Blue Devil basketball is on fire!

Wrestler lose, but Claar, Wilson and Mock continue to win


The Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils are continuing to move forward.

Last night the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devil boys’ basketball team played a tough game against the undefeated Penns Valley Rams at the Bellwood-Antis High School gymnasium.

The Blue Devils were playing their hardest and it paid off, getting a 67-47 victory win over the Rams.

Nathan Davis led the team with 32 points. Five of Davis’s shots were 3-pointers.  Jake Burch and Ethan McGee also help the team by getting 10 points apiece.

Davis and Burch said it was a huge win.

Davis said, “No one thought we could do it, and now people have to pay a little more attention to us.”

Burch agreed by saying, “It was huge.  They were undefeated and it gave us a lot of momentum moving forward.”

It’s no secret that Burch and Davis are two of the top scorers for the Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team.

Davis’s highest score he ever reached in a game was 39 last year.  He does not have a goal to get a higher number of points in a game. His goal is to make districts for playoffs.  Burch’s highest number of points he ever got in a game was 18 at Claysburg.

Their views on how important it is for them to score a lot of points this season were quite different though.

Burch said, “It’s pretty important because if one of us has an off shooting night, another player needs to step up and score.”

Davis said, “I understand that I have to score, but controlling the game is more important to me.  Being a leader and getting to win the game is what is most fun for me.”

Davis and Burch both had overall positive thoughts on the game last night.

Davis said, “Everyone was so focused before the game.  We knew that this was the one that would get us on people’s radar.”

Burch agreed adding, “We played hard all four quarters and limited our mistakes.  It was a great team win and total team effort.”

Burch and Davis are looking forward to keeping up success the rest of the season.

Burch said, “If we keep working hard in practice and getting better every day, we should be able to maintain our success.”

Davis said, “I definitely think our success will continue.  I’ve never been with a group of guys that I love hanging out with more.  There is great team comradery (team-feel) and we all love to win.”

Also last night, the Bellwood-Antis wrestling team went up against Everett at Everett.  The final score was 59-18 Warriors, giving Bellwood-Antis its third loss of the season.


Zach Mock, Jeremy Wilson and Nate Claar all had pins for the Blue Devils.