Feb. 2 District 9 boys’ recaps
CAMERON COUNTY 26, RIDGWAY 25
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Camdyn Allison’s layup as time expired lifted Cameron County to a 26-25 win at Ridgway.
Allison found himself wide open on the left side of the hoop where Dylan Guisto found him with a sharp pass with 2.4 seconds to play. Allison then hit the game-winning shot.
Guisto, who had inbounded the ball to Caden Beldin, ended up back with the basketball after Ridgway trapped Beldin near center court along the sideline. Beldin was able to pass over the Ridgway defenders to Guisto who then found the open Allison.
Watch the play unfold via Ridgway’s Facebook Live video. The play is near the end at around the 2:39:58 mark.
The Red Raiders led by eight, 23-15, following a Hayden Brown basket with 5:24 to play only to watch Ridgway get hot and take the lead with a 10-2 run.
Dom Allegretto’s bank shot from the left side with 17.5 seconds to play, his second basket of the run, gave Ridgway the lead before Allison won it with his only basket of the game.
The Elkers had tied the game at 23 on two free throws from Dan Park with 1:11 left before Beldin hit one of two charity shots at the 59.3-second mark to put Cameron County back ahead.
Gavin Morton paced Cameron County with nine points, Brown added seven, and Beldin six.
Park led Ridgway with a game-high 13 points with Allegretto adding eight.
OTTO-ELDRED 46, BRADFORD 43
BRADFORD, Pa. – Cole Sebastian broke a 43-all tie with a free throw with 40.7 seconds left, and visiting Otto-Eldred went on to beat Bradford, 46-43.
With the game tied at 43, Jake Merry came away with a steal near midcourt but missed his shot. Sebastian got the rebound and was fouled. He missed the first free throw but hit the second.
Zaz Bell then hit two more charity shots with 13.1 seconds to play to put the Terrors up three, 46-43, and Cam Austin’s last-second 3-pointer was off the mark for Bradford.
The late free throws capped a fourth-quarter rally by Otto-Eldred, which trailed 36-29 going to the fourth quarter before Merry got hot scoring 10 of his game-high 19 points in the final eight minutes to lead the comeback.
Sebastian added 10 points in the win with Gavin Jimerson chipping in nine.
Austin paced Bradford with 13 points with Dalton Dixon adding 12.
JOHNSONBURG 33, ST. MARYS 30
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Behind 13 points from Gabe Watts, Johnsonburg defeated former head coach Bill Shuey and the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen, 33-30, in the Dutch Oven.
Cam Stelene added six points in the win for Johnsonburg.
Drake Caskey paced St. Marys with nine points on three 3-pointers with Luke Lasko adding six.
The Dutch trailed by four, 31-27, when Bryce Walker nailed a 3-pointer with 3.7 seconds left to close the gap to one.
But Watts hit two free throws to restore the lead to three for the Rams before John Douglass intercepted a last-second desperation pass on the inbounds to seal the victory.
SMETHPORT 47, AUSTIN 37
AUSTIN, Pa. – Visiting Smethport got 22 points from Layne Shall on its way to a 47-37 win over Austin.
Alex Ognen added 13 points for the Hubbers with Richie McDowell chipping in seven.
Jackson Glover paced Austin with 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and a steal. Also for the Panthers, Jacob Hooftallen scored 11 points, Aydan Nicka had eight tallies, and Skylar Crawford hauled in six rebounds to go with two points.
A-C VALLEY 65, CLARION-LIMESTONE 57
FOXBURG, Pa.- Behind 33 points and 11 rebounds from Levi Orton A-C Valley ended a nine-game losing streak to Clarion-Limestone with a 65-57 home win over the Lions.
Orton’s 33 points helped offset a career-high 39 points from C-L’s Hayden Callen, who drilled six 3-pointers, including four in the first quarter when he helped the Lions to a 14-10 lead.
Broc Weigle added 14 points and five boards for A-C Valley with Eli Penny scoring eight points and Alex Preston collecting 10 rebounds to go with four points.
Ryan Hummell chipped in seven points for C-L with Jordan Hesdon scoring six.
The victory was A-C Valley’s first over C-L since a 78-46 win Jan. 4, 2013, and was just the second Falcons win over the Lions in the last 10 years – C-L is 11-2 against A-C Valley during that time frame.
TYRONE 68, BROOKVILLE 58
TYRONE, Pa. – Using a game-ending 16-4 run, Tyrone held off visiting Brookville, 68-58.
Brookville led 54-52 in the opening seconds of the fourth quarter before the Eagles used an 8-0 run to take control of the game.
Damon Gripp had a monster game for Tyrone with 30 points with Jake Taylor adding 10.
Robert Keth paced Brookville with 13 points, and Jace Miner added 12 before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter on an offensive foul and a technical foul.
Danny Lauer chipped in nine points for Brookville with Ian Pete scoring eight.
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