Jan. 21 District 9 basketball recaps.
CLEARFIELD 60, CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 56
HYDE, Pa. – Emma Hipps and Cayleigh Walker combined for 39 points while both scoring career highs, as Clearfield held off visiting Central-Martinsburg, 60-56, in Mountain League action.
Hipps netted a game-high 23 points while hitting four 3-pointers and going 7 of 10 from the free-throw line, while Walker added 16 points while going 6 of 7 from the line.
As a team, Clearfield was 23 of 29 from the free-throw line while hitting seven 3-pointers.
The Lady Bison scored 11 of their 16 fourth-quarter points from the line going 11 of 16 from the stripe to secure the victory.
Megan Durandetta also reached double figures for Clearfield with 11 points while hitting three 3-pointers.
Kacie Kreider led Central with 15 points, Leah Johnston added 14, and Bailey Houston nine.
KARNS CITY 35, A-C VALLEY 20
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Limiting A-C Valley to just five field goals, Karns City topped the visiting Lady Falcons, 35-20.
The Lady Gremlins raced out to a 20-7 halftime lead seven first-half points from Abby Callihan and then got nine second-half points from Emma Johnson, who hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers.
Johns led all scorers with 14 points with Callihan adding nine.
Avah Burke paced A-C Valley with six points while going a perfect 4 of 4 from the free-throw line.
CLARION 56, CLARION-LIMESTONE 26
CLARION, Pa. – Jordan Best and Erica Selfridge combined to score 12 of Clarion’s 21 third-quarter points, as the Lady Cats used a big third quarter to pull away from visiting Clarion-Limestone for a 56-26 win.
Best and Selfridge each scored six points in the quarter, as Clarion outscored C-L 21-7 to expand a 25-17 halftime lead into a 46-24 lead after three quarters.
Selfridge led the Lady Cats with 16 points and seven rebounds. Payton Simko added nine points and 10 rebounds, Ava Cehrico had 10 points, Best eight points, and Noel Anthony seven points.
Frances Milliron scored 10 points, including eight in the first half, to lead C-L. Sydney Simpson added eight points for the Lady Lions while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.
KEYSTONE 58, VENANGO CATHOLIC 20
KNOX, Pa. – Emily Lauer scored 16 of her 22 points in the middle two quarters to help Keystone roll past visiting Venango Catholic, 58-20.
Lauer scored all 22 of her points on 11 baskets.
Maddie Dunlap added 10 points for the Lady Panthers who also got nine points each from Danae Hurrelbrink and Natalie Bowser.
Lily Homan scored nine points to pace Venango Catholic.
DUBOIS 53, MT. UNION 21
MT. UNION, Pa. – Visiting DuBois got 20 points from Saige Weible on its way to a 53-21 win over Mt. Union.
Abby Guiher also hit three 3-pointers and scored nine points for the Lady Beavers, who had nine different players etch their names in the scorebook.
Karrigan Woodward paced Mt. Union with seven points.
DISTRICT 9 BOYS
CAMERON COUNTY 59, OTTO-ELDRED 45
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Dylan Guisto scored a game-high 19 points to pace Cameron County to a 59-45 win over visiting Otto-Eldred.
Gavin Morton added 16 points in the victor for the Red Raiders, while Caden Beldin scored nine points.
Gavin Jimmerson and Jake Merry each scored 10 points for Otto-Eldred.