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Dec. 14, 2021 D9 Girls: North Clarion Uses Late First-Half Run to Beat Clarion; Clearfield, Coudy Give First-Year Coaches First Wins

Gwen Siegel had 12 points in North Clarion's win over Clarion Tuesday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Dec. 14 District 9 girls basketball recaps

NORTH CLARION 45, CLARION 36

CLARION, Pa. – North Clarion used a first-half-ending 14-3 run to fuel a 45-36 win at Clarion in the KSAC Small School opener for both teams.

The She-Wolves led by just two, 10-8, midway through the second quarter when Maria Bauer took over scoring 10 straight points – mostly off turnovers to help build the lead to 24-11 at the break.

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North Clarion advanced the lead to as many as 15 in the fourth quarter before the Lady Cats made a late run to get back within single digits.

Gwen Siegel led a balanced effort for North Clarion with 12 points and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

She talked about the game.

Bauer added 10 points for the She-Wolves, all in the second quarter, and Emma McFarland had eight.

Jordan Best led Clarion with 12 points with Gia Babington, Rebekah Ketner, and Payton Simko each scoring six points. Taylor Alston had a team-best 12 rebounds to go with two points. Best added six rebounds.

REDBANK VALLEY 66, CRANBERRY 18

SENECA, Pa. – Led by 15 points from Mylee Harmon, Redbank Valley put four players in double digits in a 66-18 win at Cranberry in the KSAC Large School opener for both schools.

Claire Clouse added 14 points for the Lady Bulldogs who also got 13 points from Caylen Rearick and 12 from Madison Forringer.

Ayanna Ferringer led Cranberry with 11 points.

KARNS CITY 58, KEYSTONE 23

KNOX, Pa. – A 19-point effort from Emma Johns helped visiting Karns City to a 58-23 win at Keystone in the KSAC Large School lid-lifter for both squads.

Rossi McMillen added 10 points for the Lady Gremlins, who had eight different players score.

Natalie Bowser led Keystone with seven points.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 45, MONITEAU 39

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Frances Milliron and Alex Leadbetter each scored 14 points to lead Clarion-Limestone to a 45-39 win over visiting Moniteau in the KSAC Large School opener for both teams.

The Lady Lions overcame a slow start that saw them score one first-quarter point to get the win.

Moniteau led 8-1 at the end of eight minutes and 17-14 at halftime but trailed 33-24 after three quarters of play as Milliron scored six points and Leadbetter five in the third quarter for C-L.

Catherine Kelly had a game-high 19 points to go with four steals for Moniteau with Devina Pry adding eight points. Victoria Pry had eight rebounds and three blocked shots while chipping in two points for the Lady Warriors.

CLEARFIELD 69, PHILIPSBURG-OSECOLA 32

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Using a 16-point second quarter, Clearfield built a 15-point halftime lead on its way to a 69-32 win at Philipsburg-Osceola in the Mountain League opener for both teams.

The win was the first as the Lady Bison head coach for Missy Helsel, and it came against her former team. She coached the Mountaineers for three seasons from 2009 through 2011 winning 34 games.

Emma Hipps led the Bison with 20 points with Cayleigh Walker scoring 17 and Riley Ryen 16.

Camden Porter led Philipsburg-Osceola with 12 points with Raegan Thorp adding 11.

BROOKVILLE 61, OIL CITY 40

OIL CITY, Pa. – Jordan Cook, Eden Wonderling, and Alayna Haight combined to 54 points to lead visiting Brookville to a 61-40 win over Oil City.

Cook led the Lady Raiders with 20 points with Haight and Wonderling each scoring 17.

Nicki Petro led Oil City with 12 points with Maddie Wenner adding 11.

OTTO-ELDRED 50, PORT ALLEGANY 19

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Katie Sheeler scored a game-high 20 points to help Otto-Eldred to a 50-19 win at Port Allegany in the NTL opener for both teams.

Anna Merry added 11 points for the Lady Terrors, who saw all 10 players in the book score.

Kayleigha Dowell scored nine points on three 3-pointers to pace Port Allegany.

COUDERSPORT 38, SMETHPORT 20

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – On a day the school and the community mourned the death of former head coach Bob Tingley, Coudersport gave first-year head coach Joe Bunnell his first win, 38-20, over visiting Smethport in the NTL opener for both squads.

Bel Porterfield led the Lady Falcons with 13 points with Emma Chambers adding eight.

Elizabeth Hungiville paced Smethport with seven points and seven rebounds with Sabrina Tanner adding six points and nine rebounds.

NORTHERN POTTER 53, AUSTIN 28

ULYSSES, Pa. – Courtney and Rebecca Martin each scored 14 points to help Northern Potter start NTL play with a 53-28 win over visiting Austin.

Riley Thompson added eight points for NoPo with Megan Hyde contributing four points and six assists.

Isabella Rees paced Austin with nine points, eight steals, seven rebounds, and four steals with Ella Brewer adding eight points and five rebounds.

OSWAYO VALLEY 32, GALETON 11

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Makena Manning led a balance Oswayo Valley squad with nine points and six steals in a 32-11 win over visiting Galeton in the NTL opener for both teams.

Makenzie Mesler added eight points and five rebounds for the Green Wave who also got six tallies from Jenna Freer.

Alli Macensky led Galeton with eight points.

DUBOIS 38, RIDGWAY 35

DUBOIS, Pa. – Trailing by 10 at halftime and seven going to the fourth quarter, DuBois rallied to beat visiting Ridgway, 38-35.

The Lady Beavers were down 26-16 at the break and 30-23 going to the fourth quarter but outscored the Lady Elkers, 15-5, in the final eight minutes behind six points each from Abby Geist-Salone and Abbie McCoy.

The six tallies were the only points on the night from McCoy, while Geist-Salone led DuBois with 13 points. Madison Rusinica also scored seven points in the win.

Carli Thomas had a game-high 14 points for Ridgway with Jenna Kasmierski adding 12 points and Julie Peterson seven.

ST. MARYS 49, CAMERON COUNTY 5

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Led by nine points from Jayssa Snelick, nine different St. Marys players scored in a 49-5 road win at Cameron County.

Maura Caskey added eight points for the Lady Dutch with Izzy Catalone scoring seven.

Aubree Lorenzo hit a 3-pointer and led Cameron County with three points with Renee Earle adding two points.

WARREN 50, BRADFORD 12

BRADFORD, Pa. – Emma Ruhlman scored 16 points and Riley Childress 13 as Warren powered past Bradford, 50-12.

Halle Kuzminski chipped in with seven points and Sam Ruhlman six for the Lady Dragons, who led by 25 at halftime.

Alanna Benson had four points for Bradford.

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