Lady Raiders outlasts Juniata in Wednesday contest
Feb 2, 2023

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In a Wednesday evening contest, Centre County met Juniata County when the Juniata girls basketball team traveled to do battle with Bellefonte in a non-league contest.

On Senior night, the Lady Raiders honored their players muscling out a 34-31 victory.

The Lady Raiders honored Emma Rossman, Sydney Hamilton and Alexis Kopcha.

Leading Bellefonte offensively were Emma Rossman and MacKenzie Ellenberger with eight points.

Juniata was led by Shalelyn Armstrong’s 10-point effort and Mariska Beward’s nine.

Bellefonte opened the contest taking a 10-8 advantage after one.

In the second, Juniata battled back in the second keeping the Lady Raiders to three while it’s offense posted eight.

Going into the intermission, Juniata held a 16-13 lead.

Bellefonte bounced back after the half, posting a 12-2 third period effort.

The Lady Indians refused to go away and mounted a 13-point effort but it wasn’t enough as Bellefonte was able to notch its third victory.

With the loss, Juniata falls to 10-9     Overall 7-5.

Next up for the Indians are East Juniata at Juniata Friday while Bellefonte travels to Philipsburg-Osceola today.

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