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Feb. 23, 2021 D9 Girls’ Bball: Cranberry Erases 8-point 4th Quarter Deficit; Ridgway Beats Jburg; O-E Tops Port Allegany

Ava Ferringer helped rally Cranberry past Brookville Tuesday night. Photo by Shelly Atzeni. Check out more of Atzeni's work here

Feb. 23 District 9 girls’ basketball recaps

Feb. 23 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

CRANBERRY 49, BROOKVILLE 45

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Trailing by eight with just over five minutes to play, visiting Cranberry went on an 11-0 run and stunned Brookville, 49-45.

The Berries trailed 41-33 following a 3-pointer by Kerstyn Davie with about 5:08 to play but needed just three minutes to turn the deficit into a 44-41 lead.

Jordan Montgomery started the comeback with a breakaway layup right after Davie layup and Ava Ferringer followed with a steal and a layup 17 seconds later to make it 41-37.

Kaia Dean then hit a free throw at the 4:01 mark to make it 41-38 before Ferringer scored on another breakaway layup with 2:59 to go to get Cranberry within one, 41-40.

Ferringer then stole the inbounds pass, was fouled, and hit both free throws to put the Berries ahead, 42-41, with 2:53 to go.

Montgomery then came up with a steal and a breakaway layup with 2:03 to go to make it 44-41.

Eden Wonderling got Brookville back within a point when she hit two free throws, but Kendell Findlay scored on a layup with 1:36 to go to make it 46-43 Cranberry.

Liz Wonderling got the Lady Raiders back within one for a final time, 46-45, when she hit two free throws.

Brookville then fouled Ayanna Ferringer and got what it wanted when she missed both free throws. But the Berries got the offensive rebound, and Findlay went on to hit one of two free throws on two different occasions – once with 32.6 to play and once with 22.6 left – to make it a three-point lead, 48-45. Ava Ferringer then sealed the win when she hit one of two charity shots with three seconds left.

Ava Ferringer led Cranberry with a game-high 19 points with Dean adding 10 before fouling out on a really questionable offensive foul call with just over three minutes left. Montgomery chipped in nine points.

Eden Wonderling paced Brookville with 10 points, Liz Wonderling added nine, and Davie 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.

RIDGWAY 30, JOHNSONBURG 25

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Tied going to the fourth quarter, visiting Ridgway got fourth-quarter baskets from Eve Cobaugh and Julia Peterson and free throws from Peterson, Payton Delhunty, and Jenna Kasmerski to beat Johnsonburg, 30-25.

Peterson broke the tie with a jumper in the lane early in the quarter, and Cobaugh turned a Kasmierski steal into a layup to make it 26-22.

After Kaci Stelene hit a free throw for Johnsonburg to make it 26-23, Kasmierski hit a pair of charity shots with 1:28 left to make it 28-23. Cobaugh then stole the ball, and Peterson hit one of two free throws to make it 29-23.

Stelene kept the Ramettes alive with an offensive putback to make it 29-25, but Delhunty connected on a charity shot with 16.5 to play put the game away.

Peterson led the Lady Elkers with 10 points with Delhunty and Kasmierski each adding six.

Stelene had nine points and 11 rebounds to pace Johnsonburg with Annasophia Stauffer adding eight points and six boards, Julia Jones two points, four rebounds, four steals, and four assists, and Ella Lindberg three points and six rebounds.

OTTO-ELDRED 47, PORT ALLEGANY 34

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Behind 18 points, seven rebounds, and six steals from Katie Sheeler, Otto-Eldred picked up a 47-34 road win over Port Allegany.

Reilly Raught added a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Lady Terrors who also got nine points and seven rebounds from Bri Heller.

Jade Evens led Port Allegany with 12 points with Evin Stauffer adding 11 but Otto-Eldred held District 9’s leading scorer, Bree Garzel, to just five points, including only one basket – in the fourth quarter.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 46, VENANGO CATHOLIC 26

OIL CITY, Pa. – Freshman Kayley Risser scored a game-high 18 points to help visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a 46-26 win over Venango Catholic.

Jessy Frank and Faith Jacob each added 12 points for the Lady Cardinals.

Venango Catholic, playing its first full game without freshman Lily Homan (injury) got 11 points each from Kennedy Liederbach and Mariah Wessell.

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.

DUBOIS 64, CURWENSVILLE 22

DUBOIS, Pa. – Abby Guiher needed just the first three quarters to net a game-high 19 points, as DuBois rolled past visiting Curwensville, 64-22.

Teagan Runyon, seeing her first varsity action of the season, added nine points, all in the fourth quarter, for the Lady Beavers while Saige Weible and Taylor Smith each added eight.

Alyssa Bakaysa paced Curwensville with nine points with Joslynne Freyer adding seven.

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.

REDBANK VALLEY 56, FOREST AREA 25

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Caylen Rearick hit four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 25 points, as Redbank Valley had little trouble with visiting Forest Area, 56-25.

Alyvia Huffman added nine points in the win for the Lady Bulldogs.

Jessica Wagner paced Forest Area with 11 points with Kaylie Rooke adding seven.

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.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 54, CLEARFIELD 24

HYDE, Pa. – Sarah Weaver and Chloe Presloid combined to score 31 points, haul in 22 rebounds, come away with nine steals, and hand out three assists in Punxsutawney’s 54-24 road win over Clearfield.

Both players turned in double-doubles with Weaver scoring a game-high 17 points to go with 10 rebounds, seven steals, and two assists, and Presloid adding 14 points, 12 rebounds, two steals, and an assist.

Riley Presloid chipped in nine points, five assists, seven rebounds, and five steals for the Lady Chucks who also got nine rebounds and six points from Kierstin Riley.

Cayleigh Walker led Clearfield with eight points with Paige Rhine scoring seven.

KEYSTONE 56, CLARION-LIMESTONE 36

KNOX, Pa. – A 20-point contest from Emily Lauer proved to be the difference in a 56-36 win by Keystone over visiting Clarion-Limestone.

Danae Hurrelbrink added 13 points for the Lady Panthers who also got 10 from Jozee Weaver and seven from Maddie Dunlap.

Kendall Dunn led C-L with nine points with Frances Milliron scoring 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.

ST. MARYS 37, KANE 17

KANE, Pa. – A last-second change in location didn’t slow St. Marys down in a 37-17 road win over Kane at the Kane Middle School.

The game was slated to be played at Kane High School but was moved to the middle school after a leak in the roof at the high school. The change in venue delayed the game by approximately 45 minutes.

When things got started, eight different Lady Dutch scored led by 10 points from Samantha Hayes and six from Isabelle Caskey.

Kane got five points each from Madi Koza and Rainee Wright.

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