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Dec. 18, 2021 D9 Boys/Girls Recaps: Evens Leads Port Allegany Boys to Victory

Drew Evens scored 24 points to lead Port Allegany past Smethport Saturday. File Photo. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

Dec. 18 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps

       

BOYS

PORT ALLEGANY 42, SMETHPORT 28

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Drew Evens scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the first half to lead Port Allegany to a 42-28 win over visiting Smethport in NTL action.

     

Behind Evens, who scored 15 of Port Allegany’s 16 first-quarter points, the Gators took a 26-4 halftime lead over the Hubbers, who failed to score in the second quarter.

Braylon Button added eight points, eight rebounds, and four blocked shots for Port Allegany with Blaine Moses scoring two points and hauling down a team-best 10 rebounds. Noah Archer chipped in five points, three assists, and two steals.

ELLICOTTVILLE (N.Y.) 56, COUDERSPORT 44

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Caedon Wyatt scored 16 points to lead Ellicottville (N.Y.) to a 56-44 win over Coudersport in the opening round of the Pat Carroll Bracket at the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament at Alleghany-Limestone High School.

Gavin Dietrich added 12 points for the Eagles.

Mason Roessner led Coudersport with 11 points, Garrett Kellert added 10 points and six rebounds, Brady Streich eight points and four steals, and Logan Ruter seven points.

ALLEGANY-LIMESTONE (N.Y.) 55, OTTO-ELDRED 37

     

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Gabe Ramadhan led a trio of Allegany-Limestone (N.Y.) players in double digits with 14 points, as the Gators knocked off Otto-Eldred, 55-37, in the opening round of the Frank Rubick Bracket at the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament at Allegany-Limestone High School.

Andrew Giardini added 12 points for A-L with Jake Brockel adding 11 tallies.

Austin Cousins had 14 points for Otto-Eldred with Shane Thomas adding eight points.

Landon Francis had an all-around strong game for the Terrors with three points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals, and Gavin Jimerson added two points and four assists.

OLEAN (N.Y.) 55, BRADFORD 45

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – A 17-point effort from Jack DeRose helped Olean (N.Y.) to a 55-45 win over Bradford in the opening round of the Frank Rubick Bracket at the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament at Allegany-Limestone High School.

Albert Martin added 14 points for the Huskies with Kamdyn McClain adding 13.

Jerid Wilmoth and Jake Franz each scored 10 points for Bradford, while Cam Austin, back in the lineup, added seven points.

GIRLS

WARREN 56, ST. MARYS 40

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Emma Ruhlman scored 23 points as Warren earned a 56-40 D9/10 crossover win over St. Marys.

Warren led 20-16 at halftime and went on a 21-9 run in the third quarter to pull away.

Ruhlman scored 15 of her 23 points in the second half, while Sam Ruhlman netted 14 points for the Dragons and Gracie Ruhlman eight.

Isabella Caskey led a pair of St. Marys players in double figures with 11 points, while Maura Caskey added 10 for the Lady Dutch.

NORTH EAST 44, BRADFORD 7

NORTH EAST, Pa. – Alex Cozzens poured in 21 points as North East earned a 44-7 win over Bradford.

Ellie Sebolt added eight points for North East, which built a 24-point halftime lead, 31-7, en route to the win

Alanna Benson tallied three points for Bradford.

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