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State College tops MC boys

STATE COLLEGE – They went down r.
Despite playing against one of the best teams in the Mid-Penn and possibly the state, the Mifflin County boys basketball team battled to the bitter end Monday night against State College.
Stocked with depth and size, the Little Lions muscled their way inside most of the night, using their size to their advantage.
Mifflin County had a good night from three-point range, hitting seven in a losing effort.
In the end, the Little Lions defeated the Huskies 71-44.
Leading the way for Mifflin County was Logan Peachey, who netted nine while teammate Cade Attick tallied eight. Attick also hit two triples as did Peachey.
State College had three players finish in the double-digit category.
Leading the way were Braden Clark, Ryan McNutty and Drew Friberg who finished with a 14-point, 13-point and 11-point effort, respectively.
“They have battled all year this year and did it as well last year. This group of guys are a super, super group,” said Mifflin County coach David Sheetz. “I picked State College on Mid-Penn media day. I think they open some eyes when they beat Harrisburg. They have so much size and so much ability, I think they have a real good chance of winning the league.”
Early on, Mifflin County stayed within striking distance for most of the first.
State College opened the scoring with buckets from Clark and Drew Friberg.
Ryan Walker got the Huskies scoring started on a jumper, with seven minutes to go.
Tommy Sekunda upped the Little Lions lead back to four points.
On the following possession, Walker cut it back once again to a basket when he stole the ball and went right up for the lay-in.
Mason Snyder tied the game up at six as he cut into the middle for the bucket in traffic.
State College took a 10-6 advantage before the Huskies would once again battle back.
With 3:07 left in the quarter, Walker and Snyder put their team up 12-10 as the pair notched triples.
But State College got it’s A-game going, ending the quarter by going on a 15-0 run.
In that run, McNutty scored six to lead his team. Mifflin County were led in the period by Walker’s seven and Snyder’s five.
Going into the second quarter, State College continued to roll as it put up 23 points while its defense held the visitor’s to only nine points.
With the buzzer sounding for the intermission, State found itself holding a 48-21 advantage.
In the second half, despite numerous substitutions by both teams, the two teams both scored 23 points, ending the score as 71-44.
“When you look at them (State College) they have a point guard that is 6′. Everyone else is 6 foot three or bigger. Our tallest guy is 6′ 2″. We are behind it there but we are working hard and we are getting there.”
In the JV contest, the Little Lions were also successful winning 49-24.

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