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Guzzi, Rooke Help Forest Area Girls Pull Away from A-C Valley; Karns City Tops Keystone in OT; Martin, NoPo Edge Smethport

Kaylie Rooke had 12 points and 17 rebounds in Forest Area's win over A-C Valley Tuesday. Photo by Deb Arner

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Amber Guzzi scored six of her 10 points in the fourth quarter to help Forest Area pull away from A-C Valley for a 36-28 KSAC Small School win at East Forest.

Also see Jan. 24 District 9 boys recaps

The Fires led 23-21 going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Lady Falcons 13-7.

Kaylie Rooke added four points in the final eight minutes and had a huge night with 12 points, 17 rebounds, four steals, and five blocked shots for Forest Area.

           

Guzzi added four steals to her 10 tallies, while Jayden Colvin had seven points and six steals and Kenzie Kopchick added five points, seven rebounds, and six blocked shots.

Keira McVay paced A-C Valley with 14 points with Ava Snyder chipping in with eight points.

KARNS CITY 38, KEYSTONE 33, OVERTIME

KNOX, Pa. – Shae Pistorius forced overtime with a free throw with 10 seconds left in regulation, and Brooklyn Taylor scored four points, all from the line, in the extra session to help Karns City escape Keystone with a 38-33 win.

Pistorius’s charity shot tied the game at 31, and the Lady Gremlins then hit five overtime free throws while outscoring Keystone 7-2 in extra time.

The game was a low-scoring affair throughout with Karns City leading 10-6 at the end of eight minutes and 16-12 at halftime before Keystone took a 25-24 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Six Natalie Bowser third-quarter points helped the Lady Panthers turn the game around in the quarter, while Jill Winters scored all five of her points in the frame.

Taylor led Karns City with 12 points with Emma Dailey adding 10 points.

Bowser had a game-high 14 points for Keystone with Emma Gruber chipping in with eight tallies.

NORTHERN POTTER 39, SMETHPORT 33

ULYSSES, Pa. – Northern Potter used a strong first half to build an 11-point halftime lead then held off a strong Smethport charge in the third quarter to pick up a 39-33 home NTL win.

The Lady Panthers led 19-8 at the break thanks to a strong first quarter from Kayden Brown, who scored eight of her nine points in the frame.

               

Smethport came charging back in the third quarter outpacing Northern Potter 16-10 in the frame behind six points each from Elizabeth Hungiville and Jaidyn Goodman, with Goodman hitting a pair of 3-pointers out of the halftime locker room.

Rebecca Martin led NoPo with 13 points and eight rebounds with Molly Caddy adding six points, Haylee Chapman four points, seven rebounds, and three steals, Riley Thompson two points, seven rebounds, and three steals, and Emma Haynes three points and seven boards. Reagan Slawson dished out three assists while scoring a pair of points.

Hungiville had 13 points, 16 rebounds, two steals, and two blocked shots for Smethport.

CAMERON COUNTY 42, AUSTIN 26

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Overcoming a slow scoring start, Cameron County took care of visiting Austin, 42-26, in NTL action.

The Lady Raiders led 6-4 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Lady Panthers 24-13 over the next two quarters to take control of the game.

Aubree Lorenzo had a big game for Cameron County with 16 points and six rebounds with Ava Hilfiger adding a double-double of 13 points and 10 boards.

Navaeh Spaeth also had 10 rebounds in the win while Renee Earle scored six points and Trinity Earle had five points and seven rebounds.

   

Aaralyn Robinson added two points, three steals, and four rebounds for the Lady Raiders.

Ella Brewer had 12 points, three rebounds, and two steals for Austin with Isabella Rees adding eight points, nine rebounds, and three steals and Kadence McKeirnan two points, six rebounds, and three steals.

NORTH CLARION 52, CLARION 28

CLARION, Pa. – A slow start didn’t slow down North Clarion, as the She-Wolves rebounded from their first loss of the season to beat homestanding Clarion, 62-28, in KSAC Small School play.

North Clarion led the shorthanded Lady Cats, who once again were playing without one of their top players, Taylor Alston (ankle), by just three points, 12-9, at the end of the first quarter.

But four different players scored in the second quarter, including a 3-pointer from Akeela Greenawalt and four points from Lauren Lutz to expand the lead to 23-15 at halftime.

Things really got rolling for the She-Wolves in the third quarter when they scored 17 points behind six from Lily Homan and five from Ainsley Hartle to expand the lead to 18, 40-22.

Lutz, who also scored four points in the third quarter, finished with a game-high 16 points for North Clarion with Homan adding 15, 11 after halftime. Hartle chipped in with seven tallies.

Sophie Babington led Clarion with 16 points with Marley Kline scoring nine points.

OTTO-ELDRED 48, OSWAYO VALLEY 27

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Visiting Otto-Eldred built a 12-point halftime lead before outscoring Oswayo Valley by 14 points in the third quarter on its way to a 48-27 win in NTL action.

The Lady Terrors, still unbeaten in league play, led 22-12 at the break before outscoring the Green Wave 20-6 in the third quarter.

Katie Sheeler scored nine of her game-high 20 points in the third quarter while Brooke Close added five of her nine tallies.

Sheeler added six steals while Carrie Drummond had four rebounds, three steals, and five points, and Kate Rhinehart and Bri Heller chipped in seven rebounds apiece with Heller also scoring four points, blocking two shots and handing out two assists.

Layken Enty had 12 points for Oswayo Valley with Brooke George adding eight tallies.

REDBANK VALLEY 68, CRANBERRY 16

SENECA, Pa. – Alivia Huffman and Mylee Harmon combined to score 32 points in Redbank Valley’s 68-16 road KSAC Large School win over Cranberry.

Harmon led the Lady Bulldogs with 17 points with Harmon adding 15.

Also for Redbank Valley, Quinn White and Alyssa Bowser each scored eight points.

Kendall Findlay led Cranberry with eight points.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 66, BROOKVILLE 27

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – It was a career night for Riley Doverspike whose first-career double-digit game resulted in a game-high 18 points to go with six seals in Punxsutawney’s 66-27 rout of visiting Brookville in D9 League action.

Chloe Presloid added 16 points, six assists, five rebounds, and two steals for the Lady Chucks, who led 25-5 at the end of the first quarter.

Danielle Griebel and Avary Powell each added eight points in the win with Emily McMahan scoring seven points.

Griebel also dished out five assists and had four rebounds and three steals, Powell had a team-high 11 rebounds to go with two steals, and Samantha Griebel also handed out five assists to go with three steals and two rebounds.

Samantha Whitling and Kaida Yoder each scored nine points for Brookville.

Punxsutawney limited Brookville’s leading scorer, Eden Wonderling, to no made field goals and three points.

MONITEAU 63, CLARION-LIMESTONE 38

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – A monster game from Davina Pry helped visiting Moniteau roll past Clarion-Limestone, 63-38, in KSAC Large School Division action.

Pry had 17 points, 15 rebounds, and five blocked shots.

Also for the Lady Warriors, Kendall Sankey added 12 points and four steals and Catherine Kelly had 15 points and four steals.

Lexi Coull paced C-L with 14 points.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 50, BROCKWAY 30

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Three DuBois Central Catholic players reached double figures, as the Lady Cardinals used a balanced offensive attack to topple Brockway, 50-30, in AML South play in Brockway.

Kayley Risser led DCC with 11 points with Emma Elensku and Jessy Frank each scoring 10 points.

Also for the Lady Cards, Faith Jacob netted nine tallies and Marina Hanes had five.

Madelyn Schmader had nine points and six steals for Brockway with Rheanna Spinda also scoring nine points.

ST. MARYS 42, RIDGWAY 11

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Outscoring visiting Ridgway 30-3 in the first half, St. Marys rolled to a 42-11 AML South victory.

The Lady Dutch led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and also shut out the Lady Elkers in the fourth quarter.

Maura Caskey had a game-high 11 points for St. Marys with Jayssa Snelick adding 10 points and Izzy Catalone seven points.

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