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Feb. 4, 2021 D9 Girls’ Hoops: Heller’s Late Basket Helps O-E Girls Beat Cameron Co.; St. Marys Holds Off Jburg

Bri Heller scored the game-winning basket for Otto-Eldred Thursday night. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Feb. 4 District 9 girls’ basketball recaps.

Feb. 4 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Bri Heller’s basket with about 59 seconds left lifted visiting Otto-Eldred to a 40-39 win over Cameron County.

Heller took a pass and split a pair of defenders to score on a contested shot, the only basket of the fourth quarter for the Lady Terrors, who led 38-29 going to the final eight minutes.

Watch via the WLEM-1250 Facebook Video feed (1:51:44 mark of the video)

Cameron County got a good look from Reggie Goodrow from 3-point range with just under five seconds left that banged around and out.

It was the second time this season the teams played a one-possession game, as the first game, Jan. 22 in Duke Center, saw the Lady Raiders win 39-37.

Heller and Katie Sheeler each scored 14 points for Otto-Eldred with Heller adding eight rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot and Sheeler three rebounds and three assists

Kayley Heller chipped in seven rebounds to go with six points.

Hailey Hilfiger led Cameron County with 17 points and nine rebounds with Kalee Bresslin adding 14 points, including 13 in the first half when she hit three first-quarter 3-pointers.

The 3-point shot helped the Lady Raiders get back in the game in the fourth quarter with Hilfiger, Mallory McKimm, and Goodrow each hitting a triple in the quarter, including a deep three (at the 1:48:08 mark of the above video) by Goodrow with just over two minutes left.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Visiting St. Marys built a 16-point lead after three quarters and then held off a furious fourth-quarter rally by Johnsonburg to get a 39-32 win.

The Lady Dutch led 34-18 going to the fourth quarter before Johnsonburg nearly doubled its score by outscoring St. Marys 14-5 in the final eight minutes.

Kyla Johnson led St. Marys with nine points while hitting three 3-pointers, including one in the fourth quarter, while Samantha Hayes and Isabelle Caskey each added seven points.

Annasophia Stauffer had a game-high 14 points for Johnsonburg, including eight in the fourth quarter, while adding four steals. Kaci Stelene chipped in six points and six rebounds for the Ramettes with Emma Myers also grabbing six boards and Tess Kocjancic scoring six points.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Bree Garzel scored 17 of her game-high 21 points to lead Port Allegany to a 59-46 win over visiting Northern Potter.

It was Garzel’s sixth 20-point game in nine contests this year, and she added eight rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

Gracie Archer chipped in 10 points and four assists for the Lady Gators with Evin Stauffer adding seven points, five rebounds, and four blocked shots.

Megan Hyde had career night for Northern Potter with 17 points – she had scored 15 in the Lady Panthers’ first seven games. All 17 of her points came from the second quarter on including 13 after halftime.

Becca Martin added 14 points for NoPo with Courtney Martin chipping in nine points.


BRADFORD, Pa. – Sarah Chambers scored 21 points, including 17 before halftime, to lead visiting Coudersport to a 51-15 win over Bradford.

Elizabeth Frame added 15 points and Rosalyn Page nine for the Lady Falcons.

Hannah Lary and Lea Kakolewski each scored four points for Bradford. The Coudersport coaching staff credited Belle Porterfield for her defensive effort


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Riley Presloid hit four first-quarter 3-pointers and scored 14 of her 17 points in the opening quarter, as Punxsutawney used a strong first quarter to beat visiting Redbank Valley, 75-49.

Behind Riley Presloid, the Lady Chucks led 28-8 at the end of a quarter.

Sarah Weaver led Punxsutawney with 21 points, six assists, and three rebounds.

Katelyn Griebel added nine points and three rebounds, Kiestin Riley eight points and eight rebounds, and Chloe Presloid chipped in six points, eight rebounds, and four steals.

Madison Forninger scored 20 points to lead Redbank Valley with Alivia Huffman adding nine tallies.


HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Alexis Troup hit a pair of fourth-quarter three on her way to 11 points to help Huntingdon beat visiting Clearfield, 34-30.

The teams were tied at 26 going to the fourth quarter but Troup led the Bearcats to the win.

Megan Durandetta led Clearfield with nine points, Emma Hipps added seven points, and Riley Ryen had six points. Paige Rhine grabbed 18 rebounds while adding four points.

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