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Jan. 11 D9 Boys’ Hoops: C-L, Ridgway Rally for Wins; Cranberry Gets First Victory

C-L's Jordan Hesdon (No. 4 in blue) challenges a shot by A-C Valley's Landon Chalmers during the Lions comeback win Tuesday. Photo by Diane Lutz

Jan. 11, 2022 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps


FOXBURG, Pa. – Jordan Hesdon scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter to help visiting Clarion-Limestone rally to a 58-47 win over A-C Valley.

The Lions trailed 43-41 going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Falcons 17-4 in the final eight minutes.


Hesdon did most of his damage from the line in the final frame hitting 6 of 6 free throws, as C-L was 8 of 8 from the line the quarter and 17 of 18 from the charity stripe in the game.

Ryan Hummell had a strong all-around game for the Lions with 13 points, nine rebounds, seven steals, three assists, and a blocked shot. Hesdon added five assists and four steals, while Rylie Klingensmith scored 11 points and Jase Ferguson had six points, six rebounds, five steals, and a helper.

Jay Clover led A-C Valley with 16 points with Alex Preston adding 13 and Ryan Cooper 12.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Dan Park and Domenic Allegretto combined for 31 points to lead Ridgway to a come-from-behind 50-36 road AML win over Brockway.

Park led the Elkers with 16 points with Allegretto adding 15.

The duo did a lot of their damage in a 23-point fourth quarter to help Ridgway overcome a 31-27 deficit entering the final eight minutes.

Park scored eight of his points in the final Stanza with Allegretto adding seven points in the fourth while going 5 of 7 from the line in the frame.

Noah Adams led Brockway with 14 points with Alex Carlson and Marcus Bennett each adding eight tallies.


CLARION, Pa. – Despite playing without starting point guard Taite Beighly, Karns City picked up a 43-31 road win over Clarion.

Luke Cramer scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Gremlins with Luke Garing adding 10 and Micah Rupp seven.

Dawson Smail and Christian Simko each scored eight points for Clarion with Devon Lauer adding seven.


RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Caden Rainey hit 10 fourth-quarter free throws and scored 12 points in the quarter, as Union pulled away from visiting Moniteau, 50-40.

Rainey scored 20 points to lead Union, which led by just two (32-30) going to the fourth quarter. He was 12 of 12 from the line in the game and added six assists, three rebounds, and two steals.

Dawson Camper added a double-double for the Golden Knights with 10 points and 17 rebounds, while Skyler Roxbury chipped in eight points.

Kyle Pry scored 13 points to pace Moniteau with Ryan Jewart adding 11 and David Dessicino eight.


MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Colin Zerbe and Noel Bunyak each scored 14 points to help Cranberry to its first win of the year with a 63-18 victory over Forest Area at East Forest.

Ashton Weaver added 11 points for the Berries with Nikolas Blauser chipping in eight.

Allen Johnston led Forest Area with nine tallies.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Owen Clouse led a four-some of Redbank Valley players in double digits with 15 points, as the visiting Bulldogs rolled to a 64-21 win over Venango Catholic.

Chris Marshall added 14 points for Redbank Valley with Marquese Gardlock chipping in with 11 and Bryson Bain 10.

Logan Rakow paced Venango Catholic with nine points.

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