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Feb. 8, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: DCC Knocks Down Clarion; O-E Beats Ridgway; Cville tops Harmony

Lexi Berta led DCC with 12 points in a win over Clarion Tuesday. Photo courtesy of DCC Basketball

Feb. 8 District girls basketball recaps

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 36, CLARION 29

DUBOIS, Pa. – Lexi Berta led a balanced scoring effort for DuBois Central Catholic in a 36-29 win over visiting Clarion.

Berta scored 12 points to lead the Lady Cardinals with Marina Hanes adding 10. Kayley Risser just missed a double-double finishing with nine points and 11 rebounds, and Faith Jacob climbed the ladder for 15 rebounds to go with three points.

Jordan Best led Clarion with 12 points with Sophia Babington adding 10 points while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

OTTO-ELDRED 48, RIDGWAY 32

RIDGWAY, Pa. – A day after seeing its 15-game win streak ended at Elk County Catholic, Otto-Eldred returned to Elk County and rallied past Ridgway for a 48-32 win.

The Lady Terrors trailed by four, 23-19, at halftime but outscored the Lady Elkers 29-9 in the second half including 11-0 in the fourth quarter to rally for the victory.

Anna Merry and Bri Heller each scored 14 points for Otto-Eldred with Katie Sheeler adding 11 points and Brooke Close seven.

Sheeler also had seven steals, five assists, and three rebounds, and Heller grabbed eight rebounds.

Julie Peterson led Ridgway with 10 points with Jenna Kasmierski adding nine points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Payton Delhunty handed out seven assists and scored three points.

CURWENSVILLE 47, HARMONY 26

WESTOVER, Pa. – Skylar Pentz tied her career-high with a season-high 16 points to lead Curwensville past homestanding Harmony, 47-26, in MoValley League action.

Alyssa Bakaysa added 11 points for the Golden Tide with Austyn Guiher adding seven.

Sherri Kephart led Harmony with 16 points.

BROCKWAY 56, KANE 28

KANE, Pa. – Behind 22 points, 12 rebounds, five blocked shots, four assists, and four steals from Selena Buttery, Brockway secured an AML playoff spot with a 56-28 road win over Kane.

Danielle Wood added 15 points, five assists, and four steals for the Lady Rovers with Madelyn Schmader chipping in nine points and Ciara Morellu seven points, four rebounds, three steals, and three blocked shots.

Raegan Gelnette added eight rebounds while scoring a point for Brockway.

Mia Anderson paced Kane with 10 points.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 43, ST. MARYS 21

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Despite an off-night shooting, Punxsutawney climbed back into a tie for first place in the D9 League with a 43-21 win at St. Marys.

The Lady Chucks shot just 19 of 60 (31.7 percent) from the field and 1 of 12 from 3-point range but used a stiff defense that recorded 15 steals to beat the Lady Dutch and move into the first-place tie with Elk County Catholic at 6-1 in league play.

Danielle Griebel and Maeve Hanley led Punxsutawney with nine points each with Amy Poole adding eight. Griebel also had four assists, six rebounds, and five steals with Kierstin Riley adding five points, three assists, five rebounds, and four steals. Hanley pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.

Izzy Catalione scored a game-high 12 points for St. Marys.

NORTHERN POTTER 37, OSWAYO VALLEY 21

ULYSSES, Pa. – Rebecca Martin scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Northern Potter to a 37-21 home NTL win over Oswayo Valley.

Courtney Martin added eight points and six steals for the Lady Panthers who also got four points and six rebounds from Abbie Cady.

Jenna Freer netted eight points for Oswayo Valley with Makenna Manning adding seven.

COUDERSPORT 51, GALETON 8

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Liz Frame hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers and ended up draining four long balls on the night while scoring 16 points and coming away with 10 steals in a 51-8 Coudersport win over visiting Galeton in NTL action.

Emma Chambers added nine points and six rebounds for the Lady Falcons with Bel Porterfield chipping in six rebounds, five steals, and two points, and Sierra Myers seven points.

Olivia Rohrbaugh and Allie Macensky each scored four points for Galeton.

SMETHPORT 39, AUSTIN 26

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Outscoring visiting Austin 20-7 in the middle two quarters, Smethport picked up a 39-26 home NTL victory.

The Lady Hubbers and Lady Panthers were tied at seven at the end of the first quarter before Smethport took a 15-10 halftime lead that grew to 27-14 by the end of the third quarter.

Abby Lutz led Smethport with 13 points with Elizabeth Hungiville adding nine points, seven rebounds, five steals, and two blocks.

Coryn McClain also had nine points, six rebounds, and four steals for the Lady Hubbers, Danielle Nelson added six points, and Sabrina Tanner had six rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two points.

Ella Brewer had 11 points and four steals for Austin with Isabella Rees adding 10 points, seven rebounds, and five steals.

PORT ALLEGANY 42, CAMERON COUNTY 23

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kayleigha Dowell’s 14-point, 10-rebound double-double helped Port Allegany beat visiting Cameron County, 42-23, in NTL action.

Leigha Nelson also scored 14 points for the Lady Gators with Ella Moses adding 11 points, six assists, and three steals.

Mikenna Farabaugh and Navaeh Spaeth each scored seven points for Cameron County.

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