Jason Jones scored a career-high 31 points to help Bald Eagle Area hold off Huntingdon 88-80 in boys’ basketball Friday night.
Jones scored 11 points and Brandon Gettig added nine as the Eagles (3-2) raced out to a 33-20 lead in the first quarter. Huntingdon trimmed BEA’s lead to 72-71 late in the fourth quarter before Jones scored off a steal and hit a 3-pointer to ensure the Eagles held on for their third straight win.
“It was a fun game to watch,” BEA coach Bill Butterworth said. “It was not a fun game to coach — nerve-wracking.”
Gettig finished with 23 points and Trey Butterworth scored 18 points. Noah Chambers added 10.
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BEA went 20 for 28 from the foul line.
Nate Gearhart paced Huntingdon with 29 points and hit six 3-pointers. Kobren Frederick had 22.
The Eagles and Bearcats combined for 18 3-pointers in the high-scoring affair.