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Feb. 18, 2022 D9 Boys/Girls Hoops: Evens Nets 26 for Port Boys in Win; Punxsy Boys and Girls Both Win, D9 League Title to Lady Chucks

Drew Evens scored 26 points in Port Allegany's win Friday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Feb. 18 District 9 basketball recaps

Also see: Brookville wins D9 League Title; Redbank, North Clarion to Play for KSAC Title

BOYS

PORT ALLEGANY 62, AUSTIN 29

AUSTIN, Pa. – Drew Evens hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter alone on his way to a game-high 26 points to help Port Allegany to a 62-29 win over Austin in NTL action.

Evens hit six threes overall in the contest.

Ty Guilds added 10 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists for the Gators while Blaine Moses added nine points, seven rebounds, and four steals. Noah Archer also had nine points and five steals for Port Allegany.

Adam Lucas had 13 points and seven rebounds for Austin.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 36, BRADFORD 20

BRADFORD, Pa. – Gabe Kengersky and Donnie Neese combined to score 26 points to lead visiting Punxsutawney to a 36-20 win over Bradford in D9 League action.

Kenegersky led the Chucks with 15 points with Neese adding 11.

Nolan Roulo led Bradford with six points.

CAMERON COUNTY 46, OSWAYO VALLEY 28

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Hayden Brown scored 11 of his game-high 13 points in the second half to lift Cameron County to a 46-28 home NTL win over Oswayo Valley.

Camdyn Allison added 11 points for the Red Raiders.

Cody Dailey and Ian Bilski each scored seven points for Oswayo Valley.

GALETON 54, NORTHERN POTTER 40

GALETON, Pa. – Ayden Whipple whipped the ball around for a game-high 21 points to help Galeton knock off visiting Northern Potter, 54-40, in NTL action.

Zach Pagano added 15 points for the Tigers.

Tanyon Brown paced Northern Potter with 18 points with Nolen Smith scoring 13.

MONITEAU 58, A-C VALLEY 54

FOXBURG, Pa. – Moniteau went on the road and held off A-C Valley, 58-54.

The Warriors led 44-34 going to the fourth quarter but got outscored in the quarter, 20-14,

Nathan Kelly scored a career-high 17 points for Moniteau with Chason Delarosa-Rugg adding 14. Ryan Jewart and Kyle Pry each chipped in 10 points.

Alex Preston had 14 points for A-C Valley with Brody Dittman adding 13.

Seth Best added a career-high 10 points for the Falcons, and Jay Clover also scored 10.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 43, CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY 31

OIL CITY, Pa. – The Liederbachs combined for 30 points to lead Venango Catholic to a 43-31 win over visiting Christian Life Academy.

Jake Liederbach finished his career with a 21-point effort, while Colin Liederbach added nine points.

GIRLS

PUNXSUTAWNEY 57, BRADFORD 14

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Chloe Presloid had 16 points, six rebounds, five steals, three assists, and a block to lead Punxsutawney past visiting Bradford, 57-14.

The victory claimed the outright D9 League title for the Lady Chucks, who had already secured a tie for the title earlier in the week.

Danielle Griebel added nine points, five assists, four steals, and three rebounds for the Lady Chucks.

Bradford stats weren’t available.

RIDGWAY 41, SMETHPORT 29

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Behind 15 points, nine rebounds, three blocked shots, two assists, and two steals from Jenna Kasmierski, Ridgway closed the regular season with a 41-29 road win over Smethport.

Julie Peterson added 14 points for the Lady Elkers.

Elizabeth Hungiville had nine points and eight rebounds to pace Smethport with Coryn McClain adding seven points.

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