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(Photos by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

KNOX, Pa. – Taylor Geer of Keystone and Nathan Schneider of St. Marys won MVP honors at the 2018 Clarion County YMCA Sportsmanship I District 9 basketball All-Star Games at Keystone High School Saturday.

(Photos of game MVPs Nathan Schneider (on left) of St. Marys and Taylor Geer of Keystone. Both players are posing with game director Norb Baschnagel. Photos by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

The players led their teams to victory in the games with Geer helping the White Squad defeat the Red Squad, 117-80, in the girls’ game by scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Schneider, meanwhile, lifted his White team to a 117-103 win over the Red Squad by netting a game-best 24 points to go with five rebounds and five assists.

Ali Cousins of Otto-Eldred with Norb Baschnagel, game director. Cousins won the girls’ Sportsmanship Award. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

Earning Sportsmanship Awards in the games were Otto-Eldred’s Ali Cousins in the girls’ contest and Bradford’s Deondre Terwilliger in the boys’ game.

Cousins, playing for the White Squad coached by Brockway’s Dick Esposito and Coudersport’s Brian Green, had 10 assists and four points, while Terwilliger, playing for the White Team piloted by Brockway’s Rick Clark and North Clarion’s Andy Bish had 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.

The 32-contest winners were Emily Fullem of Ridgway, who edged Geer in the girls’ final, and Schneider, who topped Clarion’s Cam Craig in the boys’ final.

Fullem also had a solid game for the White Squad in its win recording a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds while adding five assists. Camryn Thomas of Otto-Eldred also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the White Team, while Lexi Holt of Redbank Valley and Abbey Woodard of Smethport each chipped in 15 points and Coudersport’s Haley Keck 10 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Deondre Terwilliger of Bradford with game director Norb Baschnagel. Terwilliger won the boys’ Sportsmanship Award. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

Tori Obenrader of North Clarion had a big game for the Red Team with 18 points and 15 rebounds with Ellie Thompson of A-C Valley adding 16 points and six boards, Emily Hegedus of Karns City 13 points and six rebounds, Shayla Bickel of Oswayo Valley 12 points and Makenzie Byerley of Keystone six points, seven rebounds and five assists.

In the boys’ game, Nathan Banner of North Clarion added 15 points and six rebounds in the win for the White Team with Punxsutawney’s Brandon Matthews chipping in 13 points and five rebounds, Josh Terry of Curwensville 12 points and eight boards, Christian Smith of Clarion-Limestone 11 points and five rebounds, Lucas Bowser of Union 10 points and nine rebounds and Noah Vokes of Brockway eight points and eight rebounds. Cameron County’s Adam Shaffer also had a solid all-around game with nine boards, five assists and five points.

Emily Fullem of Ridgway with game director Norb Baschnagel. Fullem won the girls’ 32-contest. Photo by Jared Bakaysa

For the Red Team, Austin Hummell of Clarion had a monster game with 23 points and 17 rebounds as did Elk County Catholic’s Ryan Newton with 17 points and 15 rebounds. Cam Craig of Clarion added 15 points with Johnny Mitchell of Ridgway and Seth Berlin of Forest Area each scoring 11 points. Mitchell added five rebounds. Jared Green of Coudersport chipped in 10 tallies, and Corey Rapp of Keystone had a game-best six assist to go with five rebounds and two points.

BOX SCORES

GIRLS

WHITE 117, RED 80

White – 117

Kaitlyn Morelli (Brockway) 2 0-0 4, Ali Cousins (Otto-Eldred) 2 0-0 4, Emily Fullem (Ridgway) 6 2-2 14, Taylor Geer (Keystone) 11 1-2 24, Leah Miller (Punxsutawney) 5 0-0 10, Lexi Holt (Redbank Valley) 6 0-0 15, Camryn Thomas (Otto-Eldred) 7 2-5 16, Haley Keck (Coudersport) 3 3-3 10, Abbey Woodard (Smethport) 6 3-4 15, EmmaRae Easton (Coudersport) 2 0-0 5. Totals: 50 11-16 117.

Red – 80

Ellie Thompson (A-C Valley) 5 6-8 16, Frankee Remmick (Union) 0 3-4 3, Brooke Cline (Clearfield) 0 0-0 0, Shayla Bickel (Oswayo Valley) 6 0-0 12, Rachael Morgan (Kane) 2 0-0 4, Emily Hegedus (Karns City) 5 3-6 13, Tori Obenrader (North Clarion) 7 1-4 18, Ashley Hallowell (DuBois) 3 0-0 6, Makenzie Byerley (Keystone) 1 3-4 7, Livia Andreassi (Karns City) 1 0-0 2. Totals: 30 16-26 80.

3-pointers: White 6 (Geer, Holt 3, Keck, Easton), Red 4 (Obenrader 3, Byerley).

BOYS

WHITE 117, RED 107

White – 117

Josh Terry (Curwensville)( 6 0-0 12, Adam Shaffer (Cameron County) 2 0-0 5, Reese Wilson (Clearfield) 2 0-0 4, Nathan Schneider (St. Marys) 11 0-0 24, Lucas Bowser (Union) 4 0-0 10, Nathan Banner (North Clarion) 6 0-0 15, Deondre Terwilliger (Bradford) 6 0-0 15, Christian Smith (Clarion-Limestone) 5 0-0 11, Brandon Matthews (Punxsutawney) 5 0-0 13, Noah Vokes (Brockway) 4 0-0 8. Totals: 51 0-0 117.

Red – 103

Seth Berlin (Forest Area) 5 0-0 11, Kacey Raubenstrauch (Johnsonburg) 2 0-0 6, Neil MacDonald (Ridgway) 4 0-0 8, Austin Hummell (Clarion) 11 0-0 23, Cam Craig (Clarion) 6 0-0 15, Corey Rapp (Keystone) 1 0-0 2, Jared Green (Coudersport) 4 0-0 10, Ryan Newton (Elk County Catholic) 6 0-0 17, Johnny Mitchell (Ridgway) 5 0-0 11. Totals: 44 0-0 103.

3-pointers: White 15 (Shaffer, Schneider 2, Bowser 2, Banner 3, Terwilliger 3, Smith, Matthews 3), Red 15 (Berlin, Raubenstrauch 2, Hummell, Craig 3, Green 2, Newton 5, Mitchell).

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