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Feb. 14, 2022 D9 Boys Hoops: Husted Scores 31 to Keep DuBois D9 League Title Hopes Alive; Jburg Tops Ridgway in OT; Srock a Rock in DCC Win

Cooch Husted scored 31 points in DuBois' win over St. Marys Monday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Feb. 14 District 9 boys basketball recaps

Also see: Clearfield’s Miller scores 1,000th career point


DUBOIS, Pa. – Chooch Husted became just the third DuBois player since the start of the 2001 season to score 30 points in a game when he netted a career-high 31 in the Beavers 51-42 win over visiting St. Marys in D9 League action.


With the win, the Beavers kept alive their D9 League title hopes. They will play at Brookville Friday, Feb. 18, with the winner earning the league crown.

Husted hit 12 shots from the field and went 7 of 9 from the free-throw line. He joined Lennon Lenholm (32 points Feb. 4, 2020) and Hunter Lydick (34 points Dec. 20, 2013) as the only Beavers to 30 points this century.

DuBois trailed 35-24 going to the fourth quarter before Husted scored nine of his 31 in the final eight minutes to rally the Beavers to victory.

Ryan Kovlyak added 10 points in the win for DuBois.

Quinn Gavazzi led St. Marys with 13 points with Tanner Fox adding 10.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Hitting 6 of 8 overtime free throws, Johnsonburg stunned rival Ridgway, 44-37, in one extra session in a rare Monday afternoon showdown.

The Rams trailed 29-26 going to the fourth quarter but outscored Ridgway 9-6 in the quarter to get the game to overtime tied at 35.

Then in overtime, Jake Lobaugh scored the only basket in the extra session for either team and Aaron Myers made 4 of 6 free throws to help lift Johnsonburg to the win.

Lobaugh led the Rams with 13 points with Jefferson Freeburg and Myers each adding nine.

Aaron Sorg hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 19 points for Ridgway. Dan Park added 10 points for the Elkers.


CLARION, Pa. – Another huge game from Alec Srock lifted DuBois Central Catholic to a 62-45 road win over Clarion.

Srock scored 32 points, including 18 after halftime, and added 17 rebounds as the Cardinals pulled away late for the victory.

DCC led 33-28 at halftime after Clarion’s Devon Lauer banked home a shot from about 30 feet at the first-half horn.

DCC expanded the lead to eight, 44-36, going to the fourth quarter before Srock scored 12 points in the final eight minutes to help the Cardinals pull away.

Srock was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. He talked about the win.

Jalen Kosko and Andrew Green each added 11 points in the win with nine of Green’s points coming on three first-quarter 3-pointers.

Christian Simko led Clarion with 15 points with Lauer adding 10 and Dawson Smail nine.

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KARNS CITY, Pa. – In a battle of two of the top teams in District 9, visiting Brookville outscored Karns City 19-7 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 52-36 win.

The Raiders led by just four, 33-29, going to the final eight minutes but got eight fourth-quarter points from Griffin Ruhlman to pull away.

Ruhlman had a huge second half, scoring all 20 of his points after halftime.

Danny Lauer hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 for Brookville, while Hunter Geer scored nine points.

Taite Beighley scored 18 points to lead Karns City, but no other Gremlin had more than five points.


NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Redbank Valley overcame a slow start to knock off visiting Clarion-Limestone, 63-47, in KSAC Large School action.

The Bulldogs trailed 11-9 at the end of the first quarter before taking a 25-21 halftime lead which expanded to 48-36 by the end of the third quarter.

Marquese Gardlock scored 11 of his game-high 22 points in the second quarter to start the comeback for Redbank Valley.

Bryson Bain added14 points and nine rebounds, while Chris Marshall chipped in 13 points. Aiden Ortz contributed eight points and seven rebounds.

Jordan Hesdon led C-L with 12 points with Jase Ferguson adding 11 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Ryan Hummell added eight points and eight rebounds, and Rylie Klingensmith had 11 points.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Camdyn Allison and Alan Erickson combined to score 39 points to lead visiting Cameron County to a 58-37 win over Coudersport in NTL action.

Allison led the Red Raiders with 20 with Erickson adding 19. Hayden Brown chipped in 10 points.

Brady Streich led Coudersport with 12 points with LT Myers adding nine.


KANE, Pa. – Andy Jekielek scored 16 points while adding six rebounds and two assists to lead Kane past visiting Cranberry, 46-33.

Josh Greville added 14 points, five rebounds, and three helpers for the Wolves.

Ethan Merryman scored 11 points to lead Cranberry.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Thanks in part to 15 points from Gabe Kengersky Punxsutawney took care of visiting Moniteau, 51-42.

Donnie Neese added 12 points for the Chucks with Kyle Nesbitt scoring nine.

Kyle Pry paced Moniteau with 15 points and Colton Thomas scored eight.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Bret Wingard scored 18 points to help visiting Keystone top Brockway, 48-44.

Tyler Albright and Cole Henry each added 11 points for the Panthers.

Alex Carlson led Brockway with 14 points with Noah Adams hitting four 3-pointers on his way to 12 tallies.

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