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Bellefonte outlasts Penns Valley boys 43-40

Penns Valley – 40 

Bellefonte – 43

The Bellefonte boys basketball team manage to pull out a hard earned 43-40 win Thursday night against a tough Penns Valley team

Leading the way offensively was Blair Eckley Jones with a 13-point effort.

Teammate Ty Kroell finished with 10 points.

Rounding out the leading scorers for the Red Raiders were Nick Way and Alex Eberling who both finished with eight points each.

High Scorer for Penns Valley was Zach Braucht with 14 points.

Rounding out the double-digit scorers for the Rams was John Aston with 10.

Bellefonte took the first quarter as the broke out to a 16-10 first period lead. Kroell paced his team with six while Aston led Penns Valley with five.

In the second period, the Rams tightened up its defense, allowing Bellefonte just two points but its offense could only muster six.

Going into the intermission, the Red Raiders held onto the 18-16 advantage.

Both teams came out of the break ready to go right after each other, in the end both teams would finish with 11 each.

Logan Crater led the way for Penns Valley while Gannon Brungard had four.

Going into the final stanza, Bellefonte held a slim 29-27 advantage.

The two would go bucket for bucket in the fourth quarter as Bellefonte led to end, outscoring Penns Valley 14-13 en route to the 3-point victory nod.

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