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Jan. 18, 2022 D9 Boys Hoops: Allegretto Hits 3 Late in OT in Ridgway Win Over DCC; Finch Comes Up Big for Sheffield

Dom Allegretto hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1 second left in OT for Ridgway Tuesday night. File photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Jan. 18 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Dom Allegretto nailed a 3-pointer with one second left in overtime to give visiting Ridgway a 45-42 win over DuBois Central Catholic in AML South play.

The Elkers trailed by six, 36-30, going to the fourth quarter but rallied to tie the game at 38 thanks to four points from Eric Panebianco and a key 3-pointer from Aaron Sorg.


Then in overtimeAllegretto took over scoring six of Ridgway’s seven points including the game-winning triple.

Allegretto led the Elkers with 15 points with Dan Park adding nine and Panebianco and Jack Benninger scoring eight apiece.

Alec Srock led all scorers with 16 points for DCC but was held to just two total points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Srock completed a double-double with 10 rebounds.



SMETHPORT, Pa. – Connor FInchput an exclamation point on a fantastic night when he blocked a potential game-tying shot with 4.3 seconds left, and visiting Sheffield beat Smethport, 39-36.

Finch led the way for the Wolverines with a game-high 19 points to go with five blocked shots.

He scored eight of his points in the fourth quarter to help Sheffield rally from a 1-point deficit, 29-28, going to the final frame.


Lucas McNeal and Leihden Wotorson each added eight points for Sheffield.

Alex Ognen and Preston Alfieri combined for 25 points for Smethport, but neither player scored in the fourth quarter.

Ognen the hUbbers with 13 and Alfieri added 12.


JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Kole Asti scored eight of his season-high 10 points in the fourth quarter to help Johnsonburg rally past Brockway, 46-39, for a home AML victory.

The Rams trailed 35-30 going to the fourth quarter but outscored the Rovers 16-4 in the quarter thanks in large part to Asti, who hit three shots and was 2-for-3 from the line.

Aaron Myers tied Asti for team-high honors with 10 points with Jefferson Freeburg adding nine for Johnsonburg.

Noah Adams hit five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 19 points but was limited to just a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter, Jared Marchiori added nine points for Brockway with Alex Carlson chipping in seven.


FOXBURG, Pa. – Behind 19 points and 11 rebounds from Jay Clover, A-C Valley beat visiting Cranberry, 65-44, for its second win over the Berries in five days.

Alex Preston added 11 points, six blocked shots, and six rebounds for the Falcons with Landon Chalmers chipping in eight points and seven rebounds. Ryan Cooper also scored 10 points.

Colin Zerbe led Cranberry with 11 points with Ethan Merryman scoring 10.

A-C Valley beat Cranberry, 53-21, Jan. 13.


FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Josh Daum and Aiden Hartle combined for 34 points to help North Clarion to a 75-36 win over visiting Forest Area in KSAC Small School action.

Daum led the Wolves, who had 12 different players score, with 18 points with Hartle adding 16.

Collin Schmader chipped in nine points in the win.

Allen Johnston scored a season-high 22 points for Forest Area. Mitchell Bawden added six and Amber Guzzi chipped in four.


PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – In the lone NTL game to get played Tuesday night, Port Allegany rolled past visiting Austin, 58-24, behind 17 points, five rebounds, and three assists from Blaine Moses,

Ty Guilds added 11 points, four steals and four rebounds for the Gators with Drew Evens chipping in seven points, nine steals, and five assists.

Adam Lucas and Hunter Bundy each scored six points for Austin.

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