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Kelly, Moniteau Rally Past North Clarion; Steiner’s Buzzer-Beater Sends Sharpsville to Win; Maplewood Takes Region 2 Crown

Moniteau's Catherine Kelly.
            

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Catherine Kelly wasn’t going to let her team lose.

                  

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Kelly scored 23 of her career-high 38 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, to lead Moniteau to a stunning 65-61 comeback win at North Clarion.

The Lady Warriors (16-5 overall, 6-3 KSAC) trailed by 15, 47-32, with 6:57 to play but ended regulation on a 23-8 run that was capped by a Kelly 3-pointer from the top of the key to send the game to overtime.

Watch Kelly’s game-tying shot

                                      

The Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, Kelly talked about the win on the Cole Orthodontic Associates Postgame Interview

Moniteau then scored the first four points of overtime to push the run to 27-8 with a pair of free throws by Kelly giving the Lady Warriors a 59-55 lead with 2:49 left. The lead was Moniteau’s first since 9-7 midway through the first quarter.

North Clarion (16-5, 7-2) didn’t go away retaking the lead on a Lily Homan basket with two minutes left that followed a 3-pointer by Ainsley Hartle at the 2:24 mark.

                          

Kelly, though, gave Moniteau the lead back at 61-60 with 1:37 to play before Hartle hit one of two free throws with 56.8 left to tie the game.

But after Homan missed two free throws with 40.2 to play, Kelly scored and was fouled with 23.2 left. Although she missed the free throw, Moniteau had the lead for good, and Abbey Jewart sealed the win with two free throws.

It was a 3-pointer by Jewart with 3:20 left that really started the Moniteau comeback.

That triple made it 48-40 and started a stretch of eight straight points by the Lady Warriors where the ball never left the Moniteau side of the court.

After Jewart’s three, Kelly came up with a steal and a layup to make it 48-42. Then another Steal by the Lady Warriors led to a Kelly 3-pointer to make it a three-point game, 48-45, with 2:50 to go.

Another triple by Kelly with two minutes left in regulation had Moniteau within one, 49-48, but Homan, who had 32 of her own, answered with an old-school 3-pointer with 1:23 left to make it 52-48.

But four straight Kelly free throws – two at 1:12 and two at 49.6 – tied the game at 52.

That’s when Hartle hit one of two charity shots with 46 seconds left putting North Clarion back on top, 53-52.

After Kelly and Homan each missed two charity shots, Homan hit two with 10.2 seconds left to push the lead to three.

But all that did was set up Kelly’s heroics at the end of regulation.

                                   

North Clarion actually led by 16, 43-27, with under a minute to play in the third quarter following a Hartle 3-pointer, one of four she hit on the night on her way to 19 points.

But Kelly banked home a 3-pointer at the third-quarter horn from around 26-27 feet to stem the tide just enough to set the stage for a comeback.

With Kelly exploding for 38, no other Moniteau Player had more than six points with Cheyenne Curl scoring six.

SHARPSVILLE 53, SLIPPERY ROCK 52

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Trailing 52-51 with 2.7 seconds remaining, Macie Steiner scored off an inbounds pass as time expired to lift Sharpsville to a 53-52 Region 4 win over Slippery Rock.

See the final play here courtesy of the NFHS Network and posted on X by Sports Radio 96.7’s Bob Greenburg:

CJ Sabo had hit a shot for Slippery Rock to put the Rockets ahead 52-51 with nine seconds remaining.

Lily Palko had a huge game for Sharpsville (9-10 overall, 5-5 Region 4) with 32 points, while Steiner had 15 points and seven boards.

Sabo had 18 points for Slippery Rock.

MAPLEWOOD 45, SAEGERTOWN 36

GUYS MILLS, Pa. – Maplewood wrapped up the outright Region 2 title with a 45-36 victory over Saegertown.

Maplewood (18-3 overall, 11-0 Region 2) built a 21-10 halftime lead on its way to the win.

Savannah O’Hara led Maplewood with 19 points, 13 of which came in the second half, while Rhaelyn Koelle tallied nine points.

Lindsey Greco scored 12 points and Lyndzee Amory 11 for Saegertown (10-11, 6-5).

                                  

OSWAYO VALLEY 42, SMETHPORT 33

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Oswayo Valley wrapped up an NTL playoff berth with a 42-33 win over visiting Smethport.

The Green Wave victory coupled with Northern Potter’s loss to Coudersport did the trick for securing a berth in the inaugural postseason tournament for the league for Oswayo Valley.

Charlotte Austin-Keech led Oswayo Valley (13-7 overall, 9-6) with 15 points with Makenna Manning adding 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

Eva West chipped in eight points and five rebounds.

Elizabeth Hungiville led Smethport with 15 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots.

Jaidyn Goodman added 10 points, 10 rebounds, and two assists for the Lady Hubbers (4-17, 3-12).

COCHRANTON 49, CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 28

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Shelby McBryar led three Cochranton players in double figures with 16 points as the Cardinals picked up a 49-28 Region 2 road win over Cambridge Springs.

With the win, Cochranton (11-9 overall, 8-2 Region 2) kept sole possession of second place in the region.

Eve Pfeiffer had 15 points and Marley Rodax 11 for Cochranton.

Brooklyn Cole had 10 points and Payton Leandro seven for Cambridge Springs (8-12,4-6).

UNION CITY 51, YOUNGSVILLE 20

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Ten different Union City players scored in a 51-20 Region 2 win over Youngsville.

Cathryn Reynolds led the way for Union City (9-11 overall, 6-4 Region 2) with 12 points, while Brooke VanTassel netted 10.

Zaylee Cressley had 12 points and Molly Helman eight for Youngsville (6-14, 1-9).

NORTHWESTERN 52, GIRARD 25

ALBION, Pa. – Makayla Presser-Palmer tallied 18 points as Northwestern earned a 52-25 Region 3 win over Girard, keeping pace with Mercyhurst Prep atop the Region 3 standings.

The Wildcats (17-3 overall, 11-1 Region 3) led 28-10 at halftime en route to the win.

Taylor Stagl tallied 10 points for Northwestern and Chloe Yazembiak nine.

Leah Pratt led Girard (3-17, 3-9) with nine points.

KENNEDY CATHOLIC 82, COMMODORE PERRY 13

HADLEY, Pa. – Kennedy Catholic clinched at least a share of the Region 1 title with an 82-13 win over Commodore Perry.

Layke Fields led five KC (16-3 overall, 12-0 Region 1) players in double figures with 17 points.

Bella Magestro tallied 16 points for the Golden Eagles, while Tori Harvey and Monique Vincent had 14 points each and Madison Pfleger 10.

Marley Meyer had six points for Commodore Perry (0-19, 0-12).

COUDERSPORT 36, NORTHERN POTTER 31

ULYSSES, Pa. – Sierra Myers and Hallie Rigas each hit 3-pointers during a 12-4 fourth-quarter run that gave Coudersport a come-from-behind, 36-31, win at Northern Potter.

The Lady Falcons (16-4 overall, 13-2 NTL) trailed 27-24 going to the fourth quarter but on the strength of the long ball rallied to keep their hopes of an NTL regular-season title alive.

Sierra Myers led Coudy with 10 points with Rigas scoring nine on three 3-pointers with Macie Popchak adding eight points.

Kayden Brown had 12 points for Northern Potter (11-10, 7-8) while Emma Haynes had 10 rebounds.

NoPo’s loss clinched an NTL playoff berth for idle Austin.

FOREST AREA 57, CLARION-LIMESTONE 52

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Building a 13-point halftime lead, Forest Area held on for a 57-52 KSAC win over Clarion-Limestone at East Forest.

Amber Guzzi led the Fires (8-13 overall, 2-7 KSAC) with 18 points and three steals with Jayden Colvin adding 16 points and four steals, and Kaylie Rooke chipping in nine points, 13 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots.

Freshman Hannah Beggs had her first career 20-point game with 21 for C-L (6-15, 2-7) with Julianna Schwabenbauer adding 16 points.

REDBANK VALLEY 49, CLARION 36

CLARION, Pa. – Mylee Harmon scored 16 points to lead a balanced Redbank Valley attack in a 49-36 KSAC win at Clarion.

Addy Bond added 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs (16-5 overall, 9-0 KSAC) with Kira Bonanno and Elaina Carrico each scoring eight points.

Sophie Babington led Clarion (12-8, 6-3) with 11 points with Taylor Alston scoring seven points.

KARNS CITY 59, UNION/A-C VALLEY 22

FOXBURG, Pa. – Visiting Karns City got 15 points apiece from Naomi Venesky and Brooklynn Taylor on its way to a 59-22 KSAC win over Union/A-C Valley at A-C Valley.

Hannah Summerville added 11 tallies for the Lady Gremlins (15-6 overall, 7-2 KSAC).

Maddy Dehart had a game-high 17 points for Union/A-C Valley (2-18, 0-8).

WILMINGTON 54, SHARON 43

SHARON, Pa. – Lia Krarup tallied 25 points to power Wilmington to a 54-43 win over Sharon.

With the win, Wilmington (16-4 overall, 9-1 Region 4) remained in a tie for first place in Region 4 in the loss column with Grove City.

Krarup buried seven 3-pointers in the win.

Reese Bruckner was also in double figures for Wilmington with 10 points.

Lacey Root had 17 points for Sharon (11-9, 3-7) and Jamoria Crumby 10.

FAIRVIEW 32, ERIE 27

ERIE, Pa. – Trailing 27-20 with six minutes to play, Fairview closed the game on a 12-0 run to rally for a 32-27 win over Erie in a battle for second place in Region 6.

A Kzjia Green 3-pointer gave Erie its 27-20 advantage, but Paige Garrity rallied the Tigers (16-5 overall, 8-3 Region 6), scoring 10 of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter.

Garrity knocked down a pair of 3-pointers over the final six minutes and was 4-of-4 from the line.

Ella Pizzo added seven points and Bre Heidt six for Fairview.

Aubrey Neavins led Erie (15-6, 7-4) with 15 points.

LAKEVIEW 47, WEST MIDDLESEX 40

STONEBORO, Pa. – With the game tied at 36, Lakeview outscored West Middlesex 11-4 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 47-40 Region 1 win.

Kyndra Seddon had 13 points and eight rebounds to help power Lakeview (11-9 overall, 9-3 Region 1) to the win and into a tie with the Big Reds (16-4, 9-3) for second place in the region.

Emma Marsteller had 12 points and five boards for the Sailors, while Maddie Doyle had 11 points and seven rebounds.

Caitlin Stephens had 23 points and nine rebounds and was 9-of-9 from the line for West Middlesex.

NORTH EAST 49, SENECA 36

WATTSBURG, Pa. – Gigi Gaston scored 18 points to lead North East to a 49-36 Region 3 triumph against Seneca.

North East (14-6 overall, 9-3 Region 3) led 17-15 at halftime and went on a 22-11 run in the third quarter to gain some breathing room.

Kayla Forsythe scored six of her eight points in the third quarter for North East, with Alaina Rodemoyer also contributing eight points in the win.

Haylee Farrell led Seneca (13-7, 7-5) with 17 points, while Abby Hinds added eight.

CONNEAUT 43, CORRY 35

CORRY, Pa. – Conneaut opened the game on a 14-2 run on its way to a 43-35 Region 5 road win over Corry.

Lainie Harrington filled up the stat sheet for CASH (14-5 overall, 7-1 Region 5) with 21 points to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. She was also 6-of-9 from the line.

Courtney Perrye and Hannah Brady added eight points each in the victory. Brady also had three assists and two blocks and Perrye seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Halle Albers and Grace Allen had 14 points each for Corry (9-10, 4-4). Allen was also 8-of-10 from the line.

EISENHOWER 64, IROQUOIS 30

RUSSELL, Pa. – Clara Steinberg had 27 points to help Eisenhower to a 64-30 win over Iroquois.

Steinberg had a strong overall game for the Knights (9-10, 5-7) with seven steals and six assists.

Lainey Font had 16 points for Eisenhower while also collecting nine steals.

Karina Reichard paced Iroquois (0-20, 0-12) with 12 points.

HICKORY 55, GROVE CITY 37

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Kimora Roberts and Mariah Swanson combined for 40 points as Hickory knocked Grove City out of first place in Region 4 with a 55-37 win.

Hickory (6-15 overall, 5-6) led 25-21 at halftime and went on a 16-2 run in the third quarter to take control.

Roberts finished with 23 points, including 7-fo-11 from the line, while Swanson buried five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points.

Lauren Harkless also added 12 points for Hickory.

Maddie Osborn had 17 points for Grove City (15-6, 9-2), while Piper Como added 12. Wilmington, by virtue of its win over Sharon, took over sole possession of first place in the region.

MCDOWELL 50, GENERAL MCLANE 37

ERIE, Pa. – Mikaela Bennett had 20 points and 10 rebounds to power McDowell to a 50-37 Region 6 win over General McLane.

Leading 13-12 after the first quarter, McDowell (4-14 overall, 4-6 Region 6) went on a 21-2 run to take a 34-14 halftime lead.

Amaiya Nelson was also in double figures for McDowell with 10 points.

Libby Opp poured in 21 points for GM (8-12, 3-7).

BISHOP GUILFOYLE 66, CLEARFIELD 47

HYDE, Pa. – Maurie Querry had 15 points to lead a foursome of Bishop Guilfoyle players in double digits in a 66-47 road win over Clearfield in LHAC East action.

Morgan Ruggery and Alana Lightner each added 14 points for BG (19-2 overall, 12-1 LHAC East) with Gia Adams chipping in 13 points.

Hannag Glunt had 15 points for Clearfield (12-7, 9-4) with Sonny Diehl adding 12 and Mia Helsel 11.

FRANKLIN 38, OIL CITY 18

OIL CITY, Pa. – Jenn Blum scored 10 points as Franklin beat Oil City in Region 5 action, 38-18.

The Knights (12-8 overall, 4-4 Region 5) limited the Oilers (8-12, 1-7) to just nine points in each half.

Katie Boal and Jamie Blum added nine points each for Franklin.

Payton Liederbach had seven points for Oil City.

                       

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