PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy ninth-grade boys' basketball team started the 2010-2011 season on the right foot, downing North Catholic Friday night at home, 43-32.
The Chucks â€” which went 10-7 last year as eighth-graders â€” are led by Brandon Krug this season. Krug, a 2002 PAHS graduate, is coaching junior-high ball for the first time in Punxsy.
"The whole team played together," Krug said. "Our defense and intensity were the difference in the game."
Brandon Mancuso led the Chucks with 18 points. Following Mancuso was Tanner Evans, who managed seven points.