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Jan. 28, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: Jacob’s Steal/Layup Lifts DCC Past Ridgway; Redbank Pulls Away from Clarion; KC Upsets Union

Jan. 28 District 9 girls recaps

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 50, RIDGWAY 49

DUBOIS, Pa. – Faith Jacob’s steal and layup with 5.4 seconds to play lifted DuBois Central Catholic to a key 50-49 win over Ridgway in AML South action in DuBois.

The basket gave the Lady Cardinals a 50-48 lead, but Ridgway had a chance to tie the game with 0.2 on the clock when Payton Delhunty was fouled and went to the line shooting a 1-and-1.

Delhunty made the first shot to get the Lady Elkers within one but missed the second one.

After being tied at halftime at 23, DCC took a 40-34 lead to the fourth quarter thanks in part to a pair of 3-pointers and eight points from Lexi Berta.

But Ridgway fought back thanks in large part to seven Delhunty points to tie the game late.

Berta had a career-high 19 points for DCC while adding four assists.

Jacob added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Lady Cardinals with Marina Hanes scoring nine points.

Jenna Kasmierski had a game-high 19 points for Ridgway with Payton Delhunty adding 12 and Julie Peterson eight.

REDBANK VALLEY 43, CLARION 30

CLARION, Pa. – Using a 12-2 fourth-quarter run, visiting Redbank Valley pulled away from Clarion for a 43-30 win.

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The Lady Bulldogs were up five, 27-22, late in the third quarter before Claire Clouse started the game-deciding run late in the quarter, and then Redbank Valley scored 10 of the first 12 points of the fourth quarter.

Clouse and Alvia Huffman each had four points during the spurt with Mylee Harmon and Madison Foringer also adding buckets.

The Lady Bulldogs led 17-15 at halftime before Jordan Best knotted the game at 17 early in the third quarter. But Redbank Valley answered with a 6-1 spurt to push the lead back to five and it hovered between five and seven points until the game-deciding run.

Clouse, who was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, talked about the win.

It was a balanced offensive effort for Redbank Valley with Foringer and Huffman each scoring 10 points and Clouse and Harmon adding eight each.

Simko led Clarion with nine points with Alston adding eight and Best seven.

KARNS CITY 34, UNION 26

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Rossi McMillen scored 12 of her 14 points in the second half to help visiting Karns City upset Union, 34-26.

The game was tied at 12 at the break before Karns City got some key second-half shots to pull out the victory.

Rosie Carden added seven points for the Lady Gremlins, who had lost 5 of 8 coming into the game while sitting at 7-7 on the season.

Union, which had won 10 of 11 and was 10-2 on the season, got 12 points from Dominia Logue and eight from Hailey Kriebel. The Golden Damsels were playing for the first time in eight days after a COVID shutdown forced three postponements.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 42, JOHNSONBURG 25

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Lucy Klawuhn and Tori Newton combined for 25 points, as Elk County Catholic won for the sixth consecutive time thanks to a 42-25 victory at Johnsonburg.

Newton led the Lady Crusaders with 13 points while Klawuhn hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12. Syd Alexander chipped in seven.

Kaci Stelene paced Johnsonburg with seven points.

KEYSTONE 39, A-C VALLEY 23

FOXBURG, Pa. – Another massive Natalie Bowser double-double lifted Keystone to its fourth straight win, this time a 39-23 road victory over A-C Valley.

Bowser had 16 points and 20 rebounds and was helped by Amanda Reyes, who added eight points and 10 boards.

Baylee Blauser led A-C Valley with 13 points.

ST. MARYS 48, PENNS VALLEY 39

SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Visiting St. Marys got 27 combined tallies from Izzy Catalone and Maura Caskey to top Penns Valley, 48-39.

Catalone led the Lady Dutch with 14 points with Caskey adding 13.

Ann-Marie McMurtrie paced Penns Valley with 11 points.

COUDERSPORT 56, BRADFORD 30

BRADFORD, Pa. – Liz Frame knocked down three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to help Coudersport to a 56-30 road victory over Bradford.

Emma Chambers added a double-double for the Lady Falcons with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Savanah Myers had nine points and six assists and Bel Porterfield five points, seven assists, and four steals.

Alanna Benson scored 16 points to pace Bradford.

PORT ALLEGANY 59, BOLIVAR-RICHBURG (N.Y.) 31

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kayleigha Dowell had a strong all-around game to help Port Allegany knock off crossstate visitor Bolivar-Richburg (N.Y.), 59-31.

Dowell scored 12 points, came up with seven steals, grabbed six rebounds, handed out four assists, and blocked three shots.

Leigha Nelson added 11 points and seven steals for the Lady Gators, Evin Stauffer chipped in 10 points, and Rylie Simpson nine points. Ella Moses had a team-high 10 rebounds to go with seven points.

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