Tussey Mountain couldn’t keep up with Everett Saturday afternoon. The Warriors used a big third quarter to pad the lead and finished off a 79-50 win.
The game was started Friday but a power outage forced the game to be suspended until Saturday. When play was stopped the Warriors (17-2, 13-0 ICC) were up 7-6 with three minutes to go in the first quarter.
Everett put four players in double figures. Jared Colledge led the way with 25 points.
“We were completely dominated at every aspect of the game,” Tussey Mountain head coach Jeff Swope said. “We lack the defensive toughness needed to become a consistent team. We still need to become more consistent on offense, but Everett is the best team in the league.”
Everett has beaten Tussey Mountain six straight games and seven of the last eight meetings. The score was 60-41 in Saxton Jan. 18.
Matthew Leonard led the Titans (10-8, 10-4 ICC) with 17 points. Devin Swope scored 13, Chad Morningstar nine, and Dawson Rightenour eight.
Colledge got the Warriors going with 10 points in the first period. Everett led 18-10 after one.
Leonard scored nine in the second quarter as Tussey was able to stay close. Colledge put in nine points in the second and the Warriors were up 39-27 at halftime.
The third quarter is where Everett took over. A 29-6 scoring advantage put the Warriors firmly in front 68-33. Tussey won the final stanza 17-11 but it was too far behind by then.
Everett won the junior varsity game 53-25. Dawson Kling scored 13 points for the Titans.
Tussey Mountain is home tonight to play Fannett-Metal.