Jan. 19 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps
BROOKVILLE 63, WEST BRANCH 32
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Thanks to 10 different players finding the scoring column, Brookville moved to 11-0 for just the fifth time in school history and for the first time since the 1987-88 season with a 63-32 non-conference win over visiting West Branch.
The Raiders led 28-14 at halftime and 42-24 after three quarters before outscoring the Warriors 21-8 in the fourth quarter.
Griffin Ruhlman scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half. Ian Pete scored nine points, Jack Pete eight, and Clayton Cook and Danny Lauer with seven apiece.
Zach Tiracorda led West Branch with 17 points.
The other four teams to reach 11-0 for Brookville were 1987-88, 1940-41, 1939-40, and 1926-27.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 83, UNION 69
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Led by 18 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals from Ryan Hummell, Clarion-Limestone had five players reach double digits in an 83-69 win at Union.
Rylie Klingensmith added 16 points for the Lions with Jase Ferguson chipping in 13 points, five assists, five rebounds, and three steals, Jordan Hesdon 13 points, and Tommy Smith 11 points.
Caden Rainey paced Union with a game-high 20 points with Payton Johnston adding 17 points, Skyler Roxbury 11, and Zander Laughlin 10.
NORTH CLARION 59, CRANBERRY 44
FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Collin Schmader and Aiden Hartle each scored 17 points to lead North Clarion to a 59-44 win over visiting Cranberry.
Josh Daum added 12 points for the Wolves.
Colin Zerbe hit six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 18 points to lead Cranberry
REDBANK VALLEY 70, A-C VALLEY 41
FOXBURG, Pa. – Bryson Bain hit six 3-pointers on his way to a season-high 24 points to lead Redbank Valley past visiting A-C Valley, 70-41.
Chris Marshall added 20 points in the win for the Bulldogs with Marquese Gardlock chipping in 11 points with Owen Clouse chipping in nine points.
Alex Preston scored 14 for A-C Valley with Jay Clover and Landon Chalmers adding 10 points.
MONITEAU 62, VENANGO CATHOLIC 36
OIL CITY, Pa. – David Descissno and Ryan Jewart each scored 12 points to lead Moniteau to a 62-36 win at Venango Catholic.
Kyle Pry chipped in 10 points and five assists for the Warriors with Colton Thomas recording a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Jake Liederbach led Venango Catholic with 17 points with Colin Liederbach 10.
DUBOIS 43, BRADFORD 22
DUBOIS, Pa. – Chooch Husted led a balanced DuBois attack with 12 points, as the Beavers picked up a 43-22 home D9 League win over Bradford.
Joey Foradora added 10 points for the Beavers with Ryan Kovalyak chipping in nine.
Jake Franz and Cam Austin each scored seven points for Bradford.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 52, SHEFFIELD 20
SHEFFIELD, Pa. – On the road in AML action, Elk County Catholic got 17 points from Luke Jansen and 124 from Charlie Breindell to roll past Sheffield 52-20.
Jordan Wasko chipped in nine points for ECC, which led 21-4 at the end of the first quarter.
Tony Richards led Sheffield with eight points.
EISENHOWER 52, KANE 48
KANE, Pa. – Wyatt Lookenhouse and Curt Darling combined for 33 points as Eisenhower edged Kane in a District 9/10 crossover, 52-48.
Eisenhower trailed 22-20 at halftime, outscoring the Wolves 18-9 in the third quarter to take the lead behind Lookenhouse, who scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half, while Darling netted 16 and Kyler Black eight for Eisenhower
The Knights overcame a big second half from Kane’s Andy Jekielek, who scored 17 of his game-high 19 points in the final 16 minutes.
Josh Greville added 13 points and four rebounds for Kane.
HARMONY 64, CURWENSVILLE 46
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Jack Bracken scored 16 points to lead three players in double digits for Harmony in a 64-46 road win over Curwensville.
Curtis Boring and Cohlton Fry each added 15 points for the Owls with Anthony Maseto and Lucas Tarnow scoring nine apiece.
Parker Wood and Ty Terry led Curwensville with 14 points each with Danny McGarry adding eight.