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Jan. 8, 2021 D9 Boys/Girls BBall: Moniteau Girls Win in OT Again, DuBois, Karns City Boys Get Close Wins

A Cameron County players makes a move during Friday's game at Smethport. Photo by Barb Davis. See more of Davis' work here

Jan. 8 District 9 boys’ and girls’ basketball recaps.


BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Lennon Lindholm scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter, as visiting DuBois held off Bellefonte, 64-60, in its season opener.

The Beavers built an eight-points, 28-20, halftime lead on the strength of six points from Brady Woodward and five from Lindholm only to watch Bellefonte score 40 second-half points.

Blair Eckey-Jones scored 13 of his team-best 18 points in the second half for the Red Raiders who also got 14 points from Nick Way.


Nick Farrell chipped in 11 points fo DuBois.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Three players reached double figures in scoring for the hot-shooting Brookville Raiders in their 66-42 win at Punxsutawney.

Danny Lauer led the way with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting while Griffin Ruhlman and Jace Miner each finished with 15 points. The Raiders nailed 22 of 39 shots from the field for a 54.6 percent night from the field.

The Chucks were within five points of the Raiders at 30-25 with just under a minute to go in the first half before a 5-0 Raiders run before the end of the half put them in a double-figure lead for good.


Gabe Kengersky and Andrew Young each scored 12 points for the Chucks, who were 6-for-20 from the 3-point line in the first half before setting for 8-for-29. Kengersky scored nine of his points on three treys in the second quarter.


KARNS CITY, Pa. – Chase Beighley and Nathan Waltman combined to score 21 fourth-quarter points, as Karns City rallied from an eight-point deficit entering the quarter to knock off visiting Moniteau, 73-67.

Beighley scored a team-high 29 points and added five assists for the Gremlins, who trailed 52-44, going to the final eight minutes, while Waltman had a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Moniteau, which started fast and led 21-12 at the end of the first quarter and 34-28 at halftime, got a game-high 30 points from Kyle Pry, who also added eight rebounds. Pry was 11 of 16 from the free-throw line.

Chason Delarosa-Rugg chipped in 16 points for the Warriors, while Mason Mershimer scored nine points and gathered in eight rebounds.

Micah Rupp had a game-high 15 rebounds for Karns City, while also adding a point, and Luke Cramer added 12 points.

Moniteau fell to 0-3 on the season, while this was Karns City’s first game.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Charlie Breindl hit three 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 24 points, as Elk County Catholic knocked off visiting Northern Potter, 59-42.


The Crusaders led 22-20 at the break but outscored the Panthers, 16-6, in the third quarter behind seven points from Breindl.

Mark Kraus also hit three triples for ECC and scored 12 points with Luke Jansen adding eight tallies.

Carter Anderson paced Northern Potter with 15 points with Tre Slawson adding 10.

It was the first meeting between the team since Northern Potter beat ECC, 49-48, in the 1990 DIstrict 9 Class 1A title game.


EMPORIUM, Pa. – Caden Beldin exploded for 32 points to help Cameron County give first-year head coach Marcus Brown his first career win, 73-17 over visiting Oswayo Valley.

Hayden Brown added 20 points for the Red Raiders, including 14 in a 25-point first quarter that helped Cameron Count take a 25-1 lead after eight minutes.

Carter Stedman led Oswayo Valley, which trailed 44-3 at halftime, with 10 points.



WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Aslyn Pry scored eight of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, as Moniteau rallied past visiting Karns City, 51-48, in overtime.

Moniteau trailed 42-37 with 1:15 to play but got within two on a 3-pointer by freshman Catherine Kelly.

Karns City still led by three, 45-42, following two Brooke Manuel free throws with 38 seconds to play in regulation, but Pry tied the game on an old-school 3-point play with 23.7 seconds left.

Then, in overtime, an Emma John’s 3-pointer gave Karns City a 48-47 lead, but Pry, who added eight rebounds despite picking up three first-quarter fouls, scored another old-school 3-point play to put Moniteau up 50-48.

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Kelly, who hit three 3-pointers, added a career-high 17 points in the victory.

Johns led Karns City with 19 points with Rossi Carden adding 12 points.

Each of Moniteau’s last three games – albeit over a 10-month period – have gone to overtime. The Lady Warriors lost to Brookville in last year’s District 9 Class 3A title game then beat Clarion in overtime in the season-opener this year, Dec. 11.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Riley Presloid and Sarah Weaver combined for 31 points, 13 rebounds, eight steals, and six assists to lead visiting Punxsutawney to a 67-18 win at DuBois Central Catholic.

Weaver recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds – including nine offensive rebounds helping the Lady Chucks to 24 offensive boards – while adding four assists and three steals, and Riley Presloid had 16 points, five steals, two assists, and two rebounds.

Danielle Griebel chipped in nine points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in the victory with Katelyn Griebel adding eight points, six rebounds, and three assists, and Chloe Presloid seven points, seven rebounds, and five helpers.

Kayley Risser led DCC with eight points.


SMETHPORT, Pa. – Four Cameron County players reached double digits to help the Lady Raiders roll past visiting Smethport, 59-26.

Kaelee Bresslin led Cameron County with 19 points while going 9 of 11 from the free-throw line, while Hailey Hilfiger had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds while adding four steals.

Mallory McKimm chipped in 11 points in the win, and Reggie Goodrow scored 10.

Elizabeth Hungiville led Smethport with 10 points and five rebounds with Caryn McClain adding eight points.


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