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Beallsville can’t slow up Malvern

February 26, 2014
By KIM NORTH - Times Leader Sports Writer (knorth@timesleaderonline.com) , Times Leader

MORRISTOWN - When a basketball team's turnovers nearly outnumber its points, it's not a good sign. Then, add in the fact that the team shoots just 11 of 48 from the field and gets outrebounded by 20 and you have a recipe for disaster.

That's exactly what happened to Beallsville Tuesday night in Division IV boys' sectional tournament action inside 'The Hangar' at Union Local High School.

Malvern (17-6) continued its fine late-season play as the Hornets stung the Blue Devils by a 70-38 count in the opener of a doubleheader.

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BEALLSVILLE’S Dalton Secrest makes a move against a Malvern defender during Tuesday’s Division IV sectional game at Union Local. Additional images may be found at cu.timesleaderonline.com

"You can't win games turning the ball over like we did tonight," first-year Beallsville head coach Jordan Stephens admitted. "We couldn't take care of the ball and their pressure got to us."

When the Blue Devils (9-14) did get good looks at the basket, which wasn't often, they misfired and didn't collect many offensive rebounds.

"Early in the game we had some layup opportunities and missed them," he recalled. "We even had some open looks for three that didn't go down. When you get those opportunities, you have to capitalize on them, especially when we're turning the ball over like we were."

Beallsville led 6-5 and the game was tied at 7 before Malvern took control. Eight different players cracked the scorebook in the first half for the Hornets, with the bench accounting for 10 points. In all, 10 Malvern players scored in the game.

The Blue Devils trailed 11-7 after one quarter and 23-13 at the half, but any chances of a comeback went out the window real quick as the Hornets outscored them 23-6 to seal the deal.

"We wanted to slow the tempo down some against them, but I thought we did it too much in the first half," Stephens explained. "We didn't look to score and only had 13 points, but they only had 23.

"Their height and experience took over in the second half," he noted. "Their coach made some really good adjustments at halftime."

The Blue Devils had just 19 points after three quarters, but doubled that in the fourth for their final tally.

Trey Tucci paced Malvern with a game-best 19 points. Mitch Loomis, the Hornets' 6-7 pivot, added 14 points and a dozen rebounds. Jalen Graves came off the bench to grab a game-high 14 rebounds for the winners.

Dalton Secrest led Beallsville with 16 points and 15 rebounds in his final game for Big Blue. Chad Louden had eight and Logan Nippert netted seven. Scoring:

BEALLSVILLE (38) - Louden 2, 2-2 8; Palmer 1, 1-2 3; Mercer 0, 2-2 2; Nippert 2, 1-2 7; Secrest 5, 3-6 16; Susac 0, 0-0 0; G. Brown 0, 0-0 0; Weekley 1, 0-0 2; Rush 0, 0-0 0; Blockton 0, 0-0 0; Riley 0, 0-0 0; L. Brown 0, 0-0 0; Totals: 11, 9-14. MALVERN (70) - Majestic 3, 0-0 9; Tucci 7, 5-5 19; Haasz 2, 0-0 4; C. Thomas 1, 1-2 3; Loomis 7, 0-1 14; Glick 2, 1-2 5; Graves 2, 1-2 5; Ruegg 0-1 0-0 0; Zin-Turner 2, 0-2 4; B. Thomas 0, 0-0 0; Film 0, 0-0 0; Szep 1, 1-2 3; Champer 2, 0-0 4; Totals: 29-66 9-16.

3-Point Goals: Beallsville 7 (Secrest 3, Louden 2, Nippert 2); Malvern 3 (Majestic 3)

 
 

 

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