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Jan. 13, 2022 D9 Boys/Girls Hoops: Clarion, C-L Boys Get Wins; Clearfield Girls Top DuBois

Christian Simko had 25 points and 7 rebounds in Clarion's win at Moniteau Thursday. Photo by Nathan Girvan

Jan. 13 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps

       

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CLARION 62, MONITEAU 48

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Behind 25 points and seven rebounds from Christian Simko, Clarion snapped a two-game slide with a 62-48 win at Moniteau.

     

Gabe Simko, Christian’s younger brother, added 15 points and seven rebounds in the win for the Bobcats with Dawson Smail chipping in 11 points and six assists

Ryan Jewart hit four 3-pointers on his way to 13 points for Moniteau, while Kyle Pry added 11.

KARNS CITY 62, VENANGO CATHOLIC 34

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Two starters missing? No problem for Karns City.

Micah Rupp scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds, blocked four shots, dished out three assists, and came away with two steals to lead the Gremlins to a 62-34 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Karns City was without both Taite Beighley and Luke Cramer but hit five first-quarter 3-pointers, including two apiece from Cole Sherwin and Braden Grossman, to race out to a 25-9 lead after eight minutes.

Sherwin scored 10 of his 13 points in the first quarter and added five rebounds, while Luke Garing added 12 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Hunter Bartoe dished out seven helpers and scored six points.

     

Jake Liederbach led Venango Catholic with 17 points with Colin Liederbach adding 11.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 70, NORTH CLARION 49

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – A fantastic all-around game from freshman Jase Ferguson led Clarion-Limestone to a 70-49 win over visiting North Clarion.

Ferguson scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out eight assists, and came up with eight steals to lead the Lions.

Rylie Klingensmith scored a team-high 21 points for C-L with Jordan Hesdon adding 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Tommy Smith added 10 points and seven rebounds, and Ryan Hummell also had 10 points.

Aiden Hartle led North Clarion with 22 points with Zeeland Hargenrader and Collin Schmader each scoring 10.

A-C VALLEY 53, CRANBERRY 21

SENECA, Pa. – Landon Chalmers had a 12-points, 14-rebound double-double to lift visiting A-C Valley to a 53-21 win over Cranberry.

Alex Preston and Jay Clover also had double-doubles for the Falcons with 10 points and 10 rebounds from Preston and 12 points and 11 rebounds from Clover, while Ryan Cooper added nine points. A-C Valley was without starting guard Brody Dittman.

Ashton Weaver led Cranberry with five points.

REDBANK VALLEY 79, FOREST AREA 15

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Chris Marshall and Marquese Gardlock combined to score 33 points, as Redbank Valley rolled to a 79-15 home win over Forest Area.

Marshall scored a game-high 18 points with Gardlock adding 15.

Bryson Bain and Aiden Ortz each scored nine points for the Bulldogs.

Allen Johnston scored eight points for Forest Area.

HARMONY 70, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, OT

DUBOIS, Pa. – Outscoring DuBois Central Catholic 16-12 in overtime, visiting Harmony pulled out a 70-66 win.

Brayden Fox sent the game to overtime for DCC with a late 3-pointer that tied the game at 54.

Cohlton Fry led Harmony with 23 points, including eight in overtime, while Curtis Boring added 18 and Jack Bracken 11.

Alec Srock had a double-double for DCC with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Andrew Green added 11 points and Jalen Kosko 10.

WEST BRANCH 57, CURWENSVILLE 47

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Zack Tiracorda led a trio of West Branch players in double digits with 18 points to lead the Warriors to a 57-47 ICC North win at Curwensville.

Isaac Tiracroda added 14 points for West Branch with Owen Koleno adding 10 points.

Ty Terry led Curwensville with 17 points with Parker Wood adding 13 points.

PENNS VALLEY 53, CLEARFIELD 48, OT

SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Zach Braucht scored all 10 of Penns Valley’s overtime points, as the Rams rallied past visiting Clearfield, 53-48, in Mountain League action.

Braucht netted 19 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtime. He hit three fourth-quarter 3-pointers to help Penns Valley tie the game at 43 after trailing 36-32 going to the fourth quarter.

Maclain Welshans added eight points for the Rams.

Cole Miller scored 27 points to lead Clearfield with Isakk Way adding 10 and Luke Pallo nine.

GIRLS

CLEARFIELD 39, DUBOIS 25

HYDE, Pa. – Riley Ryan and Cayleigh Walker combined for 25 points to help Clearfield knock off visiting DuBois, 39-25.

Ryan led the Lady Bison with 13 points with Walker adding 12. Also for Clearfield, Emma Hipps scored nine.

Alexa Pfeufer led DuBois with six points.

PORT ALLEGANY 40, GALETON 31

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kayleigha Dowell had 12 points, five steals, and four rebounds, and Ella Moses added 11 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and three steals to lift Port Allegany to a 40-31 home NTL victory over Galeton.

Leigha Nelson also added nine points, four steals, four assists, and four rebounds for the Lady Gators.

Alli Macenscky led Galeton with 11 points with Olivia Rohrbaugh adding 10.

NORTHERN POTTER 49, CAMERON COUNTY 20

ULYSSES, Pa. – A 17-point, 7-rebounds, 3-steal effort from Rebecca Martin gave Northern Potter a 49-20 win over visiting Cameron County in NTL play.

Megan Hyde added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Panthers with Courtney Martin chipping in five points and six rebounds.

Aubree Lorenzo paced Cameron County with eight points.

OTTO-ELDRED 47, SMETHPORT 29

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Bri Heller recorded 18 points, 12 rebounds, and five steals to help Otto-Eldred to a 47-29 NTL victory at Smethport.

Katie Sheeler added 14 points and three steals for the Lady Terrors who also got six points and five steals from Anna Merry.

Elizabeth Hungiville had a double-double for Smethport with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Danielle Nelson added two points, eight rebounds, and five assists. Also for the Lady Hubbrs, Coryn McClain scored eight points.

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