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Feb. 16, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Weaver Three Late in OT Lifts Punxsy to Win; Rainey Helps Union Beat DCC

Noah Weaver hit a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in OT to lift Punxsutawney past Homer-Center. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Feb. 16 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY 50, HOMER-CENTER 47

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Noah Weaver’s 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left in overtime gave Punxsutawney a 50-47 win over visiting Homer-Center.

Watch Weaver’s game-winning shot via Punxsutawney’s YouTube Stream of the game

Drew Kochman had tied the game at 47 for Homer-Center with a driving layup with 13.4 seconds left.

The game was in overtime thanks to a long-range 3-pointer by Punxsutawney’s Nick Humble with 1:34 to play in regulation.

Homer-Center had a pair of chances to win the game in regulation but a reverse layup from Kochman with 7.9 seconds left rattled out and the putback by Ryan Sardone was too strong.

Humble, who hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers, led Punxsutawney with 15 points with Ethan Presloid adding 11 points and Andrew Young and Weaver eight each.

Sardone had a team-high 14 points for Homer-Center with Ben Schmidt adding eight and Evan Ober seven.

UNION 57, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 54

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Caden Rainey’s driving floater with 2:45 to play broke a tie game for the last time and helped Union beat visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 57-54.

Watch the basket via Union’s YouTube stream (https://youtu.be/ohqTAZN-pDc?t=12319)

The game was tied at 51 when Rainey, who scored a game-high 24 points, hit the floater. He followed the shot with a pair of free throws with 38.9 seconds left to expand Union’s lead to four, 55-51, and Hayden Smith made it 56-51 when he hit one of two free throws with 13.5 seconds to play.

DCC stayed alive when Damon Foster, who hit three fourth-quarter 3-pointers, buried one with 6.8 seconds to play cutting the Golden Knights lead to 56-54.

Smith then made one of two charity shots with 5.4 seconds left, and Bailey Crissman ended up with a loose ball steal on a DCC inbounds pass as time ran out.

Watch the steal via Union’s YouTube Stream (https://youtu.be/ohqTAZN-pDc?t=13057)

Union led 43-41 going to the fourth quarter and expanded the lead to five, 46-41, when Crissman completed an old-school 3-point play 48 seconds into the quarter.

But Alec Srock started an 8-0 run for the Cardinals with a basket and then Foster hit back-to-back 3-pointers, the second coming at the 5:36 mark, to give DCC a 49-46 lead.

A pair of Carter Terwint free throws got Union back within one with just under five left, and then Terwint scored a go-ahead layup with 4:27 to play to give the Golden Knights a 50-49 lead.

Watch the basket via Union’s YouTube Stream (https://youtu.be/ohqTAZN-pDc?t=12027)

Harrison Starr answered with a driving layup for DCC to put the Cardinals back on top one last time, 51-50, with 4:09 left.

Watch Starr’s basket via Union’s YouTube Stream (https://youtu.be/ohqTAZN-pDc?t=12044)

Terwint then tied the game at 51 when he hit one of two free throws with 3:52 to go setting up the exciting ending.

Terwint added nine points for Union with Skyler Roxberry scoring eight and Karter Vogle adding five points and a team-best 12 rebounds.

Foster hit six 3-pointers on his way to a team-high 18 points for DCC. Srock added 10 tallies for the Cardinals, Starr scored nine, and Dante Armanini scored 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.

KANE 43, SMETHPORT 35

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Visiting Kane built a 14-point lead heading to the fourth quarter on its way to a 43-35 win over Smethport.

The Wolves, who got 16 points and nine rebounds from Zuke Smith, led 33-19 after 24 minutes.

Mason Zuzek added eight points and eight rebounds for Kane with Carson Whiteman having an all-around solid game with seven points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Layne Shall hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers while scoring nine of his team-high 13 points in the quarter to lead Smethport. Richie McDowell added 12 points for the Hubbers.

BROOKVILLE 84, WEST BRANCH 61

MORRISDALE, Pa. – Jace Miner exploded for 36 points as Brookville picked up an 84-61 non-league win over West Branch.

Miner scored 16 points in the first half and 20 in the second half as the Raiders raced out to a 44-22 halftime lead.

Hunter Geer also had a big game for Brookville, scoring 17 of his 23 points in the first half, while Danny Lauer knocked down five 3’s on his way to 17 points.

Travis Rorthrock led four players in double figures for West Branch with 15 points.

Trenton Bellamy notched 13 points for West Branch, while Zach Tiracorda and Kyle Kolesar finished with 12 each.

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.

AUSTIN 65, GALETON 48

AUSTIN, Pa. – Jackson Glover scored a game-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds, five steals, and four assists to lead Austin past visiting Galeton, 65-48.

Jacob Hooftallen added 18 points, five rebounds, four steals, and three assists in the win for the Panthers with Ayden Nicka scoring 17 points and hauling down six boards.

Gavin Sykora paced Galeton with 11 points with Ty Stover adding nine.

COUDERSPORT 77, NORTHERN POTTER 28

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Playing for the first time since Jan. 28, Coudersport took out its lack-of-playing frustration on visiting Northern Potter rolling to a 77-28 win.

Hayden Keck scored a game-high 28 points to pace the Falcons, who led 24-9 at the end of the first quarter and 38-16 at halftime.

Dalton Keglovits added 19 points for Coudersport with Christian Furman scoring nine and Brant Kightlinger eight.

Tre Slawson led Northern Potter with 12 points while going 6 of 12 from the free-throw line.

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