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Jan. 25, 2021 D9 Hoops: St. Marys Girls Win in Long-Awaited Start; Clearfield Girls Rally from 13 Down; Moussa Gets First Win as NC Boys Coach

North Clarion rallied from a halftime deficit to give Ewing Moussa his first win as the Wolves coach. Submitted photo

Jan. 25 District 9 recaps.

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GIRLS

ST. MARYS 44, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 25

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Kyla Johnson and Samantha Hayes combined for 23 points, as St. Marys made its long-awaited season debut a memorable one with a 44-25 win over crosstown rival Elk County Catholic at the Dutch Oven.

Johnson led the Lady Dutch with 13 points with Hayes adding 10.

Tori Newton paced ECC with eight points.

CLEARFIELD 42, BALD EAGLE AREA 38

WINGATE, Pa. – Clearfield overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to knock off homestanding Bald Eagle Area, 42-38.

The Lady Bison, who were outscored 21-8 in the first quarter, trailed 29-16 at halftime before holding the Bald Eagles to nine second-half points and outscoring them 15-4 in the fourth quarter.

Offensively, Paige Rhine scored seven of her 11 points in the third quarter and finished off a double-double with 15 rebounds.

Emma Hipps, meanwhile, tallied seven of her game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter for Clearfield, who also got eight points from Riley Ryen.

Maddie Perry scored eight of her team-high 12 points in the first quarter for Bald Eagle Area but was held scoreless after the break. Georgia Cingle chipped in with nine points.

CAMERON COUNTY 40, JOHNSONBURG 25

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Hailey Hilfiger’s double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds helped Cameron County pick up a 40-25 road win over Johnsonburg in a rare late afternoon game.

Kaelee Bresslin added 14 points, six steals, and three assists for the Lady Raiders.

Annasophia Stauffer paced Johnsonburg with 13 points. Ella Lindberg added four points and 11 rebounds.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 60, FOREST AREA 35</strong<

MARIENVILLE, Pa.- Kendall Dunn and Sydney Simpson combined to score 29 points to help lift visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 60-35 win over Forest Area at East Forest.

Dunn led all scorers with 15 points with Simpson adding 14. Lexi Coull chipped in 10 tallies for the Lady Lions who also got nine points from Frances Milliron.

Freshman Amber Guzzi paced Forest Area with 10 points while fellow freshman Kaylie Rooke added eight points and senior Jessica Wagner nine.

KEYSTONE 54, CRANBERRY 31

SENECA, Pa. – Danae Hurrelbrink and Emily Lauer each popped in 17 points to lead visiting Keystone to a 54-31 win over Cranberry.

Ava Ferringer led Cranberry with 15 points with Kaia Dean adding eight.

PORT ALLEGANY 53, AUSTIN 12

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Bree Garzel stuffed the stat sheet with 21 points, seven rebounds, six steals, five assists, and three blocked shots to lift Port Allegany to a 53-12 win over visiting Austin.

Garzel hit 5 3-pointers and got help from Jade Evens, who added 10 points, five rebounds, and four blocked shots, and Evin Stauffer, who chipped in four points, four assists, and three steals.

Ally Nelson hit a 3-pointer and scored a team-best seven points for Austin.

OTTO-ELDRED 47, NORTHERN POTTER 32

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Kayley Heller hit three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 13 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a 47-32 home win for Otto-Eldred over Northern Potter.

Katie Sheeler added 10 points and four steals for the Lady Terrors who also got nine points from Emmalee Sheeler and three points, five rebounds, and four steals from Anna Merry.

Aubrey Anderson led Northern Potter with 12 points.

BOYS

NORTH CLARION 59, SHEFFIELD 52

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Zeelan Hargenrader scored all 17 of his points after halftime to help North Clarion rally past visiting Sheffield to give head coach Ewing Moussa his first win, 59-52.

The Wolves trailed 21-19 at the break but outscored Sheffield 24-11 in the third quarter thanks to eight points from Hargenrader and eight more from Aiden Hartle, who also scored 17.

Collin Schmader chipped in 14 points in the victory with Josh Daum adding eight.

Tony Richards paced Sheffield with 11 points with Lucas McNeal adding 10 points, Tyler Hepinger nine, and Connor Finch nine.

CAMERON COUNTY 54, BRADFORD 36

BRADFORD, Pa. – Gavin Morton led a trio of Cameron County players in double digits with 15 points, as the visiting Red Raiders topped Bradford, 54-36.

Dylan Guisto and Hayden Brown each added 13 points for Cameron County with Caden Beldin chipping in nine tallies.

Cameron Austin led Bradford with 14 points with Jake Franz adding 12.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 57, PORT ALLEGANY 37

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Mark Kraus scored 15 points to hel Elk County Catholic beat visiting Port Allegany, 57-37.

Mason McAllister added 12 points for the Crusaders who also got nine points apiece from Luke Jansen and Charlie Breindel.

Carter Moses paced Port Allegany with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Blaine Moses added 10 points and eight boards for the Gators who also got nine points, six rebounds, and three steals from Trey Kleitz.

DUBOIS 63, CLARION 54

DUBOIS, Pa. – Lennon Lindholm scored all but five of his game-high 21 points in the middle two quarters to help DuBois beat visiting Clarion, 63-54.

Lindholm hit five 3-pointers in the contest.

Lindholm talked about the win

Brady Woodward added 10 points in the win for DuBois with Nick Felix also scoring 10 for the Beavers.

Cal German tailed 19 for Clarion, while Christian Simko scored 16 points. Beau Verdill chipped in eight points, eight assists, and seven rebounds, and Hunter Craddock had six points and seven rebounds.

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