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Huskies fall at home to Palmyra

 Photos by Bob Hockenbrock

68, Mifflin County 31

LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County fell behind early and just could not recover as missed shot opportunities doomed the Huskies in their 68-31 loss to the Palmyra Cougars in a Mid-Penn Conference boys basketball game on Friday.

The Cougars were unleashed offensively right from the opening tip-off and attacked the Huskies from both inside as well as outside. Palmyra appeared to not have the ability to miss a shot as a vast majority of its shot went in. The Cougars made 10 field goals for the period for a total of 26 points with Christopher Edwards leading the way scoring nine of those points. Palmyra had contributions from six different players who scored at least a basket. The Cougars outscored Mifflin County 26-9 for the first quarter.

The shooting woes continued for Mifflin County in the second and third quarters of the game with the Huskies making shots, but for one reason or another, the ball just could not go in through the net.

For the two quarters combined, Mifflin County scored 12 points while the Cougars scored 33 to give them a 59-21 after three quarters of play.

But Mifflin County continued to fight as in the fourth quarter the Huskies outscored Palmyra 10-9 for the frame. Owen Wise, Alex Kline and Aiden Freed all led the offense with all three scoring six points each for the night.

For Palmyra, the Cougars had played 13 players for the night and out of those 13 players, 10 of which had at least scored a basket for the game. With the constant changes to the lineup, Palmyra was able to maintain its aggression on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Edwards led with a game high of 18 points.

The Huskies did come out on top during the JV game as they defeated the Cougars by the final score of 53-48 with the dynamic duo of Jay Miner and Jayden Bilger scoring a team high 14 points each for the evening.

With this loss, Mifflin County drops to (1-7) overall and (0-3) in the Mid-Penn Conference and will look to rebound and get a win on Monday as the Huskies will host the Selinsgrove Seals.

Palmyra 68, Mifflin County 31
Cade Penepacker 2 1-3 5, Quinton Hepner 0 0-0 0, Owen Wise 2 0-0 6. Alex Kline 2 0-0 6, Landen Eichhorn 1 2-5 4, Aiden Reed 1 4-6 6, Jayden Bilger 0 0-0 0, Jay Miner 0 0-0 0, Isaac Curry 1 0-0 2, Myka Simmons 0 0-0 0, Aiden Attivo 0 0-0 0, Jonathan Hartzler 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10 7-14 31
3-point goals: Wise 2, Kline 2
Quinton Townsend 2 2-2 7, Kaden Readinger 1 0-0 2, Hank Roesch 0 0-0 0, Anthony Mansfield 1 1-1 3, Hunter Mayer 1 0-0 2, Trey Hilbert 3 2-2 9, Gavin Bean 2 0-0 6, Joseph Benson 0 0-0 0, Alex Dorla 3 2-2 9, Christopher Edwards 7 1-2 18, Daniel Baldo 1 1-2 4, Eli Becker 4 0-0 8, Colton Long 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 9-11 68
3-point goals: Townsend, Hibert, Beam 2, Dorla, Edwards 3, Baldo
Score by quarters
P 26-16-17-9 – 68
MC 9-6-6-10 – 31

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