Archive - Jan 19, 2013
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The outside temperature was higher than the inside home shooting percentage to begin Friday nightâs girls' basketball game.
Punxsyâs frigid shooting of four of 22 tries in the first half doomed the squad against defending District IX champion Bradford, 52-36, in Punxsutawney.
The two district foes combined to miss the gameâs first 13 attempts from the floor but it was the Lady Chucks who did not score until 5:48 into the affair.
Leading 9-4 after a period, Bradford (13-1/4-0 D-IX) took advantage of the continued cold Punxsy shooting in the second stanza.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In a tightly-contested and emotional affair, the first rematch of last yearâs District IX championship went to the home team after an extra two periods of play.
Bradfordâs Mike Wilber kissed a 25-foot shot high off the backboard as time expired before the home team took advantage of bad Punxsy shot selection in double overtime for a 57-49 victory.
âIt was a very, very tough loss tonight,â a drained Dirk Neal, Punxsyâs head coach said. âThis was a very emotionally draining effort.â