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March 1, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Orton Hits 53-foot Shot in ACV Win; Brookville Out Runs Clarion; Punxsy Rallies Past Brockway

Griffin Ruhlman of Brookville had a double-double in the Raiders win over Clarion Monday and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game

March 1 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

March 1 District 9 Girls’ Basketball Recaps

A-C VALLEY 62, MONITEAU 42

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Levi Orton hit a 53-foot at the third-quarter horn to give A-C Valley a 10-point lead going to the fourth quarter, and the Falcons went on to beat homestanding Moniteau, 62-42.

Orton received the inbounds pass just shy of the volleyball attack and took a shot that went “swish” to give A-C Valley a 44-34 lead.

Watch the shot courtesy of Moniteau’s “Teau TV”

It was a monster night from Orton, he scored a season-high 37 points while adding 10 rebounds and five steals. Twenty-three of those tallies came in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, to help the Falcons take a six-point, 25-19, halftime lead and turn it into the 20-point victory.

Landon Chalmers added six points and eight rebounds for A-C Valley with Broc Weigle also scoring six points on a pair of 3-pointers and Jay Clover adding four points and eight boards.

Tanner Williams led Moniteau with 14 points with Chance Diaz adding eight.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 50, BROCKWAY 46

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Using a 10-0 run that spanned the final minute of the third quarter into the first four minutes of the fourth quarter, visiting Punxsutawney picked up a 50-46 win over Brockway.

The Chucks trailed 41-37 following a six-foot jumper by Brockway’s Alex Carlson with 2:26 left in the third quarter.

But Punxsutawney didn’t allow another point to the Rovers for nearly seven minutes and held Brockway without a basket for over 10 minutes in getting the comeback win.

Andrew Young was the offensive catalyst in the run for the Chucks scoring six of the 10 points during the run.

His free throws with 43.2 seconds left in the third quarter tied the game at 41, and his layup with 4:14 to play gave Punxsutawney a 47-41 lead.

Gabe Kengersky’s basket off an offensive rebound by Graham Lott with 25.8 seconds left in the third quarter put Punxsutawney ahead, 43-41, going to the final eight minutes with the 6-0 quarter-ending spurt starting within a Young basket off a Noah Weaver assist with 1:09 left in the quarter.

After Weaver scored on a fastbreak 18 seconds into the fourth quarter, neither team managed to score until Young’s layup nearly halfway through the frame.

Brockway finally broke its scoring drought when Lewis Painter hit one of two free throws with 3:45 left, and then the team each exchanged a free throw with Ethan Presloid hitting one for the Chucks and Jared Marchiori for the Rovers to make it 48-43 with 2:34 to play.

It remained that way until Carlson got an offensive rebound and hit an eight-foot shot with 25.4 seconds left to cut the Punxsutawney lead to 48-45.

Kengersky then hit one of two free throws with 20.9 left to push it back to a two-possession game before Painter hit one of two with 9.3 to go to get Brockway back within three.

Young then put the game away when he hit a charity shot with 8.7 seconds left.

Young had a game-high 15 points for Punxsutawney with Nick Humble adding 10, Weaver nine, and Presloid, who was 6 of 8 from the line, eight.

Noah Adams paced Brockway with 14 points with Marcus Copelli adding eight and Painter seven.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 51, COUDERSPORT 43

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Luke Jansen and Charlie Breindel each scored four fourth-quarter points to help Elk County Catholic pull away from shorthanded Coudersport for a 51-43 win.

The Crusaders were up by just two, 40-38, going to the fourth quarter but outscored the Falcons, who were without leading scorer Hayden Keck (shoulder injury) 11-5 to get the eight-point win.

Mark Kraus, who hit three first-half 3-pointers, led ECC with a game-high 19p pints with Breindel adding 12, Mason McAllister 10, and Jansen eight.

Coudersport got a solid effort from Dalton Keglovits, who scored 15. Brandt Kightlinger added nine, and Derek Easton eight.

BROOKVILLE 72, CLARION 62

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – In an up and down affair between two fast-paced teams, it was the Brookville Raiders who ran away with a 72-62 win over visiting Clarion Monday night.

Both teams were in the midst or ending a busy stretch of games — the Raiders their fourth in five days and the Bobcats continuing a five-game run in six days ending Tuesday at Cranberry — but the pace was quick and physical.

The Raiders led from start to finish with the exception of an 11-11 tie in the first quarter. However, the Bobcats seemed to be never far away with Cal German lighting it up for his 26 points.

But Brookville finished its busy run 3-1, bouncing back from its 56-42 loss at DuBois Saturday with another big performance from Jace Miner, who went for 26 points as well with 12 rebounds.

Miner had eight points and seven rebounds in the first quarter alone and 12 points and 10 rebounds for his double-double by halftime. The Raiders also got a double-double from junior forward Griffin Ruhlman with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Ruhlman, who was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game talked about the victory.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

REDBANK VALLEY 101, VENANGO CATHOLIC 33

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Bryson Bain recorded a triple-double, as Redbank Valley became the second team this season to score 100 points with a 101-33 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Bain had 14 points, 15 rebounds, and 11 assists for the Bulldogs who were led by 24 points from Marquese Gardlock, who netted all 24 in the first half. Chris Marshall chipped in with 23 points for Redbank Valley, including 19 in the second half. Owen Magagnotti chipped in with 13 points.

Redbank Valley led 58-10 at halftime, as Venango Catholic once again played without leading scorer Andrew Burda because of an injury.

Jake Liederbach led the Vikings with 15 points with Colin Liederbach chipping in nine points.
after the Bulldogs went ahead 58-10 at halftime

Redbank Valley joins Clarion, which scored 100 against Venango Catholic Jan. 27, in the 100-point club this year. The Bulldogs are the 12th District 9 team since the start of the 2000-01 season to score 100.

Here is the complete list of 100-point games by District 9 teams since the 2000-01 season:

109 – Clarion-Limestone 109, A-C Valley 55 – Jan. 25, 2002
107 – Clarion-Limestone 107, Forest Area 42 – Jan. 29, 2019
106 – Coudersport 106, Oswayo Valley 35 – Feb. 15, 2019
104 – Johnsonburg 104, St. Marys 96, overtime – Dec. 29, 2006
103 – Clarion-Limestone 103, Forest Area 64 – Jan. 31, 2018
103 – Johnsonburg 103, East Forest 46 – Dec. 15, 2006
102 – St. Marys 102, Cowanesque Valley 57 – Dec. 2, 2005
101 – Redbank Valley 101, Venango Catholic 33 – March 1, 2021
101 – Johnsonburg 101, Smethport 97, overtime – Dec. 7, 2001
100 – Clarion 100, Venango Catholic 37, Jan. 27, 2021
100 – Coudersport 100, Austin 33 – Jan. 30, 2018
100 – Elk County Catholic 100, Kane 55 – Dec. 2, 2005

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

NORTH CLARION 62, SHEFFIELD 49

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Dylan Walters and Josh Daum each scored 16 points to lift visiting North Clarion past Sheffield, 62-49.

Ten of Walter’s points came in the fourth quarter, while Daum scored six fourth-quarter points and 13 in the second half.

Cole Byers chipped in 12 points and Aiden Hartle nine for the Wolves.

Tony Richard scored 17 points to lead Sheffield, which played the entire second half without leading scorer Tyler Hepinger, with Connor Johnson adding 12 points.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

RIDGWAY 44, AUSTIN 27

AUSTIN, Pa. – Dan Park netted 16 points to help Ridgway pull off a 44-27 road win over Austin.

Dom Allegretto and Jack Benninger each added 11 points for the Elkers.

Jackson Gloved led Austin with 12 points, six rebounds, three assists, two setals, and a blocked shot.

JOHNSONBURG 56, BRADFORD 40

BRADFORD, Pa. – Cam Stelene knocked down 12 shots, including a 3-pointer, on his way to a career-high 26 points to lead visiting Johnsonburg to a 56-40 win over Bradford.

Stelene bettered his previous career-best of 23 points set Feb. 23 against Smethport.

Gabe Watts added 14 points in the win with John Douglass chipping in eight.

Jarid Wilmoth paced Bradford with 11 points with Cam Austin scoring 10.

UNION 63, FOREST AREA 33

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Visiting Union received a combined 30 points from Karter Vogle and Caden Rainey to beat Forest Area, 63-33, at East Forest.

Vogle hit four 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead the Golden Knights with Rainey chipping with 14 points.

Also for Union, Carter Terwint scored 10 and Bailey Crissman nine.

Allen Johnston led Forest Area with 16 points.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 66, CURWENSVILLE 37

DUBOIS, Pa. – Damon Foster knocked down six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 20 points, as DuBois Central Catholic beat visiting Curwensville, 66-37.

Alec Srock added 11 points and Ethan Kness 10 for the Cardinals.

Ty Terry led Curwensville with 10 points with Trevor Lansberry scoring eight.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

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