SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Jacob Hooftallen hit 8 of 9 free throws in the fourth quarter to help visiting Austin hold off Oswayo Valley, 52-48, in NTL action.
The Panthers led 37-33 going to the fourth quarter, and Hooftallen made sure the lead stuck.
It was a monster game for Hooftallen with 24 points and 18 rebounds.
Dawson Hooftallen added 15 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists for Austin with Brennan Ogden chipping in eight points and eight rebounds.
Cayden Black had a team-high 18 points for Oswayo Valley with Allen Mertsock adding eight points and Nikolas Bonney seven points.
DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 56, UNION 51
RIMERBSURG, Pa. – An 18-7 third-quarter advantage helped visiting DuBois Central Catholic overcome a small halftime deficit and pick up a 56-51 win over Union.
The Cardinals trailed 29-26 at the break but got a pair of Marek Hoyt 3-pointers and four points each from Luke Swisher and Andrew Green to take a 44-36 lead into the fourth quarter.
Swisher led DCC with 22 points, Green added 16 points, and Brendan Paisley chipped in 10 points.
Skyler Roxbury had a career-high 25 points for Union surpassing his previous best mark of 20 in a season-opening win over Brockway this season.
Dawson Camper went up the ladder for 18 rebounds for the Golden Knights while adding a pair of points with Zander Laughlin chipping in 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists and Trey Fleming adding five assists, three steals, and four points.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 57, NORTH CLARION 48
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Jimmie Neese scored six of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help Punxsutawney pull away from visiting North Clarion, 57-48.
The Chucks led by two, 43-41, going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Wolves14-7 in the final eight minutes.
Ryen Heigley had a big night for Punxsutawney with 24 points with Noah Weaver adding 10 tallies.
Aiden Hartle had his seventh game of 25 of more points for North Clarion with a game-high 27 points. Ethan Carll added nine tallies for the Wolves.
KANE 68, FOREST AREA 18
KANE, Pa. – Ricky Zampogna and Landon Darr combined to score 29 points, as Kane topped Forest Area, 68-18, at home.
Zampogna led the Wolves with 16 points with Darr adding 13.
Sam Lundeen chipped in nine tallies and Scott Szymanski had eight for Kane.
Keyon Custer led Forest Area with eight points.
OTTO-ELDRED 79, NORTHERN POTTER 29
ULYSSES, Pa. – Manning Splain’s season-high 24 points helped Otto-Eldred to a 79-29 road NTL victory over Northern Potter.
Brax Caldwell, meanwhile, scored a career-high 19 points in the victory for the Terrors, who had four players reach double digits.
Also for Otto-Eldred, Shene Thomas had 14 points and Austin Cousins added 12 points.
Ethan Furhrer paced Northern Potter with 10 points.
PORT ALLEGANY 54, SMETHPORT 22
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Blasting out to a 38-9 halftime lead, Port Allegany rolled to a 54-22 NTL win at home over Smethport.
The Gators were up 20-2 at the end of the first quarter thanks to seven points from Blaine Moses and five from Jett Rudding.
Braylon Button then scored six points and Drew Evens and Noah Archer added five each in the second quarter for Port Allegany.
Button had a double-double for the Gators with 11 points and 11 rebounds with Moses adding nine points and six rebounds and Evens eight points.
Port Allegany head coach Kyle Babcock also praised Evens’ defensive work on Smethport’s Preston Alfieri with Evens limiting the Hubbers’ leading scorer (14.3 ppg coming into the night) to six points, the second-fewest of the season for the Smethport scorer.
Noah Archer dished out four assists and scored five points in the win as well.
Alfieri’s six points led Smethport with Hayden Leet chipping in five tallies.
CAMERON COUNTY 69, GALETON 41
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Josh Smith had a career-high for the second straight game to help Cameron County to a 69-41 NTL win over visiting Galeton.
Smith, fresh off a 17-point performance in a win over Coudersport Saturday, had his first career 20-point game with a game-high 21.
Camdyn Allison added 15 points in the win for the Red Raiders, who led 34-22 at halftime before outscoring the Tigers 24-11 in the third quarter behind eight points from Smith and six from Allison.
Maddox Baughman chipped in 12 points in the victory, and Landon Farren added 10 points for the Red Raiders.
John Martin paced Galeton with nine points.
BOLIVAR-RICHBURG (N.Y.) 69, COUDERSPORT 42
BOLIVAR, N.Y. – A 19-point effort by Ayden Sisson helped Bolivar-Ricbburg (N.Y.) send Coudersport back across the border emptyhanded thanks to a 69-42 win for the home team.
Even Pinney added 17 points in the win.
Reilly Streich had another nice night for Coudersport with 19 points with Mason Roessner adding 12 tallies.
CLEARFIELD 46, BALD EAGLE AREA 32
WINGATE, Pa. – Three Clearfield players reached double digits n a 46-32 road NTL victory over Bald Eagle Area.
Cayleigh Walker led the Lady Bison with 13 points with Hannah Glunt adding 11 points and Riley Ryen 10.
Mia Helsel also scored eight points for Clearfield.
Taylor Habovick paced Bald Eagle Area with 13 points.
RIDGWAY 39, SMETHPORT 26
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Building a 17-point halftime lead, Ridgway picked up a 39-26 road win over Smethport.
The Lady Elkers led 27-10 at the break and 33-17 going to the fourth quarter.
Jenna Kasmierski had a solid all-around game for Ridgway with 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocked shots, three steals, and three assists.
Gabby Amacher added 11 points, four assists, four rebounds, and four steals for Ridgway with Kristen Ellenberger chipping in six points, five assists, and four steals.
Elizabeth Hungiville had a double-double for Smethport with 16 points and 10 rebounds while also adding two assists.
JOHNSONBURG 53, CAMERON COUNTY 25
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Scoring a season-high 53 points, Johnsonburg broke a four-game losing skid with a 53-25 win over visiting Cameron County.
Three Ramettes reached double figures led by a season-high 16 points from Maria Casilio. Cadence Brechtel added 15 points and Ella Lindberg chipped in 12 points.
Renee Earle paced Cameron County with seven points.
GLENDALE 59, CURWENSVILLE 17
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Minyhaha Eastlerling scored a game-high 21 points to help visiting Glendale beat Curwensville, 59-17, in ICC North action.
Madison Peterson added 16 points in the win for the Vikings.
Karleigh Fryer paced Curwensville with nine points.