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Jan. 23 D9 Hoops: CC Tops Jburg in Boys’ 1A Battle; FTs Help Austin Boys to Victory; Cullen Key in ACV Girls’ Win

Gavin Morton played a key role in Cameron County's win over Johnsonburg in a battle of two of the top-tier 1A teams in D9 Saturday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Jan. 23 District 9 basketball recaps.

BOYS

CAMERON COUNTY 48, JOHNSONBURG 44

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Cameron County built a seven-point halftime lead then held off a comeback attempt by visiting Johnsonburg to pull out a 48-44 win.

The Raiders led 28-21 at the break thanks in part to Gavin Morton’s nine points.

But Johnsonburg got 10 points from Cam Stelene in the third quarter to outscored Cameron County 14-10 in the quarter and get within three, 38-35, going to the fourth.

Caden Beldin led Cameron County with 16 points, including six in the fourth quarter, with Morton and Hayden Brown each scoring 11 points.

Gabe Watts paced the Rams with 15 points with Stelene adding 14 and Eric Christoff 10.

DUBOIS 58, PENNS VALLEY 37

DUBOIS, Pa. – Lennon Lindholm hit five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 20 points to lift DuBois to a 58-37 victory over visiting Penns Valley.

Chooch Husted added eight points in the win for the Beavers.

Logan Crater and Zach Braucht each scored eight points to pace Penns Valley.

AUSTIN 46, PORT ALLEGANY 38

AUSTIN, Pa. – Austin hit 8 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter to break open a tie game after three and beat visiting Port Allegany, 46-38.

The teams were tied at 34 at the end of 24 minutes before the Panthers were strong from the line in the fourth quarter to grab the win.

Skylar Crawford and Jacob Hooftallen each hit 3 of 4 free throws in the fourth quarter for Austin, while Jackson Glover was 2 of 2 in the quarter while scoring four of his game-high 28 points in the final eight minutes.

Glover was a big reason the game was tied going to the final eight minutes, as he scored 11 of Austin’s 15 third-quarter points. Glover had a strong all-around game adding five steals, three rebounds, and three assists.

Hooftallen added seven points for the Panthers, while Crawford grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to go with four points, three steals, two blocks, and two assists.

Drew Evens led a balanced Port Allegany attack with 11 points with Trey Kleitz and Ty Guilds each scoring 10 points for the Gators. Evens also had five rebounds, while Guilds added seven rebounds and Kleitz three assists and three steals. Blaine Moses chipped in 10 boards with Carter Moses grabbing nine rebounds.

HARMONY 60, CURWENSVILLE 46

WESTOVER, Pa. – Curtis Boring and Jack Bracken combined for 45 points to lead Harmony to a 60-46 Mo Valley League win over visiting Curwensville.

Boring led the Owls with 23 points while hitting four 3-pointers, while Bracken added 22 points.

Bracken was explosive in the third quarter netting 13 of Harmony’s 21 points to help the Owls turn a tie game at the half, 20-20, into a 41-33 lead after three quarters.

Trevor Lansberry led Curwensville with 20 points, including 12 in the second half, with Ty Terry scoring 11 points, all after halftime.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 60, BRADFORD 30

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Mason McAllister and Mark Kraus each scored 19 points, as Elk County Catholic doubled up visiting Bradford, 60-30.

Jarid Wilmoth hit three 3-pointers on his way to 10 points for Bradford.

WARREN 64, PUNXSUTAWNEY 47

WARREN, Pa. – Ben Berdine scored 17 of his game-high 31 points in the second half to help Warren pull away from visiting Punxsutawney, 64-47.

The Dragons led by just four, 29-25, at halftime before Berdine scored 13 third-quarter points to push the lead to nine, 48-39, going to the final eight minutes. Parks Ordiway then hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

Ordiway, who hit four triples in the game, added 14 points for Warren with Tommy Nyquist adding nine points on three 3-pointers.

Noah Weaver and Andrew Young paced Punxsutawney with 12 points each while Ryen Heigley added 11.

OIL CITY 63, NORTH CLARION 27

OIL CITY, Pa. – Holden Stahl led a balanced Oil City attack with 13 points in a 63-27 win over visiting North Clarion.

Nine different players scored for the Oilers including Isaiah Aeschbacher and Cam VanWormer, who each scored 10 points, and Judias Johnson and Robbie VanWormer, who each added eight tallies. Jake Hornbeck chipped in nine points.

Zeelan Hargenrader paced North Clarion with seven points with Aiden Hartle and Josh Daum each scoring six points.

KARNS CITY 78, CLARION-LIMESTONE 51

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Chase Beighley scored 19 of his game-high 30 points in the second half, including 12 in the fourth quarter, to help Karns City pull away from visiting Clarion-Limestone, 78-51.

The Gremlins led 24-20 at halftime but outscored the Lions 54-31 in the second half including 30-15 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Beighley completed a solid all-around night with six assists and six steals while Nathan Waltman had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds while also adding four assists.

Also for Karns City, Micah Rupp had 13 points and five assists and freshman Luke Cramer added eight points and 10 rebounds.

Hayden Callen led C-L with 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, while Ryan Hummell had two points, four rebounds, and four assists, and Jordan Hesdon 12 points.

COUDERSPORT 56, SMETHPORT 38

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Hayden Keck got hot in the second half to help Coudersport turn a two-point halftime lead into an 18-point, 56-38, victory over visiting Smethport.

Keck hit four second-half 3-pointers among his seven second-half buckets while scoring 18 of his game-high 28 points after the break to help the Falcons take a 26-24 halftime advantage and turn it into an easy win.

Keck scored 13 of his points in a 16-point third quarter for Coudersport.

Christian Furman added nine points in the victory for the Falcons, while Richie McDowell led Smethport with 14 points, 11 of which came in the first half including nine in the first quarter.

Layne Shall added nine points for the Hubbers who also got seven from Alex Ognen.

ST. MARYS 39, RIDGWAY 26

ST. MARYS, Pa.- St. Marys used a strong first quarter to set the tone in a 39-26 win over Ridgway in the long-awaited season opener for both teams at the Dutch Oven.

Mitchell Reiter scored seven of his team-tying high nine points in the first quarter to help the Dutch to an 11-2 lead at the end of eight minutes.

The advantage expanded to 18-7 at halftime before it remained at 11 points, 23-12, going to the fourth quarter.

Luke Lasko also scored nine points for St. Marys with Holden Housler adding seven.

Dan Park had a game-high 14 points for Ridgway.

GIRLS

PUNXSUTAWNEY 59, CLARION 33

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Outscoring visiting Clarion by 19 points in the fourth quarter, Punxsutawney pulled away from the Lady Cats to a 59-33 win.

The Lady Chucks led 20-15 at halftime and 35-28 going the fourth quarter before blowing the game open.

Four Punxsy players reached double digits led by 14 points apiece from Danielle Griebel and Sarah Weaver. Chloe Presloid chipped in 11 points, and Riley Presloid had 10.

Weaver, who scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, completed a double-double with 10 rebounds while also adding three assists, three steals, and two blocked shots. Seven of her rebounds were on the offensive glass.

Chloe Presloid also added six boards, three steals, and two helpers, while Riley Presloid had four rebounds, three steals, and three assists.

Erica Selfridge paced Clarion with 10 points, including eight after halftime, while Jordan Best added nine tallies.

A-C VALLEY 53, FOREST AREA 27

FOXBURG, Pa. – Rachel Cullen scored a season-high 15 points to lead A-C Valley to a 53-27 win over visiting Forest Area in the season-opener for Forest Area.

Cullen netted seven of her points in a 20-point first quarter for the Lady Falcons helping A-C Valley take a 20-7 lead at the end of eight minutes.

Andrea Meals added 10 points in the win for A-C Valley with Baylee Blauser scoring nine, Meah Ielase eight, and Mia Sherman seven.

Jessica Wagner paced Forest Area with 13 points.

SMETHPORT 37, OSWAYO VALLEY 12

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Elizabeth Hungeville scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Smethport past visiting Oswayo Valley, 37-12.

Abby Lutz added 10 points, two rebounds, and two steals for the Lady Hubbers who also got two points, eight steals, seven rebounds, two assists, and a blocked shot from Sabrina Tanner

Jadyn Brabham led Oswayo Valley, who only dressed five players, with five points.

KEYSTONE 32, KARNS CITY 19

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Emily Lauer hit 5 of 6 free throws in the fourth quarter to help visiting Keystone pull away from Karns City for a 32-19 win.

The Lady Panthers led by just three, 19-16, going the fourth quarter before going 7 of 10 from the line in the final eight minutes to pull away.

Jozee Weaver tied Lauer for team- and game-high honors for Keystone with 10 points, including four in the fourth quarter.

Emma Johns led Karns City with nine points while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

NORTH CLARION 55, OIL CITY 14

OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 18 Gwen Siegel points North Clarion hit the road and picked up a 55-14 win over Oil City.

Amya Green added 10 points in the victory for the She-Wolves who also got seven points from Emily Aites.

Gianna Cavalline led Oil City with four points

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