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CLARION, Pa. – A pair of District 9 champion girls’ basketball teams moved into the second round of the PIAA Tournament Friday.

(Photo: Marcy Schindler of Brookville)

Brookville beat Northwestern, 53-46, in Class 3A, while Coudersport downed California, 50-23, in Class 2A.

The other two Class 2A teams – Kane and Keystone – lost first-round matchups.

Here is a look at the games.

BROOKVILLE 53, NORTHWESTERN 46

CLARION, Pa. – Morgan and Madison Johnson combined for 27 points to lead Brookville to its first PIAA playoff win in 33 years with a 53-46 victory over Northwestern at Clarion High School.

Relisten to the game.

Morgan Johnson had a game-high 14 points on 7 of 12 shooting while her twin sister, Madison Johnson, added 13 points. Marcy Schindler had an all-around solid game with nine points and 15 rebounds.

Schindler talked about the victory.

Brookville (19-5), the District 9 champion who last won a PIAA playoff game in 1985 when head coach Mark Powell was in eighth grade, led by three, 23-20, at halftime before going on a 12-4 run to start the third quarter that pushed the lead to 11, 35-24, on a Madison Johnson basket with 3:28 to go in the frame.

Northwestern (15-10) pushed back closing the gap to 35-30 late in the third before a morgan Johnson basket in the final half minute gave Brookville a seven-point, 37-30, lead going to the final eight minutes.

The Lady Raiders then got the lead to 13, 47-34, thanks to a 10-2 run but Northwestern twice got within five in the final minute but couldn’t get closer.

Brookville did a strong job on Northwestern senior Monica Brown, an Edinboro recruit, limiting Brown to 13 points, including just one in the first half. Julia Wheeler led the Lady Wildcats, the D10 runner-up, with 14 points, while Courtney Robertson added eight.

The Lady Raiders will take on WPIAL runner-up East Allegheny in the second round Tuesday at a site and time to be announced Sunday.

COUDERSPORT 50, CALIFORNIA 23

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Shaelyn Black scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the first quarter to set the tone for Coudersport in a 50-23 win over California in the PIAA Class 2A first round at St. Marys High School.

Behind Black, who added 12 rebounds, the District 9 champion Lady Falcons (22-3) led 19-9 at the end of a quarter and then held the Lady Trojans (15-9), the fifth-place team out of the WPIAL, to nine points in the next two quarters while building a 36-18 lead after three.

Haley Keck added 14 points for Coudersport with EmmaRae Easton contributing eight rebounds.

Love’ Porter paced California with nine points.

Coudersport will take on District 10 runner-up Reynolds in the second round Tuesday at a time and place to be announced Sunday.

BELLWOOD-ANTIS 69, KANE 40

CLARION, Pa. – District 9 runner-up Kane was no match for the outside shooting of District 6 third-place finisher Bellwood-Antis, as the Lady Blue Devils nailed 10 3-pointers, including five in the first quarter and eight in the first half on their way to a 69-40 win in the opening round of the PIAA Class 2A bracket at Clarion High School.

Sophomores Alli Campbell and Emilie Leidig each stroked a pair of first-quarter thres during a game-opening 19-4 run for Bellwood-Antis (24-3), which led 23-11 at the end of the first quarter and 41-24 at halftime.

Campbell, a 6-0 guard/forward who had scouts from Penn State and Villanova in attendance watching her, netted a game-high 23 points while hitting three 3-pointers while Leidig also hit three triples and added 17 points. Tina Hollen, who hit a pair of threes herself, chipped in with 12 tallies.

The Lady Blue Devils also did a solid job taking away Kane’s inside game limiting the Lady Wolves 6-foot-2 junior Ella Marconi to eight points. Trinity Clark led Kane (24-3) with 11 tallies, while Hannah Buhl scored nine on three 3-pointers. Clark finished her Kane career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,209 career points.

Any thoughts of a Kane second-half comeback were quashed early in the half when Bellwood-Antis scored the first 11 points of the half while outscoring the Lady Wolves 15-4 in the third quarter.

Bellwood-Antis will take on West Middlesex in the second round Tuesday.

VINCENTIAN ACADEMY 46, KEYSTONE 27

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – For a half, District 9 third-place finishers Keystone gave WPIAL champion Vincentian Academy everything it could happen, but in the end, the Lady Royals were too much securing a 46-27 win in the opening round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs at Northgate High School.

Keystone (13-13) trailed by just five, 18-13, at halftime but was outscored 10-4 in the third quarter to allow Vincentian Academy (24-1) to gain separation.

Katie Bartlett led Vincentian with 15 points with Caroline Elliott adding 12 and Alana Winkler seven.

Taylor Geer paced Keystone with 12 tallies and finished her career with 1,401 career points, the fourth most in school history. Tessa Weaver chipped in nine points for the Lady Panthers.

Vincentian will take on Blairsville in the second round Tuesday.

BOX SCORES

BROOKVILLE 53, NORTHWESTERN 46

Score by Quarters

Northwestern 9 11 10 16 – 46
Brookville 10 13 14 16 – 53

NORTHWESTERN – 46

Monica Brown 4 4-7 13, Kassidy Sherman 2 0-0 5, Christie Sawin 1 4-4 6, Courtney Robertson 4 0-0 8, Brooke Reiser 0 0-0 0, Julia Wheeler 4 6-7 14, Kayleigh Bucci 0 0-0 0, Courtney Ring 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 14-18 46.

BROOKVILLE – 53

Madison McAninch 0 0-0 0, Leah Kammerdeiner 0 0-0 0, Marcy Schindler 2 4-6 9, Morgan Johnson 7 0-2 14, Madison Johnson 6 0-0 13, Jenna Grant 1 0-0 2, Lauren Hergert 2 1-2 5, Jillian Taylor 1 0-0 2, Lexis Hatzinikolas 1 0-1 2, Kira Powell 2 1-2 6. Totals 22 6-13 53.

Three-pointers: Northwestern 2 (Brown, Sherman). Brookville 3 (Schindler, Madison Johnson, Powell).

COUDERSPORT 50, CALIFORNIA 23

Score by Quarters

California 9 1 8 5 – 23
Coudersport 19 7 10 14 – 50

CALIFORNIA – 23

Makayla Boda 0 0-0 0, Love Porter 3 3-4 9, Grace Roberts 0 2-4 2, Ina Helmick 0 0-0 0, Bailey Vig 1 1-2 4, Ashley Gush 0 0-0 0, Camari Walden 1 0-0 2, Maddie Boda 0 0-0 0, Dajah Gudel 2 0-0 4, Charlee Petrucci 1 0-1 2, Sydney Smichnick 0 0-0 0, Jordayna Whiteskunk 0 0-0 0, Lainey Stewart 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 6-11 23.

COUDERSPORT – 50

Mikayla Gunn 0 0-0 0, Tianna Bowser 1 0-0 2, Lauren Stimaker 1 0-0 2, Dana Dubots 0 1-2 1, Chelsey Streich 1 0-0 3, Katelynn Plumstead 0 0-1 0, Sarah Chambers 1 2-2 5, Haley Keck 4 4-7 14, Hope Daisley 0 0-0 0, Shaelyn Black 8 3-4 19, Adrian Page 0 0-0 0, EmmaRae Easton 0 0-0 0, Kaylee VanWhy 0 0-0 0, Rosalyn Page 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 10-16 50.

Three-pointers: California 1 (Vig). Coudersport 4 (Keck 2, Chambers, Streich).

BELLWOOD-ANTIS 69, KANE 40

Score by Quarters

Bellwood-Antis 23 18 15 13 – 69
Kane 11 13 4 12 – 40

BELLWOOD-ANTIS – 69

Alli Campbell 7 6-6 23, Riley D’Angelo 3 0-0 8, Sakeria Haralson 4 0-0 8, Emilie Leidig 6 2-4 17, Tina Hollen 5 0-0 12, Jaydyn Shuke 0 1-2 1, Olivia Musselman 0 0-0 0, Macy Decker 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 9-12 69.

KANE – 40

Trinity Clark 4 2-2 11, Rachael Morgan 2 2-5 6, Caitlin O’Hara 3 0-0 6, Hannah Buhl 3 0-2 9, Ella Marconi 3 2-2 8, Emily Bucheit 0 0-0 0, Sierra Hillman 0 0-0 0, Ainsley Saf 0 0-0 0, Audri Marconi 0 0-0 0, Sarri Swanson 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 6-11 40.

Three-pointers: Bellwood-Antis 10 (Campbell 3, Leidig 3, D’Angelo 2, Hollen 2). Kane 4 (Buhl 3, Clark).

VINCENTIAN ACADEMY 46, KEYSTONE 27

Score by Quarters

Keystone 7 6 4 10- 27
Vincentian 11 7 10 18 – 46

KEYSTONE – 27

Makenzie Byerley 0 1-2 1, Emily Lauer 0 0-0 0, Taylor Geer 5 1-1 12, Danica Hurrelbrink 0 0-0 0, Madison Dunlap 0 0-0 0, Kenzie Hovis 1 0-0 3, Danae Hurrelbrink 0 0-0 0, Tessa Weaver 4 1-2 9, Trinity Thompson 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 3-5 27.

VINCENTIAN ACADEMY – 46

Katie Bartlett 6 3-4 15, Caroline Elliott 4 4-4 12, Alana Winkler 2 3-4 7, Olivia O’Brien 1 4-5 6, Marina Eyster 0 1-2 1, Hannah Katz 2 1-2 5. Totals 15 16-22 46.

Three-pointers: Keystone 2 (Geer, Hovis). Vincentian 0.



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