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Dec. 12, 2022 D9 Hoops: St. Marys Boys Beat DCC in OT; Benson Hits Game-Winning Shot for Bradford Girls

Sophia Schmader had 8 points, 10 rebounds to help Brockway top Forest Area Monday

Dec. 12 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps

BOYS

ST. MARYS 78, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 71, OVERTIME

ST. MARYS, Pa. – St. Marys hit 10 of 14 free throws in overtime to knock off visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 78-71, in AML South action.

           

The free-throw line helped the Dutch outscore the Cardinals 14-7 in overtime.

DCC had sent the game to the extra session tied at 64 thanks to an Andrew Green 3-pointer with 14 seconds left in regulation.

St. Marys led 21-14 at the end of the first quarter and 38-33 at halftime before DCC tied the game at 52 going to the fourth quarter.

Quin Gavazzi had his second 30-point game of the year with a game-high 31 points to lead St. Marys with Tanner Fox adding 21 points and Ben Paul 11 points.

Green hit seven 3-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter, and finished with 29 points for DCC with Marek Hoytt adding 17 points and Luke Swisher 14.

CURWENSVILLE 44, MOSHANNON VALLEY 35

HOUTZDALE, Pa. – Using a balanced scoring effort, visiting Curwensville beat Moshannon Valley, 44-35, in ICC North action to give first-year head coach Josh Tkacik his first win.

Davis Fleming led the Golden Tide with 13 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, with Chandler English adding 10 tallies.

Also for Curwensville, Braden Holland had seven points and Hunter Tkacik and Parker Wood each scored six.

Samuel Howard led Moshannon Valley with 16 points.

CLARION 58, ROCKY GROVE 50

SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. – Outscoring homestanding Rocky Grove by seven points in the second half, Clarion expanded a one-point halftime lead into a 58-50 win.

               

The Bobcats led 30-29 at the break but were up 40=36 heading to the fourth quarter.

Devon Lauer led Clarion with 21 points with Dawson Smail adding 20.

Also for the Bobcats, Bryce Brinkley had seven points and five assists and Gabe Simko chipped in six points and six rebounds.

Quinn Richchey paced a balanced Rocky Grove with 13 points with Blayne Baker adding 12, Schiffer Anderson 11, and D’Andre Whitman nine.

RIDGWAY 48, CLARION-LIMESTONE 44

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – A four-point third-quarter advantage helped visiting Ridgway knock off Clarion-Limestone, 48-44.

The teams were tied at 20 at halftime before the Elkers took a 36-32 lead after the third quarter thanks to six third-quarter points from Jack Benninger and five points each in the frame from Aaron Sorg and Alex Merritt.

Down four, 45-41, with about a minute to play, C-L got life when Tommy Smith drilled a 3-pointer to make it 45-44.

   

But, after a timeout, Ridgway ran a backdoor inbounds play from center court to perfection with Sorg scoring to make it 47-44.

Jordan Hesdon had a chance to tie the game with a 3-pointer with about 10 seconds to play, but the shot was off the mark.

Sorg then hit the second end of a two-shot foul with 9.4 left to seal the victory.

Sorg led Ridgway with 18 points with Merritt and Benninger each scoring 13.

Jase Ferguson had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds while adding five assists for C-L. Smith added 14 points and six boards.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 49, GROVE CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 42

OIL CITY, Pa. – A monster game of 25 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, and three steals from James Henry lifted Venango Catholic to a 49-42 home win over Grove City Christian Academy.

Kyle Beichner added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Vikings with Christian Kluck also scoring 10 points. Owen Campbell chipped in four points and nine boards.

Cooper Williams led Grove City Christian Academy with 20 points.

BRADFORD 55, COUDERSPORT 31

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Bradford used 21 steals to help pick up a 55-31 road win over Coudersport.

Jake Frantz had seven of those swipes for the Owls and finished the game by adding 10 points and nine assists.

AJ Gleason added five steals and six points, while Chase Wineberg had a team-high 15 points and six rebounds in the win.

Talen Reese also scored 12 points for Bradford.

Reilly Streich led Coudersport with 14 points and eight rebounds with Mason Rossner adding nine points.

DUBOIS 59, INDIANA 45

DUBOIS, Pa. – Freshman Maddox Bennett hit eight 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 24 points to lead DuBois to a 59-45 win over visiting Indiana.

Tyson Kennis chipped in 12 points for the Beavers who also got 11 tallies from Cam Thompson.

Gavin Homer led Indiana with 23 points.

GIRLS

BRADFORD 42, UNION 41

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Alanna Benson banked home a 3-pointer from about two or three feet behind the arc with around seven seconds left to lift visiting Bradford to a 42-41 win over Union.

Watch Benson’s game-winning shot courtesy of Union’s NFHS feed.

Union had a shot at the end to win the game but Hailey Theuret’s foul-line runner was just a bit strong.

Down 41-39 with about 17 seconds left, Bradford inbounded the ball following a missed free throw by Theuret and went the length of the court to get Benson’s game-winning shot.

Benson led the Lady Owls with 18 points with Kalie Sixon adding 11 points.

Grace Gallagher led Union, which led 34-29 going to the fourth quarter, with 12 points with Theurett adding nine tallies.

BROCKWAY 34, FOREST AREA 27

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Hitting three second-quarter 3-pointers, Brockway built a 5-point halftime lead and then held Forest Area without a field goal for over 10 minutes to start the second half on its way to a 34-27 win at East Forest.

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The Lady Rovers rode the second-quarter 3-pointers, including a pair from Madelyn Schmader, to a 22-17 halftime lead and then didn’t allow Forest Area to score a bucket in the second half until there was 5:11 left in the fourth quarter.

By that time, the Brockway lead was 31-19.

Defense played a key role in the victory with Brockway coming away with 18 steals led by 10 from freshman Sophia Schmader, who also added eight points, six rebounds, four assists, and two blocked shots.

Sophia Schmader was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Madelyn Schmader finished with a game-high 12 points for Brockway while adding four assists, four steals, and a blocked shot while Rheanna Spinda also had eight points.

Raegan Gelnette had a team-best nine rebounds for Brockway while Zoe Puhala pulled down five boards off the bench.

Kaylie Rooke paced Forest Ares with nine points with Amber Guzzi, who had the Daddy’s Dish of the Game, adding seven points.

RIDGWAY 53, CAMERON COUNTY 35

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Jenna Kasmierski scored a game-high 17 points to pace Ridgway to a 53-355 road win over Cameron County.

Gabby Amacher added 10 points for the Lady Elkers with Kristen Ellenberger adding nine points and Sophia Copello chipped in eight points.

Gabby Amacher scored 10 points to pace a balanced Ridgway offensive effort in a 53-35.

Kristen Ellenberger chipped in nine points for the Lady Elkers.

Aubree Lorenzo scored 15 points for Cameron County.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 49, TYRONE 21

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Danielle Griebel and Avary Powell scored a combined 27 points to lead Punxsutawney to a 49-21 win over visiting Tyrone.

Powell scored 16 points while adding four rebounds, three steals, and two assists with Danielle Griebel chipping in 11 points, six assists, three steals, and three rebounds.

KEYSTONE 43, BROOKVILLE 29

KNOX, Pa. – Natalie Bowser had 25 points and 28 rebounds to lead Keystone to a 43-29 win over visiting Brookville.

Eden Wonderling paced Brookville with 19 points.

NORTH CLARION 66, JOHNSONBURG 38

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Building a 20-2 lead at the end of the first quarter, visiting North Clarion rolled to a 66-38 win over Johnsonburg.

The She-Wolves expanded the lead to 34-11 at the half.

Lauren Lutz had 22 points and 14 rebounds to lead North Clarion with Lilly Homan adding 22 points, six steals, and four assists.

Maria Bauer also added 10 points in the win.

Cadence Brechtel scored 18 points to pace Johnsonburg.

OSWAYO VALLEY 51, ARCHBISHOP WALSH (N.Y.) 17

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Brooke George had 11 1points and 11 rebounds to help Oswayo Valley beat visiting Archbishop Walsh (N.Y.) 51-17.

Makenna Manning led the Green Wave with 12 points, while Charlotte Austin-Keech handed out five assists and scored four points.

CRANBERRY 42, A-C VALLEY 11

FOXBURG, Pa. – Visiting Cranberry got 12 points, six rebounds, and five steals from Jadyn Shumaker on its way to a 42-11 win over A-C Valley.

Elena Garland added nine points for the Berries with Kendell Finlay chipping in eight points and five steals and Mariah Wessell six points and five steals.

Maddy Dehart led A-C Valley with seven points while going 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

KARNS CITY 33, OIL CITY 13

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Brooklyn Taylor had a game-high 11 points to lift Karns City to a 33-13 win over visiting Oil City.

Shae Pistorius added nine points for the Lady Gremlins.

Madalyn Wenner led Oil City with four points.

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