Boys basketball drop two in Reliance Bank Tournament, rebound with win over Curwensville


Morgan Keinzle

The Bellwood boys picked up a win over Curwensville after two losses in the Kiwanis Holiday Tournament.

Jack Luensmann, Editor in Chief

This past week, the boys basketball team suffered two heavy losses in the Kiwanis/Blair County Bank Tournament at Tyrone; the Blue Devils fell to both the Penn Cambria Panthers and Bedford Bison.

After what seemed to be an even matchup with a 12-12 start against Penn Cambria, the Panthers ran away with the lead as the final score would turn out 31-70. B-A couldn’t seem to find the basket as they put up a combined total of 18 points in the last three quarters.

“We were just off,” noted senior guard Sean Mallon. “We definitely need to pick it up, and fast.”

Mallon dropped seven points and accumulated three assists and two rebounds against Penn Cambria.

After a throttling from the Panthers, B-A looked for redemption against the Bedford Bison coming off a loss to the Tyrone Golden Eagles. The Devils would come up empty again as they took a 34-point loss, 69-35.

Monday evening, the Blue Devils snapped their three-game losing streak with a comeback win over the Curwensville Golden Tide. After the Golden Tide outscored B-A by nine in first quarter, B-A came back to within two at the half. After some defensive adjustment, the Devils took away with the lead as the final score would turn out 59-44.

“It felt good to break our losing streak,” said senior guard Kyler Sweigert. “It was a big league win. Everyone filled their role, and we made plays.”

Sweigert had 20 points and 8 assists on the night.

The boys look to pick up another win Thursday at Williamsburg against league opponent Blue Pirates.