Archive - Jan 19, 2013 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The outside temperature was higher than the inside home shooting percentage to begin Friday nightâ€™s girls' basketball game.
Punxsyâ€™s 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 gameâ€™s 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 yearâ€™s District IX championship went to the home team after an extra two periods of play.
Bradfordâ€™s 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.
â€śIt was a very, very tough loss tonight,â€ť a drained Dirk Neal, Punxsyâ€™s head coach said. â€śThis was a very emotionally draining effort.â€ť