BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Clearfield rallied from a four-point deficit heading to the fourth quarter to force overtime and then outscored Bellefonte by three in the extra session to get a 46-43 Mountain League victory.
The Bison were down 27-23 going to the fourth quarter but tied the game at 35 at the end of regulation thanks to 3-pointers from Andon Greslick, Morgen Billotte, and Anthony Lopez and three Cole Miller free throws.
Clearfield had a chance to win the game in regulation but a 3-pointer at the horn was off the mark.
But in overtime, the Bison got triples from Grelick and Billotte, who also hit two free throws in the extra session, a charity shot from Braison Patrick, and a bucket from Miller to build a five-point lead, 46-41, before Bellefonte got a meaningless basket at the buzzer.
The five 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and overtime combined accounted for all but one of the triples made by Clearfield in the game.
Miller led a balanced attack with 15 points while adding nine rebounds with Greslick chipping in 12 points, and Billotte and Patrick eight each. Billotte also had five rebounds and three assists.
That offset a huge night from Cole Crissman who led Bellefonte with a game-high 27 points including going 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. The one miss was a crucial one in the fourth quarter, although he rebounded to hit his final seven charity shots after the miss (4 of 4 in overtime).
A-C VALLEY 50, CRANBERRY 48
FOXBURG, Pa. – A strong start helped A-C Valley get back in the win column with a 50-48 win over visiting Cranberry.
The Falcons came out strong building a 17-9 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to six points from Jay Clover and long balls from Ryan Cooper and Lane Bauer.
Cranberry played the game even after that getting back within two, 28-26, by halftime thanks to a strong second quarter from Seth Schwab, who scored five points in the frame (Schwab also hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter on his way to 13 points).
The A-C Valley lead got to three, 36-33, by the end of the third quarter, and the Falcons led by five until Ethan Merryman hit the second of two fourth-quarter 3-pointers from Cranberry at the final horn.
Clover had a game-high 17 points for A-C Valley with Alex Preston adding 10 tallies. Cooper chipped in with eight points, and Bauer had seven.
Merryman led Cranberry with 15 points, including seven in the fourth quarter.
CLARION 48, MONITEAU 41
CLARION, Pa. – Trailing by one at halftime, Clarion outscored visiting Moniteau 28-20 in the second half to get a 48-41 win.
The Bobcats, who lost by two at Moniteau just before Christmas, took the lead in the third quarter thanks to a 15-11 edge in the quarter with Gabe Simko scoring six points.
Clarion then continued to pull away in the fourth quarter with Devon Lauer leading the charge with eight of his 10 points coming in the final eight minutes including a 4-for-4 performance from the line.
Simko led the Bobcats with 17 points with Dawson Smail adding 11 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and five steals.
Chason Delarosa-Rugg led Moniteau with 13 points with David Martino adding 11.
KEYSTONE 52, UNION 44
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Down one going to the fourth quarter, Keystone turned to Drew Keth and Kyle Nellis to rally the Panthers to a 52-44 win at Union.
Keystone trailed 32-31 going to the final eight minutes before Nellis scored eight points and Keth hit a pair of 3-pointers to turn the game around.
Nellis led the Panthers with 15 points, Tyler Albright added 13, Rayce Weaver nine, and Keth eight.
Cole Henry also had seven points and 10 rebounds in the victory.
For Union, Payton Johnston had 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, and three steals while Dawson Camper grabbed 13 rebounds to go with two assists and two points,
CURWENSVILLE 62, BROCKWAY 28
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Strong offensive nights from Davis Fleming and Chandler English helped Curwensville to a 62-28 win at its former AML rival Brockway.
Fleming led the Golden Tide with 16 points with English adding 11.
Dan McGarry also scored nine points for Curwensville with Parker Wood chipping in with eight tallies.
Alex Carlson and Aiden Grieneisen each had eight points for Brockway.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 76, NORTH CLARION 54
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Using a 25-point second quarter, Clarion-Limestone continued to roll with a 76-54 win at North Clarion.
The Lions led 17-11 at the end of a quarter before opening up a 42-18 halftime lead with Jordan Hesdon scoring seven of his team-high 17 points in the second frame.
Hesdon added seven rebounds and five steals, while Jase Ferguson had 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Jack Callen added 13 points and six rebounds, and Ty Rankin chipped in six points, five rebounds, and four steals.
Aiden Hartle led all scorers with 28 points for North Clarion with Zeelan Hargenrader adding eight points.
PORT ALLEGANY 62, NORTHERN POTTER 34
ULYSSES, Pa. – Using 26 team steals led by seven from Drew Evens, Port Allegany cruised to a 62-34 road NTL victory over Northern Potter.
Noah Archer added five steals with Jett Ruding and Jarrod Funk each coming away with four steals.
Funk had an all-around strong game for the Gators leading his team in scoring with 16 points while adding five rebounds, four steals, and four blocked shots.
Rudding added 12 points, four steals, and four rebounds, Evens had seven points, and Braylon Button had a team-best seven rebounds to go with 10 points.
Ty Daniels led Northern Potter with 12 points, and Nolen Smith scored nine points.
OTTO-ELDRED 57, GALETON 33
GALETON, Pa. – Getting 17 points, four rebounds, two assists, and two steals from Austin Cousins, Otto-Eldred made a successful trip to Galeton with a 57-33 win over the Tigers.
Landon Francis added 13 points, seven assists, and three steals for the Terrors with Logan Maholic chipping in eight points, five rebounds, and four steals.
John Martin had 13 points for Galeton.
CAMERON COUNTY 67, SMETHPORT 44
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Putting four players in double figures, homestanding Cameron County continued its winning ways to a 67-44 win over Smethport.
Landen Farren led the Red Raiders with 15 points with Camdyn Allison and Josh Smith each scoring 13 points, and Ryan Shaffer adding 12 tallies.
Carson Dunn scored 13 points for Smethport with Hayden Leet adding 12 tallies.
COUDERSPORT 67, OSWAYO VALLEY 54
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Coudersport played the role of a rude guest beating Oswayo Valley, 67-54, behind a strong double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds from Reilly Steich.
Mason Roessner netted a game-high 23 points for the Falcons while also adding five steals and four assists, and Michah Batson scored 13 points.
Cayden Black led Oswayo Valley with 15 points with Conner Resig adding 11.
COWANESQUE VALLEY 58, AUSTIN 41
AUSTIN, Pa. – Austin dropped a 58-41 decision to visiting Cowanesque Valley.
Fletcher Good led CowValley with 23 points.
Jacob Hooftallen had a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double for Austin, while Dawson Hooftallen added 11 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.
REDBANK VALLEY 91, FOREST AREA 11
TIONESTA, Pa. – Mason Clouse scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the first half in a 91-11 Redbank Valley rout of Forest Area at West Forest.
The Bulldogs led 24-2 at the end of the first quarter and 50-5 at halftime.
Owen Clouse and Braylon Wagner then each drilled a pair of third-quarter 3-pointers, as Redbank Valley hit five triples in the second half.
Owen Clouse finished with 16 points, 10 in the third quarter, with Braylon Wagner scoring eight of his 11 points in the third quarter.
Kieran Fricko also scored 11 points in the win for the Bulldogs with Matthe Kozma scoring 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Keyon Custer scored seven points for Forest Area with Warren Dashner adding four.
DUBOIS 45, RIDGWAY 27
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Madison Rusnica led a balanced DuBois offense with 13 points to help the traveling Lady Beavers top Ridgway, 45-27.
Alexas Pfeufer added nine points for DuBois with Abbie McCoy scoring eight tallies.
Jenna Kasmierski paced Ridgway with 14 points and eight rebounds.
KANE 40, EISENHOWER 27
KANE, Pa. – Holding visiting Eisenhower to just 10 points through the first 24 minutes, Kane rolled to a 40-27 win.
The Lady Wolves led 17-3 at halftime and 25-10 at the end of the third quarter.
Mia Anderson paced Kane with 11 points with Maya Smith adding 10 and Hailey Hilman nine.
Clara Steinberg led Eisenhower with 12 points with Lainey Font scoring six.