share of the Mountain League title.

Thank you so much to the fans for all of the support tonight. We couldn’t have won this game without you

— Stephanie Ramsey

The Tyrone faithful traveled well, turning the Hollidaysburg gym into what seemed at times like a home game for the Lady Eagles.

“Thank you so much to the fans for all of the support tonight,” said Tyrone senior Stephanie Ramsey after the game, “We couldn’t have won this game without [their support].”

Fans in attendance were not disappointed as both teams brought their best games.

“I knew when Hollidaysburg came into the league, they were a great team,” Tyrone coach Lucas Rhoades said. “The nice thing is, we got to play them twice this year. Usually, we only play them one time. Playing games like this is what gets you to where you need to be.”

Tyrone utilized their posts and size to their advantage and had a solid scoring effort from all five starters: Kayelin Gibbons led with 21, Jaida Parker added 19, Emma Getz had 11, Stephanie Ramsey added 9, and Marissa Lewis had 8.

Tyrone held the lead from buzzer to buzzer, jumping out to an early 9-3 lead, and ended the 1st quarter with a 19-13 lead. In the second quarter, both teams put up 12, giving Tyrone a 6 point lead going into the half.

Jaida Parker, Kayelin Gibbons, and Marissa Lewis dominated inside, while Emma Getz and Stephanie Ramsey racked up numerous assists. Twenty of Tyrone’s 26 made shots were from assists.

With 17 fouls called in the third, the Lady Eagles got into some foul trouble and had to pull Parker and Lewis, who both had four fouls, from the floor for parts of the third quarter. Luckily, no players fouled out of the game.

But every time the Lady Tigers would score, Tyrone had an answer. The Lady Eagles won the second half 37-36.

It doesn’t even matter about points, to be honest. Whoever is on, we get the ball to them, and we just work together as a team.

— Kayelin Gibbons

The win was truly a team effort.

“It doesn’t even matter about points, to be honest,” said Tyrone leading scorer Kayelin Gibbons, “Whoever is on, we get the ball to them, and we just work together as a team. It’s great knowing they’re by everyone’s side. It’s hard to shut all of us down, and the way that we changed our offense, you get to one person, but you leave another spot open for the next. It’s an all-around fun environment.”

This was a well-fought game between two top-ranked teams and should help both teams prepare teams for the playoffs.

The Lady Eagles have earned the top seed in the district playoffs and will face Central at home this Friday.


TYRONE (68): Lewis 4 0-1 8, Ramsey4 0-0 9, Getz 2 6-6 11, Parker 6 7-8 19, Gibbons 10 1-1 21, Paul 0 0-0 0. Totals — 26 14-16 68.

HOLLIDAYSBURG (61): Miller 8 8-10 25, Lear 2 3-4 8, Hatajik 4 1-2 10, Stitt 0 0-0 0, Figard 1 0-0 2, DiPangrazio 3 0-0 9, Vent 2 3-6 7, Heim 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 15-22 61.


Tyrone 19 12 16 21 – 68

Hollidaysburg 13 12 16 20 – 61

3-point field goals: Tyrone 2 (Ramsey, Getz), Hollidaysburg 6 (Miller, Lear, Hatajik, DiPangrazio 3)

Records: Tyrone (21-1, 13-1 Mountain League), Hollidaysburg (21-1, 13-1 Mountain League).