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Feb. 24, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Behind 37 points, 15 rebounds from Hepinger Sheffield Wins; Jburg Shuts Down Ridgway; ECC Beats Kane

Feb. 24 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

Feb. 24 District 9 Girls’ Basketball Recaps

SHEFFIELD 61, IROQUOIS 54

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Behind a season-high 37 points and 15 rebounds from Tyler Hepinger, Sheffield beat visiting Iroquois, 61-54.

Tony Richard added 11 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines.

Corrion Combest led Iroquois with 22 points with Opal Akol and Ben Burkhardt each scoring 10.

The 37 points for Hepinger are the second-most in his career behind a 38-point game against DuBois Central Catholic his sophomore season.

JOHNSONBURG 41, RIDGWAY 19

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Three Johnsonburg players scored in double digits to lead Johnsonburg to a 41-19 win over visiting Ridgway.

Gabe Watts led the Rams with 14 points, Eric Christoff added 11 points, and Cam Stelene chipped in 10 points.

Dan Park led Ridgway with seven points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 46, KANE 36

KANE, Pa. – Elk County Catholic used a balanced effort to pick up a 46-36 win at Kane.

Mark Kraus led the Crusaders with 12 points with Mason McAllister adding 10 and Luke Jansen and Charlie Breindel nine each.

Carson Whiteman had 18 points and three assists for Kane with Zuke Smith scoring eight points.

A-C VALLEY 79, FOREST AREA 29

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Levi Orton burned Forest Area for a game-high 33 points, as visiting A-C Valley rolled to a 79-29 win at East Forest.

Landon Chalmers added 15 points, 11 in the fourth quarter, for the Falcons with Broc Weigle scoring eight and Jay Clover six.

Colton Kuntz had nine points to lead the Fires.

KARNS CITY 71, UNION 34

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Ten different players, including four who reached double digits, scored for Karns City in a 71-34 win over visiting Union.

Nathan Waltman and Luke Cramer each scored 13 points for the Gremlins who also got 112 from Chase Beighley, who hit three 3-pointers, and 11 from Eric Booher.

Waltman added eight rebounds and six assists, Beighley dished out seven assists, and Luke Garing and Cole Sherwin each hauled in six rebounds.

Caden Rainey scored 18 points for Union.

CRANBERRY 57, VENANGO CATHOLIC 27

SENECA, Pa. – JT Stahlman had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds to help Cranberry top visiting Venango Catholic, 57-27.

Noel Bunyak also scored 10 points for the Berries while adding seven rebounds, Preston Forrest chipped in eight points and Dane Ley seven.

Colin Deeter and Jake Liederbach each had seven for Venango Catholic, while Andrew Burda, limited by an injury suffered Tuesday night, added five points as did Logan Rakow.

Leiderbach added six rebounds and Rakow five.

COUDERSPORT 69, BRADFORD 53

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Hayden Keck scored 27 points, grabbed eight boards, and came away with five steals to lead Coudersport to a 69-53 home win over Bradford.

Derek Easton added 11 points and six assists for the Falcons who also got 10 points from Brandy Kighlinger and nine each from Garrett Kelert and Dalton Keglovits.

Hayden Keck 8 rebounds, 5 steas Derek Easton 6 assists

Cam Austin led Bradford with 18 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists with Jake Franz adding 12 points and three helpers.

CLEARFIELD 72, PUNXSUTAWNEY 56

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Cole Miller scored 24 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and dished out four assists in a 72-56 road win for Clearfield at Punxsutawney.

Karson Rumsky added 15 points, four assists, and three steals for the Bison who also got 15 points from Matt Pallo.

Andrew Young led Punxsutawney with 15 points with Nick Humble scoring 12 points, Ethan Presloid nine, and Noah Weaver eight.

OTTO-ELDRED 49, PORT ALLEGANY 40

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Jake Merry knocked down four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points to help visiting Otto-Eldred beat Port Allegany, 49-40.

Austin Cousins also hit three 3-pointers and Cole Sebastian two for the Terrors, who nailed 10 triples in the game. Both Cousins and Sebastian scored nine points apiece.

Dominic Guerrero scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds to pace Port Allegany. Also for the Gators, Carter Moses had 10 points and seven rebounds, Drew Evens added seven points and five boards, and Noah Archer had six points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

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