SPORTS ROUNDUP: Lady Blue Devils get up and never look back

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Junior Riley d’Angelo had 20 points int he first half against Williamsburg.

Colin McCaulley, Sports Writer

The Lady Blue-Devils turned the lights out early on another team in the first quarter yet again, riding a 36-edge in the opening frame to a 74-25 victory over Willaimsburg at home last night.

We need the balanced scoring,  and it was great to see Riley come out on fire last night.”

— Coach Swaney

Junior Riley D’Angelo led the team in scoring with 22, and even more impressive is that she scored 20 of those points in the first half. D’Angelo was also able to tack on 4 rebounds 4 assists and 4 steals while avoiding turning the ball over.

Sophomore Alli Campbell followed close behind with 17 points 4 rebounds 4 assists and 5 steals.

“We need the balanced scoring,  and it was great to see Riley come out on fire last night,” B-A coach Jim Swaney said. “She is very capable of that every night.  The more kids we can get involved in our offense the better we will be.”

Senior Tina Hollen was able to pull seven rebounds.

The rebounding story was the same as it always is and that story goes like this: Bellwood-Antis had a little more than twice as many rebounds than the Pirates.

This game was a pure confidence-builder for the whole team, and many players were able to touch the floor and get some stats while doing it in comfortable fashion.

“There are games during the season where you have certain goals that need accomplished.  Last night our goal was to make sure we start to develop our bench,” said Coach Swaney. “We were able to play some kids last night some extended minutes that normally they do not get. That will pay off for us down the road.  The more experience players like Macy Decker, Liv Musselman and Jaydyn Shuke get will make us a better team.”


Andrekovich picks up first win as B-A head coach

The Blue Devil wrestling team won its first match of the season against Claysburg-Kimmel last night in Claysburg. This win was special for Bellwood-Antis’ head coach Tim Andrekovich.

The match started with a Bellwood-Antis win, with Ty Noonan coming up with a pin in the 132 weight class after 4:20. Coach Andrekovich was especially proud of the freshman’s effort last night.

“Ty did a great job wrestling up at 132. He was down at the start of the match, fought his way back and got the pin for us, which was huge,” Coach Andrekovich said.

Ty’s brother, Derrick, took the next match in the 138 weight class 4-3. Despite the Noonan bros’ two wins, the Bulldogs still had a shot to win the meet, and proved it with a win in the 160 weight class. Both teams got two forfeit wins, B-A’s coming in the 195 and 126 weight class, and C-K’s in the 220 and 170.

The Blue Devils also got victories from Evan Pellegrine and Trentin Whaley in the 285 and 182 weight class respectively.

Bellwood-Antis will have their next match January 3rd away against West Branch.