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Undefeated No More: Moniteau Hands State-Ranked N. Clarion First Loss; Sheeler, Caskey, Anderson Have Career Highs in Wins Jan. 20, 2023

Davina Pry had 15 points and 9 rebounds for Moniteau in its win over state-ranked North Clarion Friday. Photo by Mike Schnelle

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Using a strong start, Moniteau handed visiting and state-ranked North Clarion its first loss of the season, 40-25.

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The Lady Warriors’ win snapped a 23-game regular-season win streak for the She-Wolves (14-1), who entered the game ranked No. 5 in Class 1A in the state by Trib HSSN. North Clarion’s last regular-season defeat came exactly one year ago, on Jan. 20, 2022, 32-28 to visiting Redbank Valley.

The loss also snapped a 19-game regular-season win streak away from home for North Clarion, which last lost outside of Frills Corners in the regular season on Feb. 18, 2021, 49-37, at Moniteau.

           

Moniteau (11-3), which has won five in a row and 7 of 8, took the drama out of Friday night quickly jumping out to a 25-11 halftime lead thanks to eight first-half points from Davina Pry.

Pry led the Lady Warriors with 15 points and nine rebounds with Kendall Sankey adding eight points and Catherin Kelly seven.

Lily Homan scored seven points for North Clarion with Emma McFarland adding five.

OTTO-ELDRED 67, NORTHERN POTTER 43

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Katie Sheeler exploded for a career-high 34 points to go along with five steals, as Otto-Eldred won its 26th straight NTL game with a 67-43 home victory over Northern Potter.

Sheeler scored 17 points in the first quarter alone to help the Lady Terrors, who haven’t lost in conference play since Feb. 11, 2020, to Coudersport (there was no NTL division in 2021 because of the COVID-19 bubble) take a 22-1 lead at the end of eight minutes.

O-E still led by 20, 35-15, at halftime with Sheeler scoring seven more points in the second quarter before she netted eight points in the third quarter to expand the lead to 52-28.

Sheeler finished off her big night with a pair of fourth-quarter free throws.

It marked the third time in her career and the first time this year Sheeler has hit 30 points in a game. Her previous career-best was a 31-point effort against Johnsonburg on Jan. 27, 2021, and she scored 30 points in a win over Smethport on Feb. 11, 2022.

Sheeler wasn’t the only Lady Terror in double digits with Anna Merry scoring 15 points. Bri Heller chipped in eight rebounds, four points, and three steals.

Rebecca Martin had a double-double for Northern Potter with 11 points and 14 rebounds while also adding six steals. Reagan Slawson also had six steals for the Lady Panthers to go with eight points and three assists, and Kayden Brown added 10 points and five steals.

KANE 52, BROCKWAY 25

               

KANE, Pa. – Mia Anderson had a career-high 22 points while completing a double-double with 12 rebounds to lead Kane to a 52-25 win over visiting Brockway.

Anderson did most of her damage in the second and fourth quarters scoring 10 points in the second and eight in the fourth.

Her previous career-best was 16 points achieved twice last year -on Feb. 11, 2022, vs. Johnsonburg, and on Jan. 5, 2022, vs. Youngsville. Her season-high had been a 13-point effort on Dec. 9 vs. Eisenhower.

Rylee Haight just missed a double-double for the Lady Wolves finishing with eight points and 12 rebounds and Maya Smith contributed seven points.

Madelyn Schmader led Brockway with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and six steals. Raegan Gelnette added seven tallies for the Lady Rovers.

ST. MARYS 58, BROOKVILLE 19

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Maura Caskey scored a career-high 21 points, drilling 10 of 12 shots from the field, to lead St. Marys to a 58-19 D9 League road win at Brookville.

Caskey, who also grabbed eight rebounds, scored eight points in the first quarter that saw St. Marys jump out to a 15-3 lead. St. Marys led 33-13 by halftime and kicked the PIAA Mercy Rule running clock into motion late in the third quarter with a 44-13 lead.

   

Olivia Eckels and Alexa Schneider added 12 and 10 points respectively.

Eden Wonderling scored 10 points for the Lady Raiders.

Caskey’s previous career-high also came against Brookville when she netted 19 points on Feb. 16, 2022. Her previous season-best this year was 16 points vs. Ridgway on Dec. 9.

OSWAYO VALLEY 30, AUSTIN 15

AUSTIN, Pa. – Charlotte Austin-Keech scored a game-high 10 points while adding five assists, four steals, and three rebounds to help Oswayo Valley pick up a 30-15 road NTL victory over Austin.

Brooke George added six points, five rebounds, and three steals for the Green Wave who also got five points and eight rebounds from Makenna Manning and six points from Layken Enty.

Savannah Horton had six points for Austin with Ella Brewer adding five points and four steals and Isabella Rees 10 rebounds.

CAMERON COUNTY 48, GALETON 28

GALETON, Pa. – Navaeh Spaeth had a game-high 14 points to help lift visiting Cameron County to a 48-28 win over Galeton in NTL action.

Ava Hilfiger added 12 points and six rebounds for the Lady Raiders who also welcomed Aubree Lorenzo back for the first time since Jan. 4. Lorenzo had nine points, four steals, two assists, and two rebounds.

Also for Cameron County, Aaralyn Robinson scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Addy Reigle led Galeton with 13 points with Olivia Rohrbaugh adding nine tallies.

PORT ALLEGANY 45, SMETHPORT 31

PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Kayleigha Dowell led a trio of Port Allegany players in double digits with 14 points, as the homestanding Lady Gators topped Smethport, 45-31.

Evin Stauffer and Ella Moses each added 10 points for Port Allegany with Moses also grabbing eight rebounds.

Elizabeth Hungiville had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Smethport with Janelle Dinch adding seven points.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 56, WEST SHAMOKIN 27

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Scoring 47 first-half points, Punxsutawney rolled to a 56-27 home win over West Shamokin.

The Lady Chucks led 24-8 at the end of a quarter and 47-15 at halftime.

Chloe Presolid scored 16 of her game-high 19 points before the break while hitting four first-half 3-pointers. Presloid added seven steals.

Samantha Griebel added nine points with her sister, Danielle Griebel, dishing out six assists to go with four points, three steals, and two rebounds. Oliva Burkett also scored eight points.

Melissa Spohn and Bailey Conrad each scored eight points for West Shamokin.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 58, FOREST AREA 26

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Building a 21-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, Clarion-Limestone had little trouble getting a 58-26 home win over Forest Area.

Alex Leadbetter scored 11 of her team-high-tying 13 points in the opening eight minutes to lead the early charge for the Lady Lions.

Jenna Dunn also scored 13 points for C-L with Lexi Coull and KK Sebasitian-Simms each adding eight points.

Amber Guzzi paced Forest Area with nine points with Kenzie Kopchick adding eight points, five rebounds, and five blocked shots. Kayle Rooke grabbed six rebounds, had four blocked shots, three steals, and two points.

KEYSTONE 49, A-C VALLEY 18

KNOX, Pa. – A 15-4 second-quarter run helped Keystone roll past visiting A-C Valley, 49-18.

Natalie Bowser scored six of her game-high 16 points in the second quarter with Mia Traister adding all four of her tallies in the frame.

Emma Gruber contributed 12 points to the winning cause with Jillian Winters scoring eight.

Mackenzie Park had seven points for A-C Valley with Maddy Dehart grabbing 12 rebounds to go with three tallies.

REDBANK VALLEY 54, CLARION 17

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Mylee Harmon netted 11 of her game-high 18 points in the third quarter, as Redbank Valley took care of visiting and shorthanded Clarion, 54-17.

Harmon also scored six first-quarter points with Alivia Huffman also scoring six points in the opening eight minutes to help the Lady Bulldogs to a 16-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.

That lead grew to 30-6 at halftime with Ady Bon scoring all five of her points in the second quarter.

Huffman added 10 points in the win with Izzy Bond scoring seven.

Clarion, playing without second-leading scorer Taylor Alston, got eight points, all after halftime, from Sophie Babington.

DUBOIS 51, BRADFORD 14

DUBOIS, Pa. – DuBois outscored visiting Bradford 36-2 over the final three quarters including 32-2 in the second half to grab a 51-14 D9 League victory.

The Lady Beavers only led 15-12 at the end of the first quarter and 19-12 at halftime before scoring 16 points apiece in each of the next two quarters while holding the Lady Owls to a lone third-quarter field goal.

Abbie McCoy led a balanced scoring effort for DuBois with 10 points with Alexas Pfeufer and Madison Rusnica each scoring nine points and Kamryn Fontaine adding eight.

Kalie Dixon led Bradford with seven points.

KARNS CITY 46, UNION 17

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Building a 21-4 lead at the end of eight minutes, Karns City cruised to a 46-17 home win over Union.

Emma Dailey scored six of her eight points in the first quarter with Chloe Fritch adding five of her seven in the quarter.

Brooklyn Taylor, who hit three third-quarter 3-pointers, led the Lady Gremlins with 13 points with Naomi Vanesky also scoring eight points in the victory.

Hailey Theuret and Cheyenne Dowling each scored six points for Union.

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