High School Sports

High school basketball: Bald Eagle girls cruise past Juniata

The unbeaten Bald Eagle Area girls’ basketball team continued its hot start, pulling away from previously undefeated Juniata for a 52-35 victory Saturday.

“It was a great team win,” said Lady Eagle coach Troy Butterworth, whose team outscored Juniata 27-17 over the final two quarters. “Everyone contributed. It was our best game by far.”

Marissa Ward led BEA (4-0) with 22 points. Alli Simpson and Kaitlyn Miller added 10 each. Butterworth lauded Lexi Josefik’s oustanding play on defense.

Victoria Varner paced the Lady Indians (3-1) with 12 points.