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Feb. 17, 2022 D9 Boys/Girls Hoops: Ognen, Adamski Lead Smethport Boys; Punxsy Girls Roll

Alex Ognen scored 27 points for Smethport Thursday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

District 9 boys and girls basketball recaps

Also see: KSAC Girls; AML Girls/Boys Finals Set 

BOYS

SMETHPORT 70, GALETON 45

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Alex Ognen and John Adamski combined for 50 points, as Smethport toppled visiting Galeton, 70-45, in NTL action.

Ognen led the Hubbers with 27 points with Adamski adding 23.

Brandon Higley also chipped in eight points for Smethport.

Matthew Zur had 12 and Ayden Whipple 11 for Galeton.

CRANBERRY 59, FOREST AREA 29

SENECA, Pa. – Thirteen different players scored for Cranberry in a 59-29 home win over Forest Area.

Ethan Merryman and Ashton Weaver led the Berries with nine points each with Nikolas Blauser and Noel Bunyak each adding eight.

Allen Johnston scored a game-high 20 points for Forest Area.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 61, BROOKVILLE 16

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney came out of the gate firing hitting six first-quarter 3-pointers on its way to a 24-point first quarter in a 61-16 win over visiting Brookville in D9 League action.

Danielle Griebel, Chloe Presloid, and Samantha Griebel each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the opening eight minutes to help the Lady Chucks to a 24-7 lead after one quarter of play.

The advantage grew to 24 points, 37-13, by halftime, and then Punxsutawney allowed just three second-half points, all in the fourth quarter.

Samantha Griebel led the Lady Chucks with 15 points while Maeve Hanley added 14 points, and Presloid 12 points, four steals, three assists, and three rebounds.

Alayna Haight paced Brookville with 10 points.

The win secured at least a tie of the D9 League title for Punxsutawney.

ST. MARYS 44, BRADFORD 17

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Isabelle Caskey scored 14 points to help St. Marys knock off visiting Bradford, 44-17, in D9 League action.

Maura Caskey and Olivia Eckels each added eight points for the Lady Dutch.

Alanna Benson paced Bradford with 10 points.

OSWAYO VALLEY 23, CAMERON COUNTY 20

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Oswayo Valley got 16 combined points from Makenna Manning and Makenzie Messler to edge homestanding Cameron County, 23-20, in NTL action.

Manning led the Green Wave with nine points with Messler adding seven.

Mikenna Farabaugh had a game-high 13 points for Cameron County.

After combing for just 23 points in the first three quarters of play, including none in the second quarter, the teams did combine for 17 in the fourth quarter after Oswayo Valley took a 15-11 lead to the quarter.

HUNTINGDON 56, CLEARFIELD 46

HYDE, Pa. – Alexis Troup scored 10 of her game-high 27 points in the first quarter, as visiting Huntingdon used a quick start to beat Clearfield, 56-46, in Mountain League action.

Behind Troup, the Lady Bearcats led 22-12 at the end of the first quarter.

Lily Borger added 11 points for Huntingdon.

Cayleigh Walker paced Clearfield with 18 points with Emma Hipps adding 13 and Riley Ryen 11.

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