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Huntingdon’s basketball teams made the trip down Hwy 70 to Hollow-Rock Bruceton last Friday night for a District 11A contest and it was Senior Night for Central’s Lady Tigers, Tigers and …
Huntingdon’s basketball teams made the trip down Hwy 70 to Hollow-Rock Bruceton last Friday night for a District 11A contest and it was Senior Night for Central’s Lady Tigers, Tigers and Cheerleaders.
Three cheerleaders, will be graduating later this spring. Callie Bratton, daughter of Rich Bratton and Jenny Bratton, has been a cheerleader all four years of high school. Aubrey Gaia, daughter of Kevin and Tracy McArthur, has cheered for three years but is a four-year athletic recipient. AnaKate Welsh, daughter of Chris and Anne Maree Welsh, has cheered all four years of high school. She is Cheer Co-Captain and is a four-year athletic and academic award winner.
Two Lady Tigers are playing their final seasons. Kaitlyn French, daughter of Michael and Brandy French, has played basketball all four years of high school. She was recently voted basketball Homecoming Queen. Rikki Graser, daughter of Tracy and Elvis Glover, has also played basketball all four years of high school.
The lone senior Tiger is Trent Taylor, son of Ralph and Melissa Taylor, he is team captain and played basketball all four years in high school.
Huntingdon 57, Hollow Rock-Bruceton 14
The Fillies jumped way out in front scoring the first 21 points before Central’s Malorie Clements nailed a three-pointer that kept the Lady Tigers from being shut out in the first period. The second period saw the Fillies outscore the Lady Tigers 19-4 to hold a 40-7 halftime lead.
Huntingdon came out the third period with their second team and proceeded to play everyone during the third and fourth periods under a running clock. The Fillies outscored Central 8-5 in the third period for a 48-12 lead and 9-2 in the fourth period to post the 57-14 district win.
Adyn Swenson led Filly scorers with 16 points all in the first half and Tyasia Reed with 10 points also all in the first half. Kenadie Gibson added 8 points along with Allie Jones with 6 points. Greenlee Sharp and Brooke Butler both had 5 points each. Addison Postlethwait chipped in three points while Kayla Pulling and Samantha Dunn both chipped in 2 points apiece for Huntingdon.
Malarie Clements led the Lady Tigers with 5 points while Mya Harris added four points. Laegen Binkley chipped in a three-pointer while Sophie Bratton chipped in two for the Lady Tigers.
Huntingdon 50, Hollow Rock-Bruceton 47
All that can be said about this game is if you were not there, you missed a classic barn burner of a game. In the previous meeting between these two teams, the Mustangs won by 30 points, not this time.
The two teams battled to a 5-5 tie in the first two minutes of the contest. Mason Binkley drained a three-pointer giving Central a 10-9 lead with 2:30 to play in the period. Huntingdon regained the lead on the next trip and held on for a 14-10 lead at the end of one period.
Huntingdon held on to the lead for much of the second period until the Tigers took a 24-23 lead with 2:30 to play in the second period. They extended the lead to 29-25 heading into halftime. Just before the half, Binkley was knocked to the floor with nothing called by the officials nearly causing some unpleasantness. Extra security was called in during halftime and arrived early in the third period.
Central maintained and even widened their lead during the third period leading by 8 at one point, 37-29. The Tigers held a 39-25 lead headed into the fourth period.
The Tigers went up by six early in the period only for the Mustangs to come right back and cut it back to one 47-46 on a Kaleel Bailey put back with about one minute left to play.
Two possessions later, Bailey hit an off-balance three-pointer and was fouled. He hit the free throw to put Huntingdon up 50-47. The Tigers missed two potential tying baskets and ran out of time as the Mustangs escaped with a close win.
Kaleel Bailey and Dallas Willis led the Mustangs with 16 points and 12 points respectively while Xavier White added 9 points. Clay Pinson had 6 points from a pair of three-pointers. Noah Belew had four points while Nik Bynum chipped in 2 and Drake Butler chipped in 1 for the Tigers.
Nick Zuro led the Tigers and all scorers with 18 points while Brayden Frye added 15 for Bruceton, Mason Binkley had 8 points while Mac Hooten chipped in 4 points, and Gage Lowry chipped in 2 points.