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.