Jan. 27 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps
KARNS CITY 61, UNION 57
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Trailing by 11 heading to the fourth quarter, Karns City rode an incredible quarter from Taite Beighley stun visiting Union, 61-57.
Beighley hit five fourth-quarter 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the quarter to help the Gremlins outscore the Golden Knights 31-16 after entering the quarter trailing 41-30.
Beighley finished with a career-high 38 points, the most points by a Karns City player since Dec. 30, 2016, when Ian McElroy scored 40 vs. Northgate at the West Shamokin Tournament. Before that, Tyler Callihan netted 40 Jan. 28, 2005, in an 82-75 win over Cranberry.
Micah Rupp added 16 points for the Gremlins, who are still without Luke Cramer (ankle injury).
Payton Johnston paced Union with 18 points with Caden Rainey adding 12 points, eight assists, two rebounds, and a steal.
Dawson Camper had a double-double for the Golden Knights with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Zander Laughlin also scored 10 points.
COUDERSPORT 45, AUSTIN 37
AUSTIN, Pa. – Christian Furman scored eight of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter to help Coudersport pull away from Austin for a 45-37 NTL road win.
The Falcons led by two, 28-26, going to the fourth quarter but put some separation between themselves and the Panthers in the final eight minutes thanks in large part to Furman, who also had six rebounds and four steals.
Garrett Kellert added 12 points and nine rebounds for Coudersport with Brady Streich chipping in 10 points.
Jacob Hooftallen had 14 points and eight rebounds for Austin with Adam Lucas adding 10 points and six rebounds and Dawson Hooftallen four points and eight boards.
KEYSTONE 50, A-C VALLEY 45
KNOX, Pa. – Bret Wingard and Cole Henry combined for 13 fourth-quarter points to help Keystone rally past visiting A-C Valley, 50-45.
The Panthers trailed 35-33 going to the fourth quarter but got seven points from Wingard and six from Henry to win their sixth straight.
Wingard had another big night with 23 points and 11 rebounds with Zander McHenry adding 12 points and six steals and Henry eight points.
Jay Clover scored 22 points, including eight in the fourth quarter, for A-C Valley with Landon Chalmers adding 10 points and Alex Preston eight.
NORTH CLARION 77, MONITEAU 68
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Behind a season-high 30 points from Collin Schmader, North Clarion ran past Moniteau, 77-68, on the road.
Schmader scored 28 of his 30 in the first three quarters and went a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line finishing just four points shy of his career-high 34 points last year vs. Freedom. He added seven rebounds, four steals, and four assists.
Cole Byers had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Zeeland Hargenrader added 16 points and five rebounds, and Aiden Hartle had 13 points and six assists for the Wolves.
Kyle Pry tossed in a season-best 24 points for Moniteau with Chason Delarosa-Rugg adding 17 points and five assists and Ryan Jewart 14 points and nine rebounds.
KANE 53, SHEFFIELD 44
KANE, Pa. – Behind 18 points and six rebounds from Andy Jekielek, Kane picked up a 53-44 home AML North win over Sheffield.
Josh Greville added 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists for the Wolves, while Justin Mishic had six points, five rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots.
Caden Copley led Kane with 17 points with Lucas McNeil adding eight and Tony Richards and Connor FInch seven apiece.
CRANBERRY 47, VENANGO CATHOLIC 33
SENECA, Pa. – Etham Merryman’s career-high 17 points helped Cranberry take care of visiting Venango Catholic, 47-33.
Merryman hit four 3-pointers in the game and was joined in the scoring parade by 10 points from Noel Bunyak and none from Colin Zerbe.
Colin Liederbach paced Venango Catholic with 11 points with Jake Liederbach and Ben Campbell each adding eight.
REDBANK VALLEY 77, CLARION 56
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Knocking down 18 3-pointers, Redbank Valley cruised past visiting Clarion, 77-56.
Bryson Bain hit eight of them while scoring a season-high 26 points, while Chris Marshall and Owen Clouse each hit three with both players finishing with 17 points.
Marquese Gardlock also hit two triples on his way to seven points and Mason Clouse and Breckin Minich each hit one.
Christian Simko led Clarion with 15 points with Devon Lauer adding nine and Gabe Simko eight.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 87, FOREST AREA 19
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Led by 20 points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals from Ryan Hummell, Clarion-Limestone put out the Forest Fires 87-19 in Strattanville.
Rylie Klingensmith added 14 points for the Lions with Jase Ferguson chipping in 12 points, six steals, three assists, and six rebounds (all offensive). Bryson Huwar also had 12 points to go with nine boards, and Tommy Smith added 10 points.
Allen Johnston paced Forest Area with eight points.