Things did not go well for Huntingdon during Monday evening’s non-league contest at Hollidaysburg. The Golden Tigers opened up a 34-point lead by halftime and just never looked back en route to a 68-26 victory.
The loss dropped the Bearcat to 3-8 overall in what could possibly be Huntingdon’s final game of the season. Hollidaysburg improved to 5-5 overall and is currently ranked third in Class 5A.
Marin Miller poured in a game-high 20 points for the Tigers, while Sydney Lear followed with 15 and Abby Steiner and Ali Hatajik added eight apiece.
Sydney Sellers, Megan Lynn and Simone Bilich fronted the Bearcats with six points apiece.
“Hollidaysburg is a good team, especially Miller who is their point guard,” noted Huntingdon head coach Eric Troup. “We ran a box-and-one on her and she still finished with 20 points. Hollidaysburg runs the same offense we’ve been running, so it was nice to see a high-powered offense run like that. We take this experience and build on it and see if we can build the same results. Plus, the seniors got one last game to play together. We are looking to pick up some games, but don’t have any at this points.”
Miller sank 10 points in the opening period as Hollidaysburg built a 22-10 advantage at the quarter. Lear added nine in the second and Miller six more and the Tigers lead swelled to 47-13 at the intermission. Bilich had four points in the first for the Bearcats and a Seller’s free throw and a Savanna Fiscus two-point bucket accounted for Huntingdon’s scoring in the second.
Hatajik and Miller combined for eight in the third, while Sellers knocked down a three-pointer for the Bearcats as Hollidaysburg went up 59-18. Lynn had four of the Bearcats’ eight points in the final stanza.