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Brookville, Ridgway, Clarion Boys All Eliminated from PIAA Playoffs


KITTANNING, Pa. – Defending PIAA Class 3A champion Lincoln Park used a game-opening 16-3 run to propel itself to a 66-46 win over Brookville in the second round of the PIAA Class 3A boys’ basketball playoffs at Armstrong High School.

(Photo of Brookville’s Jace Miner. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

“The kids were excited coming in, and they’re disappointed now,” Brookville head coach Dalton Park said. “They wanted to win. They played the whole way to the end. None of them gave up. They did everything I asked them to.”

Full coverage of District 9 teams in the basketball postseason can be found here.

The Leopards (23-5), the WPIAL runner-up, shot 62.5 percent (30 of 48) for the night, including an incredible 15 of 18 (83.3 percent) in the second and third quarters combined.

That coupled with District 9 champion Brookville (18-8) shooting 18 of 52 (34.6 percent) made it a long night for the raiders, who trailed by as many as 30 midway through the fourth quarter.

Tanner Mathos scored a team-best 16 points for Lincoln Park with Isaiah Smith adding 11 points and L.A. Pratt nine.

Jace Miner scored a game-high 18 points to lead Brookville with Robert Keth adding 11 points and Aaron Park eight. Park finished his great Raiders’ career with 1,058 career points, which ranked third in school history.

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LINCOLN PARK 66, BROOKVILLE 46

Score by Quarters

Brookville 7 9 15 14 – 46
Lincoln Park 16 16 20 14 – 66

BROOKVILLE – 46

Robert Keth 4 0-0 11, Aaron Park 3 2-4 8, Jack Krug 2 1-2 5, Jace Miner 7 3-6 18, Logan Byerly 2 0-0 4, Bryce Baughman 0 0-2 0, Griffin Ruhlman 0 0-0 0, Danny Lauer 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 6-14 46.

LINCOLN PARK – 66

Isaiah Smith 5 0-0 11, Andrew Wilder 2 3-4 7, Tanner Mathos 3 0-0 6, Dakari Bradford 8 0-2 16, L.A. Pratt 4 0-0 9, Montae Reddix 3 0-0 7, Sean Tanner 1 0-2 2, Johnnie Bryant 3 0-0 6, Jake Ryan 1 0-0 2, Cameron Irvine 0 0-0 0, Sterling Moreland 0 0-0 0. Totals: 30 3-8 66.

Three-pointers: Brookville 4 (Keth 3, Miner). Lincoln Park 3 (Smith, Pratt, Reddix)

FARRELL 51, RIDGWAY 33

CLARION, Pa. – A 10-2 Farrell run to start the fourth quarter helped the District 10 runner-up Steelers pull away from District 9 champion Ridgway for a 51-33 win in the second round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs at Clarion University’s Tippin Gym.

Ridgway (20-8) trailed by just five, 31-26, going to the fourth quarter before Farrell (18-8) started the quarter on a 6-0 run and expanded the lead to 41-28 by the media timeout that came at the 3:50 mark.

Eric Hopson scored 12 of his game-high 22 points.

The game was tied at the end of the first quarter at 11 before Farrell held Ridgway without a field goal in the second quarter to take a 24-17 halftime lead.

Brian Hilton added 11 points for the Steelers with Ben King chipped in 10 points.

Zack Zameroski led Ridgway with 14 points while Dan Park added nine points.

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FARRELL 51, RIDGWAY 33

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Farrell 11 13 7 20 – 51
Ridgway 11 6 9 7 – 33

FARRELL – 51

Hopson 8 5-6 22, Hilton 5 1-2 11, King 4 1-2 10, Hartley 0 1-2 1, Rain 0 0-0 0, Mohammed 0 0-0 0, Stewart 0 0-0 0, T. Holden 0 0-0 0, J. Holden 0 0-0 0, Wade 0 0-0 0, Butler 0 0-0 0, Scarbough 0 0-0 0. 20 9-13 51.

RIDGWAY – 33

Matt Dush 1 3-4 5, Domenic Allegretto 1 0-0 3, RJ Miller 1 0-0 2, Drew Young 0 0-0 0, Alex Bon 0 0-0 0, Zack Zameroski 5 4-6 14, Dan Park 2 4-5 9, Dominic Gaudino 0 0-0 0, Austin Gietner 0 0-0 0,D Dylan Goetz 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 11-15 33.

Three-pointers: Farrell 2 (Hopson, King). Ridgway 2 (Allegretto, Park).

BISHOP GUILFOYLE 66, CLARION 47

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Outscoring Clarion by eight points in the first quarter, District 6 champion Bishop Guilfoyle beat the Bobcats, 66-47, in the second round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs at Punxsutawney High School.

Relisten to the game:

The Marauders (26-3), the PIAA runner-up a year ago, built a 20-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and expanded it to 32-21 by halftime before pulling away in the second half.

Will Helton led BG with 19 points while hitting five 3-pointers, with Jessiah Witherspoon adding 17 points with Kyle Ruggery adding 11 points.

Cal German led Clarion with 14 points, Beau Verdill and Josh Craig each scored nine points and Skylar Rhoades added eight points.

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BISHOP GUILFOYLE 66, CLARION 47

Score by Quarters

Bishop Guilfoyle 20 12 18 16 – 66
Clarion 12 9 13 13 – 47

BISHOP GUILFOYLE – 66

Jessiah Witherspoon 6 3-4 17, Patrick Haigh 3 0-0 7, Will Helton 7 0-0 19, Alex Wood 2 1-2 5, Kyle Ruggery 4 2-2 11, Michael Montecalvo 3 0-0 7. Totals 25 6-8 66.

CLARION – 47

Cal German 6 0-0 14, Beau Verdill 3 2-4 9, Christian Simko 1 0-0 2, Hunter Craddock 1 0-0 2, Josh Craig 3 0-0 9, Skylar Rhoades 4 0-0 8, Nick Frederick 1 1-2 3, Kyle Porciello 0 0-0 0, Don Cunninghamn 0 0-0 0, Ryan Alston 0 0-0 0, Aidan Quinn 0 0-0 0, Cameron Lapinto 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 3-6 47.

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