Dec. 2 girls’ basketball recaps
CLARION-LIMESTONE 43, CLEARFIELD 41
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Starting the second half on a 13-0 run Clarion-Limestone rallied past Clearfield, 43-41, in the opening round of the Brookville Tournament.
The Lady Lions, who survived two potential game-winning 3-pointers by Clearfield in the final 13 seconds following four missed free throws, trailed 21-18 at halftime.
But the run to start the second half helped C-L take a 33-28 lead going to the fourth quarter.
The lead grew to as many as eight points in the fourth quarter, the last time being 41-33 on an Alex Leadbetter basket with 3:06 to play.
But Clearfield got a pair of 3-pointers in the final 1:04 – one from Riley Ryan and one from Hannah Glunt – to get within two, 43-41, on Glunt’s triple with 28.8 seconds to play.
The Lady Bison then had a chance to take the lead twice following missed free throws by C-L.
After Lexi Coull missed the front end of a one-and-one with 19.2 seconds left, Glunt had a clean look from the right elbow with just under 13 seconds left that was just short of the rim.
KK Sebastian-Sims then missed two charity shots with 4.7 seconds left, and Ryan’s 3-pointer from just to the right of straight on right at the line was off the mark.
Alyssa Wiant led C-L with a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Wiant talked about the victory.
Jenna Dunn also had a double-double for the Lady Lions with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Leadbetter added nine tallies.
Glunt, despite picking up three fouls in the first five minutes of the game, finished with a double-double for Clearfield with 19 points and 14 rebounds.
NORTH CLARION 60, BROOKVILLE 43
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Jumping out to a 23-4 first-quarter lead, North Clarion managed things from there in a 60-43 first-round tournament win over the host Lady Raiders.
For the She-Wolves, Lauren Lutz scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Madison McFarland finished with 14 points and Emma McFarland added 10 points.
North Clarion was playing without junior transfer and former Venango Catholic Lily Homan, who is out with an injury.
North Clarion led 28-17 at halftime and led by as many as 24 points at 56-32 in the second half.
Brookville got a double-double effort from Eden Wonderling, who scored 17 points and collected 13 rebounds.
WARREN 48, KEYSTONE 14
WARREN, Pa. – Freshman Peyton Wotorson led a balanced effort with 10 points as Warren earned a 48-14 win over Keystone in the Warren Tip-Off Tournament.
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Halle Kuzminski had eight points and was all over the court on defense and on the boards. She talked about the win afterward:
Alana Stuart also had eight points for Warren, while Alyssa Farr tallied seven.
Natalie Bowser led Keystone with eight points.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 58, MAPLEWOOD 41
WARREN, Pa. – Punxsutawney outscored Maplewood 29-16 in the second half en route to a 58-41 win in the Warren Tip-Off Tournament.
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Danielle Griebel led a balanced effort with 13 points and talked about the win afterward:
Samantha Griebel and Avary Powell were also in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Bailey Varndell led Maplewood with 15 points.
OIL CITY 51, CRANBERRY 27
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Oil City jumped out to a 22-point halftime lead on its way to a 51-27 win over Cranberry in the Rocky Grove Tournament.
Maddy Marczak led the Oilers with 17 points, while four other players had at least seven points.
Emma Stahl had nine points, Kylee Copley and Peyton Liederbach each had eight points, and Riley Guiste had seven points.
Mariah Wessell paced Cranberry with eight points. Keelie Schneider had seven points and Jayden Shumaker had six.
FOREST AREA 19, OSWAYO VALLEY 14
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – After a year away from the hardwood, Forest Area girls basketball returned with a 19-14 win over Oswayo Valley in the Forest Area Tournament.
Oswayo Valley held an 11-5 lead at the half, but Forest outscored OV 14-3 over the final two quarters to secure the victory.
Jayden Colvin led the Fires with five points and had five rebounds, four blocks, and three steals. Kaylie Rooke, Amber Guzzi, and Tori Brown each had four points. Rooke added eight rebounds and three steals, and Brown had five boards. Kenzie Kopchick had five rebounds and Faith Dietrich had three steals.
Charlotte Austin-Keech and Layken Enty each had five points for the Green Wave.
OTTO-ELDRED 60, GOWANDA (N.Y.) 13
ELDRED, Pa. – Reigning D9and10Sports District 9 Player of the Year Katie Sheeler picked up right where she left off with 26 points in Otto-Eldred’s 60-13 win over Gowanda (N.Y.) in the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournament.
Sheeler also had seven steals and three rebounds for the Lady Terrors, who outscored the Panthers 24-3 in the second quarter.
Carrie Drummond had seven points and five steals, while Brooke Close, Bri Heller and Heidi Gordon each had six points in the win. Close had six steals and three assists.
REDBANK VALLEY 68, FRANKLIN 26
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Mylee Harmon scored 17 of her game-high 37 points in the first quarter as Redbank Valley rolled to a 68-26 win over Franklin in the Franklin Tournament.
Harmon added 10 more points in the second quarter to help the Bulldogs to a 48-16 halftime lead.
Alivia Huffman had 15 points in the win.
Estella Adams had 10 points for Franklin.
BUCKTAIL 36, AUSTIN 27
GALETON, Pa. – Kendall Wagner and Alexis Lowery each scored 11 points to lead Bucktail to a 36-27 win over Austin in the opening round of the Galeton Tournament.
Ella Brewer paced Austin with 10 points.
DUBOIS 44, CLARION 19
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Madison Rasnica scored 18 points to lead DuBois to a 44-19 win over Clarion in the Brockway Tournament.
After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Rasnica scored six, five, and seven points in the second, third, and fourth quarters. Alexes Pfeiffer, thanks to three 3-pointers, had 11 points in the win.
Natalie Durish had seven points for Clarion.
MONITEAU 55, BROCKWAY 23
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Three players scored in double figures to lead Moniteau to a 55-23 win over Brockway in the Brockway Tournament.
Catherine Kelly led the Warriors with 17 points, while Abbey Jewart and Kendall Sankey each had 10 points. Jewart added five rebounds and Davina Pry had seven boards.
Raegan Gelnette paced the Rovers with nine points and five rebounds.
YOUNGSVILLE 32, A-C VALLEY 31
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Riley Robinault scored nine points as Youngsville edged A-C Valley, 32-31 in the Forest Tip-Off Tournament.
Melea Jenkins added seven points for Youngsville in the win.
Keira McVay scored 15 points for A-C Valley.
NORTHERN POTTER 37, NORTH PENN-MANSFIELD 25
MANSFIELD, Pa. – A big offensive night from Rebecca Martin, and stout fourth-quarter defense lifted Northern Potter to a 37-25 win at North Penn-Mansfield.
Northern Potter held North Penn-Mansfield to just two points in the fourth quarter, both on free throws, to put the game away.
Meanwhile, Martin scored nine of her 20 points in the first quarter. She also had four steals. Reagan Slawson had six points and four steals.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 46, KARNS CITY 35
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Kayley Risser and Hope Jacob each had 11 points for DuBois Central Catholic in the Cardinals’ 46-35 win over Karns City in the Karns City Tournament.
After scoring just five points in the first quarter, the Cardinals scored in double figures in each of the final three frames to outlast the Gremlins.
Chloe Fritch knocked down a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 18 points for Karns City.
COUDERSPORT 39, JOHNSONBURG 22
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Coudersport got a balanced offensive attack in a 39-22 win over visiting Johnsonburg.
The Falcons had four players score at least five points, led by Bel Porterfield’s game-high 13 points. Sierra Myers had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Emma Chambers had nine, and Emilee Ruter added five.
Chambers had seven rebounds and four assists, and Porterfield added five rebounds.
Ella Lindberg led the Rammettes with seven points.
ST. MARYS 49, CAMERON COUNTY 13
St. MARYS, Pa. – All eight players registered at least one point in St. Marys’ 49-13 win over Cameron County.
Izzy Catalone was the only player to reach double figures with 12 points. Olivia Eckles had nine points, Maura Caskey had eight, and Jayssa Snelick added seven.
Aubrey Larenzo scored eight of the Red Raiders’ 13 points.
BRADFORD 32, ALLEGANY-LIMESTONE 16
DUKE CENTER< Pa. – Kalie Dixon scored 15 points to lead Bradford to a 32-16 win over Allegany-Limestone (N.Y.) in the opening round of the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournament at Otto-Eldred.
Alaina Benson chipped in nine points for the Lady Owls
UNION CITY 50, UNION 24
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Union City raced out to a 17-5 first-quarter lead and rolled to a 50-24 win over Union in the Meadville Tournament.
Brooke Vantassel had a game-high 18 points to lead the Bears. Cathryn Reynolds added 10 points in the win.
Hailey Theuret and Katie Gezik each had seven points for Union.
CONNEAUT 59, IROQUOIS 15
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Hannah Brady scored 15 points and six rebounds. to lead three Conneaut players in double figures in a 59-15 win over Iroquois at the Franklin Tip-Off Tournament.
Laine Harrington scored eight of her 12 points in the first quarter for Conneaut and also had eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals, while Jacqui Detelich had 10 points and nine rebounds.
Also for CASH, Eliza Harrington had six rebounds and three assists, and Kaitlyn Crabb had four rebounds, four assists, and three steals.
Jaus Burgess had four points for Iroquois.
HICKORY 57, FORT LEBOEUF 43
WATERFORD, Pa. – Mariah Swanson and Kimora Roberts scored 18 points each as Hickory beat Fort LeBoeuf 57-43 in the Fort LeBoeuf Tip-Off Tournament.
Hickory led 26-20 at halftime en route to the win.
Kendra Soder paced Fort LeBoeuf with 19 points, while Jillian Tobin added 11.
CATHEDRAL PREP 70, CARDINAL O’HARA (N.Y.) 36
ERIE, Pa. – Playing its first game as Cathedral Prep, the Rambler girls’ team earned a 70-36 win behind 22 points and 10 rebounds from Addie Biel.
Prep built a 41-16 halftime lead en route to the win.
Jayden McBride added 19 points and dished out five assists for the Ramblers.
SHARON 52, FARRELL 49
FARRELL, Pa. – India McGee scored 20 points to lead Sharon to a 52-49 win over Farrell.
Lacey Root added 13 points for Sharon, which outscored Farrell 13-8 in the fourth quarter en route to the win.
Gabby King had a game-high 23 points for Farrell, while DeMerra Thomas added 13.
FAIRVIEW 53, NORTH EAST 30
HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Bre Heidt scored 17 points to lead a balanced Fairview effort, as the Lady Tigers won their 23rd consecutive regular season game with a 53-30 win over North East.
Alaina Rodemoyer had 12 points for North East.
HARBOR CREEK 67, COCHRANTON 23
HARBORCREEK, Pa. – Brooke Przybylski had 16 points as Harbor Creek beat Cochranton in the Harbor Creek Tip-Off Tournament, 67-23.
Samantha Zank had 13 points for the Huskies, while Elise Benim had 12.
Ella Gallo led Cochranton with nine points.
LAKEVIEW 35, WINDBER 19
WINDBER, Pa. – Lakeview led by seven after the first quarter and didn’t look back in a 35-19 win over Windber.
Kesley Seddon led Lakeview with 12 points, while Emma Marsteller had 10 points and seven rebounds.
Angel James had five points for Windber.
SENECA 65, MEADVILLE 35
MEADVILLE, Pa. – Lauren Konkol scored 21 points as Seneca beat Meadville, 65-35.
Meghan Konkol added 11 points for Seneca, which outscored Meadville 29-11 in the second half.
Maralaya McCoy had 12 points for Meadville, nine of which came in the first quarter.
WEST MIDDLESEX 45, SHARPSVILLE 38
WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – Emma Mild scored 16 points as West Middlesex came from behind to earn a 45-38 win over Sharpsville.
The Big Reds outscored Sharpsville 11-3 in the second quarter to take a 17-12 halftime lead.
Caitlin Stephens was also in double figures for West Middlesex with 11 points.
Chasie Fry had 11 points and Lily Palko 10 for Sharpsville.
GREENVILLE 51, MERCER 17
GROVE CITY, Pa. – Anna Harpst scored 19 points as defending D10 Class 3A champion Greenville opened its season with a 51-17 win over Mercer.
Reese Schaller and Josie Lewis were also in double figures for Greenville with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Ava Godfrey led Mercer with seven points.
MCDOWELL 50, SENECA VALLEY 43
HARMONY, Pa. – Caylen Spano scored 15 points as McDowell outlasted Seneca Valley, 50-43 in the opening round of the Seneca Valley Tip-Off Tournament.
Jessica Hetz added 11 points for McDowell, with coach Beth Crider earning her first win at the helm.
Chloe Leonard had 14 points for Seneca Valley.
TITUSVILLE 46, ROCKY GROVE 14
FRANKLIN, Pa. – Brianna Wynn scored 12 points as Titusville earned a 46-14 win over Rocky Grove.
Ava Matteson chipped in with eight points for Titusville, which led 26-10 at halftime.
Emily Rice had six points for Rocky Grove.