Jan. 27 District 9 basketball recaps
BROOKVILLE 69, PUNXSUTAWNEY 45
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Retaining the Chuck Daly/Larry McManigle Traveling Trophy for the third straight year since the award was established prior to the 2018-19 season, Brookville ran away with a 69-45 win visiting over Punxsutawney Wednesday night.
The unbeaten Raiders led 23-8 after the first quarter and added a 6-0 run to start the second for a quick 21-point lead. They led 47-25 by halftime and amidst an 11-0 run to start the second half, the Raiders initiated the Mercy Rule running clock just over two minutes into the quarter at 56-25.
The Raiders put three players into double-figuring scoring with Hunter Geer and Jace Miner each finishing with 15 points. Danny Lauer scored 13 points and Griffin Ruhlman finished with 11 points.
Miner had nine rebounds while Lauer added six and Robert Keth eight.
Noah Weaver and Ryan Heigley each scored 12 points for the Chucks.
CLARION 100, VENANGO CATHOLIC 37
CLARION, Pa. – Clarion became the 11th District 9 team since the start of the 2000-01 season to score 100 points in a game in the first in nearly two years when it rolled past visiting Venango Catholic, 100-37.
The Bobcats had 91 points by the end of the third quarter after posting 67 in the first half thanks to a 36-points first quarter and a 31-point second quarter. Clarion led 67-26 at halftime and the entire second half was played with a running clock under the PIAA’s 30-point Mercy Rule.
Hunter Craddock scored 11 of his game-high 37 points in the first eight minutes and had netted 24 points by halftime.
Beau Verdill, meanwhile, scored nine first-quarter points and finished the contest with 16 points, while Cal German scored 19 points and Christian Simko 13 points while hitting all three of Clarion’s 3-pointers in the game.
German added eight assists and six steals, Craddock completed a double-double with 11 rebounds, and Simko chipped in nine rebounds and five steals.
The Bobcats made 44 shots from the field and were 9 of 13 from the free-throw line.
Andrew Burda paced Venango Catholic with 11 points, all in the first quarter.
The last D9 team to reach 100 points was Coudersport when it scored 106 Feb. 15, 2019.
Here is the complete list of 100-point games by District 9 teams since the 2000-01 season:
109 – Clarion-Limestone 109, A-C Valley 55 – Jan. 25, 2002
107 – Clarion-Limestone 107, Forest Area 42 – Jan. 29, 2019
106 – Coudersport 106, Oswayo Valley 35 – Feb. 15, 2019
104 – Johnsonburg 104, St. Marys 96, overtime – Dec. 29, 2006
103 – Clarion-Limestone 103, Forest Area 64 – Jan. 31, 2018
103 – Johnsonburg 103, East Forest 46 – Dec. 15, 2006
102 – St. Marys 102, Cowanesque Valley 57 – Dec. 2, 2005
101 – Johnsonburg 101, Smethport 97, overtime – Dec. 7, 2001
100 – Clarion 100, Venango Catholic 37, Jan. 27, 2021
100 – Coudersport 100, Austin 33 – Jan. 30, 2018
100 – Elk County Catholic 100, Kane 55 – Dec. 2, 2005
REDBANK VALLEY 58, UNION 34
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bryson Bain and Chris Marshall combined to score 39 points, as Redbank Valley toppled visiting Union, 58-34.
Bain led the Bulldogs with 21 points and eight rebounds with Marshall adding 18 points and six assists.
Also for Redbank Valley, Marquese Gardlock had six points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
Caden Rainey led Union with 20 points.
MONITEAU 54, RIVERSIDE 43
ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. – Kyle Pry scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in a pivotal third quarter, as visiting Moniteau picked up a 54-43 win over Riverside in Ellwood City.
The Warriors trailed 25-22 at the break but outscored the Beavers 22-7 in the third quarter to help decide the game.
Tanner Williams added 11 points in the victory for Moniteau.
Sam Hughes paced Riverside with 11 points with Madden Boehm adding 10.
AUSTIN 67, GALETON 42
GALETON, Pa. – Jackson Glover’s big game lifted Austin to a 67-42 road win over Galeton.
Glover scored a game-high 29 points to go with seven rebounds, five assists, four steals, and a blocked shot for the Panthers.
Also for Austin, Skylar Crawford added 19 points, six rebounds, five steals, and two assists, and Adam Lucas had four points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
Noah Shutt and Ty Stover each scored 12 points for Galeton, which was making its long-anticipated season debut.
ST. MARYS 41, OTTO-ELDRED 29
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Mitchell Reiter led a balanced St. Marys effort with nine points, as the visiting Dutch took care of Otto-Eldred, 41-29.
Drake Caskey added eight points in the victory.
Jake Merry netted a game-high 12 points for Otto-Eldred with Austin Cousins adding 11 points.
OTTO-ELDRED 43, JOHNSONBURG 40
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Katie Sheeler made two free throws and assisted on field goals from Anna Merry and Bri Heller in the final couple of minutes to help Otto-Eldred rally from a point down to pick up a 43-40 win at Johnsonburg.
That capped a monster game for Sheeler who scored a game-high 31 points while adding four steals.
Bri Heller added five points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots for the Lady Terrors who also got four steals from Haley Cousins, six rebounds and two steals from Kayley Heller, and five rebounds and two blocks from Bri Heller.
Kaci Stelene had a double-double for Johnsonburg with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Ella Lindberg grabbed seven rebounds with Annasophia Stauffer and Julia Jones each scoring nine points.
ST. MARYS 43, PORT ALLEGANY 35
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kyla Johnson and Jassa Snelick each scored 11 points to help St. Marys to a 43-35 win at Port Allegany.
Isabelle Caskey added 10
Bree Garzel led Port Allegany with 13 points, seven assists, six rebounds, and three steals. Jade Evens chipped in seven points, five rebounds, and four blocks, Gracie Archer seven points, and Evin Stauffer four points and four steals.
KEYSTONE 64, FOREST AREA 21
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Emily Lauer scored all 27 of her points in the first three quarters to lead Keystone to a 64-21 win over Forest Area at East Forest.
Maddie Dunlap added 13 points for the Lady Panthers, who led 16-0 to start the game, while Natalie Bowser added eight points.
Megan Clow paced Forest Area with nine points.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 57, CRANBERRY 36
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Alyssa Wiant scored 14 points to lead a balanced Clarion-Limestone effort in a 57-36 win over visiting Cranberry.
Anna Kennemuth and Kendall Dunn each added 10 points for the Lady Lions with Sydney Simpson adding nine points and Frances Milliron eight points.
Ava Ferringer scored a game-high 18 points for Cranberry with Kaia Dean adding 10 points.
CLARION 50, VENANGO CATHOLIC 21
OIL CITY, Pa. – Erika Selfridge scored a game-high 16 points to lead visiting Clarion to a 50-21 win over Venango Catholic.
Payton Simko added 10 points for the Lady Cats who also got nine points from Noel Anthony and four points, eight rebounds, and five steals from Jordan Best.
Lily Homan paced Venango Catholic with 11 points.
KARNS CITY 41, LEECHBURG 9
LEECHBURG, Pa. – Brooke Manuel and Rossi McMillen combined to score 28 points to lead visiting Karns City to a 41-9 win over Leechburg.
Manuel led the Lady Gremlins with 16 points with McMillen adding 12 points. Emma Johns chipped in with eight points.
Maddie Mastalerz led Leechburg with four points.
MONITEAU 56, A-C VALLEY 41
FOXBURG, Pa. – Freshman Catherine Kelly scored a game-high 19 points to go with six assists to lead visiting Moniteau to a 56-41 win at A-C Valley.
Aslyn Pry also had a big night for the Lady Warriors with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds to go with four assists and four steals. Kendall Sankey chipped in eight points, and Abby Rottman contributed three points and four assists.
Andrea Meals scored a team-best 13 points for A-C Valley with Meah Ielase adding 10 points.
COUDERSPORT 47, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 37
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elizabeth Frame netted a game-high 17 points to help visiting Coudersport get past Elk County Catholic, 47-37.
Sarah Chambers added 12 points and Rosalyn Page 10 for the Lady Falcons.
Sydney Alexander paced ECC with 16 points, Lucy Klawuhn added seven points, and Tori Newton had six points and 11 rebounds.
REDBANK VALLEY 53, UNION 35
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Caylen Rearick scored 11 points to pace a balanced Redbank Valley effort in a 53-35 win over Union.
Emma Huffman added 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs who also got eight points apiece from Madison Foringer and Ryleigh Smathers and seven tallies from Alivia Huffman.
Dominika Logue scored a game-high 16 points to pace Union.