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Cougars big men too much for Huskies

By Kenny Varner

PALMYRA – Sometimes the final score doesn’t show the true fight of a team.

Tuesday night, the MIfflin County Huskies boys team took the court to play against a very tough and opportunistic 11-5 Palmyra team that was looking to sweep the season series with the Huskies.

For three and a half quarters the Huskies found themselves within 13 points and having their way on the defensive boards.

However, the Cougars possessed a strong full court press that was able to frustrate MIfflin County by forcing turnovers.

In the end, Palmyra proved to be too much for the “Never Say Die” Huskies by a 74-40 victory.

To the Huskies defense, MIfflin County had three players finish with double digits.

Leading the way on the night was Tagg Selfies with his hard fought 12-point effort.

Teammates Cade Penepacker and Connor Zimmerman finished with an 11-point and 10-point effort, respectively. Zimmerman posted a double-double with notching 10 boards on the night.

Palmyra opened the contest with a 19-8 first quarter.

The Cougars continued to add to its lead scoring 17 in the second while MIfflin County had nine.

Going into the half, MIfflin County trailed 36-17.

But the Huskies started to chip their was back into the game as Zimmerman stopped and popped two picture-perfect jumpers to closed in on the Cougars lead.

Midway through the third, the Huskies has chipped it down to a 13-point deficit, trying to get the deficit to single digits going into the final period.

However, like it did earlier in the game, Palmyra was able to put on a shut down full court press that allowed them to force MIfflin County into turnovers. They were successful.

When the game went into the final stanza, the Cougars added 16 while MIfflin County had 15.

Palmyra dominated things in the fourth, en route to taking the 74-40 victory at home.

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