Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders take 59-44 loss to Tyrone High School

Junior G Mallorie Smith (2) of Bellefonte High School runs down the court during a high school girl’s basketball game against Tyrone High School on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Bellefonte. The Lady Red Raiders would lose the game, 59-44. (The Express/Tim Weight)

BELLEFONTE — Despite possessing a very opportunistic defense in its contest against Tyrone, the Bellefonte Girl’s Basketball team had its shooting woes throughout, falling to the Eagles, 59-44, at home Tuesday night.

Leading the charge offensively was Mal Smith with a 20-point effort.

Tyrone also got a 20-point night from Sydney Shaw and a 10-point effort from teammate Steph Ramsey.

“We could not hit a basket from three feet in tonight. At halftime, we were 5-18 from within three feet of the basket,” Bellefonte coach Adam Gearhart said. “I don’t know if we were rushing things or we were going too slow, but that’s 26 points we left on the floor. We are down only by nine at the half. We lose by 15. There’s 26 points in the first half and I didn’t even get to the second half.”

Tyrone got the early advantage outscoring the Lady Raiders, 16-7.

However, the Red Raiders battled back in the second as they were down, 19-12, and Maddie Tice swished a triple, cutting it to 19-15.

A steal on the next Eagle possession by Smith put the home team to within two at 19-17.

Smith tied the game minutes later as she hit both ends of a one-on-one with 3:55 left in the half.

But the Eagles have an answer for Bellefonte as they ended the first half going on a 13-4 run, making it a nine-point Tyrone advantage at halftime.

In the second half, the Eagles outscored the Red Raiders, 15-10, in the third.

Leading the way for Tyrone was Shaw with five. Bellefonte got three from Smith.

Defensively in the fourth, Smith was all over the place as she was able to convert three steals and created numerous turnovers for her team.

On a positive note for Bellefonte, despite the loss, the Lady Raiders kept it close against Tyrone as they were only outscored, 12-11.

Tyrone 59, Bellefonte 44

T 16 16 15 12 – 59

B 7 14 10 11 – 44

Scoring: Tyrone – Steph Ramsey 3 3-5 10, Lindsay Fusco 1 3-4 5, Shannon Shaw 2 0-0 6, Reilly Roman 1 0-0 3, Emma Getz 1 2-6 4, Jaida Parker 3 0-0 6, Kelsey Johnson 2 0-0 5, Sydney Shaw 6 4-6 20. Totals 19 12-24 59. Bellefonte – Maddie Steiner 1 1-2 3, Mal Smith 8 3-5 20, Sara DeHaas 1 1-2 3, Taylor Kerr 0 3-7 3, Mia Johnson 0 2-2 2. Hannah Lauck 2 0-0 4, Lily Gardner 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 11-15 44.

Played but didn’t score: Tyrone – Brooke Welsh 0 0-3 0. Bellefonte – Bella Corman 0 0-0 0.

3-point shots: Tyrone – Shaw 2, Ramsey, Roman, Johnson. Bellefonte – Smith, Tice.

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