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Led by Austin Cousins, O-E Boys Nail 15 3-pointers in Win; C-L Pulls Away from Clarion; Swisher Lifts DCC to Victory Jan. 13, 2023

Austin Cousins had a career-high 25 points for Otto-Eldred Friday night. Photo by Barb Close

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Hitting 15 3-pointers, Otto-Eldred rolled to a 77-42 win at Smethport in NTL action.

Austin Cousins led the way for the Terrors draining seven of the triples while scoring a career-high 25 points.

Five of Cousins’ 3-pointers came in the first quarter when Otto-Eldred hit 10 3-pointers to outscore Smethport 30-16.

Landon Francis knocked down five 3-pointers, including three in the opening eight minutes, and collected a double-double with 17 points and 12 assists.

           

Manning Spain, who hit both of long-range shots in the opening frame, added 13 points, four steals, and three assists, and Brax Caldwell chipped in 10 points.

Keagan Watson paced Smethport with 13 points with Hayden Leet adding 12.

COUDERSPORT 54, AUSTIN 39

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Behind strong free-throw shooting from Reilly Streich, Coudersport pulled away from visiting Austin in the fourth quarter to get a 54-39 NTL victory.

Streich hit 9 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter as the Falcons took a 35-30 advantage after three and turned it into a 15-point win.

Drew VanWhy had a team-high 15 points to go with four assists for Coudersport.

Streich had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds with Micah Batson adding 11 points, four assists, and three steals.

Jacob Hooftallen recorded a double-double for Austin with 13 points and 11 rebounds while adding two steals. Dawson Hooftallen contributed nine points and nine rebounds, and Keaton Shupe netted eight points.

CAMERON COUNTY 64, NORTHERN POTTER 36

ULYSSES, Pa. – Camdyn Allison recorded a game-high 20 points to help visiting Cameron County to a 64-36 NTL victory.

Ryan Shaffer and Maddox Baughman each added 11 points for the Red Raiders.

Nolen Smith led Northern Potter with 13 points with Ty Daniels adding 11.

               

PORT ALLEGANY 63, GALETON 47

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Using an 11-point second-quarter advantage, Port Allegany picked up a 63-47 home NTL victory over Galeton.

The teams were tied at 17 at the end of the first quarter before the Gators outscored the Tigers 21-10 in the second quarter to take a 38-27 halftime lead.

Seven different Port Allegany players scored in the second frame including 3-pointers from Jordan Funk and Henry Troupe.

That was part of a three 3-pointer first half for Troupe, who had his second-highest output of the season with nine points.

In all, 11 different Gators etched their names in the scorebook led by 11 points from Drew Evens who also had three steals and three assists.

Blaine Moses grabbed a team-high eight rebounds for Port Allegany while adding seven points, while Noah Archer dished out six assists to go with six points. Braylon Button chipped in eight points, and Funk also had seven in the victory.

Braiden Cimino helped Galeton to the strong start by hitting three of his six 3-pointers in the opening quarter on his way to a game-high 22 points.

   

Gavin Snyder added eight points for the Tigers.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 57, CLARION 47

CLARION, Pa. – Tied going to the fourth quarter, Clarion-Limestone outscored homestanding Clarion 18-8 in the fourth quarter to get a 57-47 win.

The teams were tied at 39 after 24 minutes before Jordan Hesdon went off for 11 of his game-tying high 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Lions to victory.

Hesdon also grabbed eight rebounds.

Rylie Klingensmith scored 16 of his 17 points in the first three quarters for C-L while hitting three 3-pointers.

Jase Ferguson, meanwhile, handed out seven assists while coming away with three steals, four rebounds, two blocks, and five points,

Jack Callen had a team-high 11 rebounds to go with two assists and seven points for C-L.

Gabe Simko scored 16 points for Clarion with Devon Lauer adding 11 points and Bryce Brinkley seven.

KARNS CITY 53, A-C VALLEY 47

FOXBURG, Pa. – A 19-10 third-quarter advantage helped Karns City to a 53-47 road win over A-C Valley.

The Gremlins trailed 26-23 at halftime before Braden Grossman scored nine of his 11 points in the third quarter to turn the game around. Grossman also finished with eight rebounds.

Micah Rupp netted nine of his game-high 18 points in the second quarter for Karns City and also had seven rebounds, seven steals, and three blocked shots.

Taite Beighley chipped in nine points, six assists, and six steals in the win, and Hobie Bartoe added eight points.

Alex Preston scored all 17 of his team-high points from the second quarter on for A-C Valley who also got 15 points from Jay Glover and nine from Ryan Cooper, who hit three 3-pointers.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, KANE 53

DUBOIS, Pa. – Another monster night from Luke Swisher helped DuBois Central Catholic to a 66-53 home AML crossover win over Kane.

Swisher had 23 points and 13 rebounds and was joined in double-digit points by Andrew Green, who scored 17, and Marek Hoyt, who tickled the twine for 15 points.

Brendan Paisley added 11 rebounds and four points in the win

Ricky Zampogna netted a team-best 21 points for Kane with Landon Darr adding 17.

JOHNSONBURG 49, RIDGWAY 30

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Led by 11 points from Aaron Myers, eight different Johnsonburg players scored in a 49-30 win over visiting Ridgway in AML Crossover action.

Jake Lobaugh and Isaiah Jackson each added seven points in the win for the Rams.

Aaron Sorg scored 17 points for Ridgway with Jack Benninger adding nine tallies.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 55, ST. MARYS 45

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elk County made the short trek across town and came away with a 55-45 win over St. Marys in a game that counted in both the AML and D9 League standings.

The Crusaders had to overcome a slow start to get the win, as they trailed 12-8 at the end of one quarter of play before outscoring the Dutch 13-3 in the second quarter to take a 21-15 halftime lead.

Jordan Wasko then scored 14 pf his team-high 18 points in the third quarter to help expand the lead to 41-26 going the final eight minutes.

Adam Straub added 143 points for ECC in the win.

Anthony Nedzininski continued his strong play with a game-high 24 points for St. Marys with Tanner Fox adding 12 points.

BROOKVILLE 49, BRADFORD 28

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Clayton Cook scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Brookville clamped down on visiting Bradford in a 49-28 D9 League win.

The Raiders led 20-10 at halftime, then outscored the Owls 26-9 in the third quarter and Cook made all five of his shots from the field and scored 10 points in the quarter despite leaving the game with an ankle injury for the final 3:12.

Cook returned for a couple of minutes in the fourth and exited right after the Raiders switched on the PIAA Mercy Rule’s running clock with a 49-19 lead at the 6:41 mark. He nearly outrebounded the Owls himself as the Raiders owned a 39-13 rebound advantage overall.

Connor Marshall and Jack Pete each scored eight points for the Raiders while Chase Wineberg led the Owls with nine points and four rebounds.

CURWENSVILLE 56, BROCKWAY 16

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Dan McGarry and Davis Fleming combined to score 26 points, as Curwensville rolled past visiting Brockway, 56-16.

McGarry scored a season-high 14 points for the Golden Tide with Fleming adding 12.

Andrew Wassil and Chandler English each chipped in with eight points in the victory.

Aiden Wilcox and Bradey Hughes each scored five points for Brockway.

REDBANK VALLEY 59, NORTH CLARION 39

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Ten players scored for Redbank Valley, as the Bulldogs turned an eight-point halftime lead into a 20-point blowout road victory, 59-39, at North Clarion.

Redbank Valley led 29-21 at the break before expanding the lead to 49-29 by the end of the third quarter.

The quarter ended on a strange play, as Redbank Valley missed a layup with 2.4 seconds left only to have North Clarion’s Andy Castner accidentally tip the ball into the hoop as he tried for the rebound.

Freshman Braylon Wagner had a season-high 14 points for the Bulldogs while Owen Clouse added 10 points and Aiden Ortz eight.

Aiden Hartle scored a game-high 18 points for North Clarion with Drake Irwin adding 11.

MONITEAU 67, FOREST AREA 17

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Thirteen different players scored for Moniteau in a 67-17 win over Forest Area at East Forest.

Chason Delaross-Rugg, Connor Ealy, David Martino, and Aydan Jackson each scored eight points for the Warriors with Colton Thomas adding seven tallies.

Daniel Custer had six points for Forest Area with Mitch Bawden adding five tallies.

OIL CITY 54, PUNXSUTAWNEY 41

OIL CITY, Pa. – Sayyid Donald scored 17 points as Oil City picked up a 54-41 win over Punxsutawney in D9/10 crossover action.

Oil City went on an 18-8 run in the second quarter to take a 23-16 halftime lead.

Jake Hornbeck added 12 points for Oil City, while Connor Highfield and Ethen Knox added eight points each.

Ryan Heigley led Punxsutawney with 15 points, while Mason Nesbitt added seven.

CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY 54, VENANGO CATHOLIC 41

OIL CITY, Pa. – Dale Swager scored 22 points to help visiting Christian Life Academy knock off Venango Catholic, 54-41.

Daniel Sorenson added 16 points in the win.

James Henry scored a game-high 25 points for Venango Catholic with Kyle Beichner adding 10 points Henry also had nine rebounds and four steals.

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