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Jan. 19, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: McClain Scores Career-High 19 as Smethport Snaps 12-Game Losing Streak to Coudy; Rearick Ties Career-best in Redbank Win

Coryn McClain scored a career-high 19 points to help Smethport beat Coudersport Wednesday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Jan. 19 District 9 girls’ basketball recaps

Also see: Brockway’s Wood Scores 1,000th career point in Lady Rovers win over Johnsonburg

SMETHPORT 35, COUDERSPORT 30

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Coryn McClain netted a career-high 19 points to go with 10 rebounds, as Smethport broke a 12-game losing streak to visiting Coudersport with a 35-30 victory.

   

McClain scored all 10 of the Lady Hubbers’ third-quarter points to help Smethport outscored Coudersport 10-3 in the frame to take control of the game with a 29-19 lead.

Her previous career-high was 10 points achieved in back-to-back games against Johnsonburg and Bradford last year. She hadn’t scored more than eight points in a game this season, something she did Jan. 13 vs. Otto-Eldred and entered the night with 35 points in 10 games (3.5 ppg).

Elizabeth Hungiville added 13 points, eight rebounds, and four steals for Smethport, while Sabrina Tanner had six rebounds, four steals, and one point.

Also contributing to the victory, just the fourth in the last 30 games against Coudersport for Smethport, were Danielle Nelson with two points and six rebounds and Abby Lutz with five rebounds.

       

Emma Chamber led Coudersport, which lost in NTL action for the first time, with 10 points. Sierra Myers added nine and Liz Frame six.

Every one of the Lady Falcons 12 wins during the now-ended streak against Smethport came by double digits including by an average of 36 points per game over the last eight contests, including a 38-20 win on Dec. 14.

OTTO-ELDRED 50, PORT ALLEGANY 34

       

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Behind 19 points and five steals from Katie Sheeler, Otto-Eldred toppled visiting Port Allegany, 50-34, in NTL action.

The Lady Terrors’ win coupled with Coudersport’s loss to Smethport give O-E sole possession of first place in the NTL a little over halfway through the conference slate.

Carrie Drummond added seven points in the win for Otto-Eldred, who saw 10 players score.

Kayleigha Dowell paced Port Allegany with 12 points, five rebounds, and three blocked shots, while Ella Mosses added eight points, seven rebounds, four steals, three assists, and three blocked shots.

NORTHERN POTTER 40, AUSTIN 24

AUSTIN, Pa. – Courtney and Rebecca Martin combined for 23 points and 22 rebounds to lead Northern Potter past homestanding Austin, 40-24, in NTL action.

Courtney Martin had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds with Rebecca Martin adding nine points and 11 boards.

Abbie Cady and Megan Hyde also each grabbed six rebounds for NoPo with Hyde also scoring four points.

Isabella Rees paced Austin with 11 points.

KARNS CITY 35, CLARION 28

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Behind 11 points from Abby Callihan Karns City snapped out of its recent funk with a 35-28 win over visiting Clarion.

The Lady Gremlins, who had lost 5 of 7 heading into Wednesday, also got seven points from Rosie Carden.

Jordan Best led Clarion with 10 points with Rebekka Ketner adding eight.

REDBANK VALLEY 88, A-C VALLEY 20

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Caylen Rearick tied her career-high with 27 points as Redbank Valley rolled to an 88-20 home win over A-C Valley.

Madison Foringer added 18 points for the Lady Bulldogs with Alivia Huffman chipping in 10 and Isabelle Bond and Mylee Harmon eight each.

Baylee Baluser’s eight points led A-C Valley.

DUBOIS 37, BRADFORD 23

BRADFORD, Pa. – Thanks in part to 10 points from Izzy-Geist Salone visiting DuBois toppled Bradford, 37-23, in D9 League action.

Madison Rusnica added seven points for the Lady Beavers, who snapped a four-game slide with the win.

Alanna Benson and Kalie Dixon both scored 11 points for Bradford.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 39, ST. MARYS 36

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Danielle Griebel scored five of her 12 points in the fourth quarter to help Punxsutawney rally past visiting St. Marys, 39-36.

The Lady Chucks trailed 32-31 going to the final eight minutes but behind Griebel outscored the Lady Dutch 8-4 in the decisive period.

Chloe Presloid also scored 12 points in the win for Punxsutawney while adding five rebounds, two steals, two assists, and a blocked shot.

Kierstin Riley added six assists, five stalls, four rebounds, and a point in the victory, while Amy Poole scored six points to tie a season-high for her.

Jayssa Snelick scored 11 points to pace St. Marys with Maura Caskey adding eight and Izzy Catalone seven.

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