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MC boys end 8-game losing streak; tops Altoona at home

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By Dom Reed

LEWISTOWN – The Mifflin County boys basketball team welcomed in the Altoona Little Lions. Mifflin County came into this game looking to end a 8-game losing streak in front of the home crowd on Mini Thon Childhood Cancer night.

They did just that posting a 53-40 victory Saturday.

The opening play resulted in a well played defensive block from the 6’7 Jayden Bilger.

Freshman star Jack Curry helped get Mifflin County on the board first knocking down a three point shot.The Huskies would get the ball right back from a steal from Aidan Attivo.The Little Lions would be plagued by turnovers throughout the game.Altoona would get on the board Cohen Crawford would find the hoop for two.

Jaylen Bowersox and Curry would all knock down three point shots in the first period of play.

It was all around good play from the Huskies on offense Zach Keller got hot in the third period knocking down a three point shot from the corner with 6:27 remaining.

Altoona played well despite fall to Mifflin County the Little Lions made the Huskies earn points. Altoona shot well.

Roan Greaser accounted for 19 of the 40 points in the loss Greaser knocked down four three’s Josh Corso showed solid effort for the Little Lions.

Altoona hung in there against Mifflin County.  The Little Mountain Lions never had the lead in the game as the Huskies would get the last bite in a contest when both teams showed their toughness.

MIfflin County comes out on top ending their 8- game losing streak in front of the home crowd.

“It Feels great! We have been talking to the kids all season long about playing a 32-minute game. We did that tonight from start to finish. Our kids competed,” said Mifflin County coach Wade Curry. “Our goal was to hold them to 40 points and that’s exactly what we did. We put 53 on the board for ourselves where we set our mark for the game.  We hit them exactly where we wanted to be. “I’m super proud of our kids as they set their sights on a district championship. We did that early in the spring and this puts us on track to get there.”

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