Lady Devils handle Mo Valley; wresting falls to Juniata Valley


Christina Kowalski

B-A girls down Mo Valley, led by Karson Swogger

Noah D'Angelo and Cory Parson, Staff Writers

Last night, the Bellwood-Antis girls’ basketball team took on the Moshannon Valley Damsels in an ICC matchup.

A cupcake game on paper proved to be so in fact, with the Lady Blue Devils taking this one with ease, 69-34.

Karson Swogger paced Bellwood with 31 points, sinking all 7 of her free throws. She also added 7 steals and 5 boards.

Sophie Damiano followed her up with a near double-double, 10 points and 7 rebounds.

Abbey Crider finished the game close behind with 8 points.

We played aggressively and with heart. That’s all you can hope for.

— Caroline Showalter

Senior Caroline Showalter sat out the game with an undisclosed injury. From the bench, she was able to get a much clearer view of how her team was playing.

“We played the passing lanes well and it lead to easy layups on the other end,” she said. “We played aggressively and with heart. That’s all you can hope for.”

The girls’ record climbed to 8-1 in the conference and 11-4 overall. B-A has a tough test coming up next Monday against Claysburg-Kimmel in a game to gain complete control of the ICC North.

Also Thursday, the Blue Devil wresting team came close to its first win, losing against Juniata Valley with a score of 47-27.

B-A has struggled to fill out its weight classes, and it has been its demise all season.

Nate Claar has been dominant in his class (160), and continued his reign as he claimed another victim via pin in 3:33.

Noah Schratzmeier aided to Bellwood’s score with a win via decision (8-5) and Cameron Nagle came up with a pin in an impressive 1:14.

Hunter Curren pinned his opponent in 1:59 to finish off the box score for B-A.