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Green’s Late Three Gives DCC Boys Rare Win over Ridgway

Andrew Green's 3-pointer with around 20 seconds left lifted DCC to its first win in Ridgway in nearly 12 years. Photo by Carlie Gritzer

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Andrew Green’s late 3-pointer helped DuBois Central Catholic get a rare 39-38 win over homestanding Ridgway.

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Green’s triple came with about 20 seconds left in the game and the Cardinals down a pair.

Ridgway had a shot at the horn to win the game but it was off the mark.

           

DCC led 28-25 going to the fourth quarter only to watch Ridgway rally to take the 38-36 lead thanks to three 3-pointers from Aaron Sorg, who scored 11 of his team-high 17 points in the final eight minutes.

But Green, who hit a pair of triples of his own in the fourth quarter, netted a game-high 20 points for the Cardinals.

Jack Benninger added 13 points for Ridgway.

The victory was just the third for DCC over Ridgway since the 2012 season with the Elkers going 18-3 in that span. It was also the Cardinals’ first win in Ridgway since a 68-59 double-overtime victory on Feb. 25, 2011, in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals. It had been over 13 years since DCC won a regular-season game in Ridgway last taking a regular-season contest 72-53, on Dec. 14, 2009.

SHEFFIELD 58, SMETHPORT 40

SHEFFIELD, Pa. Behind 29 points from Connor Finch, Sheffield earned its second win of the season over Smethport, 58-40.

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The start of the game was the exact opposite from the first meeting, which saw Smethport take a 12-0 lead after the first quarter. This time around, Sheffield jumped out to the 12-0 lead and took a 20-10 advantage into the second quarter.

Finch scored 11 of his points in the fourth quarter, while Mason Silvis finished with 11 points and Lucas McNeal and Leihden Wotorson seven apiece.

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Finch, McNeal, and Silvis also had two steals apiece.

Preston Alfieri led Smethport with 14 points, while Hayden Leet added eight.

MONITEAU 63, A-C VALLEY 56

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Building a 16-point lead heading to the fourth quarter, Moniteau held off a furious A-C Valley rally to pull out a 63-56 home win.

The Warriors were ahead 47-41 after three quarters only to see A-C Valley explode for 25 fourth-quarter points behind nine from Jay Clover and six from Brody Dittman.

David Dessicinio paced Moniteau with 15 points, Andrew Zapada added 13 and Chason Delarosa-Rugg 12.

Also for the Warriors, David Martino scored nine points.

Clover and Alex Preston each had 15 points for A-C Valley with Ryan Cooper adding nine and Ian Runyan eight.

   

ST. MARYS 38, PUNXSUTAWNEY 30

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Tanner Fox and Quin Gavazzi combined to score 23 points as St. Marys picked up a 38-30 road win in D9 League play over Punxsutawney.

Fox scored 13 points for the Dutch with Gavazzi adding 10.

Also for St. Marys, Anthony Nedzinski added eight points.

Noah Kengersky paced Punxsutawney with 13 points with Beau Thomas chipping in seven.

CAMERON COUNTY 54, OSWAYO VALLEY 40

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Led by 15 points from Landon Farron, Cameron County had four players score in double figures in a 54-40 home NTL win over Oswayo Valley.

Josh Smith added 14 points for the Red Raiders who also got 10 apiece from Camdyn Allison and Maddox Baughman.

Conner Resig and Allen Mertsock each scored 10 points for Oswayo Valley with Cayden Black chipping in eight tallies.

JOHNSONBURG 49, BROCKWAY 33

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Isaiah Jackson scored 18 points to help visiting Johnsonburg knocked off Brockway, 49-33, in AML action.

Jake Lobaugh added 12 points for the Rams who also got eight from Kole Asti.

Aiden Grieneisen led Brockway with 10 points with Alex Carlson adding eight.

OTTO-ELDRED 70, COUDERSPORT 31

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Double-doubles from Brax Caldwell and Landon Francis helped Otto-Eldred roll to a 70-31 road NTL victory over Coudersport.

Caldwell had 12 points and 13 rebounds with Francis adding 13 points, 11 assists, and two steals.

Also for the Terrors, Shene Thomas chipped in 13 points, eight rebounds, and two steals, Manning Splain had 12 points, and Austin Cousins scored 11 points.

Reilly Streich paced Coudersport with 12 points.

PORT ALLEGANY 62, AUSTIN 30

AUSTIN, Pa. – Braylon Button had a double-double and Jett Rudding scored 18 points to help Port Allegany pick up a 62-30 road NTL victory over Austin.

Button had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Gators, while Rudding got hot late scoring 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Also for Port Allegany, Jerrod Funk scored six points, grabbed seven rebounds, and handed out six assists, Blaine Moses had six points and seven rebounds, Noah Archer handed out six assists and scored three points, and Drew Evens had three points, seven rebounds, and three blocked shots.

Jacob Hooftallen had 17 points and eight rebounds for Austin.

CLARION 74, CRANBERRY 47

SENECA, Pa. – Devon Lauer racked up 24 points to help visiting Clarion topple Cranberry, 74-47.

All 24 of Lauer’s points came in the first three quarters, and he hit six 3-pointers in the contest.

Gabe Smiko added 14 points in the victory with Bryce Brinkley chipping in 11 points and four assists.

The Smail brothers had strong all-around games for the Bobcats with Derek scoring seven points to go with 11 rebounds, four steals, and four assists and Dawson adding four points, six assists, and four steals.

Logan MacKinley also had eight points in the win.

Ethan Merryman led Cranberry with 11 points.

KARNS CITY 65, NORTH CLARION 48

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Behind 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and four blocked shots from Micah Rupp, Karns City defended its home court with a 65-48 win over North Clarion.

Jacob Callihan had a double-double in the win for the Gremlins with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Taite Beighley added 10 points, Hobie Bartoe six points and seven rebounds, and Braden Grossman five points and six assists.

Also for Karns CIty, Shane Peters scored eight points.

Aiden Hartle netted a game-high 22 points for North Clarion with Drake Irwin hitting three 3-pointers on his way to an 11-point game.

KEYSTONE 56, FOREST AREA 11

KNOX, Pa. – Eleven different Keystone players scored to help the Panthers to a 56-11 home win over Forest Area.

Cole Henry led Keystone with eight points, Aiden Sell and Tyler Rupp each scored seven points, and Haden Foster, Liam Say, and Kyle Nellis chipped in six each.

Say also grabbed a team-best 10 rebounds for the Panthers

Keyon Custer scored six points for Forest Area.

REDBANK VALLEY 57, UNION 42

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Four Redbank Valley players reached double digits, as the Bulldogs rolled past visiting rival Union, 57-42.

Kieran Fricko led Redbank Valley with 16 points with Owen Clouse and Braylon Wagner each scoring 11 and Aiden Ortz chipping in 10.

Mason Clouse nearly gave the Bulldogs five players in double digits finishing the night with nine points.

Dawson Camper had 13 points for Union with Zander Laughlin and Payton Johnston each chipping in seven points.

GALETON 67, NORTHERN POTTER 48

GALETON, Pa. – Braiden Cimino led a foursome of Galeton players in double digits with 15 points as the Tigers knocked off visiting Northern Potter, 67-48.

Ayden Whipple added 14 points for Galeton with Gavin Sykora scoring 11 and John Martin 10.

Nolen Smith scored 19 points for Northern Potter with Etah Fuhrer adding 10 tallies and Ty Daniels eight points.

GLENDALE 42, CURWENSVILLE 40

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – A second-half comeback attempt by Curwensville fell just short in a 42-40 loss to visiting Glendale in ICC play.

The Golden Tide trailed 27-15 at halftime but rallied behind Parker Wood’s 14 second-half points to make it a game.

Wood, who scored all eight of Curwensville’s fourth-quarter tallies, finished with 16 points with Davis Fleming adding nine for the Golden Tide.

Mason Peterson had a team-high 15 points for Glendale with Landen McGarvey adding 13.

PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 43, CLEARFIELD 40

HYDE, Pa. – Visiting Philipsburg-Osceola outscored Clearfield 13-10 in the fourth quarter to take home a 43-40 Mountain League victory.

Jacob DeSimone scored six points in the final eight minutes for the Mounties with Oliver Harpster scoring five points in the quarter.

DeSimone led P-O with 11 points with Harpster and Nick Johnson each adding nine points.

Cole Miller had a double-double for Clearfield with 17 points and 10 rebounds with Moren Billotte adding 10 points and four boards.

The loss snapped a seven-game win streak for the Bison, who hadn’t lost since Dec. 19.

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