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Jan. 15, 2021 D9 Hoops: Jburg Tops ECC Boys; Punxsy, Clarion Girls Get Victories

Katie Sheeler of Otto-Eldred looks to make a pass while being defended by Caryn McClain

Jan. 15 District 9 recaps.

BOYS

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 63, ST. JOSEPH’S ACADEMY 35

DUBOIS, Pa. – Four DuBois Central Catholic players scored in double digits, as the Cardinals beat visiting St. Joseph’s Academy, 63-35.

Alec Srock led DCC with 14 points with Damon Foster adding 12 points, Dante Armanini chipped in 11 points, and Ethan Kness 10 points.

Bradon Scanlon led St. Joseph’s with 12 points.

KANE 62, NORTHERN POTTER 31

KANE, Pa. – Carson Whiteman exploded for 27 points to lead Kane to a 63-31 win over visiting Northern Potter in the season opener for the Wolves.

Mason Zuzek added nine points and 10 rebounds for Kane, while Andy Jekielek added eight points, Zuke Smith seven points and five rebounds, and Bryce Bizzak three points and four assists.

Tre Slawson led Northern Potter with 14 points.

CLEARFIELD 67, WESTMONT HILLTOP 57

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Karson Rumsky hit three 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 30 points, as Clearfield went on the road to beat Westmont Hilltop, 67-57.

Cole Miller added 17 points in the victory for Clearfield.

Landon Weeks paced Westmont Hilltop with 20 points.

BRADFORD 61, OSWAYO VALLEY 24

BRADFORD, Pa. – Cam Austin and Jarid Wilmoth each scored 16 points to pace a 61-24 Bradford win over visiting Oswayo Valley.

Dalton Dixon and Jake Franz each chipped in 11 points for the Owls.

Cayden Black scored 11 points for Oswayo Valley.

JOHNSONBURG 49, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 44

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Cameron Stelene scored eight of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter to help Johnsonburg to a 49-44 win over visiting Elk County Catholic.

Behind Stelene, the Rams outscored ECC 13-8 in the second quarter to take a 21-15 halftime lead.

Gabe Watts added 15 points in the victory with Eric Christoff chipping in 11 points.

Mark Kraus led ECC with 17 points with Charlie Breindl adding 11 points.

GIRLS

CLARION 37, NORTH CLARION 26

CLARION, Pa. – Erica Selfridge scored all 13 of her points after halftime, as Clarion rallied from a three-point halftime deficit to beat visiting North Clarion, 37-26.

The Lady Cats trailed 17-14 at halftime before Selfridge scored nine points in the third quarter to help Clarion to take a 28-24 lead.

Clarion then hit 7 of 9 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Selfridge talked about the win.

Jordan Best had a game-best 14 points for the Lady Cats, who trailed 8-0 right out of the gate.

Addison Shaftic, who scored the first eight points of the game for North Clarion, led the She-Wolves with eight points with Gwen Siegel adding seven points.

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OTTO-ELDRED 43, SMETHPORT 20

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Katie Sheeler hit five 3-pointers on her way to 19 points to lead Otto-Eldred to a 43-20 win at Smethport.

Sheeler also had seven steals for the Lady Terrors.

Emmalee Sheeler chipped in 10 points, four rebounds, and two steals for Otto-Eldred with Bri Heller adding six points, three rebounds, and three steals.

Danielle Nelson led Smethport with seven points with Caryn McClain adding six points. Elizabeth Hungville had seven rebounds for the Lady Hubbers.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 59, REDBANK VALLEY 48

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Forcing 29 turnovers, Punxsutawney won a matchup of two returning District 9 champions playing in the same classification this year in a 59-48 decision over Redbank Valley.

The Lady Chucks, unbeaten now in four games, bumped down to Class 3A this year after winning the Class 4A title while Redbank Valley, playing its first game, moved up to Class 3A after winning Class 2A a season ago.

Punxsutawney never trailed after 2-0 and led by as many as 13 points at 34-21 late in the second quarter before a 34-23 halftime advantage. Its lead grew to 11 points in the third before Redbank Valley got within 43-39 with 6:35 remaining. That’s as close as it got the rest of the way and the Lady Chucks led by as many as 12 in the final moments.

The Lady Chucks got 13 points from Riley Presloid, the lone player in double figures for the winners. Kirstin Riley, Danielle Griebel and Madi Shiock each scored nine points. Punxsutawney was just 2-for-24 from beyond the 3-point line.

Madison Foringer went for 19 points and 15 rebounds for Redbank Valley while Alivia Huffman fouled out with 15 points. The Lady Bulldogs were 2-for-15 from the 3-point line.

A-C VALLEY 36, VENANGO CATHOLIC 18

OIL CITY, Pa. – Baylee Blauser scored nine points to lead a balanced A-C Valley attack in a 36-18 win at Venango Catholic.

Andrea Meals chipped in eight points for the Lady Falcons with Mia Sherman and Meah Ielase both scoring six points.

Freshman Lily Homan scored 15 points in her varsity debut for Venango Catholic.

MONITEAU 52, CLARION-LIMESTONE 28

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Aslyn Pry had a monster game with 20 points, 17 rebounds, four blocked shots, four assists, and three steals to lead Moniteau to a 52-28 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone.

Freshman Catherine Kelly added 11 points as did Kendall Sankey.

Kendall Dunn led C-L with nine points

KEYSTONE 49, UNION 25

KNOX, Pa. – Emily Lauer scored a game-high 20 points to lead Keystone to a 49-25 win over visiting Union.

Maddie Dunlap chipped in 13 points for the Lady Panthers, while Jozee Weaver chipped in nine points.

Dominika Logue led Union with 18 points.

KARNS CITY 45, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 36

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Emma Johns netted a game-high 17 points to lead Karns City to a 45-36 win over DuBois Central Catholic at Karns City.

Brooke Manuel and Rossi McMillen each added six points for Karns City.

Kayley Risser paced DCC with 14 points with Faith Jacob adding eight points.

COUDERSPORT 52, BRADFORD 28

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Elizabeth Frame and Rosalyn Page each scored 16 points to help Coudersport to a 52-28 win over visiting Bradford.

Emma Chambers added 10 points for the Lady Falcons who played without senior star Sarah Chambers.

Rylee Close led Bradford, who played without starter Hannah Lary, with nine points.

PENNS VALLEY 52, CLEARFIELD 26

SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Penns Valley raced out to a 31-11 halftime lead en route to a 52-26 win over Clearfield.

Leah Beben had 13 points for Penns Valley, which had four players in double figures scoring. Avery Dinges, Katie Roming and Kailen Winkleblech had 10 points apiece.

Emma Hipps had a big game for Clearfield, pouring in 19 points.

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