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PO boys uses 17-point third quarter to notch win over BEA

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Philipsburg Osceola (61): Richardson 3 0-0 6, R Whitehead 7 3-4 17, De Simone 6 1-3 15, J Whitehead 6 2-4 16, Matson 0 3-4 3, Depto 0 0-0 0, Harpster 0 0-0 0, K Hahn 0 0-0 0, Ty Doyle 2 0-2 4 Totals—24 9-17 61

BEA (48): Jones 4 3-4 14, Hoover 2 4-7 8, Wilson 1 0-0 2, Maynard 5 6-9 16, Parson 0 0-0 0, Gavlock 2 0-0 5, Kelno 1 0-0 3 Totals – 15 13-20 48

SCORE BY QUARTERS

BEA 11 17 5  15 — 48

PO 14 14 17 16 – 61

3-point goals: BEA (5) Jones 3, Gavlock, Kelno  PO (4) De Simone 2, J Whitehead 2

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA – The Philipsburg-Osceola boys’ basketball team upped its record to 9-9 on the season as they defeated a very tough Bald Eagle Area team Wednesday night, 61-48.

Leading the way offensively for the Mounties was Ryan Whitehead with 17 points. He was followed by brother Jeremy Whitehead with a 16-point effort. Jeremy Whitehead and De Simone both collected two triples.

Teammate Jacob De Simone rounded out the double-digit scorers with 15.

Despite the loss, Bald Eagle was led by Nick Maynard who tallied 16 while teammate Jaden Jones posted a 14-point effort. Jones was tough from beyond the arc, finishing with three.

The Mounties opened the contest outscoring the Eagles 14-11 after one quarter.

But Bald Eagle bounced back in the second, outscoring PO 17-14.

The two went into the intermission tied at 28.

In the third, the Mounties defense held the Eagles to just five as its offense produced 17 to push ahead with a 12-point lead going into the fourth quarter.

The two went head-to-head in the final period but Philipsburg-Osceola was able to hold to the 61-48 victory.

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