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HYDE — Rivalry video games tackle much more that means when one crew has the need to even the rating from a loss earlier within the season. The Bald Eagle Space Eagles already bought one win over the Clearfield Bison this season, and persistently have performed a good sport, benefiting from miscues and struggles. The Bison cagers got here into the rematch having misplaced the final two video games, however had been prepared for what was going to be one other extremely contested showdown.

These within the Bison Fitness center bought that, and extra. Clearfield would benefit from missed pictures within the first half, and stand up to a Bald Eagle rally that bought chippy and aggravating, to drag out a 49-39 victory.

“We wish to play laborious and rebound, and after we’ve struggled, we’ve not rebounded effectively,” Bison head coach Nate Glunt mentioned afterwards. “I do not know what the numbers are, however Bald Eagle is an enormous and bodily crew. We had been in a position to match that physicality.”

That physicality wasn’t seen early as every had been feeling each other out within the first quarter. What was seen was Clearfield dwelling your entire opening eight minutes behind the arc. After Andon Greslick put up the primary trey of the night time, Clearfield would keep within the deep vary for your entire time. Bald Eagle was not letting them get inside, and so they had been enjoying a double crew for a majority of the time on Cole Miller. Nonetheless, the senior middle managed to discover a pair of three’s when wanted. To cap off the quarter, Anthony Lopez, who was beginning instead of Luke Pallo, hit one other trey from the highest of the important thing. Bald Eagle stored it shut, because the Bison took a 12-10 benefit into the second quarter.

Clearfield’s second quarter on each ends was virtually flawless. Within the first sport between the 2 faculties, the Bison had been struggling to shoot, get offensive rebounds, and discover penetration.

Clearfield’s Cole Miller places up a shot within the first quarter with Bald Eagle’s Chase Thompson making an attempt to dam. Miller completed with a game-high 15 factors within the Bison victory.

On this night time, it was the other, as a result of the Eagles weren’t having any success in any approach within the second quarter.

“We needed to restrict (Cam) Watkins in capturing and hold (Blaze) Angellotti off the boards,” Glunt mentioned.

Clearfield did each lead into halftime, as a result of Watkins was restricted to the one scoring within the quarter for the guests, and that got here solely from a single free throw. The Bison protection wouldn’t permit penetration to the ring, using a zone protection as an alternative of their conventional man-on-man, forcing robust pictures, and getting the rebounds. Bald Eagle went 0-for-12 within the second quarter from the ground, as Clearfield took a 23-11 benefit into the locker room. Glunt spoke about his alternative of protection, stating, “We went to that 2-3 zone since we had been lacking some guys, and I’m very happy with how we battled tonight on protection.”

The third quarter noticed Bald Eagle battle again, getting some penetration however was restricted in scoring. Clearfield padded the lead for a short while, however the 35-20 benefit after three quarters gave the impression to be one that might maintain up.

Or so that they thought.

The ultimate quarter is when issues began to unravel, but additionally get a bit irritating. Clearfield was forcing some passes, and all of the sudden Bald Eagle was pulling to inside a pair possessions. Because the minutes ticked away, the aggravation led to fouls, and at one level it led to a battle on the ground for the ball that ultimately boiled over.

On a break, Greslick, who completed with 13 factors, had the ball knocked out, and each he and Anthony Lopez had been going for the ball. On the identical time, so was Bald Eagle’s Chase Thompson. The battle bought so heated for the ball the officers initially referred to as for a bounce ball, however Thompson was upset on the determination, already having a trio of fouls to his credit score. Miller took exception, and the jawing led to some shoving. Each coaches pulled their groups to the sidelines making an attempt to get their respective squads below management and calm, all of the whereas the officers needed to type out the fouls.

The choice got here that it will be offsetting technical fouls on Thompson and Miller, with possession going to Bald Eagle.

Already having a sideline warning from early within the closing quarter, BEA head coach Kris Glunt, no relation to Nate, questioned the choice however would maintain again from being assessed a technical foul of his personal. Clearfield would stop a basket as Kahale Burns’ shot would catch the again glass, with Pallo knocking down the rebound. Nonetheless, minutes later, as Clearfield led by seven with seconds remaining, Bald Eagle’s Aaron Sharp caught a late foul that was to place Braison Patrick on the line, however on the identical time that foul occurred one other official caught Watkins getting too bodily with Miller.

Two whistles went off and one official signaled the preliminary foul, however the second technical within the waning minutes went to Watkins, who was pressured to the sidelines because it was his fifth foul on the night time.

Miller and the crew bought to face and breathe as Patrick bought 4 makes an attempt on the foul line, making three of them, to set the ultimate. Miller and Greslick mixed for 11 factors within the closing quarter, with Miller main all scoring with 15 factors. Greslick added in 13 factors, whereas Patrick accounted for 10. Even within the closing seconds, the frustration may very well be seen on all of the gamers, with Nate taking a look at his crew throughout Patrick’s makes an attempt to not say something that might value them later as soon as the sport was over.

The Bison have persistently performed unselfishly this season, and that was not misplaced on Nate as he continued to reward the crew as a complete, particularly after such a troublesome week.

“It is not one man, it really is our complete crew. We had a great follow yesterday, and the day earlier than,” he mentioned. “We had a tough spell final week, however I believe we’re beginning to come again.”

Clearfield gained the opening junior varsity contest as effectively, 40-35.

Now sitting at 10-4, the stretch of Mountain League video games continues on Friday when the Bison journey to Tyrone to face the Golden Eagles. The 2 faculties met again on January 3, with Clearfield holding on for a good 61-59 victory. Junior varsity motion will begin the night time at 6 pm with varsity to comply with.

SCORE BY QUARTER

Bald Eagle Space 10 1 9 19 – 39
Clearfield 12 11 12 14 – 49

Bald Eagle Space – 39

Kahale Burns 1 0-0 2, Chase Thompson 2 1-2 6, Cam Watkins 4 3-5 11, Blaze Angellotti 3 0-0 6, Tyler Serb 3 0-0 8, Aaron Sharp 2 0-0 4, Tre Greene 0 0-0 0, Kieran Jordan 1 0-0 4. TOTALS 16 4-7 39.

Clearfield–49

Ev Maines 1 0-0 3, Luke Pallo 2 1-2 5, Braison Patrick 2 5-6 10, Andon Greslick 4 2-2 13, Anthony Lopez 1 0-0 3, Skylar Clark 0 0-0 0, Cole Miller 6 0-0 15, Peyton Reasinger 0 0-0 0. TOTALS 17 8-10 49.

GAME STATISTICS
Bald Eagle Space/Clearfield

  • Capturing: 16-45/17-32
  • Rebounds: 19/18
  • Fouls: 13/14
  • Turnovers: 13/15
  • Three-Level Pictures: Thompson, Serb-2/Maines, Patrick, Greslick-3, Miller-3, Lopez
  • Foul Out: Watkins
  • Technical Fouls: Watkins, Thompson/Miller
  • Sideline Warning: BEA-6:19 in 4th

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