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Late Snelick Layup Gives St. Marys Girls Win; Clearfield, Port Win Closes Ones; Punxsy Takes Control of D9 League

Jayssa Snelick's late layup gave St. Marys a win over DCC Monday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

DUBOIS, Pa. – Jayssa Snelick’s layup with 28.5 seconds left lifted visiting St. Marys to a 37-34 win over DuBois Central Catholic in AML South action.


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The layup gave the Lady Dutch a 36-34 lead, and Jessy Frank missed a 3-pointer from in front of her bench with under 10 seconds to go for DCC before Izzy Catalone made it a 3-point game with a free throw with three seconds left.

St. Marys led by six, 34-28, with 2 ½ minutes to play, but DCC tied the game on a Lexi Berta 3-pointer with 1:21 left.


That set up Snelick’s heroics, as the St. Marys’ guard came from the left elbow, drove the right side of the lane, reversed into the middle of the lane, and then went up and under a DCC defender with the go-ahead shot.

Watch the shot courtesy of DCC/NFHS Video

Snelick led St. Marys with 12 points with Maura Caskey adding nine and Catalone seven.

Kayley Risser had 11 points for DCC with Berta and Fait Jacob each scoring eight.


BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Building a 7-point halftime lead, Clearfield held on to beat homestanding Bellefonte, 48-47, in Mountain League action.

The Lady Bison led 28-21 at the break but saw the Lady Raiders cut it to three, 38-35, going to the fourth quarter.

Up 48-45, Clearfield conceded a two-point shot with a few seconds to play and then let the clock run out.

Hannah Glunt paced the Lady Bison with 15 points while shooting 11 of 19 from the free-throw line while Riley Ryen added 13 points, Mia Helsel eight, and Cayleigh Walker seven.

Emma Rossman had 11 points to lead a balanced Bellefonte effort.



PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kayleigh Dowell hit a pair of fourth-quarter 3-pointers and scored eight of her team-high 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Port Allegany hold off visiting Coudersport, 46-43, in NTL action.

The Lady Gators, who trailed 22-20 at halftime, led 30-28 going to the fourth quarter before Dowell and Ella Moses, who scored six of her 11 points in the final eight minutes, made sure the lead snuck.

Moses added six rebounds, five steals, and four assists in the win with Brynn Evens scoring eight points and Leigha Nelson adding four steals, four assists, and two points.

Olivia Fink had a career-high 20 points to pace Coudersport with Emma Chambers adding 11.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Visiting Punxsutawney outscored Elk County Catholic 15-4 in the second quarter on its way to taking complete control of the D9 League with a 51-44 win.

With four games remaining in league play for the Lady Chucks, they now hold a two-game lead over both St. Marys and ECC for the league crown and completed the sweep of the Lady Crusaders.

Punxsutawneytailed 12-8 at the end of the first quarter but turned to Avary Powell in the second quarter to help secure a 23-16 halftime lead.


Powell scored six of her eight points in the quarter. In addition to her scoring, she had a team-best 11 rebounds while dishing out three assists, and blocking two shots.

Danielle Griebel led Punxsutawney with 18 points while adding three assists and two steaks with Chloe Presloid chipping in 11 points, five rebounds, two steals, and two assists.

Tori Newton paced ECC with 18 points and 12 rebounds with Syd Alexander adding 13 points.


BROCKWAY, Pa. – Sophia Schmader and Kalina Powell both scored career highs to lead Brockway to a 49-19 win over visiting Forest Area.

Schmader scored a game-high 16 points with Powell adding 15. Madelyn Schmader chipped in with 14 points, 10 steals, eight assists, and seven rebounds. Powell also added six rebounds and four steals.

Amber Guzzi paced Forest Area with seven points.


RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Natalie Bowser had 14 points to lead Keystone to a 39-17 win at Union.

No other player scored more than five points for the Lady Panthers.

Cheyenne Dowling paced Union with 12 points.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Mackenzie Coffman had 16 points to lead Juniata Valley to a 56-15 road ICC North win over Curwensville.

Makenna Hartman added 11 points for the Hornets.

Curwensville got six points from Janelle Passmore.

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