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Jan. 4, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: North Clarion, C-L, Austin, Johnsonburg Get Close Wins

Kendall Dunn had 14 points to help C-L beat Karns City Tuesday. Photo by Diane Lutz

Jan. 4 District 9 girls’ basketball recaps

NORTH CLARION 36, VENANGO CATHOLIC 33

OIL CITY, Pa. – Gwen Siegel scored four of her team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter to help North Clarion stave off an upset bid by homestanding Venango Catholic, 36-33.

The unbeaten She-Wolves found themselves in a 28-all tie after being outscored 16-9 in the third quarter but rallied to outscore the Lady Vikings 8-5 in the fourth quarter to get the win.

Amya Green also hit a key fourth-quarter bucket for North Clarion, while Emma McFarland went 2 of 3 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Emily Aites added six points for the She-Wolves with Green scoring five.

Lily Homan scored 11 of her game-high 20 points in the third quarter to help get Venango Catholic back in the game after the Lady Vikings trailed 19-12 at halftime. Homan added six steals and six rebounds.

Sadie Kalajmaka had a team-best eight rebounds for VC with Kennedy Liederbach chipping in six points and Mariah Wessell four steals.

The Lady Vikings had the basketball with about four seconds to play but couldn’t get up a potential game-tying shot.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 46, KARNS CITY 42

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Frances Milliron and Kendall Dunn combined to score 30 points to help Clarion-Limestone to a key KSAC Large School win, 46-42, over visiting Karns City.

Milliron scored a team-high 16 points for the Lady Lions with Dunn adding 14.

Also for C-L, Lexi Coull reached double digits with 10 points.

Emma Johns poured in a game-best 20 points for Karns City, but no other Lady Gremlin had more than four tallies.

AUSTIN 20, OSWAYO VALLEY 16

AUSTIN, Pa. – In a low-scoring affair, Austin got eight points, 14 rebounds, eight steals, and two assists from Isabella Rees in a 20-16 win over visiting Oswayo Valley in NTL action.

Ella Brewer and Savannah Horton each added six points for the Lady Panthers with Brewer also coming up with five steals.

Ella Malogrino and Makenna Manning each scored five points for Oswayo Valley.

JOHNSONBURG 39, SMETHPORT 33

SMETHPORT, Pa. – A strong all-around effort from Maria Casilio helped visiting Johnsonburg takedown Smethport, 39-33.

Casilio had a game-high 18 points to go with five steals, two assists, and two rebounds.

Tess Kochancic added four points, five rebounds, four steals, and two helpers for the Ramettes, while Kaci Stelene had five points and six steals.

Elizabeth Hungiville had a double-double for Smethport with 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Abby Lutz had a team-best 12 points.

Also for the Lady Hubbers, Danielle Nelson chipped in three points, seven steals, five assists, and five rebounds.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 52, BROCKWAY 43

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Syd Alexander scored 19 points to help Elk County Catholic to a 52-43 win over visiting Brockway in AML action.

Lucy Klawuhn added 14 points for the Lady Crusaders with Sami Straub scoring eight.

Danielle Wood netted a game-high 22 points to go with six assists for Brockway with Selena Buttery completing a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Madelyn Schmader chipped in five steals and a point.

REDBANK VALLEY 58, MONITEAU 49

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Alivia Huffman led a trio of Redbank Valley players in double digits with 14 points, as the visiting Lady Bulldogs topped Moniteau, 58-49, in KSAC Large School action.

Mylee Harmon added 11 points for Redbank Valley with Madison Foringer chipping in 10 and Claire Clouse eight.

Catherine Kelly hit five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 22 points for Moniteau with Abbey Jewart chipping in 11 points. In her season debut, Kenall Sankey added eight points and 11 rebounds, and Davina Pry contributed three points and eight rebounds.

DUBOIS 39, CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 29

DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois built a 13-point lead after three quarters and topped visiting Central Mountain, 39-29.

The Lady Beavers led 32-19 going to the fourth quarter.

Madison Rusnica led DuBois with 10 points Abbie McCoy adding eight and Allie Snyder seven.

Kiahna Jones had nine points for Central Mountain.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 49, CAMERON COUNTY 11

DUBOIS, Pa. – In its home opener, DuBois Central Catholic blasted out to an 18-0 lead after a quarter of play on its way to a 49-11 win over visiting Cameron County.

Kayley Risser led the Lady Cardinals with 13 points, Marina Hanes scored 10 points, and Faith Jacob and Jessy Frank each added eight points.

Renee Earle paced Cameron County with four points.

UNION 49, A-C VALLEY 16

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Keira Croyle netted a game-best 14 points to help Union to a 49-16 win over visiting A-C Valley in KSAC Small School action.

Dominika Logue scored 11 of her 13 points in the first quarter for the Golden Damsels who also got eight points from Hailey Kriebel.

Keira McVay led A-C Valley with seven points.

KEYSTONE 49, CRANBERRY 18

KNOX, Pa. – Natalie Bowser had 23 points and 15 rebounds to lead Keystone to a 49-18 win over visiting Cranberry in KSAC Large School action.

Sydney Bell added 10 rebounds and three points for the Lady Panthers with Mia Traister dishing out nine assists while also scoring a point.

Ayanna Ferringer netted seven points for Cranberry.

BELLWOOD-ANTIS 77, CURWENSVILLE 20

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Jaidyn McCracken scored a game-high 21 points, as visiting Bellwood-Antis cruised to a 77-20 win over Curwensville in ICC play.

Chelsea McCaulsky added 16 points for the Blue Devils with Lydia Worthing scoring 11.

Joslynne Freyer paced Curwensville with seven points.

TYRONE 57, CLEARFIELD 30

HYDE, Pa. – Leading 26-8 at halftime, visiting Tyrone beat Clearfield, 57-30, in Mountain League play.

Jaida Parker led the Eagles with 14 points, Stephanie Ramsey added 11 and Kayelin Gibbons 10.

Emma Hipps scored 10 points for Clearfield with Cayleigh Walker adding nine.

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