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East Juniata muscled out hard TVL win over Newport

The East Juniata boys basketball team chalked up a win Tuesday as it survived a 46-43 win over Newport.

Leading the way offensively was Tanner Barth with a 19-point effort.

Teammate Wayne Dressler rounded out the double-figure scorers for the Tigers with 14.

Newport’s Adam Reich finished with 13 while teammate Eric Lawler finished with 10.

The Buffaloes opened the game by outscoring the Tigers by a slim 13-11 margin to win the opening period scoring.

Newport also finished two point ahead in the second quarter, this time is by an 11-9 margin.

When the two went into the intermission,Newport led 24-20.

East Juniata made a strong statement coming out of halftime as it outscored the Buffaloes 12-4.

Though Newport took the final stanza, 15-14 it wouldn’t be enough to get the victory as EJ prevailed.

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