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Strong Second Half led by Delarosa-Rugg Helps Moniteau Boys Top Union; Brookville Uses Balance in Win over Punxsy; Moses Strong in Port Allegany Girls Win Jan. 7, 2022

Chason Delarosa-Rugg had a game-high 20 points for Moniteau in its win over Union Saturday. Photo by Nathan Girvan

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – A strong second half led by a 15-point fourth quarter helped Moniteau overcome a two-point halftime deficit on its way to a 63-54 win over visiting Union.

The Warriors trailed 33-31 at the break before taking a 48-46 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Then in the fourth quarter, Moniteau outscored the Golden Knights 15-8 led by seven points from Chason Delarosa-Rugg.

Delarosa-Rugg led all scorers with 20 points while David Martino added 14 for the Warriors. Moniteau also got eight points apiece from David Dessicino and Aydan Jackson.

           

Payton Johnston had 17 points and five rebounds for Union with Zander Laughlin adding 14 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and Dawson Camper 10 points and 14 rebounds.

BROOKVILLE 44, PUNXSUTAWNEY 22

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Clayton Cook, Noah Peterson, and Jack Pete combined to score 37 of Brookville’s 44 points in a 44-22 win at rival Punxsutawney.

Cook led the balanced Raiders with 14 points, Peterson added 13, and Pete chipped in 10.

Noah Weaver scored seven points for Punxsutawney.

RIDGWAY 67, VENANGO CATHOLIC 22

OIL CITY, Pa. – Aaron Sorg led a foursome of Ridgway players in double figures with 21 points, as the Elkers went on the road and rolled past Venango Catholic, 67-22.

Jack Benninger added 15 points for Ridgway who also got a career-high 14 points from Hunter Becker and 11 from Alex Merritt.

James Henry scored 12 points for Venango Catholic.

GIRLS

PORT ALLEGANY 56, BRADFORD 21

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – A big game from Ella Moses helped Port Allegany knock off visiting Bradford, 56-21.

               

Moses scored seven points, grabbed 14 rebounds, handed out 10 assists, and came away with four steals to lead the Lady Gators to victory.

Kayleigha Dowell matched her career-high with a game-high 17 points for Port Allegany. She also added eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

In the win, Port Allegany also got nine points and five steals from Leigha Nelson, 11 points from Evin Stauffer, and eight tallies from Brynn Evens.

Alana Benson scored 11 points for Bradford.

COWANESQUE VALLEY 34, OSWAYO VALLEY 11

WESTFIELD, Pa. – Paisley Nudd hit four 3-pointers and scored 12 points to lead Cowanesque Valley to a 34-11 win over visiting Oswayo Valley.

Kyra Daley added nine points in the win for the Indians.

Makenna Manning paced Oswayo Valley with five points.

   

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