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Tyrone Gets Big Win at J-Town

Tyrone has been able to remain competitive against all the best teams on their schedule; but until Friday, they have been unable to pull out a signature win.

The Golden Eagles finally put an end to that pattern and beat the Johnstown Trojans in a 65-64 nailbiter.

Tyrone had three players reach double figures. Junior Sam Crilly led Tyrone’s offensive attack with 22 points, sinking 6 three-pointers. Junior Kendall Lehner followed with 15, and sophomore Eli Woomer added another 10.

We had to focus on limiting turnovers and preventing them from getting second-chance shots

— Kendell Lehner

Johnstown took advantage of multiple Tyrone turnovers to start the contest, as the Trojans jumped out to an early 9-0 lead. Shots from behind the arc kept Tyrone in the game, with Woomer, Lehner, and Drew Escala making one each. Tyrone ended the first quarter down 17-13.

Johnstown’s defense continued to wreak havoc in the second quarter, helping Johnstown build a 13-point lead. Tyrone responded with a pair of layups from senior Brady Ronan and a three from Crilly. Tyrone was still trailing 34-26 heading into the halftime break.

“We had to focus on limiting turnovers and preventing them from getting second-chance shots,” said junior Kendall Lehner.

Looking to make a comeback, the Tyrone offense turned to Crilly. Crilly made 5 three-pointers in the quarter as Tyrone cut the Trojan lead to just four. Johnstown looked to hang onto their 50-46 lead entering the fourth quarter.

The Golden Eagles had a clear plan going into the final quarter: Attack the paint and get high-percentage looks. Tyrone went on an 8-2 run to start the fourth quarter, giving the Golden Eagles their first lead of the game with just over six minutes to go.

Both teams traded baskets for a large portion of the fourth, but Tyrone found themselves down 63-62 with Johnstown at the line for two free throws. Fortunately, Johnstown went one for two from the line, giving Tyrone possession with 5 seconds remaining.

Senior Brady Ronan inbounded the ball to Eli Woomer, who took two dribbles and put up a three from NBA range. The shot banked in, seemingly giving Tyrone the win. The officials ruled that Johnstown called a timeout immediately after the shot went in, leaving one second on the clock.

Johnstown inbounded the ball, and junior Donte Tisinger heaved up a half-court shot. The shot rimmed out, and Tyrone left Johnstown with a 65-64 upset victory.

The win improved Tyrone’s record to 12-6, while Johnstown fell to 16-3.


TYRONE (65): Crilly 8 0-0 22, Escala 2 0-0 5, Walk 1 0-0 2, Lehner 6 2-2 15, Crowell 3 0-0 6, Ronan 2 1-2 5, Woomer 3 2-2 10. Totals — 25 5-6 65.

JOHNSTOWN (64): Collins 5 10-11 21, Tisinger 6 2-2 16, Dixon 6 1-3 13, Robinson 1 0-0 2, Braswell 3 1-2 9, Alberter 1 0-0 3, Armstrong 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 14-21 64.


Tyrone 13 13 20 19 — 65

Johnstown 17 17 16 14 — 64

3-point goals: Tyrone 10 (Crilly 6, Woomer 2, Escala, Lehner); Johnstown 6 (Tisinger 2, Braswell 2, Collins, Alberter).

Records: Tyrone (12-6); Johnstown (16-3).

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Tyler Weston
Tyler Weston, Staff Writer
Tyler Weston is a junior at Tyrone and this is his first year in Eagle Eye. In his free time, Tyler enjoys playing sports, playing video games and spending time with friends and family. He plays football and runs track. After high school, he plans on going to college in hopes of one day working as a research scientist. His favorite movie is either Step Brothers or Forrest Gump, and his favorite food is steak. This year, he hopes to cover a variety of sports as well as other local events. 
Dylan Ewing
Dylan Ewing, Sports Editor
Dylan Ewing is a junior in his first year as a part of the eagle eye staff. Dylan plays for our Golden Eagles baseball team and is an active member of the Tyrone Area FFA, winning seventh place at the National Agriscience competition at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention.  Dylan enjoys technology, sports, and writing, which makes him an active and helpful member of the Eagle Eye. Dylan plans to write for the Eagle Eye until he graduates. He tries to have fun and keep things light while working and continuously improve at what he does.

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    JWFeb 13, 2024 at 11:14 am

    Very good article Tyler. You are fair and accurate. Great job!