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Feb. 10, 2021 D9 Girls’ Hoops: Benson, Lary Help Bradford Rally for Win; McFadden Gets Hot as NC Rallies Past ACV

Alana Benson hit a pair of key fourth-quarter 3-pointer for Bradford in its comeback win over Smethport Wednesday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Feb. 10 District 9 girls’ basketball recaps.

Feb. 10 District 9 Boys’ Basketball Recaps

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BRADFORD 42, SMETHPORT 39

BRADFORD, Pa. – Alana Benson hit a pair of key fourth-quarter 3-pointers, and Hannah Lary broke a tie game with 2:41 to play to help Bradford rally past visiting Smethport, 42-39.

The Lady Owls trailed 30-27 going to the fourth quarter and were down 34-31 following an offensive rebound and put back by Coryn McClain with six minutes left.

But Benson tied the game at 34 with a 3-pointer 13 seconds later.

Smethport went back ahead one last time, 36-34, on a bank shot by Elizabeth Hungiville with 4:44 to play.

Benson, however, gave Bradford the lead, 37-36, with a 3-pointer at the 4:16 mark before Sabrina Tanner tied the game at 37 with 3:58 to go when she hit the second of a two-shot foul.

Abbi Schleicher banked home a 13-foot jump at 3:22 left to put the Lady Owls back ahead two, 39-37, before an 8-foot jumper by Hungivlle tied the game one last time, 39-39, for Smethport.

Enter Lary, who missed a shot but saw Jess Kerr grab the rebound and find Lary open. Lary was then fouled and hit both free throws to put Bradford ahead for good, 41-39.

After Smethport missed a shot with 2:25 to go, the Lady Owls were able to run all but 4.7 seconds off the clock before shooting a one-and-one.

Having only been whistled for four fouls, Smethport waited until the 42.8-second mark to give the fifth foul. Lary dribbled the next 32 seconds before another foul was given by the Lady Hubbers with 10.3 to play. Nearly six more seconds went off the clock before Smethport fouled again sending Benson to the line where she hit the first shot and missed the second giving Bradford a 42-39 lead.

After a Smethport timeout with 3.9 seconds left, Bradford, which had fouls to give, gave one at midcourt with two seconds to play.

Danielle Nelson then tried an inbounds pass that was a little high and went through the outreached hands of Abby Lutz with an entire second going off the clock. With just one second to play, Smethport elected not to press ending the game.

Larry led all scorers with 24 points, including six in the fourth quarter and 13 in the second half.

Benson added 12 points for Bradford.

Lutz and Hungiville each scored 11 points for Smethport with McClain adding 10 points and 10 rebounds. Hungiville added seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 44, VENANGO CATHOLIC 32

OIL CITY, Pa. – Frances Milliron and Kendall Dunn combined for 29 points to lead visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 44-32 win over Venango Catholic.

Milliron led the Lady Lions with 17 points with Dunn adding 12.

Lily Homan paced Venango Catholic with 15 points with Molly Mietus adding eight.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

OTTO-ELDRED 51, RIDGWAY 23

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Led by 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists from Reilly Raught, Otto-Eldred used a balanced effort to beat visiting Ridgway 51-23.

Kayley Heller added eight points and five rebounds for the Lady Terrors who also got six points and five boards from Bri Heller and six points, three steals, and two assists from Anna Merry, Also scoring six tallies apiece for Otto-Eldred were Katie Sheeler, Haley Cousins, and Emmalee Sheeler.

Jenna Kasmierski paced Ridgway with nine points with Payton Delhunty adding eight.

NORTH CLARION 49, A-C VALLEY 43

FOXBURG, Pa. – Sophomore Emma McFarland hit three clutch fourth-quarter 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the quarter to help visiting North Clarion rally past A-C Valley, 49-43.

The She-Wolves trailed 38-34 after the third quarter – they dug themselves a 12-4 hole after one quarter – before riding McFarland’s hot hand in the fourth quarter to the win.

McFarland hit a career-high five 3-pointers while scoring a career-best 19 points to lead North Clarion, while Gwen Siegel added 16 points.

Mia Sherman had the hot hand for A-C Valley knocking down five 3-pointers on her own, including three in the third quarter, while scoring 17 points. Baylee Blauser added 10 tallies for the Lady Falcons who also got nine points from Andrea Meals.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

COUDERSPORT 52, KANE 26

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – A 22-point effort from Sarah Chambers helped Coudersport beat visiting Kane, 52-26, at Coudersport Elementary School.

Rosalyn Page added 14 points in the win for the Lady Falcons.

Rainee Wright paced Kane with 12 points with Sarri Swanson adding 10.

ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY 58, CLEARFIELD 43

BOALSBURG, Pa. – Kate Youngmark scored 11 of her 18 points in a 23-point second quarter to help St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy beat visiting Clearfield, 58-43.

Clearfield led 13-7 at the end of the first quarter before being outscored 23-6 in the second eight minutes to go down 30-19 at halftime.

Bridget Scanlon then made sure the Wolfpack kept the lead scoring 20 of her game-high 24 points after halftime.

Emma Hipps led Clearfield with 12 points with Riley Ryen adding 11 and Cayleigh Walker eight.

UNION 47, FOREST AREA 19

TIONESTA, Pa. – Dominika Logue scored 19 of her game-high 24 points before halftime to lead visiting Union to a 47-19 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Kennedy Vogle added 11 points for the Golden Damsels.

Amber Guzzi paced Forest Area with six points.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

MONITEAU 53, CRANBERRY 27

SENECA, Pa. – Freshman Catherine Kelly scored a game-high 17 points and Aslyn Pry added a double-double to lift visiting Moniteau to a 53-27 win over Cranberry.

Pry’s double-double was of the 10-point, 10-rebound variety while she also added five steals.

Zoey Hillwig chipped in eight points for the Lady Warriors.

Ava Ferringer paced Cranberry with 11 points with Kaia Dean adding seven tallies.

ST. MARYS 38, NORTHERN POTTER 31

ULYSSES, Pa. – Kyla Johnson scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to help St. Marys maintain a seven-point lead entering the quarter on its way to a 38-31 win over Northern Potter.

The Lady Dutch led 27-20 after 24 minutes thanks in large part to a 13-6 second-quarter advantage that saw Abigail Erich score five of her seven points.

Becca Martin led Northern Potter with nine points and nine rebounds with Megan Hyde adding seven points on 7 of 9 shooting from the free-throw line. Aubrey Anderson also had five steals to go with six points for the Lady Panthers.

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