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Feb. 3, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Hepinger, Richards Lead Sheffield to Win; Big Fourth Quarters Help Clarion, C-L to Victories

Tyler Hepinger scored 17 points in Sheffield's win over Brockway Wednesday night. Photo by Andy Close

Feb. 3 D9 boys’ recaps

Feb. 3 District 9 girls’ recaps

SHEFFIELD 45, BROCKWAY 38

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Tyler Hepinger and Tony Richards combined to score 30 points, as Sheffield picked up a 45-38 road win over Brockway.

Hepinger led the Wolverines with 17 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, while Richards added 13 points while point 6 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final eight minutes.

Marcus Copelli and Noah Adams each scored 10 points to lead Brockway with Marcus Bennett adding nine points.

CLARION 82, MONITEAU 60

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Clarion started the fourth quarter on a 22-2 run to take a one-point game going to the final eight minutes and turn it into a 22-point, 82-60, road win over Moniteau.

The Bobcats, who led by as many as 17 in the first half and by 16, 43-27, early in the second half found themselves up by just one, 52-51, going to the fourth quarter after Moniteau, behind three Kyle Pry 3-pointers, had finished the third quarter on a 24-9 run.

But Beau Verdill and Hunter Craddock took over in the fourth quarter combing for 18 of Clarion’s 30 points in the quarter led by 10 from Verdill and eight from Craddock.

Craddock, who had a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, talked about the victory.

Verdill scored a team-high 20 points for Clarion while adding seven rebounds and five steals with Christian Simko adding 16 points, Cal German 15 points and seven assists, and freshman Dawson Smail a career-high nine points to go with 10 rebounds.

Pry, who hit six 3-pointers in the contest, had a game-high 24 points for Moniteau with Quinton Scriven adding 16 points.

KARNS CITY 62, KEYSTONE 46

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Cole Sherwin hit a pair of third-quarter 3-pointers to help fuel a 17-point Karns City advantage in the third quarter, as the Gremlins broke open a one-point halftime lead and turned it into a 62-46 win over visiting Keystone.

Karns City led 23-22 at halftime but outscored the Panthers 23-6 in the third quarter with freshman Luke Cramer adding five points and Nathan Waltman and Chase Beighley four points each in the frame.

Waltman had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds to go with six assists to lead the Gremlins, while Kramer added 14 points, Beighley nine points and eight rebounds, and Sherwin nine points. Micah Rupp climbed the ladder for a game-best 14 rebounds while also scoring four points.

Colin Say and Bret Wingard each scored 14 points for Keystone with Logan Sell adding nine.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 67, NORTH CLARION 57

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Hayden Callen scored nine of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, as Clarion-Limestone broke open a tie game after three on its way to a 67-57 win at North Clarion.

The squads, who were tied at 30 at halftime, were deadlocked at 47 after the third quarter before Callen, who finished with a double-double thanks to 10 rebounds while adding four blocks, helped turn the tide for the Lions.

Riley Klingensmith added six of his 13 points in the fourth quarter for C-L going 4 of 5 from the free-throw line.

Jordan Hesdon chipped in 10 points and three assists in the victory with Hayden Siegel adding 10 points and four steals.

Dylan Walters paced North Clarion with 16 points with Zeelan Hargenrader adding 12 and Aiden Hartle 10.

DUBOIS 59, HOLLIDAYSBURG 48

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. – Visiting DuBois got four 3-pointers from Jordin Summers, who scored a game-high 17 points, on its way to a 59-48 win over Hollidaysburg.

Nick Felix added 11 points for the Beavers with Brady Woodward scoring 10.

Mitchell Kratzer tied for game-high honors with 17 points for Hollidaysburg with Jake McGinnis adding 11 and Bryce Martellacci 10.

REDBANK VALLEY 79, CRANBERRY 48

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Behind 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists from Chris Marshall, Redbank Valley rolled past visiting Cranberry, 79-48.

Bryson Bain added 26 points, 13 rebounds, and six assists in the victory for the Bulldogs who also got 20 points from Marquese Gardlock and four points and eight rebounds from Owen Magagnotti.

Noel Bunyak led Cranberry with 18 points with JT Stahlman adding 16.

JOHNSONBURG 59, AUSTIN 29

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Cameron Stelene led a balanced Johnsonburg attack with 16 points to lead the Rams to a 59-29 win over visiting Austin.

Eric Christoff added 15 points for Johnsonburg with Gabe Watts scoring 13.

Jackson Glover scored 22 of Austin’s 29 points.

SMETHPORT 55, GALETON 26

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Alex Ognen scored 20 of his game-high 22 points in the third quarter to lead Smethport to a 55-26 win over visiting Galeton.

Layne Shall added 13 points for the Hubbers who also got six points and 14 rebounds from Chase Burdick. Eleven of Burdick’s boards were on the offensive end.

Ty Stover and Gavin Sykora each scored eight points for Galeton.

PORT ALLEGANY 58, NORTHERN POTTER 19

ULYSSES, Pa. – Dylan Poorman scored a game-high 16 points to help Port Allegany to a 58-19 win over Northern Potter, the Gators’ first victory of the season.

Ty Guilds added 10 points and seven rebounds for Port Allegany with Noah Archer scoring five points to go with seven rebounds and two steals.

Anthony Benway and Tre Slawson each scored five points to pace Northern Potter.

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