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Cameron County’s Brown Explodes for 60; May Have Set D9 Boys Record in Win at Galeton

Hayden Brown of Cameron County scored 60 points Monday night. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

Editor’s note – This story has been updated to reflect Fred Riley’s 59 points for Clearfield in 1968 and additional Top 15 scorers

GALETON, Pa. – Cameron County’s Hayden Brown scored what could very well be a District 9 record 60 points in the Red Raiders 85-41 win at Galeton in NTL play.

“I was honestly shocked,” Brown said. “A good friend of mine came over and told our coach as we were shooting free throws that I was at 56, and I had the potential to get the (school record). I thought to myself, that is honestly crazy.”

Brown got off to a great start scoring 16 first-quarter points to help the Red Raiders to a 22-7 lead at the end of eight minutes.

   

“I was told I started the game with the first 14 or 16 points,” Brown said. “At that point, I thought ‘good start’. But, I have had games like that before and it kind of fizzled out.”

He then added seven more points in the second half o give him 23 at halftime.

That was just a prelude to a massive second half that saw Brown double his point total by scoring 23 third-quarter to give him 46 on the night. He then added 14 more in the fourth quarter while going 8 of 8 from the free-throw line in the frame.

“Coming into the third quarter, about halfway through, I realized I was really starting to score,” Brown said. “I thought for sure I would just start missing shots.”

       

The 60 points topped the previous Cameron County record of 56 scored in 1999 by Shane Goss.

Fred Riley of Clearfield scored 59 points vs. St. Marys Feb. 9, 1968, in a 108-57 win that saw him connect on 22 of 38 field goals and on 15 foul shots (this was prior to the 3-point line). Riley’s 59 was the most-known points scored by a District 9 player prior to Monday night and in the March 23, 1968, edition of the Clearfield Progress it was said to be believed that Riley’s 59 points set a District 9 record at the time for single-game scoring – although, again, records are incomplete.

Goss’ 56 were tied with Andrew Bucheit of Kane (Jan. 26, 2017) for the second-most known points in a District 9 game, as it was brought to D9and10Sports’s attention that Fred Riley of Clearfield scored 59 points in a game vs. St. Marys in 1968.

       

When Goss scored his 56, he made 20 field goals, including six 3-pointers, and also went 14 of 14 from the free-throw line, which he said may make him even prouder than scoring the 60 points. For Bucheit, his 56-point night included 24 made shots, including a 3-pointer, and was 7 of 8 from the line. He scored his 1,000th career point in the game.

“I honestly might be,” Brown said. “I missed a couple of key free throws against Kane (in a double-overtime win Friday when Brown scored 32) that kind of hurt. That is definitely something I wanted to improve on. I started the year pretty shaky from the line, as well. So, it felt good for sure.”

Watch Brown’s full interview with D9and10Sports’s Chris Rossetti.

Joining Brown in double digits Monday night was Alan Erickson with 12 points.

Ayden Whipple led Galeton with 11 points while hitting three 3-pointers.

TOP 15 KNOWN DISTRICT 9 BOYS SCORERS IN A SINGLE GAME

1. Hayden Brown, Cameron County – 60 (Jan. 24, 2022, at Galeton)
2. Fred Riley, Clearfield – 59 (Feb. 9, 1968, vs. St. Marys)
3. Shane Goss, Cameron County – 56 (1999, Date and opponent unknown)
3. Andrew Bucheit, Kane – 56 (Jan. 26, 2017 vs. Youngsville)
5. George Wise, Clearfield – 54 (March 5, 1957, at Curwensville)
6. Dan Wetzel, Coudersport – 53 (1964 vs. Cowanesque Valley)
7. Andrew Gustafson, Kane – 52 (1991, Date and opponent unknown)
7. Calvin Grumley, Johnsonburg – 52 (Dec. 29, 2006, at St. Marys at Elk Co. To.)
7. Andrew Burda, Venango Catholic – 52 (Jan. 25, 2021, vs. Forest Area)
10. Brandan Housler, Cameron County – 51 (1999, Date and opponent unknown)
11. Dan Wetzel, Coudersport – 50 (March 5, 1964, vs. Clarion at St. Marys’ Kelly Gym in D9 Class C Title Game)
11. Robert Zanella, Karns City – 50 (Jan. 16, 1979, vs. Clarion)
13. Rod Frazier, East Brady – 49 (Feb. 12, 1960, vs. Redbank Valley in 73-42 win)
13. Matt Grimone, Cameron County -49 (1974-75 season vs. unknown opponent)
13. Corey Feronti, Johnsonburg – 49 (March 18, 1994, PIAA playoffs vs. Duquesne at Punxsutawney)
13. Calvin Grumley, Johnsonburg – 49 (Feb. 11, 2005, at Brockway)

CAMERON COUNTY 85, GALETON 41

Score by Quarter

Cameron Co. 22 14 29 20 – 85
Galeton 7 18 4 12 – 41

CAMERON COUNTY – 85

Camdyn Allison 0 0-0 0, Alan Erickson 5 2-2 12, Brevin Lewis 1 0-0 3, Devin Fowler 1 2-2 5, Hayden Brown 20 14-14 60, Landon Farren 0 0-0 0, Koby Shperard 0 0-0 0, Josh Beer 0 1-2 1, Josh Smith 0 0-0 0, Ryder Brown 0 0-0 0, Jake Narby 1 1-1 4. Totals 28 20-21 85.

GALETON – 41

Gavin Sykora 2 0-0 4, Levi Evans 2 0-0 5, Matthew Smith 1 0-0 2, Braden Cimino 2 0-0 6, Matt Zur 2 1-1 5, Ayden Whipple 4 0-0 11, Zach Pagano 2 0-0 5, Devin Stahley 0 1-2 1, Sawyer Douglas 0 0-0 0, Braden Ward 0 0-0 0, John Martin 1 0-1 2, Elijah Kiselyk 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 2-4 41.

Three-pointers: Cameron County 9 (Brown 6, Narby, Lewis, Fowler). Galeton 7 (Whipple 3, Cimino 2, Evans, Pagano).

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