Boys and girls basketball teams get road wins


Brendan Kowalski

Nathan Davis had a field day in a win over Claysburg-Kimmel.

Christina Kowalski and Blair Poorman

Last night the Bellwood-Antis boys’ basketball team improved to 15-2 when it blew past Claysburg-Kimmel in a 76-40 victory.

After starting with a 9-0 run, Bellwood-Antis dominated in the first half scoring 25 points in each quarter.

“We were mentally prepared and we came out focused on the game,” said junior Ethan McGee.

In the first half the Blue Devils’ defense was able to hold Claysburg to a mere 25 point as they went into halftime leading 50-25.

In the third quarter B-A came out slow which allowed for Claysburg to make up some ground, but not enough.

We were mentally prepared and we came out focused on the game.”

— Ethan McGee

Senior Nathan Davis said, “We’re giving up too many offensive rebounds and we’re turning the ball over more than we should.”

B-A went into the final quarter leading 66-34 before they scored their final ten points.

The boys’ next game is Saturday when they host Williamsburg. Varsity will tip off at 7:30 and JV begins at 6:00.

The B-A girls’ basketball team also won last night against a sneaky good Westmont Hilltop team with a final score of 66-56.

Karson Swogger had a game-high 31 points, 23 of which came in the second half to help the comeback and seal the victory for B-A. Riley D’Angelo and Alanna Leidig both pitched in, adding 14 points each. The trio made up 59 of Bellwood’s 66 points on the night.

The Lady Blue Devils were down 32-26 at halftime. But in the second half B-A turned it on, cutting the lead to just one after the third, and eventually taking control of the game in the fourth, outscoring Westmont 24-13.

Leidig buried a clutch 3-point shot with 2:42 left in the game which extended B-A’s lead and all but wrapped the game up.

The win extends the Lady Devils’ current win streak to 7, and improves their record to 13-4 on the year. The girls’ looks to continue their current success Thursday night against Williamsburg.