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Ninth-graders begin season with win over North Catholic

December 11, 2010

Members of the 2010-2011 Punxsy ninth-grade boys' basketball team are (front, from left) Tommy Renwick, Tanner Evans, Parker Weaver, Cooper Ferko; (middle) Clayton Dale, Brandon Mancuso, Michael Klingensmith, Greg Wasicki, Matt Burkett; (back) Tyler Young, Kyler Smathers, Kevin Hughes, coach Brandon Krug, Will Curtis and Cory Geer. (Photo courtesy of Lifetouch)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 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 — which went 10-7 last year as eighth-graders — 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.

Punxsy led 16-10 after the first quarter, only to boost its lead to 26-16 by halftime.

North Catholic came back and cut the deficit to 29-25, but a 14-7 fourth quarter in favor of the Chucks led to the win.

"Overall, it was a great first game," Krug said. "We will continue to work hard and improve as the year goes on."

After Friday's game, the remainder of the ninth-grade Chucks' schedule is: Vs. Brockway Dec. 15; at Brookville Dec. 17; vs. Altoona White Dec. 22; vs. DuBois Central Catholic Jan. 5; vs. Brookville Jan. 7; at Elk County Catholic Jan. 11; vs. St. Marys Jan. 18; at Bradford Jan. 21; vs. Ridgway Jan. 24; at Altoona Maroon Jan. 26; at DuBois Jan. 28; vs. Clearfield Jan. 31; vs. Elk County Catholic Feb. 4; at St. Marys Feb. 8; at Ridgway Feb. 10; vs. DuBois Feb 11; at Brockway Feb. 14; at Clearfield Feb. 16; and vs. Bradford Feb. 18.

All games are scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.

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