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Worthing basket lifts Devils to title

December 30, 2012
By Matt Adamiak - For The Mirror

TYRONE - Fans of the Bellwood-Antis High School boys basketball team should never complain about games not being entertaining.

In the first game of the Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament, the Blue Devils needed a last-second trey by freshman Nathan Davis to beat their hated rival Tyrone. Twenty-four hours later, Seth Worthing made a game-winning basket just seconds before the buzzer sounded, and complete a come-from-behind 54-53 victory over Penn Cambria in the championship game of the tournament Saturday night at Tyrone High School.

You might call these guys the Cardiac Kids.

"We drew up a play and it wasn't the shot we drew up,"Bellwood-Antis coach Brent Gerwert said. "But we got a shot off. Then we got the ball back. It takes all the guts in the world for Seth to go in there and make that lay-up. He's been missing a lot of lay-ups recently. It just tells you what kind of kid he is.

Penn Cambria dominated the first quarter, doubling up the Blue Devils by a score of 18-9, and most of that was due to the show that senior A.J. Leahey put on. He drained three treys in a matter of two minutes, scoring 10 of his game-high 23 points in that frame alone. The Blue Devils began the second quarter with 7-2 run and cutting their deficit to just four.

But the Panthers got hot from behind the arc late in the second quarter, as Leahey, Jake Schwaderer answered right back with of trey of his own. After Devon Lawhead made a lay-up that resulted from a Bellwood-Antis turnover, giving the Panthers their biggest lead of the game, at 30-19.

Bellwood-Antis dominated the third quarter much like the Panthers dominated in the first quarter, out-scoring them 20-13. The Blue Devils made four of their treys in the quarter, getting a pair from Noah Davis, and one each from Nathan Davis and one by Jake McCaulley. Lawhead made a clutch runner in the lane to cut the deficit to one. But Seth Worthing came up with a clutch shot of his own to win it.

CHAMPIONSHIP

BELLWOOD-ANTIS (54): No. Davis 9 0-0 22, Wyland 4 3-4 11, Na. Davis 4 1-2 12, Sisto 0 0-1 0, C. Worthing 0 0-3 0, McCaulley 1 0-0 3, S. Worthing 2 1-2 6. Totals 20 5-12 54.

PENN CAMBRIA (53): Leahey 9 0-0 23, Behe 2 2-2 6, J. Mardulla 0 3-4 3, Schwaderer 2 0-0 4, Tsikalas 0 1-3 1, Lawhead 5 1-1 11, Keagy 0 4-4 4, Totals 18 11-14 53.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bellwood-Antis9 12 20 13 54

Penn Cambria18 13 13 9 53

3-point field goals: Bellwood-Antis 9 (No. Davis 4, Na. Davis 3, McCaulley, S. Worthing). Penn Devin 6 (Leahey 5, Schwaderer).

Records: Bellwood-Antis (6-0); Penn Cambria (6-1).

CONSOLATION

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL (34): Dugan 1 2-4 4, Lamont 6 1-3 13, Gergely 4 0-2 11, Eberhart 0 0-1 0, Pant 0 0-1 0, Imgrund 1 0-2 2, Weyandt 0 0-0 0, Ingram 0 0-0 0, Claycomb 0 0-0 0. Totals - 14 3-13 34.

TYRONE (76): Ingle 1 0-1 2, Wagner 2 0-0 4, Gripp 11 0-0 28, Fowler 4 4-4 12, Lingafelt 1 0-0 3, Brooks 1 0-0 3, Politza 3 0-0 6, McKeehen 1 0-0 2, Miller 4 3-6 14, Mitchell 1 0-0 2, Lewis 0 0-0 0, N. Soellner 0 0-0 0, Z. Soellner 0 0-0 0, Belinda 0 0-0 0. Totals - 29 7-11 76.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Claysburg-Kimmel9 13 12 0 - 34

Tyrone28 10 23 15 - 76

3-point goals: Claysburg-Kimmel 3 (Gergley 3); Tyrone 11 (Gripp 6, Miller 3, Lingafelt Brooks).

Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (1-5); Tyrone (5-1).

 
 

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