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Dowelling it Home: Dowell’s Putback at the Horn Give Port Girls a Victory; Moniteau Boys Edge Clarion Dec. 22

Kayleigha Dowell hit the game-winning shot for Port Allegany Thursday Night. Photo by Patrick Crants

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Kayleigha Dowell’s putback at the buzzer lifted visiting Port Allegany to a 33-31 win over Johnsonburg.

The final 38 seconds ended up being a back-and-forth affair.

Two Evin Stauffer free throws with 38 seconds left put the Lady Gators up 31-30.

Ella Lindberg tied the game at 31 when she hit one of two charity shots with 21 seconds to play setting up Dowell’s heroics.

           

Dowel scored eight points for Port Allegany while Stauffer led the Lady Gators with nine points, 11 rebounds, and seven steals.

Brynn Evens added six points, six rebounds, four steals, and three blocks with Ella Moses grabbing a team-best 12 rebounds and adding five points.

Lindberg paced Johnsonburg with 14 points with Maria Casilio chipping in eight points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 39, DUBOIS 27

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Lucy Klawuhn exploded for a career-high 22 points to lead Elk County Catholic to a 39-27 win over visiting DuBois in D9 League action.

Klawuhn’s first-career 20-point game included four 3-pointers and 15 first-half points.

Behind Klawuhn, the Lady Crusaders led 26-8 at halftime.

Sami Straub added six points in the win.

Alexas Pfeuffer paced DuBois with 10 points.

KANE 34, BRADFORD 27

BRADFORD, Pa. – Mia Anderson had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds to lift visiting Kane to a 34-27 win over Bradford.

Leah Tigani added nine points for the Lady Wolves.

               

Alanna Benson paced Bradford with 11 points with Kalie Dixon scoring 10.

RIDGWAY 54, UNION 22

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Jenna Kasmierski scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, came up with four steals, and blocked three shots to help Ridgway to a 54-22 win at Union.

Kristen Ellenberger added 15 points, six steals, and five assists for the Lady Elkers with Gabby Amacher chipping in 10 points, four assists, and three steals.

Hailey Theuret paced Union with seven points.

OSWAYO VALLEY 40, SMETHPORT 23

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Brooke George and Charlotte Austin-Keech both had well-rounded games to help Oswayo Valley to a 40-23 home win over Smethport.

George had eight points, five rebounds, and three steals with Austin-Keech adding nine points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

   

Eva West led the Green Wave with 12 points.

Elizabeth Hungiville did a little of everything for Smethport scoring nine points, grabbing 15 rebounds, coming away with four steals, and blocking two shots.

Abby Lutz had a team-high 10 points for the Lady Hubbers.

FOREST AREA 58, TIDIOUTE CHARTER 33

TIDIOUTE, Pa. – On Wednesday night in Tidioute, visiting Forest Area got 22 points and four steals from Amber Guzzi and 17 points, 10 rebounds, four steals, and three blocked shots from Kaylie Rooke to beat Tidioute Charter, 58-33.

Also for the Fires, Jayden Colvin had nine points and six steals and Kenzie Kopchick added four points, eight rebounds, and three blocked shots.

BOYS

MONITEAU 46, CLARION 44

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – David Dessicino had 14 points and 17 rebounds to lead Moniteau to a 46-44 win over visiting Clarion.

The Warriors playing without injured freshman Andrew Zepeda trailed 42-39 going to the fourth quarter but limited the Bobcats to just two points in the final eight minutes.

Chason Delarosa-Rugg and David Martino each added nine points for Moniteau with Connor Ealy chipping in eight points.

Devon Lauer paced Clarion with 14 points with Dawson Smail adding 12.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 43, JOHNSONBURG 40

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Jordan Hesdon and Tommy Smith combined to score 26 points, as Clarion-Limestone held off visiting Johnsonburg, 43-40.

Hesdon scored 15 points while Smith added 11 points and five assists.

Also for the Lions, Rylie Klingensmith added seven points, Jase Ferguson had seven rebounds, five steals, and four points, and Jack Callen chipped in six rebounds and four points.

Isaiah Jackson had 13 points for Johnsonburg with Jak Lobaugh adding 11 tallies.

A-C VALLEY 46, SHEFFIELD 41

FOXBURG, Pa. – Jay Clover and Alex Preston combined to score 33 points to lead A-C Valley to a 46-41 win over visiting Sheffield.

Clover led the Falcons with a game-high 18 points with Preston adding 13 tallies.

Leihden Wotorson tied Clove for game-high honors scoring 18 points to pace Sheffield.

Connor Finch added 12 points for the Wolverines.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, BRADFORD 59

DUBOIS, Pa. – Luke Swisher had his third consecutive game of 25 or more points to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 66-59 home win over Bradford.

Swisher poured in 27 points for the Cardinals and was one of two DCC players to reach 20 points with Andrew Green throwing in 20.

Dylan Hanna chipped in 10 tallies in the win.

Jake Franz and Brendan Warner both scored 20 points for Bradford.

OTTO-ELDRED 61, CAMERON COUNTY 48

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Landon Francis had 20 points, four assists, and four rebounds to help Otto-Eldred knock off visiting Cameron County, 61-48.

Austin Cousins chipped in 17 points with Manning Splain scoring 12 points and Shene Thomas adding 10 points and eight rebounds.

Josh Smith paced Cameron County with 14 points with Camdyn Allison adding 10 points.

UNION 81, TITUSVILLE 51

TITUSVILLE, Pa. – Zander Laughlin scored a career-high 33 points to help Union to an 81-51 win at Titusville.

Laughlin was 14 of 27 from the field, including 5 of 8 from 3-point range. Laughlin added nine rebounds and three assists.

Payton Johnston added 23 points, nine rebounds, and four assists for the Golden Knights with Dawson Camper recording a monster double-double with 15 points and 20 rebounds.

Manny Perez had 17 points for Titusville with Isaiah Colon scoring 11

SMETHPORT 58, OSWAYO VALLEY 38

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Nineteen points from Preston Alfieri helped Smethport topple visiitng Oswayo Valley, 58-38.

Carson Dunn added 13 points for the Hubbers with Hayden Leet scoring 10 points.

Cayden Black scored 12 points for Oswayo Valley with Allen Mertsock adding 11 points.

FREEPORT 71, REDBANK VALLEY 49

FREEPORT, Pa. – Gavin Croney scored 14 points to help Freeport to a 71-49 win over Redbank Valley at home.

Ben Lane chipped in 11 points in the win with Brady Sullivan scoring 10 points.

Braylon Wagner paced Redbank Valley with 12 points with Owen Clouse adding 11.

KANE 60, YOUNGSVILLE 26

KANE, Pa. – Landon Darr poured in 27 points as Kane earned a 60-26 win over Youngsville.

The game was tied 14-14 after the first quarter, with Kane going on a 15-2 run in the second quarter to take control.

Darr scored 12 of his 27 points in the first quarter, while Ricky Zampogna scored eight of his 17 points in the second quarter.

Sam Lundeen was also in double figures for Kane with 11 points.

Koby Hendrickson led Youngsville with 11 points.

COCHRANTON 58, CRANBERRY 37

SENECA, Pa. – Landon Homa and Chase Miller scored 15 points each as Cochranton earned a 58-37 win over Cranberry.

Cochranton outscored Cranberry 17-7 in the third quarter to extend its lead to 20 points en route to the win.

Devin Zerbe led Cranberry with eight points, while Ashton Weaver added seven.

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