Basketball team looks for Inter-County Championship

During the break, the white boys ninth grade team played on Dec. 27 against Allegany Maryland.  The game was close the whole way down the stretch with Altoona White boys basketball team winning by only three points with the score of 30 to 27.  Altoona’s defense only allowed four Allegany players to score.

On Thursday, Jan. 3, the white team traveled to Tyrone to face off against the Golden Eagles.  With every player getting playing time, the team won again, increasing their record to six wins and one loss.

“We have a really good effort.  Everyone, once they get into the game, they give it their all,” Tyson Abram said.

The next day, Jan.  4, the White team faced off against the Maroon team in their first matchup of the season.  With the score of 44 to 33, the white team pulled off another victory.  With this win,  their season record increased to seven wins and one loss.

On Monday, Jan. 7, the team faced Mifflin County.  With every player receiving playing time, the team pulled out another victory, increasing their record to eight wins and one loss.

Two days later, the team traveled to State College.  The team suffered their second loss making their record eight wins and two loses.

“It was a tough loss, but we just got out played and they pressed us pretty well,” Jimmy Luciano said.

Coming back the next day after a loss to State College, the team faced Allegheny for the second time this season.  The team pulled out a close win only beating Allegany by two points.  The team will have a five day break before their next game on Tuesday, Jan. 15 against Richland.

 Altoona increased their record to ten wins and two losses with a win against Richland.  The next day Altoona lost its third game of the season to State College with a score of 65 to 53.  The team will play their next game at home against Williamsport on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The white boys’ basketball team huddles up during a time out. The team’s record is ten wins and three loses. Photo by Michaela Detwiler.