Archive - Dec 9, 2012 - Sports Article
MARION CENTER â€” Mounting a furious comeback, Punxsy erased a 15-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to tie but saw A-C Valley hit four of four free throws in the final 50 seconds to pull out a 46-44 win in the Marion Center Tip-Off Championship game.
â€śWe dug ourselves too big of a hole,â€ť noted Chucks head coach Dirk Neal. â€śWe played hard-nosed defense to get out of it â€” we trapped, pressed and forced the issue and tried to keep the ball out of (Ryan) Bartleyâ€™s hands who is a package player.â€ť
MARION CENTER â€” It took seven games and a New Year for Punxsy to find the win column last year. The 2012-13 version of the Lady Chucks would not wait that long this season.
Punxsy used its stifling defense to build a large cushion advantage before working the clock for the 52-46 victory over West Shamokin in the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament Consolation game on Saturday morning.Â
â€śOur defense is the reason we were able to win today and how we were able to be in the game last night,â€ť pointed out Lady Chucks coach Randy Reitz.