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Dec. 11, 2020 Boys Basketball Recaps: Brookville Boys Win A Pair

Brookville’s Jace Miner. Photo by Daneen McMaster.

BROOKVILLE, Pa. — The Brookville Raiders were supposed to host one of two tip-off tournaments at their school this weekend, but wound up sweeping a doubleheader Friday night.

The Raiders opened with a 59-30 win over Penns Manor and then after beating Penns Manor in a junior varsity game, they finished off the sweep with a 78-45 rout of St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy.

Jace Miner, the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game in the win over St. Joe’s, finished with 24 points and eight rebounds, scoring 22 of his points in the first half and making all six of his shots from the field in the second quarter as the Raiders built a 50-25 lead by halftime.

Miner had three dunks in the two wins, leading the Raiders with 20 points in the first game against Penns Manor that saw the Raiders lead 26-7 by halftime and leading by as many as 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Three other Raiders finished in double figures against St. Joes, all finishing with 11 points — Danny Lauer, Griffin Ruhlman and Ryan Geer. Ruhlman grabbed seven rebounds, Hunter Geer scored eight points and Robert Keth finished with seven points and six rebounds.

The Raiders shot 63 percent (35-for-56) from the field against St. Joe’s, which got 24 points from Brendan Scanlon. He was just 4-for-17 from the field, but made 15 of 16 free throws.

Against Penns Manor, Lauer and Ian Pete each scored 10 points.

MERCYHURST PREP 74, SHENANGO 50

NESHANNOCK 57, MERCYHURST PREP 43

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Daunte Wilcott scored 45 points in two games to lead Mercyhurst Prep to a 1-1- record at the Shenango Tip-Off

Wilcott poured in 16 points in the tournament final, and Trey Battle added 10. 

Neshannock’s Mike Sopko scored 24 points to lead his team to the title. 

It was a whole lot of WIlcott in the opener, as he scored 29 points. 

The Lakers led by seven at the half and steadily pulled away over the final 16 minutes. 

Battle scored 15 points and Peter Zimmerman 11 in victory. 

CATHEDRAL PREP 59, MCDOWELL 50

ERIE, Pa. – Liam Galla scored 20 points as Cathedral Prep pushed past rival McDowell on Friday, 59-50. 

The Ramblers trailed by one, 21-20 at halftime, but used a 20-11 third quarter spurt to take command. 

Khalil Horton added 15 points for Prep. 

Jackson Howser and Jaden Harper were both in double figures for the Trojans with 14 and 12 points respectively. 

GREENVILLE 63, SAEGERTOWN 51

SAEGERTOWN, Pa. – Ben Cano scored 14 points and Evan Cianci added 11 to lift Greenville to a 63-51 win over Saegertown. 

The Trojans trailed 31-17 at the half, but exploded for 46 second-half points en route to the win. 

Greenville had a balanced scoring effort, as Jalen Ritzert added nine points, Landon Bielata eight and Jonah Lentz seven. 

Brady Greco scored 15 and Jaden Wilkins added 10 for the Panthers in defeat. 

SENECA 70, UNION CITY 50

UNION CITY, Pa. – Seneca outscored host Union City 22-5 in the first quarter en route to a 70-50 win. 

Jacob Young and Brandon Kibbe led the way with 17 points apiece for the Bobcats, while Justin Walker added 12 and Bobby Yost 11. 

Cole DeSimone and Josh James had 15 each for the Bears. 

NEW CASTLE 89, KENNEDY CATHOLIC 71

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Isaiah Boice scored 27 points and Sheldon Cox 24 as New Castle pulled away from Kennedy Catholic, 89-71. 

The Hurricanes led by 11, 48-37 at halftime. 

Four New Castle players scored in double figures, as Michael Wells poured in 18 and Michael Graham 17. 

Kennedy Catholic also put four players in double figures, led by Malik Lampkins-Rudolph’s 20 points. Sky’ler Thomas scored 121 and Remington Hart and DaJuan Young scored 10 each. 

NESHANNOCK 73, MONITEAU 43

SHENANGO 75, MONITEAU 52

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Moniteau dropped a pair of games at the Neshannock Tournament falling 73-43 to the host and 75-52 to Shenango.

Mike Sipko led Neshannock to the victory with 16 points, while Kyle Pry had 20 points and seven rebounds for Moniteau.

Brodie Mgu had 25 points for Shenango in the victory, while Mason Mershimer had 10 points and six rebounds for Moniteau with Chason Delarosa-Rugg adding 10 points and four rebounds.

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