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Dec. 22, 2021 D9 Girls/Boys Hoops: Newton Leads ECC Girls Past DuBois; Kane Girls Rally for Win; Brookville Boys Top St. Marys

Tori Newton had 12 points and 15 rebounds in ECC's win over DuBois Wednesday. File photo. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Dec. 22 District 9 girls and boys basketball recaps

       

GIRLS

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 34, DUBOIS 22

DUBOIS, Pa. – Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game Tori Newton had a double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds while also adding at least three assists in a 34-22 D9 League road win for Elk County Catholic.

     

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Newton talked about her effort and the victory.

In a defensive struggle, Lucy Klawuhn hit a pair of key second-half 3-pointers and ended with 10 points for ECC, while Emily Mourer added six points and 10 rebounds.

Brooke Chewning led DuBois with five points with Izzy Geist-Salone and Alexis Pfeufer each scoring four points. Abby McCoy had a team-high eight rebounds.

KANE 41, BRADFORD 38

     

KANE, Pa. – Down one with under a minute to play, Maya Smith hit a 3-pointer to give Kane the lead for good in a 41-38 win over visiting Bradford.

The Lady Wolves trailed 37-36 when Smith hit her triple to give Kane a 39-37 lead.

Kalie Dixon hit one of two free throws to bring Bradford within one, 39-38, and the Lady Owls got the ball back and ran the clock to under 20 seconds when Kane forced a turnover. That led to Cora Jekielek hitting a pair of free throws to set the final score.

Sadie Walter paced Kane with 13 points with Smith and Mia Anderson each adding eight.

Alanna Benson scored a game-high 17 points for Bradford with Dixon adding 15.

CLARION 48, VENANGO CATHOLIC 32

OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 15 points from Jordan Best, Clarion claimed a 48-32 road win over Venango Catholic in KSAC Small School action.

Rebeka Ketner added 10 points for the Lady Cats, including eight of Clarion’s 13 third-quarter tallies.

Lily Homan scored a game-high 18 points for Venango Catholic while adding five rebounds and four steals.

NORTH CLARION 55, A-C VALLEY 15

FOXBURG, Pa. – Led by 10 points each from Emma McFarland and Gwen Siegel, North Clarion had 10 players etch their names in the scorebook in a 55-15 win at A-C Valley in KSAC Small School action.

Siegel scored all 10 of her points in the first quarter to help the She-Wolves take a 24-6 lead at the end of eight minutes. They build the advantage to 36-8 by halftime.

Madison McFarland added seven points in the win.

Bailey Blauser led A-C Valley with six points with Keira McVay adding five.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 68, KEYSTONE 25

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Alex Leadbetter scored a career-high 22 points to lead Clarion-Limestone to a 68-25 win over visiting Keystone in KSAC Large School play.

On a day when she committed to play hoops at Penn State-DuBois, Frances Milliron chipped in 15 points for the Lady Lions while Kendall Dunn and Alyssa Wiant each scored 10 points and Lexi Coul seven.

Natalie Bowser paced Keystone with 16 points.

COUDERSPORT 37, NORTHERN POTTER 31

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Down 30-21 late in the third quarter, Coudersport went on a 16-1 game-ending run to beat visiting Northern Potter, 37-31, in NTL action.

The Lady Falcons trailed 30-21 with just under a minute to go in the third quarter and 30-23 going to the fourth quarter before Savanah Myers and Bel Porterfield led a fourth-quarter comeback by combining to score nine points in the final eight minutes including five from Myers.

Porterfield led Coudersport with 14 points, five rebounds, and five steals with Myers adding eight points and six rebounds and Emma Chamers seven points and five steals.

Rebecca Martin led Northern Potter with 12 points and nine rebounds, Riley Thompson and Molly Cady each added six points. Megan Hyde chipped in eight rebounds and Courtney Martin five steals for the Lady Panthers.

OTTO-ELDRED 47, CAMERON COUNTY 8

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Katie Sheeler had 16 points and seven steals to help Otto-Eldred to a 47-8 win over visiting Cameron County in NTL action.

Bri Heller added eight points, seven rebounds, and three steals for the Lady Terrors, while Kate Rhinehart had six points and nine rebounds, and Anna Merry seven points.

MiKenna Farabugh led Cameron County with four points.

AUSTIN 44, GALETON 36

AUSTIN, Pa. – Ella Brewer had 16 points, seven steals, and six rebounds to lead Austin to a 44-36 win over visiting Galeton in NTL action.

Isabella Rees added 15 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, and two assists for the Lady Panthers, while Ally Nelson chipped in seven points.

Alli Macensky paced Galeton with 13 points and Olivia Rohrbaugh scored 11.

SMETHPORT 39, OSWAYO VALLEY 16

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Elizabeth Hungiville had a double-double in Smethport’s 39-16 win over visiting Oswayo Valley in NTL play.

Hungiville scored 12 points and hauled down 11 rebounds while also coming up with two steals for the Lady Hubbers.

Abby Lutz also reached double digits in the win with 11 points, while Sabrina Tanner had five points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals, Coryn McClain four points, eight rebounds, six assists, and a steal, and Danielle Nelson seven points.

Mackenzie Mesler and Jenna Freer each scored six points for Oswayo Valley.

TYRONE 45, PUNXSUTAWNEY 26

TYRONE, Pa. – Stephanie Ramsey hit four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 16 points, as Tyrone was not an accommodating host beating Punxsutawney, 45-26.

Jada Baker added 13 points for the Eagles, while Kayelin Gibbons had 11.

Danielle Griebel led Punxsutawney with eight points, three steals, and two assists, while Samantha Griebel and Kiersten Riley each chipped in four points with Riley also getting a team-high four rebounds

BOYS

BROOKVILLE 52, ST. MARYS 34

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Danny Lauer continued his strong play with 17 points to lead visiting Brookville to a 52-34 win over St. Marys in D9 League action.

Lauer, who is averaging 15.6 points per game through five games, hit three 3-pointers on his way to the game-high points total.

Griffin Ruhlman added 10 points for the Raiders.

Charlie Coudriet led St. Marys with nine points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 44, PUNXSUTAWNEY 34

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Luke Jansen and Jordan Wasko combined for 33 points, as Elk County Catholic beat Punxsutawney, 44-34, in D9 League action at ECC.

Jansen led the Crusaders with a game-high 18 points with Wasko adding 15.

Gabe Kengersky led Punxsutawney with 11 points with Noah Weaver adding seven.

CLEARFIELD 54, WEST BRANCH 39

MORRISDALE, Pa. – Cole Miller led a trio of Clearfield players in double digits with 16 points as the visiting Bison handed West Branch a 54-39 defeat.

Ryan Gearhart added 14 points and six assists for Clearfield with Isakk Way chipping in 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

Isaac Tiracorda led West Branch with 15 points with Zack Tiracora adding eight.

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