KARNS CITY 43, MONITEAU 38
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – A 12-0 fourth-quarter run propelled Karns City to the KSAC South title with a come-from-behind 43-38 win at Moniteau.
The Lady Gremlins trailed by eight, 34-26, at the end of three quarters and by 10 early in the fourth quarter before the run gave them the lead.
Emily Hegedus scored seven of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, while Alyssa Gibson had a big fourth-quarter 3-pointer, the only shot she made in the game while scoring four points. LeeAnn Gibson added 13 points for the Lady Gremlins with Mackenzie Craig chipping in seven.
Moniteau, which was down one, 24-23, at halftime, got 17 points and nine rebounds from Kristina DeMatteis but no points from its leading scorer in the fourth quarter. Sara Hull added 10 points for the Lady Warriors, but second-leading scorer Alazia Greaves was held to just three points. Emma Bair chipped in 10 rebounds for Moniteau
PUNXSUTAWNEY 58, ST. MARYS 25
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Punxsutawney outscored St. Marys 25-5 in the second quarter on its way to a 58-25 win over St. Marys in D9 League play at St. Marys.
Hope Bridge scored 19 points to lead the Lady Chucks while Alli Lunger added nine points and Ivy Ferko seven.
Morgan Vanleer scored six points in the second quarter for Punxsy, while Ferko, Lunger and Kate Horner each added five. The 25-point second-quarter gave the Lady Chucks a 36-11 halftime lead.
Rachel Bauer and Rachelle Armanini each scored seven points to lead St. Marys.
REDBANK VALLEY 50, KEYSTONE 40
KNOX, Pa. – Brooke Hinderliter exploded for 29 points and 16 rebounds while scoring 17 of Redbank Valley’s 21 fourth-quarter points to help the Lady Bulldogs to a 50-40 win at Keytone in KSAC South play.
Redbank Valley, which led by as many as 10 in the first half, trailed 32-30 with under 6 ½ minutes to play when Hinderliter went on a personal nine-point run to give the Lady Bulldogs a 39-34 lead they never relinquished. Hinderliter was 11 of 13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter and 17 of 19 in the game.
Lexi Holt added eight points for Redbank Valley, and Becca Dougherty chipped in six points and eight rebounds.
Taylor Geer had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Keystone, which hurt itself by shooting 24.1 percent (14 of 58) from the field and 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from the free-throw line.
Amber Hess added 14 points and six boards for the Lady Panthers.
The win should secure a top three seed in the District 9 Class A playoffs for Redbank Valley.
A-C VALLEY 57, UNION 45
FOXBURG, Pa. – Olivia Boocks and Ellie Thompson teamed up to score 41 points, as A-C Valley downed visiting Union, 57-45, in KSAC South action.
Boocks recorded her second straight 20-plus point game with a game-high 21 points to go with seven assists and six rebounds, while Thompson added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Falcons. Morgan Cratty chipped in 10 points and eight boards.
Lexey Shick led Union with 20 points, while Shaley Shick added 10 and Kali Flick eight.
NORTH CLARION 53, CLARION 35
CLARION, Pa. – The double-double machines of Tori Obenrader and Abbie Schmader were at it again leading North Clarion to a 53-35 KSAC North road win at Clarion.
Schmader scored a game-high 21 points to go with 10 rebounds, while Obenrader added 17 points and 11 boards for the She-Wolves. Cassie Wagner chipped in eight points.
Freshman Wendy Beveridge scored 20 points to lead Clarion.
CRANBERRY 48, FOREST AREA 22
SENECA, Pa. – Behind 18 points from Malliah Schreck, Cranberry knocked off visiting Forest Area, 48-22, in KSAC North action.
Erin Merryman added 11 points for the Berries.
Morgan Silvis scored 13 points to lead Forest Area.
VENANGO CATHOLIC 60, CLARION-LIMESTONE 42
OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 31 points and 12 rebounds from Ava Homan, Venango Catholic beat visiting Clarion-Limestone, 60-42, in KSAC North play.
Josie Stitt scored 18 points to lead C-L with Paige Aaron adding 12.
BROOKVILLE 42, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 32
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Elaina Powell poured in 23 points on the strength of seven 3-pointers to lead Brookville to a 42-32 D9 League Senior Night win over Elk County Catholic.
Powell hit her first three treys in a nine-point first quarter that saw Brookville lead 15-4. ECC got it back to 23-15 by halftime, but could only get as close as six points the rest of the way.
MacKenzie Ganoe scored six of her eight points in the first quarter while Hali Olson scored five points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Reilly Herzing led ECC with 14 points. Jose Smith scored 10 points.