PITTSBURGH – Behind senior Cooch Husted, DuBois rallied past Brashear and into the PIAA Class 5A playoffs with a 39-38 win in the District 8-9-10 5A boys subregional championship game at Brashear High School.
The Beavers (17-6) trailed 33-31 in the fourth quarter before Husted five of DuBois’ eight points in the quarter.
Brashear, which beat District 10 champion General McLane earlier in the week to reach the title game while DuBois had a bye, had a 3-pointer at the horn to win the game that didn’t fall.
Husted finished with a game-high 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Beavers with Joey Foradora adding 12 points.
Titus Gillett paced Brashear with nine points with Jahmier Kidd and Kameron Cheatom each adding eight.
DuBois led 15-6 after the first quarter behind eight points from Foradora, who hit a pair of 3-pointers, before the Bulls got back within four, 23-19, at halftime.
The Beavers still led 31-28 going the fourth quarter before Brashear started the quarter on a 5-0 spurt.
It marks the first time DuBois has won a District or subregional title on the court since beating Punxsutawney for the District 9 Class 4A title in 2000.
DuBois will host Gateway, the fourth-place team out of the WPIAL, on Tuesday, March 8, while Brashear will travel to Highlands, the third-place team out of the WPIAL, also on Tuesday.
OBAMA ACADEMY 59, CLEARFIELD 58, OVERTIME
HYDE, Pa. – Bryce Carter’s offensive rebound and putback just as the horn sounded lifted District 8’s Obama Academy past D9 champion Clearfield, 59-59, in overtime in the District 8-9 subregional championship game at Clearfield.
The Bison (14-10) had taken a 58-57 lead when Andon Greslick made one of two charity shots.
Clearfield trailed by seven with under two minutes to go before rallying to tie the game at 50 on a Ryan Gearhart jumper with 10 seconds to play that ended a 10-3 run.
Gearhart hit two free throws with 22 seconds left to get the Bison within two. Cole Miller started the rally with a 3-pointer.
Miller led Clearfield with 28 points with Gearhart adding 21 in his final game in a Clearfield uniform.
Seth Small led Obama with 18 points with Teyron Wofford adding 14 and Tarrien Perkins 11.
Obama Academy (12-8) will host WPIAL fourth-place finisher Belle Vernon in the PIAA playoffs Tuesday, March 8.
CHESTNUT RIDGE 60, BROOKVILLE 37
WINDBER, Pa. – Stopping Brookville’s three-year reign as the District 5/8/9 Class 3A Sub-Regional champions, Chestnut Ridge forced 28 Raiders turnovers and ran away with a 60-37 victory at Winder High School Friday night.
The Lions trailed 4-0 near the midway point of the first quarter, but they reeled off 12 straight points and built a 32-14 lead by halftime and the Raiders never got closer than 16 points the rest of way.
Both teams advance to Wednesday’s PIAA playoffs. Chestnut Ridge (18-7) hosts WPIAL fifth seed Washington while Brookville (20-3) travels to WPIAL third seed Aliquippa.
Christian Hinson scored 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting, which included him making four of six shots from beyond the 3-point line.
Ian Pete led the Raiders with seven points while Clayton Cook, Danny Lauer, and Jack Pete each scored five points.