Jan. 12 District 9 basketball recaps.
CLARION 75, A-C VALLEY 64
CLARION, Pa. – Cal German exploded for a career-high 38 points to lift Clarion to a 75-64 win over visiting A-C Valley.
German, whose previous career-best was a 35-point output his sophomore season against Venango Catholic (Jan. 29, 2019) hit a long-range three-pointer at the end of the third quarter, his third three of a quarter that saw him score 13 points, to give the Bobcats a 55-48 advantage going to the final eight minutes. He then scored eight more points, including four from the free-throw line, in the fourth quarter to help Clarion pull away. German chipped in six steals in the victory.
Christian Simko also scored 17 points for Clarion, while Beau Verdill added 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists, and Hunter Craddock six points. The four players accounted for all 74 of Clarion’s points.
Levi Orton tried to match German finishing with a team-high 29 points while hitting four 3-pointers. He scored 11 fourth-quarter points while trying to keep the Falcons in the game.
Brock Weigle hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for A-C Valley.
KEYSTONE 46, NORTH CLARION 20
KNOX, Pa. – Logan Sell and Bret Wingard combined for 21 points to lift Keystone to a season-opening 46-20 win over visiting North Clarion.
Sell led the Panthers, who led 32-4 at halftime, with 11 points with Wingard adding 10. Brandon Pierce chipped in seven tallies, while Colin Say had six points and five blocked shots.
Collin Schmader paced North Clarion with eight points with Josh Daum adding seven.
MONITEAU 68, UNION 51
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Kyle Pry recorded a double-double to lead Moniteau to its first win of the season, 68-51, over visiting Union.
Pry had 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Ryan Jewart added 12 points and Mason Mershimer 10 points, eight rebounds, and five steals for the Warriors.
Caden Rainey paced Union with 17 points with Karter Vogel adding 14.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 50, SMETHPORT 45
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Charlie Breindl hit 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter to help visiting Elk County Catholic hold off Smethport, 50-45.
The Crusaders led 32-31 going to the final eight minutes and scored 10 of their 18 fourth-quarter points from the line led by Breindl, who scored all 14 of his points on the night from the charity stripe. Breindl was 14 of 16 from the line helping ECC going 27 of 37 from the stripe.
Mark Kraus scored 16 points for ECC with Mason McAllister added 13 points.
Layne Shall scored a game-high 16 points for Smethport with Alex Ognen added 15 points for the Hubbers.
NORTHERN POTTER 59, OSWAYO VALLEY 26
ULYSSES, Pa. – Carter Anderson scored 26 points to lead visiting Northern Potter to a 59-26 win at Oswayo Valley.
The victory was the first for first-year Panther head coach Travis Brown.
Tre Slawson added 14 points for NoPo, while Anthony Benway chipped in eight points.
Carter Steadman paced Oswayo Valley with 10 points.
KARNS CITY 52, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 49
DUBOIS, Pa. – Chase Beighley and Micah Rupp combined for 23 points and 21 rebounds to lead Karns City to a 52-49 win at DuBois Central Catholic.
Beighley had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds while adding six assists, while Rupp added eight points and 11 rebounds. Nathan Waltman chipped in eight points.
Jalen Kosko paced DCC with 13 points with Alec Srock chipped in eight points and Dante Armanini contributed seven points.
DUBOIS 63, BROOKVILLE 21
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Saige Weible scored 14 points to lead a trio of DuBois players in double digits ina 63-21 win at Brookville.
Abby Guither added 13 points for the Lady Beavers with Alexas Pfeuffer chipping in 10 points.
Elizabeth Wonderling led Brookville with nine points with Eden Wonderling adding six points.
COUDERSPORT 48, CAMERON COUNTY 24
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Sarah Chamber, Rosalyn Page, and Bella Porterfield combined to score 36 points to give visiting Coudersport a 48-24 win at Cameron County.
Chambers led the Lady Falcons with 14 points, Page added 12 points, and Porterfield chipped in 10 points.
Hailey Hilfiger led Cameron County with nine points with Kaelee Bresslin adding eight points.