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Second-half Run Helps Redbank Valley Boys Rally Past Clarion; O-E Boys Make NTL Statement; ECC Girls Survive Against Ridgway Jan. 19, 2023

Mason Clouse had 15 points in Redbank Valley's win over Clarion Thursday and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. Photo by Chris Rossetti

CLARION, Pa. – A strong second half helped Redbank Valley rally to beat Clarion, 44-38, in Clarion.

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It was the sixth consecutive win for the Bulldogs, who climbed back to .500 (8-8) with the victory after starting the season, 2-8/

           

Redbank Valley trailed 22-17 at halftime and was down 24-17 early in the third quarter before going on a 13-1 run that was punctuated with a Mason Clouse basket a ½ minute into the fourth quarter.

That run, which was part of a larger 21-7 run for the Bulldogs, put the visitors ahead 30-26.

Clarion got back within one, 30-29, on a Devon Lauer 3-pointer, but Kieran Fricko hit back-to-back triples for Redbank Valley to push the lead to 36-31 with just over 4 ½ minutes left.

Aiden Ortz then followed with two free throws to complete t he 21-7 run that put the Bulldogs ahead seven, 38-31, with 3:33 left.

Clarion was able to get it back within four, 42-38, on a 3-pointer by Dawson Smail with just over a minute to play, but Ortz responded with a layup on the other end to set the final score.

Mason Clouse had a strong game for Redbank Valley with 15 points and was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game.

Mason Clouse talked about the victory

Owen Clouse and Fricko each chipped in eight points with Ortz adding seven.

Bryce Brinkley had 12 points for Clarion with Lauer adding 11, but only three after halftime. Dawson Smail chipped in seven.

OTTO-ELDRED 63, PORT ALLEGANY 35

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Landon Francis led four Otto-Eldred players in double figures with 18 points as the Terrors picked up their second win of the season over Port Allegany, 63-35.

               

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Otto-Eldred knocked down nine 3’s in the game (Francis 4, Manning Splain 3, Austin Cousins 2), and built a 35-19 lead en route to the win.

Francis was named Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game and talked about the win.

Splain finished with 15 points, while Cousins had 12 and Shene Thomas 11 (9 in the second half).

Drew Evens finished with 14 points to lead Port Allegany, while Blaine Moses added six.

SMETHPORT 54, COUDERSPORT 38

   

SMETHPORT, Pa. – A 22-11 second-quarter advantage helped Smethport rebound from a two-game losing streak with a 54-38 home NTL win over Coudersport.

The teams were tied at eight at the end of eight minutes before Preston Alfieri scored 1 of his game-high tying 18 points in the second quarter to give the Hubbers a 30-19 halftime lead.

Hayden Leet then took over in the third quarter scoring 12 of his 18 points in the frame to help grow the advantage to 12, 46-31.

Keegan Watson added eight points for Smethport.

Reilly Streich had 14 points and nine rebounds for Coudersport with Micah Batson adding 10 points and Dylan Howard nine points and five rebounds.

AUSTIN 65, NORTHERN POTTER 49

AUSTIN, Pa. – A monster game from Jacob Hooftallen helped Austin pick up a 65-49 NTL win over visiting Northern Potter.

Jacob Hooftallen scored 28 points, all in the first three quarters, while adding seven rebounds and four steals.

Dawson Hooftallen, meanwhile had a big double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds while tacking on a pair of steals.

Ty Daniels and Nolen Smith each scored 17 points for Northern Potter.

KEYSTONE 71, A-C VALLEY 50

FOXBURG, Pa. – Cole Henry and Kyle Nellis combined to score 41 points to help Keystone to its sixth straight win with a 71-50 victory at A-C Valley.

Henry scored 21 points with Nellis adding 20 for the Panthers, who have won 7 of 8 since starting the season 0-5.

Drew Keth hit four 3-pointers and added 14 points for Keystone.

Jay Clover paced A-C Valley with 16 points with Brody Dittman adding 13 and Ryan Cooper nine.

MONITEAU 64, NORTH CLARION 47

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Andrew Zepeda had 19 points and five assists to help visiting Moniteau to a 64-47 win over North Clarion.

Chason Delarosa-Rugg added 14 points and five assists with Colton Thomas adding eight points and eight boards and David Decessino eight points and four points.

Aiden Hartle scored a game-high 24 points to lead North Clarion with Drake Irwin hitting three 3-pointers and adding nine points.

KARNS CITY 59, UNION 28

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Taite Beighley had 14 points, eight assists, five steals, and five rebounds to help visiting Karns City blow past Union, 59-28.

Micah Rupp added a double-double for the Gremlins with 12 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists while Jacob Callihan also had 14 points to go with five rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and a steal.

Payton Johnston and Zander Laughlin each scored nine points for Union, which shot 25 percent (12 of 48) from the field.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 87, FOREST AREA 7

TIONESTA, Pa. – Jordan Hesdon and Tommy Smith each scored 18 points in Clarion-Limestone’s 87-7 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Hesdon also had six steals while Jase Ferguson added 12 points, seven assists, and four steals, and Rylie Klingensmith 11 points. Alex Painter chipped in eight points, five assists, and four steals.

GALETON 67, OSWAYO VALLEY 53

GALETON, Pa. – Braiden Cimino had 14 points to help Galeton to a 67-53 home win over Oswayo Valley.

Braden Ward, John Martin, and Corey Anderson each added 10 points for the Tigers.

Cayden Black netted a game-high 17 points for Oswayo Valley.

GIRLS

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 34, RIDGWAY 29

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Lucy Klawuhn had 13 points to help Elk County Catholic squeak past visiting Ridgway, 34-29, in AML action.

Tori Newton added 10 points in the win.

Jenna Kasmierski had a game-high 17 points for Ridgway.

MOSHANNON VALLEY 59, CURWENSVILLE 36

HOUTZDALE, Pa. – Madison McCoy scored 18 points and Riley Wharton added 13 points
Redbank Valley 44, Clarion 38

Karleigh Fryer led Curwensville with 15 points.

HOLLIDAYSBURG 70, CLEARFIELD 32

HYDE, Pa. – Sydney Lear scored 20 points and Bella Vent added 19, as Hollidaysburg roared to a 70-32 win at Clearfield.

The Tigers also got 14 points from Alison Hatajik.

Riley Ryen led Clearfield with nine points with Hannah Glunt and Cayleigh Walkers each scoring eight points.

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