Brown, Clearfield Connection Helps Red Beat White in Sportsmanship 1 D9 Boys’ All-Star Game

Posted on Apr 1 2017 - 10:31pm by D9Sports

KNOX, Pa. – Game MVP Evan Brown of Clearfield scored 17 of his game-high 21 points in the first half to help the Red team to a 100-83 win over the White squad at the 17th annual Clarion County YMCA Sportsmanship 1 District 9 boys’ all-star game Saturday at Keystone High School.

(Cover photo of boys’ Red team. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

Game MVP Evan Brown of Clearfield with Norb Baschnagel. Photo by Paul Burdick

Brown and fellow Bison seniors Will Myers and Tommy Hazel combined to score 31 of the Red team’s 61 first-half points helping the squad build a 61-46 halftime lead.

White, which trailed by as many as 20 late in the first half, closed to within six early in the second half before Red was able to pull away again.

Nick LaBrasca of DuBois helped White get back into the game netting 14 of his team-high 18 points after halftime. He finished with a monster double-double adding 16 rebounds.

But in the end, Red had too much balance with five players in double digits.

Sportsmanship Winner Tanner Wilson of Keystone with Norb Baschnagel. Photo by Paul Burdick

Myers, who netted 11 points in the game’s first four minutes, added 16 points and eight rebounds, while Port Allegany’s Brandon McCaslin hit four 3-pointers on his way to 12 points. Ridgway’s Justin Kasmierski chipped in 12 points and five rebounds, and Clarion-Limestone’s Dan Callen contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Keystone’s Austin Ion added 11 points and five rebounds in his last game on his home court for the White squad with Elk County Catholic’s Nate DaCanal, the District 9 Player of the Year, chipping in 10 points and six boards and Kane’s Andrew Bucheit 12 points, including a pair of slam dunks, and six boards. Another ECC senior, Gabe Kraus, also had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Tanner Wilson of Keystone won the Sportsmanship Award scoring two points and grabbing four rebounds while deferring to others most of the game.

RED 100, WHITE 83

Score by Half

White 46 37 – 83
Red 61 39 – 100

WHITE – 83

Nick LaBrasca (DuBois) 8 2-2 18, Lake Pry (Moniteau) 3 0-0 7, Austin Ion (Keystone) 5 0-0 11, Ian McElroy (Karns City) 2 0-0 6, Tanner Wilson (Keystone) 1 0-0 2, Garret Babcock (Oswayo Valley) 2 2-2 7, Gabe Kraus (Elk County Catholic) 4 0-0 10, Andrew Bucheit (Kane) 5 0-2 12, Nate DaCanal (Elk County Catholic) 4 0-0 10. Totals 34 4-6 83.

RED – 100

Brandon McCaslin (Port Allegany) 4 0-0 12, Evan Brown (Clearfield) 9 0-0 21, Aaron Wolfinger (Coudersport) 3 2-2 8, Jarrett Esposito (Brockway) 2 0-0 4, Tommy Hazel (Clearfield) 3 0-0 7, Devin Kelly (Punxsutawney) 4 0-0 8, Matt Marconi (St. Marys) 1 0-0 2, Will Myers (Clearfield) 6 0-0 16, Dan Callen 5 0-0 10, Justin Kasmierski 5 1-1 12. Totals 42 3-3 100.

Three-pointers: White 11 (McElroy 2, Kraus 2, Bucheit 2, DaCanal 2, Pry, Ion, Babcock). Red 13 (McCaslin 4, Myers 4, Brown 3, Hazel, Kasmierski).

Photo by Paul Burdick

Photo by Paul Burdick