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Jan. 18 D9 Basketball: German Scores 33 in Clarion Win, Clearfield Boys Top DuBois; Garzel leads PA Girls’ Victory

Cal German scored 33 points and had six assists, six rebounds, and four steals in Clarion's win over Punxsutawney. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Jan. 18 District 9 basketball recaps.

BOYS

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 64, OSWAYO VALLEY 26

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Luke Jansen and Mason McAllister combined for 12 first-quarter points helping visiting Elk County Catholic set the tone early in a 64-26 win over Oswayo Valley.

Jansen and McAllister each scored six points in the opening quarter to help the Crusaders to a 24-6 lead at the end of eight minutes.

McAllister finished with a game-high 14 points with Jansen adding 13 while Mark Kraus chipped in 10.

Carter Stedman led Oswayo Valley with 12 points with Caden Black scoring 10.

CAMERON COUNTY 57, AUSTIN 36

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Caden Beldin led a trio of Cameron County players in double digits with 16 points, as the Red Raiders rolled past visiting Austin, 57-36.

Hayden Brown added 12 points in the win with Gavin Morton chipping in 11.

Jackson Glover paced Austin with 12 points, nine rebounds, and two steals, while Jacob Hooftallen also scored 12 points. Skylar Crawford chipped in four points, six rebounds, and three assists.

CLARION 73, PUNXSUTAWNEY 57

CLARION, Pa. – Starting the second half on a 15-2 run, Clarion broke open a tie game at the break and went on to beat visiting Punxsutawney, 73-57.

Tied at 34 at halftime, the Bobcats saw Cal German scored 13 of his game-high 33 points in the third quarter to break open the game.

German talked about the win

German, who hit four 3-pointers in the contest, added six assists, six rebounds, and four steals.

Watch German bury a 3-pointer in the first half.

Beau Verdill had a double-double for Clarion with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Hunter Craddock added 12 points and Christian Simko nine points and six rebounds.

Nick Humble had a big game for Punxsutawney with 28 points, including 15 in the first quarter, while Gabe Kengersky added 16 points while hitting three 3-pointers.

Humble goes coast-to-coast in the first quarter

Rewatch the game

CLEARFIELD 54, DUBOIS 39

DUBOIS, Pa. – Six different Clearfield players scored in the fourth quarter, as the Bison broke a tie heading to the fourth quarter in a big way on their way to a 54-39 win at DuBois.

Ryan Gearhart scored five points in the fourth quarter to lead Clearfield while Karson Rumsky, Luke Winters, and Cole Miller each scored four points in the quarter. Nick Ryan added three points in the quarter, and Morgan Billotte also scored a point.

Rumsky led the Bison, who avenged a loss to the Beavers last week, with 18 points and six rebounds with Miller adding 17 points and four rebounds.

Lennon Lindholm paced DuBois with 16 points, including 14 in the second half. Brady Woodward chipped in 13 points.

SHEFFIELD 55, CURWENSVILLE 33

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Tyler Hepinger scored 20 points as Sheffield topped Curwensville in its season opener, 55-33.

Tony Richards and Lucas McNeal scored 11 points each for the Wolverines to help give Jordan Copley his first win as varsity head coach.

Ty Terry pumped in three fourth-quarter 3-pointers on his way to a 19-point performance for Curwensville.

JOHNSONBURG 57, NORTHERN POTTER 30

ULYSSES, Pa. – Eric Christoff led a balanced effort for Johnsonburg with 14 points as the Rams beat homestanding Northern Potter, 57-30.

Cameron Stelene added 12 points in the win with Gabe Watts adding 10 points. Jake Lobaugh added three 3-pointers for nine points.

Tre Slawson scored 13 points for Northern Potter.

KANE 46, SMETHPORT 31

KANE, Pa. – Carson Whiteman had 16 points and five assists to lead Kane to a 46-31 win over visiting Smethport.

Andy Jekielek and Zuke Smith each added eight points for the Wolves who also got seven points and six rebounds from Mason Zuzek.

Alex Ognen, Chase Burdick, and Brandon Higley each scored eight points for Smethport with Layne Shall adding seven.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 57, MONITEAU 42

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Jalen Kosko led a trio of DuBois Central Catholic players in double digits with 16 points in a 57-42 win at Moniteau.

Alec Srock and Dante Armanini each added 11 points for the Cardinals who also got nine points from Ethan Kness.

Kyle Pry paced Moniteau with 19 points with Ryan Jewart adding 10 points.

UNION 68, VENANGO CATHOLIC 42

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Caden Rainey netted a game-high 22 points to lead Union to a 68-42 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Karter Vogle added 15 points for the Golden Knights, Brock Jordan chipping in 12 points, and Carter Terwint 11 points.

Andrew Burda scored 18 points to lead Venango Catholic with Reza Reese adding 10 points.

GIRLS

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 49, CAMERON COUNTY 31

ST. MARYS, Pa. -Julia Aikens led a balanced Elk County offense with 17 points while adding four steals to help the Lady Crusaders top visiting Cameron County, 49-31.

Tori Newton added 12 points and six rebounds in the win with Syd Alexander chipping in 11 points and four steals

Hailey Hilfiger paced Cameron County with nine points, Kaelee Bresslin added eight points, and Mallory McKimm had seven.

CLEARFIELD 60, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 33

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Emma Hipps knocked down three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 17 points to lead Clearfield to its second win in three days over Philipsburg-Osceola, 60-33, in Philipsburg.

Hipps also dished out six assists in the victory, while Cayleigh Walker added 14 points. Paige Rhine recorded a double-double for the Lady Bison with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Riley Ryen chipped in five points and eight assists.

Camden Potter led Philipsburg-Osceola with 14 points.

KARNS CITY 47, BROOKVILLE 26

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Brooke Manuel scored a season-best 16 points to lead Karns City to a 47-26 win over visiting Brookville.

Emma Johns added 14 points for the Gremlins who also got eight points from Rosie Carden.

Liz Wonderling and Kersytn Davie paced Brookville with nine points apiece.

PORT ALLEGANY 52, SMETHPORT 29

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Behind 24 points, six assists, and five steals from Bre Garzel Port Allegany rolled past visiting Smethport, 52-29.

Jade Evens added 12 points, five rebounds and two blocked shots for the Lady Gators who also got six points and seven rebounds from Brielle Budd and five points, four assists, and three steals from Evin Stauffer.

Abby Lutz had seven points, four assists, and two steals for Smethport with Sabrina Tanner leading the Lady Hubbers with nine points and Elizabeth Hungiville also scoring seven points.

REDBANK VALLEY 63, OIL CITY 12

OIL CITY, Pa. – Alyvia Huffman led 10 Redbank Valley players who scored with 19 points, as the Lady Bulldogs had little trouble at Oil City winning 63-12.

Caylen Rearick added 11 points in the victory with Madison Foringer scoring eight.

Gianna Cavalline paced Oil City with five points.

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