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Jan. 28, 2022 D9 Boys Hoops: Adams (Brockway), Thomas (O-E), Foradora (DuBois) Hit Game-Winning Shots on Wild Night in D9

Noah Adams hit a game-winning shot for Brockway Friday night. File photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Jan. 28 District 9 boys recaps


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Noah Adams capped a frantic final 25 seconds with a runner in the lane with about eight seconds to play to lift Brockway to a 52-51 win over visiting Bradford.

The Owls had one last chance, but Cam Austin’s shot after he gathered a loose ball was a bit short.


Bradford grabbed a 51-50 lead when Isaiah Finton drilled 3-pointer with 25 seconds to play before Adams was able to split the defense on an inbound play and go the length of the floor to put Brockway back in front.

Jerid Wilmoth then had the ball knocked out of his hands inside the 3-point arch where Austin gathered it. He stepped back and got a clean but contested look off that would have won the game.

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Adams led a trio of Rovers in double digits with 16 points with Dylen Coder adding 13 and Alex Carlson 11.

Austin had a monster game for Bradford with 26 points but was the only Owls player with more than six.



DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Shene Thomas’ old-school 3-point play with six seconds left gave Otto-Eldred complete control of the NTL with a 40-39 win over visiting Cameron County.

The Terrors are now a full two games up on both Cameron County and Coudersport in the loss column for the conference title and they have beaten Cameron County twice now although they have to still play Coudersport twice.

The game-winning sequence capped a solid night for Thomas who scored 11 points, including five in the fourth quarter, while grabbing six rebounds and coming away with a steal.

Landon Francis led the Terrors with 14 points with Gavin Jimerson chipping in nine.

Manning Splain didn’t score for O-E but did dish out four assists, come up with four rebounds, and get two steals.

The Terrors limited Hayden Brown to just 10 points for Cameron County. Brown had scored 211 points in his last seven games (30.1 ppg), including a District 9-record 60 points Monday at Galeton.

Josh Beer also had 10 tallies for the Red Raiders.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Joey Foradora hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds left to help DuBois escape Punxsutawney with a 37-36 D9 League victory.

Punxsutawney led 34-28 going to the fourth quarter but scored just two fourth-quarter points yet still held a 36-34 lead before Foradora saved the Beavers.

It was Foradora’s five 3-pointer of the night giving him a game-high 15 points.

Chooch Husted added nine for DuBois.

Kyle Nesbitt led Punxsutawney with 11 points with Donnie Neese and Gabe Kengersky each scoring nine.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Charles Breindel scored seven of Elk County Catholic’s nine fourth-quarter points, as the Crusaders survived at home over Johnsonburg, 35-33, in AML North action.

ECC trailed 27-26 going to the fourth quarter before Breindel hit a 3-pointer and made 4 of 6 free throws to help secure the win.

Breindel and Luke Jansen, who had the other two fourth-quarter points for the Crusaders, led ECC with 10 points each. Adam Straub added eight and Jordan Wasko seven.

Jake Lobaugh and Isaiah Jackson each scored 10 points for Johnsonburg with Jefferson Freeburg adding eight.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Withstanding a hot night from the 3-point line by visiting St. Marys, Brookville held on to keep its perfect record intact with a 52-48 win.

St. Marys drilled 10 threes on 17 attempts as Quin Gavazzi hit five and Zack Thorwart drilled four to lead the Dutch’s upset bid that fell just short. Gavazzi missed a 3-pointer that would’ve tied it with 32.2 seconds remaining with the score at 47-44.

From there, the Raiders hit enough free throws to seal the win. Three seconds after Gavazzi’s miss, the Dutch fouled Danny Lauer with 29.2 seconds left. Lauer missed the front-end free throw, but Clayton Cook rebounded the miss and it led to two Lauer free throws to put the Raiders up 49-44 with 24.3 seconds left.

St. Marys got it to within 50-48 on Thorwart’s final three with 4.9 seconds left but ran out of time as Lauer sank two more freebies with just 0.3 seconds on the clock to set the final.

Lauer, one of 10 Raiders who scored, was the lone double-figure scorer with 10 points. Noah Peterson finished with eight points, Ian Pete seven, and Garner McMaster and Jack Pete each with six.

The Raiders shot it well from three with less frequency, 6-for-13, as McMaster and Lauer and each hit two. While just scoring one point, Cook finished with seven rebounds and four blocked shots, blocking a rebounded the carom on a Dutch shot that could’ve tied it at 46-46 with 1:32 remaining.

Gavazzi and Thorwart scored 15 and 12 points respectively for the Dutch.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Trailing by three going to the fourth quarter, Ty Terry lifted Curwensville past visiting Glendale, 40-36, in ICC North action and broke the Golden Tides eight-game losing streak in the process.

Glendale led 27-24 after 24 minutes of play, but Terry hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers and scored seven points in the quarter to help rally the troops.

Danny McGarry also scored four points in the quarter for Curwensville.

Terry had been held in check prior to the final eight minutes but finished with nine points to lead Curwensville, while Chandler English added eight and Parker Wood and McGarry six each.

Mason Peterson had a game-high 18 points for Glendale while hitting four 3-pointers while Landon McGarvey hit three triples on his way to nine points. Logan Cree chipped in seven points.


RIDGWAY, Pa. – Up by two going to the fourth quarter, Ridgway pulled away to beat visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 38-30, in AML South action.

The Elkers led 26-24 after the third quarter.

Domenic Allegretto led Ridgway with 16 points with Dan Park and Jack Benninger each adding nine tallies.

Andrew Green led DCC with 11 points.


AUSTIN, Pa. – Behind 21 points and 11 rebounds from Jacob Hooftallen, Austin picked up a 43-34 home NTL victory over Galeton.

Adam Lucas added eight points and seven rebounds for the Panthers with Cameron Rees chipping in seven points and seven rebounds.

Ayden Whipple led Galeton with 10 points and Matthew Zur chipped in seven


SENECA, Pa. – Thanks to 19 points and 14 rebounds from Dawson Camper, Union won at Cranberry, 65-45.

Zander Laughlin added 12 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists for the Golden Knights who also got nine points, three assists, two steals, and three rebounds from Skyler Roxbury.

Ethan Merryman scored 12 points for Cranberry with Colin Zerbe adding eight.


SENECA, Pa. – Venango Catholic made the short trip over the Christian Life Academy in Seneca and beat the hosts, 54-39, behind 34 combined points from Jake Liederbach and Logan Rakow.

Jake Liederbach led the Vikings with 18 with Rakow adding 16. Colin Liderbach chipped in with 11. Beniah West led Christian Life Academy with 13 points with Joshua Mourachien adding 10.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Alex Ognen netted 21 points to help Smethport beat visiting Oswayo Valley, 69-27, in NTL action.

Hayden Leet hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points for the Hubbers, while Preston Alfieri scored nine.

Cayden Black had 14 points to pace Oswayo Valley.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Building a 35-4 halftime lead, Coudersport cruised to a 54-13 home NTL win over Northern Potter.

Brady Streich led the Falcons with 19 points, six steals, and six rebounds with Garrett Kellert adding 12 points and eight boards. Christian Furman also had eight points and Logan Ruter seven for Coudy.

Wyatt Kibbe led Northern Potter with four points.


HYDE, Pa. – Clearfield’s recent struggles continued with a 67-54 home Mountain League loss to Tyrone.

Landen DeHaas led the Eagles with a team-high 24 points with Ross Gampe adding 11 and Corlyn Rhoades and Keegan Gwinn 10 each.

Cole Miller had a game-high 28 points while hitting five 3-pointer for Clearfield, which has lost three in a row, four of five, and six of nine since starting 6-0.

Ryan Gearhart chipped in 13 points for the Bison.

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