When Austin Yetter is hot, he knows it early. He can feel it. For Yetter, the basket takes on the size of a soccer goal.
And when Yetter gets hot he can carry a team.
On Tuesday night in Hershey, Yetter’s hot hand carried the Palmyra boys’ basketball team to a convincing 58-46 triumph over the hometown Trojans. Yetter drained a total of eight three-point field goals and poured in a game-high 28 points.
Yetter also had his hot hand in a late second-quarter 12-0 run, during which the Cougars created a bit of distance between themselves and Hershey. The senior sniper nailed a pair of ‘threes’ during the critical stretch and tallied a total of ten points, as the Cougars carried a 30-16 advantage to intermission.
The win pushed Palmyra to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference. With Yetter leading the way, the Cougars have aspirations of competing for a Keystone Division crown and making noise in the upcoming District Three Class AAA tournament.
And when he’s hot, why not?
– Jeff Falk