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Ferguson, C-L Boys Roll to Win; Clearfield Rallies for Victory; St. Marys, ECC Girls Get Wins Jan. 3, 2022

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – A 23-2 first-half run helped Clarion-Limestone roll past visiting A-C Valley, 63-36.

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The Lions actually trailed 8-0 right out of the gate but scored 23 of the next 25 points to take control of the game, 23-10, by the end of the first quarter.

           

Jase Ferguson scored nine of his game-high 16 points in the first quarter on his way to being named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

Ferguson discussed his and his team’s performance,

C-L was well-balanced beyond Ferguson with Rylie Klingensmith adding 11 points, Tommy Smith and Ty Rankin nine each, and Jordan Hesdon eight.

The Lions used a full-court, pressure defense to turn the game around after the slow start with Ferguson and Rankin each coming away with four steals and Jack Callen adding three steals.

Ferguson also had four rebounds and four assists, while Rankin added nine rebounds and Callen four rebounds.

Jay Clover paced A-C Valley with 14 points, including eight in the second quarter, with Alex Preston adding 13 tallies.

CLEARFIELD 61, TYRONE 59

HYDE, Pa. – Hitting six third-quarter 3-pointers, Clearfield rallied from seven down at the half and then held off a fourth-quarter rally from Tyrone to beat the visiting Eagles, 61-59.

Tyrone led 39-32 at halftime before Clearfield got hot in the third quarter.

The Bison used 3-pointers in the quarter from Andon Greslick (2), Anthony Lopez (2), Morgen Billotte, and Cole Miller to outscore Tyrone 21-6 to take a 53-45 lead going the fourth quarter before holding off an Eagle comeback attempt.

Miller had a monster game for Clearfield with 27 points and 15 rebounds while Billiotte added 10 points, Greslick eight, and Lopez seven.

               

Zac LeGars paced Tyrone with 19 points and Ross Gampe added 15 points.

CLARION 38, KARNS CITY 31

KARNS CITY, Pa. – In a slugfest defensive battle at Karns City, Devon Lauer and Dawson Smail both had big third quarters to help Clarion to a 38-31 win over the Gremlins.

With Clarion leading 12-11 at halftime, Lauer and Smail combined for 17 of the Bobcats’ 18 third-quarter points as they expanded the lead to 30-25 going to the fourth quarter.

Lauer had nine of his 13 points in the third quarter with Smail adding eight of his game-high 18 in the third. Smail added eight rebounds and six steals.

Micah Rupp paced Karns City with 13 points.

KEYSTONE 69, NORTH CLARION 50

KNOX, Pa. -Keystone slowly pulled away from North Clarion for a 69-50 win over the visiting Wolves.

   

The Panthers led 36-33 at halftime before expanding the lead to eight, 52-44, going to the fourth quarter.

Kyle Nellis and Drew Keth combined to score 45 points in the win with Nellis netting 23 and Keth 22. Aiden Sell added 13 points in the win, and Cole Henry grabbed 10 rebounds.

Aiden Hartle had a game-high 28 points for North Clarion with Colbin Waterson adding 11 points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 56, BROCKWAY 27

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Ten different Elk County Catholic players scored in a 56-27 win over visiting Brockway.

Colby Nussbaum and Lance O’Neill each scored eight points for the Crusaders with David Anderson adding seven, and Jordan Wasko, Noah Cherry, and Adam Straub each adding six points.

Alex Carlson scored a game-high 13 points for Brockway.

ST. MARYS 62, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 37

DUBOIS, Pa. – Quin Gavazzi hit five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 17 points to lead St. Marys past visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 62-37, in AML South action.

Zach Thorwart added 12 points for the Dutch with Tanner Fox adding eight points.

Luke Swisher scored 19 points for DCC with Marek Hoyt added nine points for the Cardinals.

CRANBERRY 62, FOREST AREA 10

SENECA, Pa. – Thirteen Cranberry players scored led by 10 points from freshman Cole Findlay in a 62-10 Berry over visiting Forest Area.

Ashton Weaver and Noel Bunyak each added six points for Cranberry.

Keyon Custer led Forest Area with five points.

JOHNSONBURG 59, COUDERSPORT 29

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Isaiah Jackson led a trio of Johnsonburg players with 17 points, as the Rams toppled visiting Coudersport, 59-29.

Aaron Myers chipped in 13 points for the Rams with Kole Atsi adding 10 points and Eric Hoffman nine points.

Mason Roessner led Coudersport with 12 points with Reilly Steich adding 11 points.

GALETON 45, AUSTIN 40

AUSTIN, Pa. – Braiden Cimino had 11 points to help visiting Galeton beat Austin, 45-40, in NTL action.

Braden Ward added eight points for the Tigers.

Jacob Hooftallen had 21 points and eight rebounds for Austin with Dawson Hooftallen adding 13 points.

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ST. MARYS 35, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 29

ST. MARYS, Pa. -St. Marys built an 11-point lead after the third quarter on its way to a 35-29 win over visiting DuBois Central Catholic.

The Lady Dutch led 31-20 after 24 minutes after a 16-9 first-quarter advantage and a 9-2 third-quarter edge.

Jayssa Snelick led St. Marys with a game-high 15 points.

Lexi Berta and Kayley Risser each scored six points for DCC.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 43, BROCKWAY 21

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Visiting Elk County Catholic got a game-best 15 points from Sydney Alexander on its way to a 43-21 win over Brockway.

Sami Straub added eight points for the Lady Crusaders who also got seven points from Lucy Klawuhn.

Madelyn Schmader paced Brockway with 10 points, five rebounds, and three steals.

KANE 50, SMETHPORT 25

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Maya Smith led a balanced Kane effort with 13 points in a 50-25 road win over Smethport.

Mia Anderson added 11 points for the Lady Wolves with Hailey Hillman scoring eight.

Elizabeth Hungiville scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds, came away with four steals, and handed out two assists for Smethport.

MARION CENTER 49, DUBOIS 46

MARION CENTER, Pa. – Kaelee Elkin and Lydia Miller hit key fourth-quarter 3-pointers, as Marion Center rallied past visiting DuBois, 49-46.

The Stingers trailed 13-9 at the end of the first quarter before taking a 26-24 halftime lead. They were still up one, 36-35, going to the fourth quarter before getting the big shots from Elkin and Miller to hold off the Lady Beavers.

The duo combined for 33 points led by Elkin’s 19 tallies with Miller adding 14.

Madison Rusnica scored 16 points for DuBois with Alexas Pfeufer adding eight tallies.

TYRONE 62, CLEARFIELD 41

TYRONE, Pa. – Alayna Woomer, Bree Paul, and Kayelin Gibbons combined to score 48 points to help Tyrone to a 62-41 home Mountain League win over Clearfield.

Woomer scored a game-high 18 points with Paul, who hit five first-half 3-pointers, and Gibbons each adding 15 points.

Hannah Glunt led Clearfield with 12 points with Cayleigh Walker adding 11.

WARREN 66, BRADFORD 22

BRADFORD, Pa. – Alana Stuart and Sammie Ruhlman each had 16 points to help lead Warren to a 66-22 win at Bradford.

Ruhlman scored eight of her 16 points in the first quarter as the Dragons, winners of four straight, jumped out to a 23-8 lead. Warren nearly doubled its effort in the second, pouring in another 22 points to take a 45-16 halftime advantage.

Stuart balanced her 16 across the game with five in the first, four in the second, four in the third, and three in the fourth. She also added seven rebounds. Ruhlman had six assists.

Halle Kuzminski also scored in double figures with 10 points. Alyssa Farr and Meea Irwin each had eight points.

Alanna Benson led the Owls with 11 points.

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