Bellwood duo too much for Tyrone

TYRONE — The stage was set for an intense matchup between rivals Tyrone and Bellwood-Antis in the championship game of the Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament at the Tyrone Area High School.

In the end, the offensive firepower of the Lady Blue Devils proved to be too much for the Lady Eagles to handle, as Bellwood routed Tyrone 64-36 to claim the championship title.

Two Bellwood starters scored more than 20 points. Alli Campbell led all scoring with her game-high 22 points, while teammate and tournament MVP Karson Swogger added 20.

“When we play the way we did tonight, as far as making sure we distribute the basketball and play offense the way we did tonight, we’re going to be a tough out, (in the postseason)” Bellwood coach Jim Swaney said.

Swaney had high praise for his team’s efforts on the defensive side of the ball as well.

“Karson gets a lot of credit for being a great offensive player, and she is. But I think people sometimes underestimate greatly her defensive capabilities, and I thought she did a great job tonight on Kasey Engle,” Swaney said. “The other person I thought played extremely well defensively was Makayla Carles. She was an absolute beast under the glass.”

Bellwood held the Lady Eagles to 11 points or less in each quarter of the contest. The Lady Blue Devils claimed the early lead, which would only increase throughout the duration of the game as Bellwood outscored Tyrone in all four quarters.

“The first half was the difference in the game. We didn’t finish shots that we needed to finish,” Tyrone coach Luke Rhoades said. “We finish those shots early and keep the game close then I think it’s a different story.”

Tyrone only trailed 28-19 at the half.

“We really wanted to come out in the first three minutes,” Rhoades said. “We just forced a couple things and didn’t hit shots again, and once they got up to a 15 point lead it really made it tough.”

Engle led the Lady Eagles with 11.

B-A’s Riley D’Angelo also added nine in the win for the Blue Devils. Swogger scored 46 points in the tourney.

“I think our defense really came through tonight and really opened up opportunities for us on offense,” Swogger said.

Lexi Strasser scored 13 points, and Penn Cambria held Tussey Mountain to just seven second-half points as the Lady Panthers won the consolation, 63-22.

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BELLWOOD-ANTIS (64): Swogger 6 7-8 20, D’Angelo 3 0-0 9, Campbell 9 1-1 22, Carles 0 0-0 0, Damiano 1 0-0 2, Engle 1 0-0 2, A. Leidig 1 0-0 2, E. Leidig 2 0-0 4, Hollen 1 0-0 3, Abbott 0 0-0 0, Shuke 0 0-0 0, Decker 0 0-0 0, Wilt 0 0-0 0, Wagner 0 0-0 0, Musselman 0 0-0 0. Totals – 24 8-9 64.

TYRONE (36): Engle 3 5-8 11, Shaw 1 1-3 4, Cannistraci 1 3-3 5, Wagner 1 1-2 3, Lehman 2 0-0 4, Ronan 2 0-0 5, Kosoglow 1 0-0 2, Fusco 0 2-2 0, Mountz 0 0-0 0, Conrad 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Greene 0 0-0 0, Welsh 0 0-0 0. Totals – 11 12-18 36.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Bellwood-Antis    16 12 16 20 – 64

Tyrone    11  8   7  10 – 36

3-point goals: Bellwood-Antis 8 (Campbell 3, D’Angelo 3, Swogger, Hollen); Tyrone 2 (Shaw, Ronan).

Records: Bellwood-Antis (6-2); Tyrone (6-1).

Officials: Clark Adelman, Jack McDougal, Rich Gregory.

cONSOLATION

TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (22): Brumbaugh 3 0-0 6, Garner 0 0-0 0, Wilkins 0 1-2 1, Sitch 1 0-2 2, Wright 0 0-0 0, T. Weimert 1 0-0 3, Lemin 0 0-0 0, Clark 3 4-6 10, Curfman 0 0-0 0, Pagan 0 0-2 0, Goss 0 0-0 0. Totals — 8 5-12 22.

PENN CAMBRIA (63): Guzic 2 0-0 5, Strasser 4 2-2 13, Clapper 5 0-2 12, McCarthy 1 0-0 2, Pelletier 4 0-0 8, Harvey 4 1-2 10, Grove 3 1-1 9, Saleme 1 0-0 2, Shuagis 0 0-0 0, Hockenos 1 0-0 2. Totals — 25 4-7 63.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Tussey Mountain    4 11  1   6  — 22

Penn Cambria    10 19 18 16 — 63

3-point goals: Tussey Mountain 1 (T. Weimert); Penn Cambria 9 (Strasser 3, Clapper 2, Grove 2, Harvey, Guzic).

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