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Feb. 10, 2022 D9 Boys Hoops: Otto-Eldred Wins First NTL Crown Since 2000; Karns City Secures KSAC Playoff Berth, NY Team Beats Brookville

Manning Splain scored 28 points to help Otto-Eldred beat Coudersport and clinch its first NTL title since 2000 Thursday night. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Feb. 10, 2022 District 9 boys basketball recaps

OTTO-ELDRED 67, COUDERSPORT 43

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Manning Splain scored a career-high 28 points while hitting eight 3-pointers to lead Otto-Eldred to a 67-43 win over visiting Coudersport in a game that clinched the Terrors first NTL title in 22 years.

Gavin Jimerson added 17 points, four rebounds, and three assists, as Otto-Eldred won the league crown for the first time since the 1999-2000 season.

Landon Francis chipped in 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists.

Christian Furman led Coudersport with 12 points with Garrett Kellert adding eight.

VISION ACADEMY (N.Y.) 87, BROOKVILLE 58

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Brookville hung with visiting Vision Academy, an elite team out of Brooklyn, N.Y., for a half but ultimately fell by 29 to the visitors, 87-58.

Rewatch the game

Brookville led 21-20 at the end of the first quarter after Danny Lauer sank a half-court shot at the buzzer.

Vision Academy used a late spurt at the end of the second quarter to take a 43-36 halftime lead and then went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter to expand the advantage to 58-41 with 3:44 left in the quarter.

Reality Holmes and Damarcies Moore led Vision Academy with 19 points each.

Holmes, who scored 15 of his points in the first half, was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Ian Pete led Brookville, which saw its 26-game home win streak end, with nine points with Hunter Geer adding eight and Lauer, Ryan Geer, and Griffin Ruhlman seven each.

The Raiders subbed heavily in the second half once the Vision Academy lead went to double digits knowing they have a big game with Bradford coming up Friday.

One downer for Brookville was the potential loss of Clayton Cook. The junior forward injured an ankle in the first half and didn’t return.

KARNS CITY 53, CLARION-LIMESTONE 37

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Karns City secured a KSAC playoff spot with a 53-37 win at Clarion-Limestone in KSAC Large school action.

The Gremlins are now 7-2 in divisional action with a 1 ½ game lead on 5-3 C-L. Karns City wins the tiebreaker by virtue of sweeping the season series from the Lions and still holds a far outside chance of winning the division but would need Redbank Valley to lose either all three of its remaining conference games.

Taite Beighley led Karns City with 18 points with Micah Rupp adding 16.

Rylie Klingensmith led C-L with 10 points with Jase Ferguson adding nine points, eight rebounds, four steals, and two assists, and Ryan Hummell nine points.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC ACADEMY 41

BOALSBURG, Pa. – Another big night from Alec Srock lifted DuBois Central Catholic to a 66-41 road win over St. Joseph Catholic Academy.

Srock had 24 points and 20 rebounds for the Cardinals who also got 15 points from Brendan Paisley and 12 from Andrew Green.

Spencer Gigante led St. Joe’s with 14 points with Chris Warner adding 11.

SHEFFIELD 59, YOUNGSVILLE 39

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Connor Finch had 19 points and four blocked shots to help Sheffield defeat Warren County rival Youngsville, 59-39, in Sheffield.

Tony Richards added 17 points for the Wolverines who also got 12 tallies from Caden Copley, four assists and two points from Mason Silvis, and four points, three steals, and three assists from Lucas McNeal.

Keegan Mesel led Youngsville with 10 points, Blake Myers and Alex Hill each added eight and Koby Henrickson scored seven.

REDBANK VALLEY 56, MONITEAU 38

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Bryson Bain led a trio of Redbank Valley players in double digits with 15 points, as the visiting Bulldogs toppled Moniteau, 56-38, in KSAC Large School action.

With the win, Redbank Valley needs either one victory or one Karns City loss to claim its first KSAC divisional crown since 2015 when it won the KSAC South.

Mason Clouse added 13 points and Owen Clouse 12 for the Bulldogs.

Kyle Pry paced Moniteau with 14 points.

KEYSTONE 48, CRANBERRY 20

KNOX, Pa. – Bret Wingard’s 17-point, 11-rebound double-double helped Keystone beat visiting Cranberry, 48-20, in KSAC Large School action.

Tyler Albright added 15 points for the Panthers who also got seven from Zander McHenry.

Colin Zerbe and Noel Bunyak each scored four points for Cranberry.

CLARION 74, FOREST AREA 17

CLARION, Pa. – Christian Simko scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to help Clarion roll past visiting Forest Area, 74-17, in KSAC Small School play.

Devon Lauer added 12 points and seven rebounds for the Bobcats who also got 12 points each from Gabe Simko and Ryan Alston and four points and eight rebounds from Daunte Girvan.

Keyon Custer paced Forest Area with six points.

UNION 66, A-C VALLEY 50

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Payton Johnston netted 20 points, six rebounds, and two assists in Union’s 66-50 KSAC Small School home win over A-C Valley.

Caden Rainey added 15 points, six assists, and seven rebounds for the Golden Knights who also 13 points from Zander Laughlin.

Ryan Cooper led A-C Valley with 14 points with Landon Chalmers and Jay Clover scoring 12 each.

NORTH CLARION 53, VENANGO CATHOLIC 44

OIL CITY, Pa. – Aiden Hartle drained six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 points, as visiting North Clarion beat Venango Catholic, 53-44.

The Wolves hit 11 3-pointers on the night with Collins Schmader and Drake Irwin each adding two and Ethan Carll one.

Schmader contributed 11 points to the victory and Irwin a season-high eight.

Jake Liederbach hit three 3-pointers on his own and scored 19 points to lead Venango Catholic, as the Vikings hit five long balls on the night.

Logan Rakow chipped in 11 points for the home team, and Colin Liderbach had eight.

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