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Feb. 8, 2021 District 9 Boys’ Hoops: Shall Old-School 3 Helps Smethport Rally Past St. Marys; DuBois Gets Huge Win Over Tyrone

Alex Ognen of Smethport handles the ball during Monday's game as St. Marys' Mitchell Reiter looks on. Ognen played a key role in the comeback for the Hubbers. Photo by Barb Davis. See more of Davis' work here

Feb. 8 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

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SMETHPORT 48, ST. MARYS 47

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Layne Shall’s old-school 3-point play with 28.4 seconds left lifted Smethport to a 48-47 come-from-behind win over visiting St. Marys.

Watch the basket and the free throw via Smethport’s Vimeo Livestream (the play occurs at the 2:24:12 mark of the video)

After the Hubbers took the lead, St. Marys had a chance for the win at the horn but a 3-pointer from Luke Lasko, following three times outs with 4.2 seconds left, was off the mark (watch the final play via the above video at 2:31:18)

Smethport trailed b 10, 33-23, midway through the third quarter ad was still down eight, 45-37, following a 3-pointer by Lasko with 3:48 to go.

Alex Ognen started the Hubbers comeback, though, when he scored on a layup with 2:53 to play following a steal by Richie McDowell.

A strange sequence then occurred about 40 seconds later.

St. Marys’ Bryce Walker was called for a questionable offensive foul following an inbounds play, and then the Dutch bench was whistled for a technical foul with 2:18 left.

But as Ognen readied at the free-throw line to shoot the technical free throws, the technical foul was rescinded leaving Smethport bwith the fall out of bounds.

Shall then scored and was fouled with 2:06 to play hitting the free throw to get Smethport within three, 45-42.

Both teams then missed the front end of one-and-ones before Lasko hit one of two charity shot to put St. Marys ahead 46-42.

Ognen then brought Smethport within one, 46-45, when he drained a 3-pointer with 1:05 to play.

Following a timeout, John Admoski came away with a loose ball steal for Smethport, but McDowell missed a shot with the Dutch getting the rebound.

Lasko then hit one of two charity shots with 45.8 seconds left setting up the final sequence.

Ognen led Smethport with 19 points with Shall adding 18 and McDowell eight.

Lasko had a team-high 16 points for St. Marys with Drake Caskey scoring 12 and Mitchell Reiter adding 11

DUBOIS 40, TYRONE 37

DUBOIS, Pa. – Lennon Lindholm scored 10 points to help DuBois hand visiting Tyrone just its second loss of the season, 40-37.

Jordin Sommers and Nick Felix each added seven points for the Beavers and Nick Farrell chipping in six.

Brandon Lucas led Tyrone with a game-high 13 points with Damon Gripp adding eight points.

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 50, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 46

DUBOIS, Pa. – Hitting 18 of 27 second-half free throws, Redbank Valley rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat homestanding DuBois Central Catholic, 50-46.

The Bulldogs trailed 21-14 at the break but used charity stripe and some timely shooting from Bryson Bain and Chris Marshall to rally for the win.

Bain scored 18 of his game-high 21 points in the second half while going 9 of 11 from the free-throw line in the half, while Marshall added 11 of his 13 after the break.

The duo combined to score all 17 of the Bulldogs third-quarter points helping them climb back within three, 34-31, going to the fourth quarter.

Marshall then scored seven fourth-quarter points, Marquese Gardlock, who ended with 12 points, hit 6 of 8 free throws, and Bain hit 3 of 4 while scoring five points in the quarter to complete the comeback.

Alec Srock led DCC with 14 points with Loren Way scoring 10 and Damon Foster nine.

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BRADFORD 52, KANE 49

KANE, Pa. – Cameron Austin hit three fourth-quarter 3-pointers to help visiting Bradford rally past Kane, 52-49.

Kane led 40-34 going to the fourth quarter before Austin got hot.

Austin scored a game-high 21 points for Bradford with Jarid Wilmoth adding 13 points and Dalton Dixon chipping in 11 points.

Carson Whiteman led Kane with 17 points with Mason Zuzek adding 15 points and Josh Greville nine points.

NORTHERN POTTER 52, GALETON 47

GALETON, Pa. – Tanyon Brown had 13 points, 15 rebounds, six steals, and three assists, including six fourth-quarter points, to help visiting Northern Potter rally past Galeton, 52-47.

The Panthers trailed 41-32 going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Tigers 20-6 in the quarter to get the win.

In addition to Brown, Michael Moore helped lead the rally scoring seven of his eight points in the fourth quarter while hitting a key 3-pointer.

Tre Slawson and Ryan Langworthy each added 11 points in the win for Northern Potter with Nolen Smith contributing seven points.

Ty Stover paced Galeton with 12 points, Trey Kalacinksi added 11 tallies, Kaleb Grabowski scored eight points, and Noah Shutt and Gavin Sykora each had seven points.

NORTH CLARION 59, FOREST AREA 42

TIONESTA, Pa. – Aiden Hartle scored 14 points to lead North Clarion to a 59-42 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Hartle scored eight first-quarter points to help the Wolves to an 18-7 lead at the end of eight minutes.

Logan Swanson, Dylan Walters, and Josh Daum each chipped in eight points for North Clarion.

Jacob Eddy led Forest Area with 14 points, nine rebounds, and seven blocked shots with Allen Johnston adding nine points, five blocks, and four steals. Also for the Fires, Cameron Call added eight points.

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JOHNSONBURG 28, RIDGWAY 17

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Visiting Johnsonburg outscored rival Ridgway by 11 points in the second half to gain a 28-17 win.

The teams were tied at nine at halftime before Johnsonburg netted 19 second-half points to just eight for the Elkers, including 11-2 in the fourth quarter.

Gabe Watts led the Rams with nine points with Jefferson Freeburg adding five.

Dan Park paced Ridgway with eight points and Dom Allegretto scored five.

BROOKVILLE 71, SHEFFIELD 45

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Riding out to a 27-4 start, Brookville cruised to a 71-45 win over visiting Sheffield.

Four Raiders reached double figures in scoring, led by Robert Keth who was perfect from the field with three 3-pointers and 13 points. Griffin Ruhlman had 12 points and eight rebounds while Hunter Geer and Jace Miner each scored 10 points.

Tyler Hepinger scored 15 points for Sheffield.

The Raiders led 40-19 by halftime and started the PIAA’s Mercy Rule running clock by the 1:39 mark of the third quarter after a Keth 3-pointer made it 56-26.

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KEYSTONE 71, VENANGO CATHOLIC 24

OIL CITY, Pa. – Brandon Pierce scored 18 points to lead Keystone to a 71-24 road win over Venango Catholic.

Bret Wingard added 11 points for the Panthers with Colin Say chipping in 10 points and Logan Sell scoring nine points.

Andrew Burda led Venango Catholic with 10 points.

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A-C VALLEY 69, CRANBERRY 45

FOXBURG, Pa. – Levi Orton scored 23 of his game-high 27 points before halftime to help A-C Valley beat visiting Cranberry, 69-45.

Orton added eight rebounds and five steals.

Also for the Falcons, Tanner Merwin scored 11 points to go with eight rebounds and three steals and Eli Penny added eight points and six assists.

Cameron Russell led Cranberry with 11 points and Noel Bunyak added 10 points.

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.

MONITEAU 51, BROCKWAY 42

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Behind a double-double from Quinton Scriven Moniteau beat visiting Brockway, 51-42.

Scriven and 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Warriors who also got 10 points from Ryan Jewart and nine on three 3-pointers from Kyle Pry.

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.

Aiden Bullers scored a game-high 14 points for Brockway with Noah Adams adding eight.

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