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Brookville Survives Blowing 17-point Lead to Clarion; Saegertown Wins; Kuntz Triple-Double Lifts Forest Area to Win

Jack Pete scored the game-winning basket for Brookville with around 1 1/2 to play, as the Raiders held off a Clarion comeback. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Jack Pete’s basket off a dish from Pierson Rulhman with 1:38 to play helped Brookville stave off visiting Clarion, 46-45.


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The Raiders (9-8) had blown a 17-point second-half lead and found themselves trailing the Bobcats (12-6) following a Bryce Brinkley hoop with three minutes to go.


But after Brinkley missed a pair of free throws with 2:08 that would have given Clarion a three-point lead, Brookville ran its offense to perfection with Ruhlman driving baseline and dishing to Pete, who had found himself a crease in the paint.

“Pierson was driving baseline and I was trying to find a gap in the middle,” Pete said. “I was trying to find an open spot in the paint to get an easy two. Give credit to Pierson for getting the drive on that.”

Watch Pete’s full Cole Orthodontic Associates Post-Game Interview after he was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game following a 15-point, six-rebounds effort.

Clarion had two chances to win in the final 30 seconds.


Devon Lauer, who needed 14 points coming into the game to reach 1,000 in his career before finishing with just six, a jumper from just inside the foul line with 25.8 seconds left that was just a little too strong.

Brookville got the rebound, but Pete was called for a travel with 16.4 left.

Dawson Smail then had a 16-foot jumper from the left with 4.3 seconds left that was off the mark.

Kellan Haines also had 15 points for Brookville, which built its lead on the strength of six 3-pointers between the last shot of the first quarter and the start of the third quarter.

But when Clarion came out of its zone, the Raiders went dry allowing Clarion to rally to make it a game.

Gabe Simko led Clarion with eight points with Brinley adding seven and Dawson Smail, Lauer, and Daunte Girvan each adding six points.


SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Cody Huson scored 18 points as Saegertown kept pace atop the Region 3 standings with a 57-37 win over Youngsville.

Saegertown (11-5 overall, 6-1 Region 3) led 25-21 at halftime and outscored Youngsville 18-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Jackson Scott was also in double figures for the Panthers with 13 points, while Luke Young added eight.


Carson Chase had 16 points and Nathan Lucks 10 for Youngsville (8-8, 3-3).


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Turning around a 27-point loss back on Dec. 18, Forest Area picked up a 61-50 win at Brockway.

The Fires (4-14) had their second-highest scoring output of the season thanks to a monster triple-double by Colton Kuntz, who had 22 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 blocked shots.

Warren Dashner and Daniel Custer each added 10 points and six rebounds in the win with Custer also coming up with two steals and Dashner with three.

Also for Forest Area, Warren Dashner added 10 points, six rebounds, and three steals.

Reese Yahner led Brockway (1-14) with 11 points with Caleb Daugherty adding nine points.

At West Forest in December, Brockway beat Forest Area, 66-39.


RUSSELL, Pa. – Eisenhower knocked down 11 3’s in a 76-42 D9/10 crossover win over Kane.

The Knights (13-3) led 39-24 at halftime and put four players in double figures in the win.

Austin Hanson led the Knights with 18 points, while Derek Guiher tallied 17, Kyler Black 15, and Kris Bunk 14.

Dane Anderson had 19 points for Kane (7-10).


SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Putting four players in double digits, visiting St. Marys beat Sheffield, 69-51, in AML action.


Ben Paul led the Dutch (7-9 overall, 6-3 AML South) with 18 points with Matt Davis adding 17.

Louie Nedzinski chipped in 12 points and Anthony Nedzinksi contributed 11 points.

Leihden Wotorson scored 18 points for Sheffield (5-12, 0-6) with Dylan Hardwick adding 11 and Allen Eaton chipped in 10 points.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Jarrod Funk scored 18 points to help Port Allegany hold off visiting Coudersport, 55-47, in NTL action.

The Gators (9-7 overall, 8-4 NTL) led 40-33 going to the fourth quarter after outscoring Coudersport (9-8, 8-4) 12-3 in the third quarter.

But the Falcons got within three, 50-47, with under a minute to play before having a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left rim out. Port then hit its free throws to seal the win.

Braylon Button chipped in 14 points for Port Allegany.

Reilly Steich led Coudersport with 18 points and eight rebounds with Micah Batson chipping in 11 points and Mason Roessner contributed seven points and seven steals.


RIDGWAY, Pa. – Ridgway built a six-point halftime lead and then slowly pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 49-39 win over visiting North Clarion.

Alex Merritt scored a career-high 26 points for the Elkers (7-8) while Hunter Beeler chipped in 11 points.

Ethan Carll paced North Clarion (5-13) led North Clarion with 15 points.


WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Down four at halftime, Moniteau nearly doubled its game total in the third quarter alone on its way to a 70-60 non-conference win over visiting Keystone.

The Warriors (8-8) trailed 29-25 at halftime but scored 24 third-quarter points.

Chason Rugg had a career-high 27 points for Moniteau despite being in a little bit of foul trouble. He scored 14 points alone in the third quarter when he hit four 3-pointers.

David Dessicino added 16 points for Moniteau with Aidan Jackson chipping in 14 points and Andrew Zepeda contributed 13 points.

Aidan Patrick had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Keystone (4-13) while Drew Keth scored 19 points and Eli Nellis added 15 points and five assists.


AUSTIN, Pa. – A 24-point second quarter helped Galeton outlast Austin, 63-49, in NTL action.

The large second quarter helped the visiting Tigers (6-9 overall, 5-6 NTL) to a 36-20 halftime lead.

Braiden Cimino hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 23 points for Galeton while Corey Anderson added 18 points and Zach Pagano chipped in 16 points.

Dawson Hooftallen had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists for Austin (3-13, 3-8).

Brayden Stuckey added 12 points Brennan Ogden chipped in 10 points.


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