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March 4, 2021 D9 Boys’ Hoops: Keystone Tunes Up for Playoffs with Big Second Half Against ACV, Oswayo Ends Losing Skid

Colin Say had a team-high 16 points for Keystone in its win over A-C Valley Thursday. Photo by Mary Rearick

March 4 District 9 boys’ basketball recaps

March 4 District 9 Girls’ Basketball Recaps

KEYSTONE 62, A-C VALLEY 40

KNOX, Pa. – Brandon Pierce hit three third-quarter 3-pointers to fuel a 12-point advantage in the quarter for Keystone, as it pulled away from visiting A-C Valley in the second half for a 62-40 victory.

The Panthers led 25-20 at the break but behind Pierce’s nine points outscored the Falcons 19-7 in the third quarter

Pierce who hit four triples in the game finished with 15 points, while Colin Say led Keystone with 16 points. Bret Wingard chipped in nine points and 12 rebounds.

Levi Orton scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half for A-C Valley.

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.

OSWAYO VALLEY 54, GALETON 43

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Turning around a 14-point loss two nights ago to Galeton, Oswayo Valley knocked off the visiting Tigers, 54-43, and in the process broke a 16-game losing streak.

The win, the first of the year for the Green Wave, was Oswayo Valley’s first since beating Galeton, 70-64, Jan. 28, 2020, and came on the heels of a 49-35 Galeton win in Galeton Tuesday.

Cayden Black led a balanced Oswayo Valley attack with 15 points with Carter Steadman adding 14 points and Mike Mertsock 11 points.

CRANBERRY 62, FOREST AREA 23

SENECA, Pa. – JT Stahlman, Cameron Russell, Noel Bunyak combined to score 39 points to help Cranberry to a 62-23 win over visiting Forest Area, 62-23.

Russell led the Berries with 15 points, Stahlman added 14, and Bunyak 10.

Waylin Dashner paced by Forest Area with five points.

ST. MARYS 40, KANE 31

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Holden Housler continued his strong late run with 16 points to help St. Marys beat visiting Kane, 40-31.

Also for the Dutch, Luke Lasko added nine points.

Zuke Smith had a double-double with 12 rebounds and 12 points.

BROOKVILLE 71, SLIPPERY ROCK 50

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Jace Miner scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the second half as Brookville raced to a 71-50 win over Slippery Rock.

Danny Laurer got off to a quick start for the Raiders, who led 33-21 at halftime, scoring 13 of his 16 points in the first half. Lauer knocked down four 3s in the win.

Hunter Geer added 14 points for Brookville.

Ethan Plesakov scored a game-high 23 points for Slippery Rock, while John Sabo chipped in with 13.

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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