The eighth-grade boys Black defeated Franklin County 45-42. Landis Gettinger led the Cubs with 17 points. Rufus Noe had five offensive rebounds, that were big in the win for the Cubs.
Lady Lion frosh
The Lady Lion freshman suffered their first loss of the season with a 41-34 defeat at the hands of Franklin County.
Alisha Markley had nine points and one rebound. Casey Chabre added nine points. Madison Owen finished with seven points and two rebounds. Kayla Aldridge had five points and two rebounds. Brandi Adkins had four points and five rebounds.
The freshman Lady Lions are 6-1.
Penn State beats Purdue 79-68
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Patrick Chambers credits his Penn State basketball team with staying the course — getting three straight Big Ten wins after a six-game losing streak.
A combined 52 points and 20 rebounds from D.J. Newbill, Tim Frazier and Brandon Taylor enabled the Nittany Lions to defeat Purdue 79-68 on Sunday.
It marked the first time since the 2008-09 season Penn State has reeled off three in a row in Big Ten play.
The Nittany Lions (12-10, 3-6 Big Ten) got 19 points from Newbill, 18 from Frazier and 15 from Taylor.
Taylor scored nine points down the stretch, enough to keep Purdue at arm’s length.
The Boilermakers (13-9, 3-6) defeated Penn State 65-64 on Jan. 18 but have lost four straight since then.
“That Purdue loss was devastating,” Chambers said. “I give these kids a lot of credit for staying the course. It could have been ugly; it could have been perfect storm.”
Despite committing some late turnovers that allowed the Boilermakers to remain in the hunt, Penn State went 11 for 12 from the free-throw line in the final 1:07. The Boilermakers missed shots underneath the basket and were forced to foul.
Purdue was paced by 18 points from A.J. Hammons and 12 from Ronnie Johnson.