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Jan. 26, 2022 D9 Girls’ Hoops: Port Allegany Overcomes 5-point First Half to Stun Kane; NC Tops Karns City

Kayleigha Dowell had 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Port Allegany rally past Kane Wednesday. Photo by Patrick Crants. See more of Crants work here.

Jan. 26 District 9 girls’ recaps

PORT ALLEGANY 39, KANE 35

KANE, Pa. – A combination of a pair of 3-pointers and 12 free throws helped visiting Port Allegany score 22 fourth-quarter points on its way to a come-from-behind 39-35 win over Kane.

The Lady Gators scored just four first-half points and trailed 21-5 at halftime before getting things together in the second half.

   

A 12-3 run in the third quarter was fueled by seven points from Kayleigha Dowell and got Port Allegany back within single digits, 24-17, going to the fourth quarter.

Ella Moses and Dowell then hit fourth-quarter 3-pointers with Moses scoring eight points in the quarter to help the Lady Gators complete the comeback.

Dowell had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds with Moses also scoring 12 points.

Evin Stauffer chipped in nine points, five rebounds, and three steals, Leigha Nelson had six points, and Rylie Simpson five rebounds and four steals.

       

Maya Smith led Kane with 11 points with Mia Anderson adding eight.

NORTH CLARION 39, KARNS CITY 25

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Visiting North Clarion used a strong middle two quarters to pick up a 39-25 win over Karns City.

       

The She-Wolves led 8-5 at the end of the first quarter before outscoring the Lady Gremlins 18-6 in the middle two frames to take control of the game.

Gwen Siegel had a game-high 17 points and 15 rebounds for North Clarion with Claire Kriebel adding eight and Lauren Lutz six.

Emma Dailey and Emma Johns each scored nine points for Karns City with eight of Johns’ points coming in the fourth quarter.

CLARION 31, CRANBERRY 17

SENECA, Pa. – Blasting out to a 21-6 halftime lead, Clarion took care of Cranberry, 31-17, in Seneca.

Gia Babington hit two 3-pointers and scored eight points to lead the Lady Cats with Rebeka Kettner adding seven points.

Ayanna Ferringer paced Cranberry, which outscored Clarion 9-0 in the fourth quarter, with eight points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 44, BRADFORD 23

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Syd Alexander exploded for 21 points, all in the first three quarters, to lift Elk County Catholic to a 44-23 home D9 League win over Bradford.

Lucy Klawuhn added seven points for the Lady Crusaders.

Kalie Dixon led Bradford with 12 points.

MONITEAU 60, A-C VALLEY 17

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Abbey Jewart and Catherine Kelly each scored 11 points to help Moniteau roll past visiting A-C Valley, 60-17.

Allie Pry chipped in nine points for the Lady Warriors who also got seven points and nine rebounds from Victoria Pry and six points and 12 rebounds from Davina Pry.

Baylee Blauser led A-C Valley with seven points, and Keira McVay added six.

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