Tigers Upended By Butler, 73-55

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On the heels of a buzzer-beater win against Pine-Richland last week, the Butler Golden Tornado topped the North Allegheny Tigers on Tuesday night, 73-55. Sophomore Ethan Morton poured in the game-winning 3-pointer to beat the Rams last Friday and he followed that up with a 35-point, 14-rebound performance against the Tigers. The Golden Tornado secured a playoff berth with the win.

North Allegheny went toe-to-toe with the Golden Tornado in the first half and trailed only 34-28 at intermission. The Tigers were paced by senior Zach Johnson and sophomore Mike Iuzillino who netted 16 points apiece. Johnson and Iuzillino added seven and five rebounds, respectively.

North Allegheny shot 43-percent on the night but weren’t able to keep up with Butler’s torrid shooting in the second half. The Golden Tornado outscored the Tigers, 24-12, in the third quarter to take command of the game and hit 59-percent from the floor over the final 16 minutes.

Following the loss, North Allegheny slides to 7-10 overall and 3-6 in Section 1-6A. Butler leaps to 16-2 overall and 7-3 in section play. The Tigers host the Central Catholic Vikings on Friday night. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Basketball vs. Butler, 1-30-18

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