Tyrone delivers on senior night

Dylan Thomas and Jake Meredith

Golden Eagle boys’ basketball got a great Mountain League win over Bald Eagle Area on Senior night last Thursday night. The Eagles really put it to BEA beating them 84-45.

The game started out the same way it ended, with Tyrone exploding offensively. Tyrone was out scoring BEA 42-20 at the end of the first half.

I can’t express how happy I am about getting this win for our seniors, Zack and Anthony on senior night [and] how much those guys mean to our basketball program”

— Head Coach George Gripp

Tyrone got the win from the help of senior big man who put up 21 points going a perfect 5-5 at the foul line and hit 8 from down low. It was a pretty great final game in Tyrone gym.

“It was so much fun playing with the younger guys and Zack for the last time on our home court. It was a great team win with everyone getting involved,” said Politza.

Tyrone senior Zack Soellner who went 1-1 from beyond the arc finished with 3 points and had a great season at home starting every game from Tyrone along with fellow senior Anthony Politza.

“I had a great experience and opportunity to play with these guys in our home gym,” said Soellner.

Tyrone has a full swing of momentum for the play offs after getting the win against BEA.

“I can’t express how happy I am about getting this win for our seniors, Zack and Anthony on senior night [and] how much those guys mean to our basketball program,” said Tyrone Head Coach George Gripp.

Tyrone improved their record to 14-7 and sit at number three in the Mountain League and as the number five seed in the District 6 AA playoff bracket.

Tyrone plays Bishop McCort on Friday night in the second round at Bishop Carroll High School.  Tip off is 7:30 pm.

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BOX SCORE

BALD EAGLE AREA (48): Butterworth 3 5-8 13, Onder 3 5-8 12, No. Chambers 2 2-3 6, Hockenberry 1 0-0 2, Friedline 1 0-1 3, Jenkins 1 1-2 3, Jones 2 0-0 4, Hilderbrand 2 0-0 4, Na. Chambers 0 1-4 1. Totals – 15 14-26 48.

TYRONE (84): Soellner 1 0-0 3, Mitchell 0 5-6 5, Meredith 5 2-4 12, Weaver 4 1-2 10, Lewis, 3 3-4 9, Thomas 5 0-0 14, Ferguson 1 0-2 2, Light 2 0-0 4, Politza 8 5-5 21, Kohler 0 2-2 2, Hicks 1 0-0 2, Anderson 0 0-0 0, Lang 0 0-0 0. Totals – 30 18-25 84.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bald Eagle Area: 8 12 20 8 – 48

Tyrone: 23 19 21 21 – 84

3-point goals: Bald Eagle Area 5 (Butterworth 2, Onder, Friedline, Jenkins); Tyrone 6 (Thomas 4, Weaver, Soellner).

Records: Tyrone (14-7).

JV: Tyrone, 56-30. High scorers-Jones, B, 7; Light, T, 19.