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Mifflin County boys battle but falls to Wildcats

By Dom Reed

LEWISTOWN- The 6-5 Mifflin County Boys Welcomed in the 8-3 Mechanicsburg Wildcats to the Dawg Pound. The game was sponsored by The Downtown OIP and Twin Kiss.

In the end, Mechanicsburg outlasted Mifflin County 64-41 to advance to 9-3 on the season Mifflin County falls to 6-6 on the season.

I thought our defensive effort in the first half and really honestly the most of the second half was where we wanted it to be. This is a process and I reflect on the process. I see progress on the defensive side verus the last few games. Offensively we did turn the ball over too many times especially the second half it surely limited our scoring opportunities but this team is going to fight,” said Mifflin County coach Wade Curry. “They understand it’s a process in which we didn’t get this win but we will be back in the gym tomorrow.      “

Mifflin County started out the night with a good defensive play from Zach Keller. The freshman helped Mifflin County out on the floor scoring four points while knocking down a 3- point shot.

The Wildcats would score shortly after from Liam Owens to give Mechanicsburg a 2-0 lead.  The Wildcats wouldn’t leave their foot off the gas pedal.

The Wildcats would have the advantage over Mifflin County 6-0.

The first points scored by the Huskies came from Tagg Silfies one foul shot made the senior would go 1-2 at the line.

Mechanicsburg led 12-6 after the first period Josh Smith scored six of the 12 points in the first period.

On the Huskies side, Adian Attivo led in points with three.

Mifflin County showed no signs of giving up.

Jack Curry knocked down a three-point shot to pull within three of the Wildcats 12-9.

Smith had an outstanding night for his team.

It was a team effort. Chance Yanoski followed his teammate Smith in an all-out great effort.

Mifflin County had  two players finish in double figures Curry,Attivo Jayden Bilger was aggressive in the paint putting up 9 points the Wildcats would put pressure on the Huskies late in the third period. Mechanicsburg would disrupt Mifflin County. The Wildcats would have the upper hand and fully pull away with the win Defeating the Huskies.

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