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Dec. 11, 2021 D9 Boys’ Basketball: Brookville, DuBois, O-E Win Tournaments; DCC Gets Buzzer-Beater then Wins in OT

Brookville won its own tournament Saturday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Dec. 11 District 9 basketball recaps

       

BROOKVILLE 64, WARREN 58

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Ending Warren’s two-year run as Brookville Tip-off Tournament champions, Brookville used a late 9-0 run to get past the visiting Dragons in a 64-58 victory.

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Clayton Cook put the Raiders up for good at 57-55 with 2:30 left and Noah Peterson made one of two free throws in the closing seconds to cap the run before a Kody Vega 3-pointer in the final seconds set the final score.

Three Raiders reached double figures in scoring with tournament MVP Danny Lauer leading the way with 17 points. Griffin Ruhlman turned in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds before fouling out, also earning all-tourney status. Hunter Geer scored 10 points and Clayton Cook finished with nine points and seven rebounds despite missing much time in foul trouble.

Warren’s all-tournament pick J.T. Blum scored 21 points, 10 coming in the second quarter while also going 8-for-13 from the foul line. Owen Becker scored 11 points with seven rebounds while Brady Berdine, Braylon Barnes, and all-tourney selection Park Ordiway all scored seven points.

The Raiders led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter at 22-11 before Warren got it to within 29-28 by halftime. Brookville pushed it back to an eight-point lead in the fourth, but Warren trailed by four at 50-46 going into the fourth quarter.

Leading only 2-0 all night, that was the only lead the Dragons had even after tying it up at 55-55 on Ordiway’s 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining.

UNION 51, BROCKWAY 32

     

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Earning a split at the Brookville Tip-Off Tournament, Union claimed third place with a 51-32 win over Brockway in the consolation game.

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All-tournament selection Caden Rainey led the Knights with 22 points and was the lone player in double-figure scoring. Skyler Roxbury scored nine points. The Knights led 20-15 at halftime and pulled away in the second half with a 31-17 advantage.

Noah Adams scored 14 points to lead the Rovers.

DUBOIS 44, KEYSTONE 12

KNOX, Pa. – Holding host Keystone to its fewest points in recent memory, DuBois easily took home the championship of the Keystone Tip-off Tournament with a 44-12 victory.

DuBois led 16-3 at the end of the first quarter and 30-7 at halftime before allowing just two second-half baskets.

Joey Foradora and Chooch Husted each scored 13 points to lead the Beavers.

Bret Wingard had seven points to lead Keystone.

The 12 points scored by the Panthers are the fewest this century surpassing the 20 they scored in a 20-15 win over Moniteau Dec. 20, 2017.

CLARION 59, COCHRANTON 50

KNOX, Pa. – Christian Simko’s double-double helped Clarion knock off Cochranton, 59-50, in the consolation game of the Keystone Tio-off Tournament.

Christian Simko had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and four steals, while Dawson Smail added nine points and six rebounds.

Also for the Bobcats, Devon Lauer scored eight points, Gabe Smiko had seven points and six rebounds, and Ryan Alston tallied seven points.

Wyatt Barzak scored a team-high 16 points for Cochranton with Landon Homa adding 13 points, Jaiben Walker nine, and Chase Miller eight.

KARNS CITY 48, NORTH EAST 47

FOXBURG, Pa. – Karns City held off a fourth-quarter charge from North East to pick up a 48-47 win in the Hoops for Heroes Kickoff at A-C Valley.

The Gremlins led by 11, 36-25, going to the final eight minutes before the Grape Pickers went on a run – a 3-pointer at the horn did make the score a little close than it was.

Luke Cramer led Karns City with 14 points, Cole Sherwin added 10, and Taite Beighley and Micah Rupp each chipped in nine.

Ryan Mayes had a game-high 20 points for North East, including 12 in the fourth quarter, while Noah Croizer added 10 and Owen Kemp eight.

A-C VALLEY 68, PORTERSVILLE CHRISTIAN 44

FOXBURG, Pa. – Landon Chalmers had a monster night with 24 points and 19 rebounds to give A-C Valley its first win of the season, 68-44, over Portersville Christian at the Hoopes for Heroes Kickoff at A-C Valley.

Jay Clover also had a double-double for the Falcons with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Alex Preston added 13 points, and Brody Dittman eight. Ryan Cooper dished out nine assists and recorded six points.

Austin Taddy, Sam Hoffer, and Nick Protos each scored seven points for Portersville Christian.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56, JOHNSONBURG 50, OVERTIME

DUBOIS, Pa. – Alec Srock hit a 3-pointer just before the horn to force overtime, and freshman Brayden Fox scored seven of DuBois Central Catholic’s 12 overtime points in a 56-50 win over Johnsonburg at the DCC Tip-off Tournament.

The Cardinals trailed 35-29 going to the fourth quarter before forging a 44-all tie at the end of regulation.

Srock scored eight of DCC’s 15 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-tying shot from the top of the arc.

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Srock led DCC with a game-high 23 points followed by13 points from Fox and 11 from Luke Swisher.

Jefferson Freeburg, Aaron Myers, and Jake Lobaugh each scored 12 points for Johnsonburg with Luke Zimmerman adding eight.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 46, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 29

DUBOIS, Pa. – Punxsutawney took advantage of DuBois Central Catholic having to play two games in one day because of Venango Catholic pulling out of the DCC Tip-off Tournament and the Cardinals going to overtime to beat Johnsonburg earlier in the day top the host, 46-29.

Gabe Kengersky had a game-high 14 points for Punxsutawney with Donnie Neese adding nine and Ryen Heigley eight.

Jalen Kosko led DCC with 10 points with Alec Srock scoring eight.

AUSTIN 42, GALETON 23

GALETON, Pa. – Cameron Rees netted 16 points, as Austin gave first-year head coach Jon Ogden his first win, 42-23, over Galeton in the consolation game of the Galeton Tip-off Tournament.

Jacob Hooftallen added 11 points and Hunter Bundy eight for the Panthers.

Ayden Whipple scored a team-high seven points for Galeton.

OTTO-ELDRED 28, BRADFORD 27

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – In a football-like 28-27 score, Otto-Eldred held on to win the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournament at Otto-Eldred over Bradford.

Bradford, which had trailed from the start, took a 27-26 lead on a pair of Cam Austin free throws late before Gavin Jimerson hit a baseline shot with less than a minute left to give the Terrors the victory.

Otto-Eldred led 22-11 at halftime before Bradford clawed back within three, 24-21, going to the fourth quarter.

Austin Cousins led the Terrors with nine points with Jimmerson and Landon Francis each scoring eight.

Jerid Wilmoth scored a game-high 11 points for Bradford with Austin chipping in eight.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 63, KANE 34

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Luke Jansen scored a game-high 26 points to lead Elk County Catholic to a season-opening 63-34 win over visiting Kane.

Charlie Breindel added 14 points for the Crusaders with Michael Jacobs scoring eight.

Josh Greville netted 14 points to lead Kane.
SAEGERTOWN 52, SHEFFIELD 32

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Isaac Johnson and Brady Greco scored 15 points apiece as Saegertown knocked off Sheffield 52-32 to claim the Sheffield Sports Booster Tip-off Tournament title.

Tournament MVP Jaden Wilkins had 13 points for Saegertown, which built a 31-15 lead en route to the win.

Tony Richards led Sheffield with 11 points, while Lucas McNeal chipped in seven and Caden Copley six.

NORTH CLARION 53, PORT ALLEGANY 28

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Aiden Hartle scored a game-high 20 points to help North Clarion to a 53-28 win over Port Allegany in the consolation game of the Sheffield Tip-off Tournament.

Collin Schmader added 18 points in the win.

Blane Moses had 10 points for Port Allegany.

GENESSEE VALLEY (N.Y.) 28, NORTHERN POTTER 25

WESTFIELD, Pa. – Morgan Torrey had 11 points, as Genessee Valley won a defensive struggle over Northern Potter, 28-25, in the consolation game of the Cowanesque Valley Tip-off Tournament.

Tanyon Brown scored seven points for Northern Potter.

BISHOP MCCORT 55, REDBANK VALLEY 39

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Visiting Bishop McCort took a 13-point first-half lead and went on to capture Redbank Valley’s Tip-Off Tournament with a 55-39 win over the host Bulldogs in the championship game of the Redbank Valley Tip-off Tournament.

Cameron Keyser led the Crushers with 17 points while Peyton McElhinny scored 16 points.

For the Bulldogs, Bryson Bain was the lone player in double figures with 13 points. Chris Marshall and Mason Clouse each scored seven points.

GROVE CITY 62, CLARION-LIMESTONE 50

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Grove City built a 12-point halftime lead en route to a 62-50 win over Clarion-Limestone.

Anthony Pereira led a balanced Grove City attack with 15 points, while Dylan Stull had 14 (including four triples) and Dylan Stull 10.

Ryan Hummell had 10 points to pace Clarion-Limestone, while Rylie Klingensmith added nine.

YOUNGSVILLE 71, FOREST AREA 40

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Five different Youngsville players scored at least eight points, led by Kobe Hendrickson’s 15 in a 71-40 win over Forest Area.

The Eagles scored 50 points in the first half.

Keegan Mesel had 14 points for Youngsville, while Blake Myers finished with 12, Alex Hill nine, and Nathan Curry eight.

Allen Johnston scored a game-high 20 points for Forest, 14 of which came in the first half, while Mitchell Bawden added 15.

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