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Mifflin County boys muscle out exciting win over West Perry

LEWISTOWN – A strong fourth quarter carried Mifflin County past the West Perry Mustangs 59-52 in boys basketball Wednesday night to give Wade Curry his first win as Head Coach of the program.
Holding onto a slim one point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, the Huskies were going back and forth with West Perry with each team taking the other’s best shot. Eventually with under four minutes to play, Mifflin County was still hanging onto a one point lead with the score being 50-49. After a timeout, the Mustangs would overtake the Huskies and took a 52-50 lead with just minutes remaining in the game.
Mifflin County was looking to make a big play and they found it in the form of Alex Kline who struggled with his shots throughout the game. In fact, Kline had failed to connect with any of his shots. That was until now where Kline found himself standing at the corner left completely unguarded and found the ball in his hands and launched a three ball that found the bottom of the net and put the Huskies up 53-52 and never looked back.
The shot from Kline sparked the Mifflin County offense as Conner Zimmerman and Landen Eichhorn were finding their way to the foul line and made their foul shots to help the Huskies pull away.
Cade Penepacker was making an impact on the floor against the Mustangs, diving for every ball, grabbing rebounds and forcing West Perry turnovers.
Despite the struggles with getting their shots to fall, the Huskies showcased a lot of ball movement as Mifflin County had at least four different players to have scored a point in all four quarters of the game.
Owen Wise led the way for Mifflin County scoring 18 points. All of Wise’s points were scored from the three point line. Wise had six the Huskies’ eight three pointers made. Combined with West Perry the game had 14 three pointers made as the Mustangs dropped six shots from deep for the evening.
Conner Zimmerman was second on the team in scoring as he scored 13 points while Tagg Silfies and Landen Eichhorn each added nine points.
Mifflin County also defeated the Mustangs in the JV game as well with the Huskies coming out on top with a final score of 53-44.
Mifflin County is now (1-1) and will be looking for another victory on Friday as the Huskies will host rival Cedar Cliff.

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