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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.

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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)

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Boys Basketball: Lofty goals set for Beaver Falls

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Joe Koch profiles the Beaver Falls boys basketball team.

"The one quality that Doug Biega doesn't lack is confidence.

His Beaver Falls High School boys basketball team showed plenty of that as his Tigers -- ranked No. 2 in the Post-Gazette's Class AAA preseason basketball rankings -- defeated No. 1 Ambridge Area, 63-56, in the Class AAA, Section 2 opener for both teams this past Friday.

"We always expect to win the WPIAL and [PIAA] championships," Biega said as his 4-0 Tigers prepared for a game Tuesday against visiting Blackhawk. "There's so much we need to improve on, but I'm happy with where we are right now."

That sentiment especially applies to an offense that is averaging 70 points a game and features four players scoring in double figures."

 

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Boys Basketball: West Feature Athlete - Beaver Falls' Josh Creach

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Name: Josh Creach
High School: Beaver Falls
Grade: 10
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Forward

Background: One of the best-known basketball powers around, Beaver Falls got fans' attention this past off-season when the Tigers chose to play up in Class AAA, after years of domination in Class AA. Part of making that transition easier is that Beaver Falls has a pair of 6-foot-6 sophomores in Donovan Jeter and Josh Creach. Creach has stepped into the limelight early this season, averaging over 20 points in Beaver Falls' first four games, all wins. He was especially dominant against Mohawk, scoring 34 points and missing just two shots all game – one from the floor and one from the charity stripe.