EVERETT — It might not be correct to say that Everett shot the lights out on Friday night, but it wouldn’t be too far from the truth when the suspended game was continued on Saturday.
The Warriors outscored Tussey Mountain, 50-23, in the middle two quarters and Everett senior Jared Colledge had a 12-point stretch by himself in a 79-50 victory, Saturday.
The game was suspended on Friday night with 2:52 left in the first quarter when the electricty went off at Everett High School as well as most of the town of Everett. Officials met and decided to try again on Saturday afternoon.
At the time of the power outage, Everett had an 7-6 lead. However, with the game being moved to Saturday, there was a change in the Warriors’ lineup. Nathaniel Maxwell, who would have missed the game on Friday night, was back for Saturday’s game. When they added him to the scorebook, the Warriors were assessed a technical foul
Tussey’s Devin Swope made both free throws, and the Titans got the ball. They got the ball to Dawson Rightenour in the paint, and he connected for an 10-7 lead.
Everett took over from there. The Warriors went on a 16-0 run. Seth Price and Trenton Clites each hit field goals before Colledge went on a persoal 12-point run that included two three-pointers to give Everett a 23-10 lead near the beginning of the second quarter.
The lead stayed around 10 points for most of the second quarter until Everett went on a 6-0 run near the end of the period. Brandon Mills and Colledge each made a field goal and Elijah Treece made two free throws to a 39-24 lead.
Tussey’s Swope got three back as his three at the buzzer banked home to cut the deficit to 12 at the half.
The Warriors opened the second half with 10 straight points that went to 20-2 and 29-6 runs. Bryson Clingerman had seven points in the quarter, while Price, Treece, and Colledge each had six as Everett held a 68-33 lead
The Warriors emptied their bench before closing out the game for a 79-50 win.
“I was worried coming in today,” said Everett coach Adam Phipps. “You don’t know how kids are going to play after having a game suspended and playing on a Saturday afternoon. Ourdefense really turned it on today. We shared the ball well and made the extra pass. We also did well rebounding.
“Colledge, Clingerman, and Treece all had great games, and I am really proud of the kids. We have a big week coming up with Bellwood, Southern Huntingdon, Bedford, and the ICC championship.”
Tussey Mountain coach Jeff Swope was impressed with the Warriors.
“They outhustled us,” Swope said after the game. “Everett is a really good team, maybe the best we have seen this year
“When we got behind, we didn’t play good defense. We need to be more patient on offense.”
Colledge led all scorers with 25 points including 17 in the first half. Clingerman had 14, including 12 in the second half, while Treece had 12 and Price added 11.
Matthew Leonard was the top scorer for the Titans with 17 points, while Devin Swope added 13.
Everett will host Bellwood on Monday, while Fannett-Metal will travel to Tussey on Monday.
EVERETT 79, TUSSEY MOUNTAIN 50
Tussey Mountain 10 17 6 17 — 50
Everett 18 21 29 11 — 79