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McDowell Rallies Past Pine-Richland; Ridgway, Punxsutawney Notch Wins

McDowell's Tyler Grove.
            

GIBSONIA, Pa. – Trailing 40-39 going to the fourth quarter, McDowell went on a 20-11 run in the fourth quarter to earn a 59-51 win over Pine-Richland.

                  

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Kamden Kramer had a huge game for McDowell (15-3), scoring 27 points to help aid the McDowell rally.

McDowell trailed 25-20 at halftime and outscored the Rams (7-13) 19-15 in the third quarter.

Tyler Grove finished with 27 points for McDowell, while Talen Geib added nine.

                                      

Zach Kenney led Pine-Richland with 15 points, while Andrew Mendelovich finished with 14.

RIDGWAY 59, SMETHPORT 30

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Ridgway ran its win streak to five in a row with a 59-30 road win over Smethport.

Alex Merritt had a career-high 30 points to lead the Elkers (11-8), who have won seven of eight, while Evan Gustafson chipped in nine points and Hunter Beeler seven.

Owen Roundsville had 11 points for Smethport (2-19).

                          

PUNXSUTAWNEY 53, ST. MARYS 36

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Overcoming a slow start, Punxsutawney toppled visiting St. Marys, 53-36, in D9 League action.

The Chucks (10-8 overall, 2-6 D9 League) trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter but went on a 13-3 second-quarter run to build a 23-13 halftime lead.

Jimmie Neese hit a second-quarter 3-pointer and scored six of his team-best 13 points in the quarter.

Noah Weaver added 12 tallies for Punxsy with Zach Presloid adding 10 and Beau Thomas eight.

Ben Paul was the lone St. Marys’ player to reach double digits scoring 13 for the Dutch (9-11, 3-6).

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS 65, COCHRANTON 50

COCHRANTON, Pa. – Parker Schmidt scored 22 points to help lead Cambridge Springs to a 65-50 Region 3 win over Cochranton.

Leading 25-18 at halftime, Cambridge Springs (14-5 overall, 8-2 Region 3) went on a 22-11 run in the third quarter to pull away.

Owen Riley had 18 points and Tyler Troutman 10 for the Blue Devils.

                                   

Brady Rynd had 15 points for Cochranton (8-11, 5-4), while Walker Carroll had 10 and Dawson Carroll nine.

KANE 50, BROCKWAY 32

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Sam Lundeen led a balanced Kane attack with 10 points, as the visiting Wolves beat Brockway, 50-32, in AML action.

Dane Andeson and Brock Wensel each added nine points for the Wolves (8-12 overall, 3-6 AML North), who had nine different players score.

Ben Yale had 10 points for Brockway (2-17, 0-7 AML South).

CLARION-LIMESTONE 82, VENANGO CATHOLIC 25

OIL CITY, Pa. – With an 82-25 win at Venango Catholic coupled with Union’s loss, 69-47, to Redbank Valley, Clarion-Limestone moved into KSAC playoff position with just one conference game left for the Lions.

C-L (12-7 overall, 7-3 KSAC), playing for the first time since Jan. 26, got scoring from 10 different players led by 17 points apiece from Jase Ferguson and Jack Craig.

Jesse Siwiecki added 13 points for the Lions, who finish off conference action against Forest Area on Friday.

Konner Beichner led Venango Catholic (0-18, 0-10) with 12 points.

C-L can secure a berth with a Karns City win over Union regardless of what C-L does against Forest Area. There is a decent probability the Lions could also get in with a win and a Union win but the YDL Sports Network is in the process of confirming that scenario with the KSAC.

REDBANK VALLEY 69, UNION 47

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – A career-high 25 points from Breckin Minich lifted Redbank Valley to a 69-47 win at Union that put the Golden Knights KSAC playoff hopes into must-win mode.

Minich, who hit four 3-pointers in the game, nailed three long balls in the fourth quarter when he scored 11 of his points scoring all 11 for the Bulldogs (17-2 overall, 10-0 KSAC).

Braylon Wagner and Kieran Frick each added 11 points with Ty Carrier scoring nine.

                                  

Trey Fleming led Union (13-8, 7-3), which must now beat Karns City if it wants any chance at a KSAC playoff spot, with 13 points with Dawson Camper recording a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double. Hayden Smith added nine points.

KARNS CITY 83, NORTH CLARION 62

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Karns City kept its KSAC playoff hopes alive with an 83-62 road win over North Clarion.

Taite Beighley had a triple-double of 20 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds in the win while Shane Peter had a double-double with 31 points and 11 rebounds.

Hobie Bartoe chipped in eight points and five steals for the Gremlins (14-6 overall, 8-2 KSAC), who can claim a KSAC playoff spot with a win over Union or a C-L loss to Forest Area Friday.

Hudson Irwin paced North Clarion (5-16, 2-8) with 22 points with Ethan Carll adding 14 points, and Gavin Howarth 10 tallies.

CLARION 74, CRANBERRY 33

CLARION, Pa. – Building a 19-point halftime lead, Clarion cruised set up a Saturday night showdown for the KSAC regular-season title at Redbank Valley with a 74-33 win over visiting Cranberry.

The Bobcats (14-6 overall, 9-1 KSAC) led 40-21 at halftime on the strength of 10 points from Devon Lauer, nine from Dawson Smail, and eight from Gabe Simko, all three of whom were playing in their final home game.

Lauer and Smail each finished with 16 points with Owen Kriebel adding nine tallies and Simko eight.

Ethan Merryman scored 11 points for Cranberry (11-9, 3-7).

MONITEAU 60, A-C VALLEY 40

FOXBURG, Pa. – Chason Rugg scored 16 points to help Moniteau to a 60-40 KSAC road win over A-C Valley.

Andrew Zepeda and Aydan Jackson each added 12 points for the Warriors (10-9 overall, 6-4 KSAC).

Newly-minted 1,000-point scorer Jay Clover had 23 points for A-C Valley (8-11, 4-6), who now must win its final three games – against Keystone, Clarion, and Karns City, to reach .500 and be school-eligible for the District 9 playoffs.

KEYSTONE 66, FOREST AREA 32

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Keystone continued its late-season surge winning its third straight game with a 66-32 road KSAC victory over Forest Area at East Forest.

Drew Keth led the Panthers (7-13 overall, 3-6 KSAC) with 19 points with Aidan Patrick and Dom Corcetti each scoring 10 points.

Keyon Custer netted 16 points for Forest Area (4-16, 1-9).

ERIE 105, DUNKIRK (N.Y.) 38

DUNKIRK, N.Y. – Anthony Blanks scored 16 points as Erie High rolled to a 105-38 win over Dunkirk (N.Y.).

Adrian Tate and Jamarious Johnson added 14 points each for the Royals (13-5), while Jaheim Mims tallied 12 and Layveon Gore 10.

Greg Orcutt had 16 points for Dunkirk.

BELLEFONTE 68, CLEARFIELD 63

HYDE, Pa. – Derek Cox scored eight of his team-best 16 points in the fourth quarter to help visiting Bellefonte hold off Clearfield, 68-63, in LHAC East action.

The Red Raiders (6-12 overall, 5-6 LHAC East) led 32-27 at halftime before Clearfield (4-15, 2-10) got within one, 47-46, going to the fourth quarter on the strength of seven points each from Braison Patrick and Evett Maines.

Ethan Tomasacci and Jacob Corman each added 14 points in the win for Bellefonte, while Jacob McConnell scored 12, including hitting a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Patrick hit seven 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 33 points for Clearfield. That included a 13-point first quarter when he drilled three triples while scoring all 13 of the Bison’s points in the frame.

Maines chipped in 17 points in the loss.

EISENHOWER 61, YOUNGSVILLE 42

YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Eisenhower scored 27 points in the first quarter, building a 10-point lead on its way to a 61-42 win over county rival Youngsville.

The Knights (15-4 overall, 7-2 Region 3) led 37-21 at halftime.

Kyler Black led a balanced Eisenhower effort with 14 points, while Maysen Wonderling had 13, Casey Seymour 10 and Kris Bunk nine.

Carson Chase had 14 points and Rylan Benton 12 for Youngsville (8-11, 3-6).

                       

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