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Brookville Boys; Clarion Girls Secure PIAA Spots; Coudy Girls Win 1A Consy Game

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – Jack Krug’s layup with 18.5 seconds left lifted Brookville to a 48-44 win over Everett in the District 5-9 Class 3A sub-regional championship game at Pitt-Johnstown Thursday.

(Submitted photo)

The victory clinches a PIAA playoff spot for the Raiders, their first since 2014.

“This was a good win for us,” Brookville head coach Dalton Park said. “I’m happy for the guys. They deserve it. They worked hard, put up with me and each other and made each other better. From here, it’s bonus basketball.”

The Raiders, who had used a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter, to take a 43-38 lead with 3:20 to play, trailed 44-43 following a Seth Price layup with 39 seconds left.

After Krug’s layup, Jace Miner hit a free throw, and Aaron Park hit two more with 2.2 seconds left to seal the victory.

Brookville (16-8) trailed 36-27 early in the fourth quarter before using the 16-2 run to take the lead. Keth and Miner had a pair of big 3-pointers during the spurt, and Krug added four points.

Everett (22-3) saw its 16-game win streak and its season end despite a strong start that saw the Warriors lead 20-10 late in the second quarter before Brookville got within six, 23-17, at the end of the half.

But Everett extended the lead back to nine on three occasions in the second half before Brookville found its rhythm with the run.

“We came down and hit some shots and went into a full-man press,” Dalton Park said. “I think that’s where things started to turn a little bit.”

Krug led Brookville with 12 points with Robert Keth adding 11.

Elijah Treece, one of two 1,000-point scorers for Everett, had 13 points, while Nathaniel Maxwell had a game-high 14. The other 1,000-point Warrior, Jared Colledge, who came into the game averaging 18.1 points per game, was held to just six.

Brookville will play the sixth-seed out of the WPIAL, Deer Lakes in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.

BROOKVILLE 48, EVERETT 44

Score by Quarters

Brookville 9 8 10 21 – 48
Everett 15 8 11 10 – 44

BROOKVILLE – 48

Jace Miner 2 1-3 7, Bryce Baughman 0 0-0 0, Jack Krug 6 0-1 12, Aaron Park 2 3-4 7, Logan Byerly 4 0-0 8, Trenton Gilhousen 0 0-0 0, Robert Keth 3 3-4 11, David Cable 1 0-0 3. Totals: 18 7-12 48.

EVERETT – 44

Trenton Clites 0 0-0 0, Jared Colledge 2 0-0 6, Seth Price 3 1-1 7, Nathaniel Maxwell 4 3-4 14, Elijah Treece 4 4-4 13, Bryson Clingerman 0 0-0 0, Brandon Mills 2 0-0 4. Totals: 15 8-9 44.

Three-pointers: Brookville 5 (Miner 2, Keth 2, Cable). Everett 6 (Maxwell 3, Colledge 2, Treece)

CLARION 51, KEYSTONE 37

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Using a 13-2 first-half run, Clarion claimed its first PIAA playoff berth since 2015 with a 51-37 win over Keystone in the District 9 Class 2A girls’ consolation game at Brookville High School.

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The Lady Cats, who started strong, were up just one, 10-9, following the third of three consecutive 3-pointers by Keystone’s Emily Lauer but scored 13 of the next 15 points to take control of the game.

Clarion, which led 28-15 at halftime, led by as many 15, 33-18, in the second half before Keystone made a push and got within six, 41-35, with three-and-half minutes left.

But Kait Constantino made four key free throws to push the Clarion lead back to 10, and the Lady Cats were able to secure the victory.

“It feels good,” Constantino said. “We (as in this current group of Clarion players) has never been here. We have never gone this far. So it feels good to make it this far.”

Watch Constantino’s full postgame interview.

Constantino led Clarion with 13 points while Wendy Beveridge had 11 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots. Jordan Best and KK Girvan each chipped in eight points with Best, a freshman, adding nine rebounds, and Ali Troese had seven tallies.

Lauer paced Keystone (11-13) with a game-high 15 points to go with eight rebounds. McKenzie Hovis added 10 points. Trinity Thompson had four points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Clarion will take on District 4 champion Mount Carmel in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.

CLARION 51, KEYSTONE 37

Score by Quarters

Keystone 9 6 10 12 – 37
Clarion 13 15 9 14 – 51

KEYSTONE – 37

Emily Lauer 6 0-0 15, Maddie Dunlap 0 0-0 0, Danae Hurrelbrink 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Dunlap 1 0-0 3, McKenzie Hovis 4 1-2 10, Trinity Thompson 2 0-0 4, Jozee Weaver 2 1-2 5, Jenna Stiller 0 0-0 0, Ceayra Altman 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 2-6 37.

CLARION – 51

Jordan Best 4 0-1 8, KK Girvan 3 2-2 8, Ali Troese 3 1-4 7, Kait Constantino 2 9-13 13, Wendy Beveridge 3 4-8 11, Eva Lerch 0 0-0 0, Ava Cherico 0 4-6 4, Lindsey Kemmer 0 0-0 0, Payton Simko 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 20-34 51.

Three-pointers: Keystone 5 (Lauer 3, Alyssa Dunlap, Hovis). Clarion 1 (Beveridge).

COUDERSPORT 31, OTTO-ELDRED 23

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Shae Black scored a game-high 17 points to lift Coudersport to a 31-23 win over Otto-Eldred in the District 9 Class 1A girls’ consolation game Thursday at St. Marys High School.

The Lady Falcons (19-5) outscored the Lady Terrors (15-10) 22-11 in the middle two quarters to break open a two-point game, 7-5, after a quarter of play.

Sarah Chambers added six points for Coudersport with Rosalyn Page chipping in five.

Jade Spinney had five points for Otto-Eldred.

Both teams advance to the PIAA playoffs. Coudersport will take on the second-place team out of District 5, either Shanksville or Berlin BrothersValley, while Otto-Eldred faces the WPIAL champion, either West Greene or Rochester.

COUDERSPORT 31, OTTO-ELDRED 23

Score by Quarters

Otto-Eldred 5 6 5 7 – 23
Coudersport 7 11 11 2 – 31

OTTO-ELDRED – 23

Jade Spinney 2 0-0 5, Haley Frederick 1 0-0 3, Autumn Smith 2 0-0 4, Britney Greeley 1 0-0 2, Morgan Dalton 1 0-0 3, Kayley Heller 0 2-4 2, Haley Cousins 1 0-0 2, Emmalee Sheeler 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 2-4 23.

COUDERSPORT – 31

Shae Black 7 2-2 17, Rosalyn Page 2 1-2 5, Sarah Chambers 3 0-0 6, Mikayla Gunn 1 1-1 3, Dana Dubots 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 4-5 31.

Three-pointers: Otto-Eldred 3 (Spinney, Frederick, Dalton. Coudersport 1 (Black).



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