Trey Butterworth nailed a 3-pointer in overtime to give Bald Eagle Area the lead for good as the Eagles held on for a 70-67 boys’ basketball victory over DuBois on Saturday.
Butterworth’s basket, off a dish from Bryan Greene, gave BEA (7-1) a two-point lead. The Eagles held on despite going 5 for 10 from the foul line in the extra period.
“We made just enough to get by,” BEA coach Bill Butterworth said, whose team finished 24 of 39 from the line. “It was a rough game as both teams (combined) shot 60 foul shots.”
BEA led throughout, but DuBois rallied in the second half. Cole Kriner’s jumper with 2.6 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 68-68.
Bryce Greene led the Eagles with 23 points. Bryan Greene added 18 and Brandon Gettig notched 12.
Butterworth lauded the play of Jason Jones and Noah Chambers, who rebounded well and battled against the Beavers’ 6-foot-5 center Hunter Lydick.
“Our two underclassmen post players did a nice job on him,” Butterworth said. “The Greene boys both played awesome and everyone who got into the game contributed something.”
Lydick led the Beavers (4-3) with 22 points. Beau Shepherd added 15.
BEA next hosts unbeaten Penns Valley (7-0) on Tuesday.
Red Raiders fall
to Golden Eagles
BELLEFONTE Somerset came up with huge 18-point second and third quarters on Saturday to hold off Bellefonte 64-55.
Mitch Grasser and Andrew Stover led the Red Raiders (1-7) with 14 and 12 points, respectively, as Somerset jumped to a 30-24 lead at the break.
“I thought we hung with a pretty good Somerset team today,” Bellefonte coach Darin Hazel said. “We’re getting better, and I think we’re really only a couple of possessions away from being a pretty solid team.”
Penns Valley second
at Athracite Duals
LANSFORD Curtis Decker, Jacob Confer, Seth Decker and Andrew Hurd each went undefeated as Penns Valley placed second to host Panther Valley in the Anthracite Duals on Saturday.
The Rams defeated Wilson (47-27), Milton (39-37), Williams Valley (51-18) and Leighton (42-29), but fell 38-31 against Panther Valley.
Hurd was outstanding at 160 pounds, pinning all five opponents in the first period. Seth Decker recorded four pins and a decision at 152. Jacob Confer had two pins and three decisions at 132 and Curtis Decker added a pin, a major decision and three forfeit wins at 120.
Corey Hazel went 4-1 with four falls at 160. Michael Confer had three pins at 285.
“We didn’t get what we wanted which was a championship,” Rams coach Joel Brinker said. “We were champs last year. We wrestled well. We still haven’t done a lot of wrestling so far.”