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Deas Wins KSAC Boys’ Game MVP After Leading C-L to Title – Powered by Knox Country Farm Supply

CLARION, Pa. – KSAC Title Game MVP Deion Deas scored a game-high 20 points and dished out four assists to lead Clarion-Limestone to its fourth KSAC Championship in five years and its fifth in seven with a 51-32 win over Karns City at Clarion University’s Tippin Gym.

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Deas talked about the win.

C-L (17-6) led by four, 17-13, at halftime before outscoring Karns City, who beat the Lions two days ago in Karns City, 16-4 in the third quarter to open up the game.

Deas played a key role in the third-quarter run scoring the first five points of the quarter for the Lions and finishing the frame with eight points and an assist. Hayden Callen also added four points with Christian Smith hitting a 3-pointer in the quarter as well.

Deion Deas of C-L drives to the basket during the Lions win over Karns City in the KSAC Title Game. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

Eight of C-L’s 16 points in the third quarter came off Karns City turnovers, a problem that plagued the Gremlins (16-7), who were making their first appearance in the KSAC Championship game compared to the sixth for C-L and the Lions fifth straight.

Karns City turned the ball over 22 times in the game with C-L scoring 21 points off those miscues.

The Gremlins also didn’t shoot the ball well going 12 of 46 from the field (26.1 percent) and 4 of 20 from 3-point range. Karns City tried to make up for the shooting woes by hitting the glass hard and scored 21 second-chance points thanks to 18 offensive rebounds. The Gremlins outrebounded the Lions 37-21.

Hayden Callen added 13 points for C-L with Smith chipping in nine. Ian Callen had a quiet night scoring with just four points but he had a team-best seven rebounds to go with five steals – C-L had 16 steals as a team – three assists and two blocked shots.

Austin Fahlor paced Karns City with 13 points and five rebounds. Jacob Friel had six points, eight rebounds and four steals and Nathan Waltman added six points and seven rebounds.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 51, KARNS CITY 32

Score by Quarters

Karns City 6 7 4 15 – 32
C-L 10 7 16 18 – 51

KARNS CITY – 32

Austin Fahlor 5-11 0-0 13; Jacob Friel 3-8 0-0 6; Nathan Waltman 2-5 2-3 6; Ethan McElroy 1-3 0-0 3; Chase Beighley 0-8 2-2 2; Logan Pistorius 1-5 0-0 2; Anthony Kamenski 0-0 0-0 0; Nolan Riley 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 12-46 4-5 32.

CLARION-LIMESTONE – 51

Deion Deas 8-15 1-1 20; Hayden Callen 6-11 0-0 13; Christian Smith 3-9 2-4 9; Ian Callen 2-5 0-0 4; Nick Cyphert 1-1 0-0 2; Julian Laugand 1-2 0-0 2; Ian Hawthorn 0-0 1-2 1; Curven Goheen 0-0 0-0 0; Kyle Kerle 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-43 4-7 51.

Three-pointers: Karns City 4-20 (Austin Fahlor 3-5; Ethan McElroy 1-3; Chase Beighley 0-7; Logan Pistorius 0-3; Nolan Riley 0-2), Clarion-Limestone 5-11 (Deion Deas 3-5; Christian Smith 1-3; Hayden Callen 1-2; Julian Laugand 0-1).

Rebounds: Karns City 18 offensive, 19 defensive, 37 total (Jacob Friel 8, Nathan Waltman 7). Clarion-Limestone 4 offensive, 17 defensive, 21 totals (Ian Callen 7). Assists–Karns City 5 (Jacob Friel 2; Nathan Waltman 2). Clarion-Limestone 12 (Deion Deas
4).

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