Ligonier Valley High School boys team celebrates back to back wins
TribLIVE Sports Videos
The Ligonier Valley High School boys basketball team recognized the senior players at the last home game of the season. The Rams then won a landslide 64-29 victory against United. Two days earlier they travelled to Saltsburg and beat them, 58-40.
The seniors are captain Ty Ferlin, Max Joblounsky, Micah Tennant, Patrick Waugh and Zack Yeskey. Ferlin said he and the other seniors have been playing together since fourth-grade and they have taken great pride in playing for Ligonier Valley High School. “I love playing with these guys,” Ferlin commented. “I wouldn't want to play with anybody else. We have a fun group of guys.”
Ferlin said he plans to attend Westminster College. Joblounsky said he wants to major in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Tennant will study engineering and has signed a letter of intent to play football at Lehigh University. Waugh said he plans to play football at Frostburg State. Yeskey said he is deciding between Waynesburg College, Westminster and Penn State Altoona where he may play basketball.
Coach John Berger described the seniors as irreplaceable. He explained that at the end of last season, there was an empty leadership role, which all of the seniors stepped into this season.
“These guys did it by committee and that's what we needed, especially with all the injuries we've had. They've all stepped up,” Berger said. “This is just a great group of guys. They are all going to do well in life. I'm going to miss them. I was glad I could share the last three years with them. They're good ball players, good athletes in general, overall just good kids.”
In the win against United, Yeskey led scoring with 24 points, shooting a perfect game from the foul line, as well as sinking four 3-point baskets. Tennant scored seven points. Joblounsky and Alec Bloom both scored six. Scott Fennell, Jordan Jones and Billy Turley scored five points. Waugh, Alex Tutino and Justin Hugo each scored two points.
All of the seniors with the exception of the injured Ferlin started the game. Berger also had them start the forth quarter, though after a minute and a half of game-play, he brought all the starters out of the game, putting in replacements from the junior varsity team, a symbol of the changing of the guard.
In the preceding game against Saltsburg, Jones led scoring with 13, followed by Bloom with 11, Yeskey with 10, Fennell, who scored nine, Tennant with eight points, Waugh three and two points for Tutino and Joblounsky.
Peter Turcik is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.