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March 3, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Venango Catholic Rallies Past Forest Area; DuBois Tops DCC

Andrew Burda had 15 points for Venango Catholic in its comeback win over Forest Area. Submitted photo

March 3 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

March 3 District 9 Girls’ Basketball Recaps

VENANGO CATHOLIC 41, FOREST AREA 33

TIONESTA, Pa. – Using a 13-3 game-ending run, visiting Venango Catholic defeated Forest Area, 41-33, at West Forest.

The Vikings, who had watched a 28-23 late third-quarter lead evaporate, trailed 30-28 early in the fourth quarter before a 3-pointer by Jake Liederbach started the game-deciding spurt.

Liederbach scored 11 of the 13 points during the run, including gog 4 of 5 from the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the win.

Andrew Burda returned to the lineup and added 15 points for the Vikings.

Cameron Call and Colon Kuntz led Forest Area with eight points each.

DUBOIS 61, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 50

DUBOIS, Pa. – Outscoring visiting DuBois Central Catholic by seven points in the third quarter, DuBois knocked off its visiting crosstown rival, 61-50.

The Beavers led by five, 33-28, at halftime before Lennon Lindholm hit a pair of 3-pointers and score eight third-quarter points to help DuBois push the lead to double digits, 48-36, going to the fourth quarter.

Michael Orzechowski led DuBois with 16 points, Nick Felix added 10, and Lindholm and Jordin Sommers each tallied 10 points.

Alec Srock had a game-high 21 points for DCC. Damon Foster hit three 3-pointers and scored nine points for the Cardinals, and Dante Armanini chipped in eight 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.

BRADFORD 50, AUSTIN 32

BRADFORD, Pa. – Jarid Wilmoth scored 14 points and added four steals to help Bradford to a 50-32 home win over Austin.

Cam Austin chipped in 12 points and three steals for the Owls who also got nine points and four assists from Jake Franz and six rebounds and four points from Dalton Dixon.

Aydan Nicka led Austin with 16 points and seven rebounds with Jackson Glover contributing 13 points, six rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

REDBANK VALLEY 75, BROCKWAY 50

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The trio of Bryson Bain, Marquese Gardlock, and Chris Marshall once again led Redbank Valley to victory, this time 75-50 over visiting Brockway.

Bain led the Bulldogs with 24 points while hitting five 3-pointers, Marshall added 17 points and Gardlock 16.

Lewis Painter led Brockway with 12 points with Marcus Copelli adding nine and Noah Adams and Alex Carlson eight each.

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 70, NORTHERN POTTER 21

ULYSSES, Pa. – Mark Kraus led a balanced Elk County Catholic attack with 14 points, as the visiting Crusaders beat Northern Potter, 70-21.

Luke Jansen chipped in 10 points with Mason McAllister adding eight points and Charlie Breindel seven points.

Ryan Langworthy led Northern Potter with nine points.

SLIPPERY ROCK 71, MONITEAU 36

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – John Sabo and Ethan Plesakov combined for 35 points to lead Slippery Rock past visiting Moniteau, 71-36.

Sabo netted a game-high 18 points with Plesakov chipping in 18 points.

Jacob Wolak added 11 points for the Rockets.

Mason Mershimer led Moniteau with 14 points.

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