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Middletown outlasts MC boys in Mid-Penn contest


LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County had a strong start, but as the game progressed, the Huskies struggled to hang with the high powered offense of Middletown as they fell 78-42 in a Mid-Penn Conference boys basketball game on Monday.

Neither Mifflin County or Middletown were able to swing the momentum in its respective favor. Anytime Middletown get on a run, Mifflin County answered with a run of its own. Baskets were falling left and right throughout the opening as both teams were hitting from inside the paint as well as beyond the arc.

Both Mifflin County and Middletown found scoring from multiple players on court. Both teams also combined for six three pointers made in the period. The Blue Raiders edged out the Huskies 19-17 at the end of the first quarter.

But then things began to fall apart for Mifflin County in the second quarter as the Blue Raiders turned up the intensity on defense creating turnovers from Mifflin County and went on the run for buckets.

Middletown also had major contributions from the 6-4 center Tajae Broadie who dominated down in the paint scoring 13 of the teamás 23 total points for the quarter. Broadie also used his size and strength on the defensive end as well and created a lot of fast-break opportunities for his teammates like Arkell Batts and Tate Leach.

The tough defense continued during the third quarter of the game where the Blue Raiders continued to use their defense to get on the run and scored points. Batts and Tyson Leach led the attack as the duo combined for 12 of the teamás 19 total points in the period.

The fast pace didnát ease off either as Middletown continued to press the issue in the fourth quarter attacking the Huskies on both sides of the ball. Taking away the passing lanes, getting the turnovers and making a run down the court.

The Blue Raiders were led by Broadie who scored a game high of 17 points. Tyson Leach added another 16 points and Batts had 12 points.

For the Huskies, Cade Penepacker led the way with 11 points while Landen Eichhorn scored nine points for the evening.

The Huskies also lost in the JV game by final score of 61-46.

Mifflin County (1-6, 0-3) will look to get back to the win column today as the Huskies will travel to face Hershey.

Middletown 78, Mifflin County 42
Landen Eichhorn 3 2-2 9, Alex Kline 2 1-1 7, Jonathan Hartzler 0 1-2 1, Cade Penepacker 5 1-3 11, Owen Wise 2 0-0 6, Aiden Reed 2 0-0 4, Myka Simmons 0 0-0 0, Jaylen Bilger 0 0-0 0, Jay Miner 0 0-0 0, Isacc Curry 0 0-0 0, Aiden Attivo 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 6-9 42
3-point goals: Eichhorn, Kline, Wise 2
Arkell Batts 6 0-0 12, Tate Leach 3 1-2 7, Tyson Leach 7 0-0 16, Bamm Appleey 2 0-0 4, Braelan Huber 3 0-0 9, Matt Wagner 1 0-0 2, Max Dupes 1 0-0 3, Mason Blazer 1 0-0 2, AJ Stains 0 0-0 0, Landon Keiser 3 0-0 6, Jay Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 2-3 78
3-point goals: Tyson Leach 2, Braelon Hubler 3, Dupes
Score by quarters
M 19-23-19-17 – 78
MC 17-9-9-7 – 42

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