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Dec. 7, 2022 D9 Hoops: Cook Helps Brookville Get Win Over Oil City Boys; Lauer Paces Clarion Boys; Kane Girls Get Win

Clayton Cook had 27 points and 11 rebounds to help Brookville beat Oil City Wednesday. Photo by Sara Haines

Dec. 7 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps

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BOYS

BROOKVILLE 66, OIL CITY 60

           

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Clayton Cook scored 27 points and had 11 rebounds along with four blocks as Brookville rallied for a 66-60 win over Oil City in D9/10 crossover action.

Brookville trailed by one going into the fourth quarter but went on a 12-3 run, capped by a Noah Peterson basket to go up 62-54.

Jack Pete and Peterson scored 11 and 10 points respectively.

Cook hit on 13 of 18 shots, scoring eight points in the first, nine in the third, and eight in the closing fourth.

Jake Hornbeck had a big game for Oil City, pouring in 28 points.

Cook scored eight of the Raiders’ first 10 points in the fourth.

The Oilers got it to within 62-60 after Knox’s layup, but Kellan Haines’ layup made it 64-60 with 36 seconds remaining.

CLARION 68, NORTH CLARION 42

CLARION, Pa. – Using a 17-2 run in the first quarter, Clarion breezed past visiting North Clarion, 68-42, in the KSAC Small School opener for both teams.

“It’s very important (to get off to a strong conference start,” Clarion’s Devon Lauer said. “We just have to keep this going, play ball, and play as a team.”

The game was close through the first three minutes with the Bobcats holding a 5-4 lead before starting the 17-2 run with a 14-0 spurt.

Defense played a large role in the run with Clarion turning North Clarion over nine times in the first quarter including seven steals.

               

“Our defense leads into offense,” Lauer said. “And we pass the ball really well, and we get layups out of it.”

Laure had a pair of steals and eight points in the first quarter with Gabe Simko coming away with three steals and eight points.

For the game, Lauer finished with 23 points, three steals, and three rebounds with Simko adding 19 points, four steals, and seven rebounds.

Clarion led 43-28 at the break and then worked on some of its halfcourt offense in the second half.

“We were working on the halfcourt offense to slow their game up and keep it (the lead) steady,” Lauer said.

Also for Clarion, Dawson Smail chipped in 14 points, six rebounds, and four steals

“It is very important how we share the ball,” Lauer said. “We can all contribute.”

Aiden Hartle led all scorers with 28 points for North Clarion while also grabbing nine rebounds. Drake Irwin added seven tallies.

   

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REDBANK VALLEY 61, CRANBERRY 30

SENECA, Pa. – Mason Clouse scored 18 points to lift visiting Redbank Valley to a 61-30 win over Cranberry in the KSAC Large School opener for both teams.

Kieron Fricko added 13 points for the Bulldogs.

Seth Schwab paced Cranberry with eight points.

KARNS CITY 53, KEYSTONE 26

KNOX, Pa. – Up just five at halftime, Karns City blew past homestanding Keystone in the second half for a 53-26 win in the KSAC Large School opener for both squads.

The Gremlins led 26-21 before outscoring Keystone 27-5 in the second half including 14-0 in the fourth quarter.

Four players reached double digits for Karns City led by 13 points from Braden Grossman.

Micah Rupp added 12 points, nine rebounds, and six blocked shots with Shane Peters adding 10 points and seven rebounds, and Taite Beighley contributing 10 points.

Tyler Albright led Keystone with nine points.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 70, MONITEAU 47

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Jordan Hesdon had 25 points and five steals to help Clarion-Limestone to a season-opening 70-47 win over Moniteau in KSAC Large School action.

Rylie Klingensmith added 14 points for the Lions who also got nine points and 10- rebounds from Jase Ferguson.

Chason Delarosa-Rugg had 13 points for Moniteau.

A-C VALLEY 89, FOREST AREA 33

TIONESTA, Pa. – Jay Clover had 28 points and nine rebounds to lead visiting A-C Valley to an 89-33 win over Forest Area in the KSAC Small School opener at West Forest.

Alex Preston added 14 points and six boards for the Falcons who also got 10 tallies from Noah Will.

Keyon Custer paced Forest Area with 23 points.

CLEARFIELD 53, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 49

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Cole Miller scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and dished out four assists to help visiting Clearfield to a 53-49 win over Philipsburg-Osceola in Mountain League action.

Andon Greslick led the Bison with 17 points, while Braison Patrick had 10 points and three assists, and Moren Billotte eight points and eight rebounds.

BUCKTAIL 57, NORTHERN POTTER 44

ULYSSES, Pa. – Braylon Fantasky was fantastic scoring a game-high 25 points to lead Bucktail to a 57-44 at Northern Potter.

Brody Pentz added 19 points for the Bucks.

Ty Daniels led Northern Potter with 13 points.

CUBA-RUSHFORD (N.Y.) 56, OSWAYO VALLEY 37

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Finn Rickets hits four 3-pointers on his way to 12 points to lead Cuba-Rushford (N.Y.) to a 56-37 win at Oswayo Valley.

Dom Bello added 10 points for the Rebels.

Allen Mertsock had 10 points for Oswayo Valley with Cayden Black adding nine points.

GIRLS

ST, MARYS 58, CLEARFIELD 35

HYDE, Pa. – Izzy Catalone led a foursome of St. Marys players in double digits with 14 tallies, as the visiting Lady Dutch beat Clearfield, 58-35.

Maura Caskey added 12 points for St. Marys with Jayssa Snelick and Oliva Eckels each scoring 10 points.

Cayleigh Walker led Clearfield with 12 points.

DUBOIS 45, CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 28

MILL HALL, Pa. – Madison Rusnica had 17 points to help DuBois to a 45-28 road win over Central-Martinsburg.

Alexas Pfeuffer added eight points for the Lady Beavers.

KANE 44, SMETHPORT 13

KANE, Pa. – Leah Tigani had a game-high 17 points to help Kane to a 44-13 win over visiting Smethport.

Mia Anderson added a double-double for the Lady Wolves with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Elizabeth Hungiville led Smethport, which scored one basket, with five points. The Lady Hubbers went 10 of 20 from the free-throw line.

AUSTIN 40, COWANESQUE VALLEY 31

WESTFIELD, Pa. – Ella Brewer had 18 points to lead Austin to a 40-31 win at Cowanesque Valley.

Isabelle Rees added 10 points, nine rebounds, seven steals, and five assists for the Lady Panthers.

 

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