HYDE, Pa. – Karson Rumsky and Cole Miller combined for 47 points to lead Clearfield to a 69-61 victory over visiting Clarion-Limestone.
Rumsky led the Bison with 25 points and nine rebounds with Miller knocking down three 3-pointers on his way to 22 tallies and nine boards.
Trailing by 17 entering the 4th quarter, the Lions went on a 17-5 run thanks to a pair of 3-pointers and seven points from Hayden Callen to cut the deficit to 64-59 with a little under three minutes left in the game.
“Give them credit,” Clearfield head coach Nate Glunt said. “We had a big lead. (Callen) made tough shots and open shots. They’re a good team and we’re fortunate enough to get the win.”
Following a Callen 3-pointer to make it a five-point game, Miller responded with a 3-pointer of his own to extend the lead to 67-59 with two and a half minutes left.
Rumsky played an important role down the stretch knocking down a pair of free-throws with a minute left while also grabbing a pair of rebounds.
Callen and Jordan Hesdon each missed their second free-throw in a one-and-one situation and Rumsky came down with both, not allowing the Lions a second chance opportunity.
“Those are huge,” Rumsky said of the late rebounds. “Second chance points, can’t have that.”
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Ryan Gearhart contributed seven points and three steals for Clearfield with Matt Pallo and Curvey Purkett each adding five.
Callen finished with a game-high 30 tallies to pace Clarion-Limestone in the loss while Hedson chipped in 10.
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