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Jan. 29, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Redbank Valley (vs. C-L), A-C Valley (vs. Keystone) End Long Losing Streaks; Ridgway Gets First Win

Chris Marshall scored 29 points, came away with five steals, and added five assists to help Redbank Valley end a 14-game losing streak to C-L. Photo by Mike Maslar

Jan. 29 District 9 boys’ recap.

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REDBANK VALLEY 79, CLARION-LIMESTONE 49

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – For the first time in 11 years, Redbank Valley defeated Clarion-Limestone topping the homestanding Lions, 79-49.

The last Bulldogs wins over C-L was a 50-47 win at Redbank Valley Jan. 22, 2010. The Lions had won 14 in a row against the Bulldogs and 17 of 18 overall. It was also Redbank Valley’s first win at C_L since Jan. 15, 2007, 62-60, just over 14 years ago.

Chris Marshall, Marquese Gardlock, and Bryson Bain all had monster games in the victory.

Marshall scored a game-high 29 points to go with five assists and five steals. Gardlock added 26 points and five assists, and Bain had a triple-double of 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists.

Hayden Callen led C-L with 22 points.

A-C VALLEY 55, KEYSTONE 48

FOXBURG, Pa. – Five different A-C Valley players scored during a 20-point fourth quarter, as the Falcons rallied past visiting Keystone, 55-48, for their first win over the Panthers in just over eight years.

A-C Valley, which had lost 14 in a row to Keystone since last winning, 61-52, Jan. 18. 2013, trailed 37-35 going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Panthers 20-11 in the decisive last eight minutes.

Eli Penny led the fourth-quarter charge with five of his eight points, while Levi Orton scored four of his game-high 23 points in the quarter. Landon Chalmers also scored four of his six points in the final eight minutes as did Alex Preston, who finished with nine points. Tanner Merwin added a key 3-pointer in the quarter and ended the game with six points on a pair of second-half 3-pointers.

A-C Valley, which hadn’t played since its season-opening loss at Clarion Jan. 12 because of a COVID-19 quarantine, led 23-18 at halftime before being outscored 19-12 in the third quarter to fall behind.

Gavin Houge led Keystone with 11 points with Colin Say and Logan Sell each adding 10 points and Keenan Hetter seven. Only two of Say’s points came after halftime, while all five of Sell’s second-half points came from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Orton completed a double-double for A-C Valley with 11 rebounds and also had four steals. Preston chipped in six rebounds and two blocked shots and Chalmer contributed seven rebounds.

BROOKVILLE 74, NORTH CLARION 25

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Jace Miner and Robert Keth each scored 17 points, as visiting Brookville easily handled North Clarion, 74-25.

Griffin Ruhlman also added eight points for the Raiders, who had 11 players score in all.

Aiden Hartle paced North Clarion with 11 points.

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RIDGWAY 36, SMETHPORT 29

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Ridgway used a balanced offensive attack to pick up a 36-29 victory over Smethport on the road, the Elkers first win of the season.

Aaron Sorg was the leading Elkers point-getter with 11 points. RJ Miller netted nine and Dan Park chipped in seven.

Layne Shall paced the Hubbers with 15 tallies.

TYRONE 62, CLEARFIELD 35

TYRONE, Pa. – Brandon Lucas scored all 14 of his points after halftime, as Tyrone used a big second half to overcome a one-point deficit at the break and beat visiting Clearfield, 62-35, in Mountain League action.

The Bison led 18-17 at the break but only scored 17 second-half points.

Meanwhile, behind Lucas and Jake Taylor, who scored nine of his 11 points in the second half, the Eagles poured in 45 points after halftime.

David Lang also added nine points on three 3-pointers, including a pair of second-half triples, for Tyrone.

Cole Miller led Clearfield with 12 points with Ryan Gearhart adding seven.

JOHNSONBURG 51, PORT ALLEGANY 21

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Eric Christoff exploded for 25 points while hitting six 3-pointers to help visiting Johnsonburg roll past shorthand Port Allegany, 51-21.

Cam Stelene added 10 points for the Rams who also got seven from Gabe Watts.

Dominic Guerrero led Port Allegany, which was missing leading scorer Trey Kleitz, with seven points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 53, OTTO-ELDRED 32

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Visiting Elk County Catholic got 18 points from Mason McAllister on its way to a 53-32 win over Otto-Eldred.

Luke Jansen added 11 points for the Crusaders with Charlie Breindel scoring 10 and Mark Kraus nine.

Jake Merry paced Otto-Eldred with 18 points with Austin Cousins adding eight.

ST. MARYS 38, BRADFORD 35

BRADFORD, Pa. – Strong fourth-quarter free-throw shooting helped St. Marys defeat Bradford, 38-35.

The Dutchman trailed by one (30-29) entering the fourth and went 5-for-8 at the charity stripe and outscored the Owls, 9-5.

Holden Housler and Drake Caskey each hit two free-throws in the final quarter.

Mithcell Reiter led the St. Marys’ offense with 14 points while Caskey finished with 10.

Gavin Piscitelli had 15 points to pace the Owls in the loss.

KARNS CITY 64, UNION 40

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Nathan Waltman scored a game-high 19 points to lead a trio of Karns City players in double digits, as the visiting Gremlins beat Union, 64-40.

Chase Beighley and Eric Booher each added 12 points for Karns City with Beighley also grabbing nine rebounds and handing out five assists. Micah Rupp climbed the ladder for a game-best 11 rebounds to go with two points.

Caden Rainey led Union with 15 points with Karter Vogel scoring 11.

BROCKWAY 57, CURWENSVILLE 55

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Three Brockway players hit double digits to earn a 57-55 road victory over Curwensville.

Marcus Bennett, Noah Adams, and Lewis Painter each scored 11 points for the Rovers.

In keeping with the balanced attack for Brockway, Marcus Copelli added nine points and Jared Marchiori eight.

Trevor Lansberry had a game-high 24 points to pace the Tide while Ty Terry contributed 18.

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