The Bellefonte boys basketball workforce has its first 2-0 begin for the reason that 2018 season.
The Raiders–with the assistance of two 20-point performances–defeated Bald Eagle Space, 65-56, at dwelling Monday evening.
A pair of seniors helped Bellefonte defeat its rival for its fourth straight win over the Eagles courting again to February of 2020. Blair Eckley Jones tallied a game-high 22 factors within the win and Gannon Brungard recorded his profession excessive of 21 to propel the Raiders to victory.
“Nice begin the season,” Brungard stated after his huge evening offensively. The senior ahead knocked down 5 of six free throws and was phenomenal in transition all evening. “It’s a step in the proper path the place we need to go. So hopefully we hold pushing. We’ve got a tough stretch developing we now have to maintain working.”
Bellefonte’s double-digit victory over the Eagles comes after it went on the street and shocked the Wildcats of Central Mountain. Within the win over CM Friday, Brungard scored 13. The bump in factors from the Raiders’ slasher was the results of open seems. Brungard stated he was motivated to play his workforce’s rival.
“It simply occurred. My teammates discovered me, and I made my pictures.” “I like enjoying in opposition to Bald Eagle; they’re our rival. It’s a fantastic win,” Brungard stated.
The Raiders led from the competition’s begin to its finish because the scoreboard learn all zeros. Bellefonte was energized by the performances of Brungard and Eckley-Jones early on as the 2 had the Raiders forward by 13 on the finish of the primary quarter.
We had a troublesome first quarter. I believe we had a variety of nerves, a variety of jitters,” Eagles coach Kris Glunt stated following his workforce’s loss. “Total, although, I believe this was a step in the proper path for us, I believe the hassle was there. Bellefonte’s clearly very proficient, they’re skilled. We’re attempting to only take steps ahead every day. We’re by no means happy with a loss. I believe there was some issues we may construct on.”
Bald Eagle–who was in led in scoring by Blaze Angellotti’s 12 factors–stored it aggressive within the second quarter. Tyler Serb, who completed with eight factors and performed a terrific recreation defensively, knocked down a 3-pointer firstly of the second to chop into the Raider lead.
“I believe Tyler Serb was the man we leaned on later within the recreation to offer some resistance. I believe he did a fantastic job; he performed a variety of minutes. We’ve got to maintain getting higher for positive. Bellefonte’s very proficient and so they’re going to have a fantastic 12 months. This was a fantastic check for us to start out the season,” Glunt stated.
Bellefonte’s offense was merely an excessive amount of for the Eagles to comprise the primary half. The mix of Brungard and Eckley-Jones inside paired with the guard play of Ty Kroell and Nicholas Means overwhelmed the younger Eagles workforce.
On the break, Bellefonte held on to an 11-point benefit.
Serb went on to hit his second deep ball of the sport to start the quarter. After Serb’s 3-pointer introduced the Eagles inside single digits, it was Bellefonte the remainder of the best way out. Brungard took over the fourth quarter because the Eagles couldn’t comprise the senior.
“I might say it’s a win. I believed Bald Eagle out performed us. They executed higher than we did and performed higher. However it’s a win,” Bellefonte coach Rick Corridor stated. “I believe it’s necessary to them, however you’ll be able to’t play like this and count on to win.”