Boys Basketball: Beaver Falls hosts big game tonight

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Beaver Falls moved up in class this season not because of enrollment but because it was looking for tougher, local competition. That wish reaches its ultimate goal tonight when the Tigers host New Castle, the defending WPIAL and PIAA Class AAAA champion.

Beaver Falls has already defeated New Castle at New Castle 62-60 and New Castle has already lost in Beaver Falls, just up the street at Geneva College in a showcase when Lincoln Park got the best of the Red Hurricanes 59-47.

Although both teams have already qualified for the playoffs, neither team will be relaxing tonight as seeding for the playoffs is still on the line as well as the section title. A win by Beaver Falls guarantees the Tigers the section title while a New Castle win would create a tier.

Beaver Falls is led by 6-5 sophomores Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach but the guard play of seniors Zach Duffy and Javon Turner has been solid, if overlooked because of the size inside.



Alumni Update - Admire Carter (Slippery Rock)

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CLARION, Pa. – Slippery Rock University redshirt freshman defensive end Marcus Martin was named the Don Hansen Football GazetteCarter SRU Super Region One Freshman of the Year and The Rock placed five players on the Gazette's All-Region team that was announced Friday afternoon.

In addition to the freshman of the year honor, Martin was named to first team honors as well. He was joined on the first team by running back Shamar Greene and offensive tackle Cory Tucker. Slippery Rock also landed cornerback Admire Carter on the second team and placekicker Mike Wainauskis on the third team.

Carter, a redshirt senior cornerback from Beaver Falls, Pa., also picked up his second All-Region honor with the Football Gazette announcement.

He was previously named to first team Daktronics All-Region honors and also earned first team All-PSAC West honors. He led Slippery Rock with a career-high 17 pass breakups, the second most recorded in a single-season in school history.

He also recorded three interceptions for 20 total passes defended, which ranked fifth among all players in Division II this season. Carter finished his career ranked second in career pass breakups on the SRU all-time ledger with 36.


(photo courtesy of Slippery Rock University)


Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Donovan Jeter, Beaver Falls

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Name: Donovan Jeter
High School: Beaver Falls
Grade: 10
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: During football season, Donovan Jeter toils anonymously along the offensive line for the Tigers. He's a tight end ... but the Tigers don't throw to the tight end. Come football season, though, and Jeter is anything but anonymous. Listed as 6-foot-5, he's a formidable presence inside, recording a double-double more often than not but also has the touch to step outside and hit the three-pointer. Last week, he scored 28 in a 25-point win over Beaver – including a trey – and 25 more in a 16-point win over Ambridge.


Alumni Update - Drew Cook (California)

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CALIFORNIA – The Vulcans were unable to overcome an early run by No. 20 IUP on Saturday afternoon,Cook Cal suffering a 69-45 loss in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West play at the Convocation Center.


With the loss, the California University of Pennsylvania men's basketball team falls to 11-5 overall with a 7-4 record in league action.


Meanwhile, IUP extends its league-best winning streak to seven games and improves to 14-2 this season behind an 8-2 mark in conference play.

Junior guard Drew Cook, a Beaver Falls graduate, scored a career-high 16 points and was the lone player to finish in double-digits.


He made five-of-seven shots from the floor, including three-of-five from beyond the arc, and three-of-three attempts from the free-throw line. 

(photo courtesy of California University of Pennsylvania)