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Jan. 5, 2022 D9 Boys/Girls Hoops: Park Leads Ridgway to Victory; Big First Half from Cramer Helps Karns City to Win

Dan Park had 23 points in Ridgway's win over Kane Wednesday. File photo by Mike Maslar

Jan. 5 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps

BOYS

RIDGWAY 44, KANE 31

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Dan Park scored a game-high 23 points to lead Ridgway to a 44-31 AML home win over Kane.

Park scored nine of his points in a big fourth quarter for the Elkers, who outscored the Wolves 20-12 to expand on a five-point, 24-19, lead going to the final eight minutes.

Jake Berringer (8 points), Domenic Allegretto (7 points), and Aaron Sorg (6 points) also reached the scorebook for Ridgway.

Andy Jekielek led Kane with 15 points and five rebounds.

REDBANK VALLEY 55, MONITEAU 28

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bryson Bain hit four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 16 points, as Redbank Valley rolled past visiting Moniteau, 55-28, in KSAC Large School action.

Marquese Gardlock and Chris Marshall each added eight points for the Bulldogs, who scored 54 points through the first three quarters.

Ryan Jewart and Kyle Pry each scored five points for Moniteau.

KARNS CITY 60, CLARION-LIMESTONE 41

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Luke Cramer scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the first half to lead Karns City to a 60-41 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone.

Behind Cramer, who scored 12 points in the second quarter, the Gremlins led 32-21 at halftime.

Taite Beighley added 13 points for Karns City with Luke Garing scoring eight.

Ryan Hummell led C-L with 14 points with Jordan Hesdon adding 10 points.

UNION 68, A-C VALLEY 40

FOXBURG, Pa. – Payton Johnston and Caden Rainey combined to score 13 third-quarter points, as Union broke open a close game at the half to pick up a 68-40 road win over A-C Valley in KSAC Small School play.

The Golden Knights led by just six, 34-28, at halftime but behind seven points from Johnston and six from Rainey in the third quarter to expand the lead to 19, 56-37, by the end of the third quarter.

Rainey led Union with 19 points with Bailey Crissman adding 13, Johnston 12, and Zander Laughlin 10.

Brody Dittman led A-C Valley with 11 points, Alex Preston added 10, and Jay Clover eight.

NORTH CLARION 54, VENANGO CATHOLIC 26

FRILLS CORNER, Pa. – Aiden Hartle hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high-tying 27 points, as North Clarion rolled past visiting Venango Catholic, 54-26, in KSAC Small School action.

Hartle, who also scored 27 points against Clarion Jan. 14, 2021, scored 24 first-half points including 18 in the second quarter when he hit four 3-pointers.

Collin Schmader added 13 points for the Wolves.

Jake Liederbach paced Venango Catholic with 12 points.

CLARON 88, FOREST AREA 8

TIONESTA, Pa. – Visiting Clarion outscored Forest Area 66-0 in the first half on its way to an 88-8 victory in KSAC Small School action.

The Bobcats scored 41 first-quarter points, including 17 from Christian Simko, and had 10 different players reach the scorebook.

Simko paced Clarion with 31 points, 23 in the first half. He added eight steals and six rebounds.

Devon Lauer added 14 points, six steals, and four assists with Gabe Simko adding 12 points and Dawson Smail chipping in eight points.

Allen Johnston led Forest Area with six points.

OTTO-ELDRED 42, SHEFFIELD 27

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Shorthanded Otto-Eldred got 15 points from Austin Cousins and a strong all-around game from Landon Francis to beat visiting Sheffield, 42-27.

The Terrors were without four players including leading scorer Gavin Jimerson and fourth-leading scorer Shene Thomas.

Francis added eight points, six assists, five rebounds, and three steals, and Manning Splain 10 points and four steals. Also for Otto-Eldred, Cohen Walker chipped in nine points and six rebounds.

Tony Richards led Sheffield with eight points with Caden Copley adding seven.

GIRLS

KANE 62, YOUNGSVILLE 34

KANE, Pa. – Mia Anderson had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds to pace a 62-34 win by Kane over visiting Youngsville.

Maya Smith added 13 points for the Lady Wolves with Rylee Haight dropping in nine tallies and Sadie Walter eight.

Mia Rafalski paced Youngsville with 11 points with Kenzie Olewine adding 10.

Kane led by just six, 31-25, at halftime before outscoring the Eagles 15-7 in the third quarter.

NORTHERN POTTER 37, PORT ALLEGANY 26

ULYSSES, Pa. – Megan Hyde’s 13-point, 15-rebound double-double helped Northern Potter pick up a 37-26 home NTL win over Port Allegany.

Rebecca Martin added nine points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Panthers with Courtney Martin chipping in four points and 12 rebounds and Abbie Cady four points and 10 rebounds.

Evin Stauffer led Port Allegany with eight points, eight rebounds, three steals, and three blocks with Ella Moses adding six points, 12 rebounds, and three steals.

COUDERSPORT 54, OSWAYO VALLEY 10

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Emma Chambers scored a game-high 13 points to lead visiting Coudersport to a 54-10 win over Oswayo Valley in NTL action.

Sierra Myers added 12 points for the Lady Falcons, who led 18-2 at the end of eight minutes, with Liz Frame chipping in seven tallies.

Jenna Freer led Oswayo Valley with four points.

SMETHPORT 32, CAMERON COUNTY 21

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Elizabeth Hungiville scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help visiting Smethport beat Cameron County, 32-21, in NTL action.

Abby Lutz added eight points for the Lady Hubbers, while Danielle Nelson had two points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals.

Mikenna Farabaugh paced Cameron County with eight points with Aubree Lorenzo adding six.

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