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Juniata boys outlast feisty Line Mountain 44-40

Chalk up another win for the Juniata boys basketball team.

Wednesday night, the Indians outlasted Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain 44-40.

Jamie Bailor had over half of his team’s points, posting a game-high 24 points in the victory.

Teammate Emmanuel O’Donnell finished with eight points.

The Indians’ defense was rather stingy as it allowed only one Eagle player to finish in double-figures.

Line Mountain was led by Cameron Hunsburger with 11.

Things didn’t start out quite like Juniata night have wanted as it was slowed to only four points in the opening period while Line Mountain scored 10.

Bailor was the only one for his team with a field goal, posting a triple.

Juniata’s offense came alive in the second as it outshot the Eagles 15-12 in the second.

Five players contributed in the Indians quick turnaround and as they two teams went into halftime, Juniata cut the deficit to three at 22-19.

Both teams opened the second half, playing to an 8-8 stalemate.

In the final stanza, the Indians were able to battle their way through the small deficit to outlast Line Mountain by a 17-10 margin en route to the 44-40 victory.

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