Tyrone Boys Dominate BEA; Fall to Johnstown in Final Seconds

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Tyrone 63, BEA 30

The Golden Eagles dominated Bald Eagle Area 63-30 last Wednesday night. The youthful Golden Eagles continue to improve in all phases of the game, carrying them to an easy Mountain League win.

The Golden Eagles doubled up Bald Eagle early and were ahead 41-10 by halftime.

Utilizing a strong press, Tyrone forced numerous turnovers and kept BEA in check for the entire half, surrendering only 10 points.

Rebounds by sophomores Jake Taylor and Blaine Hoover helped the Golden Eagles win the possession game.

“I think we played really well, against Bald Eagle and Phillipsburg. We got our press going and we turned our defense into offense and played a great game,” said Hoover.

Tyrone put the game away by scoring 11 points in the third and fourth quarter.

Tyrone moved onto the next team to conquer and found itself gaining a 65-44 win against the Mountaineers.

BOX SCORE

TYRONE (63): Taylor 3 2-2 8, Gripp 4 0-0 9, Lucas 2 0-0 4, Dehaas 4 1-2 9, Hoover 3 0-1 6, Ferguson 1 1-3 5, Moon 2 0-0 4, Rhoades 2 1-3 7, Locke 2 3-4 7, Land 1 0-0 3, Johnson 0 0-0 0. Totals–25 8-15 63.

BALD EAGLE AREA (30): Jones 1 3-4 5, Hoover 1 1-2 4, Bucha 1 0-2 2, Wilson 3 0-0 6, Maynard 3 1-1 7, Roberts 1 0-0 2, Koleno 2 0-0 4. Totals–12 5-9 30.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Tyrone 18 23 11 11 — 63

Bald Eagle Area 4 6 8 12 — 30

3-point goals: Tyrone 5 (Gripp, Lang, Hoover, Rhoades 2); Bald Eagle Area 1 (Hoover).

Records: Tyrone (6-3); Bald Eagle Area (5-5).

Johnstown 55, Tyrone 54

The Golden Eagles faced a tough loss against the Trojans in the final seconds with a score of 55-54.

“They outsized us and were very intimidating at the beginning of the game, but we continued to put up a good fight,” said sophomore Blaine Hoover.

The Trojans would be dominated the first three-quarters of the game. With Tyrone holding a 10 point lead in the second half. But as the game came to an end Johnstown started to show signs of life. Eventually, Johnstown became neck and neck with Tyrone. The Eagles made many steals trying to hold Johnstown at a tie, but it didn’t do much good.

“I think we played pretty good against Johnstown, we dominated them the whole game they just made a good shot at the end and won it,” said sophomore Brandon Lucas.

In the final seconds of the game, a Johnstown player scored 2 three-pointers and with one second left scored a jump shot in front of the free throw line to win the game.

“Being in the press gave the ball to the middle and lead to easy transition points,” said sophomore Jake Taylor.

Tyrone’s press defense helped them lead the Trojans for the first three quarters by at least 8 points. Tyrone’s defense has been outstanding, especially when they convert into press defense.

“We did a good job taking away their key players and their best shooter only had about 8 points the whole game,” said Lukas.

Tyrone plans to continue their great press defense for games to come. Tyrone will face off against the Central Scarlet Dragons on January 15.

BOX SCORE

SCORE BY QUARTER

JOHNSTOWN (55) – Franklin 6 2-5 14, Jones 5 1-3 11, Gause 7 1-4 15, Simon 5 0-0 13, Chatman 0 0-0 0, Nattile 1 0-0 2. Totals–24 4-12 55.

TYRONE (54)–Taylor 1 0-0 2, Gripp 7 4-8 18, Lucas 3 3-5 10, DeHaas 1 3-4 5, Hoover 5 2-2 13, Ferguson 0 2-2 2, Moon 2 0-0 4. Totals–18 14-23 54.

Johnstown 8 9 16 22 – 55

Tyrone 15 12 16 11 – 54

3-point goals: Johnstown 3 (Simon 3); Tyrone 2 (Lucas, Hoover).

Records: Johnstown (11-0, 8-0 LHAC); Tyrone (7-4, 4-2 Mountain League)

JV: Tyrone 62-53. High scorers–Lang, T, 17; J. Taylor, J, 24.

 

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