Jan. 22 boys’ basketball recaps.
(Photo: A-C Valley’s Levi Orton is presented with a basketball ball after scoring his 1,000th career point Wednesday night. Presenting the ball to Orton were A-C Valley head coach Tony McGarvey (left) and A-C Valley principal Bill Jordan (right). Photo by Chris Rossetti)
A-C VALLEY 68, CLARION 56 – ORTON SCORES 1,000TH POINT
CLARION, Pa. – With a fastbreak layup with 30.1 seconds left in the third quarter, A-C Valley junior Levi Orton became the 15th player in school history to score 1,000 career points, and the visiting Falcons went on to beat Clarion, 68-56.
Orton, who needed 17 points coming into the night to hit 1,000 career points and finished with 21, joins his dad, Tim Orton, as the only father-son duo in the 1,000-point club at A-C Valley. He now has 1,004 career tallies. Tim Orton scored 1,265 career points while graduating in 1984. Orton is the first A-C Valley player to hit the 1,000-point mark since Ryan Bartley scored 1,442 in a career that ended in 2013.
Orton talked about the milestone and the victory.
The milestone came in the midst of a 23-5 run for the Falcons, who used the spurt to erase a 36-31 deficit and take a 54-41 lead early in the fourth quarter.
It was Orton’s second consecutive fastbreak layup and gave A-C Valley a 45-39 lead at the time. Orton then beat the third-quarter horn with a 3-pointer that extended the lead to 48-39.
Eddie Stevanus added 15 points and five rebounds in the win while Russ Carr hit three 3-pointers while scoring a season-high 14 points.
Clarion, which used a 16-9 second-quarter advantage to erase a 20-18 deficit at the end of the first quarter and take a 34-29 halftime lead, was paced by Cal German’s 19 points with 10 of those coming before halftime.
Skylar Rhoades added 10 points and seven rebounds, Nick Frederick had nine points and nine boards and Hunter Craddock contributed nine points – eight in the first half – and five rebounds – four offensive boards – for the Bobcats.
In addition to his dad and Bartley, Orton joins Sean Foust (1,632 points), Allan Eaton (1,559 points), Dave Sherman (1,424 points), Dave Miloszewski (1,229 points), Vince White (1,225 points), Randy Collier (1,176 points), Jake Mechling (1,168 points), Patrick Shirey (1,137 points), Rick Foust (1,098 points), Brandon Kriebel (1,068 points), John Marron (1,061 points) and Jesse Morrison (1,041 points) in giving A-C Valley the most 1,000-point scorers in District 9 history.
OTTO-ELDRED 63, NORTHERN POTTER 61
ULYSSES, Pa. – Braden Maholic hit a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left to help visiting Otto-Eldred hold off Northern Potter, 63-61, in NTL action.
The Terrors led by 16, 38-22, at halftime but struggled in the second half being outscored 20-10 in the third quarter and 39-25 in the second half.
Northern Potter actually took a 61-60 when Carter Anderson scored on a layup late in the game.
Without a timeout left, Otto-Eldred came down the court and found Maholic for a good look to give the Terrors the lead. Northern Potter got a contested look that grazed off the rim as time ran out.
Jake Merry hit four first-half 3-pointers and scored 20 points while going 8 of 8 from the free-throw line in the second half.
Maholic added 12 points in the victory with Cole Sebastian adding 11 and Gavin Jimerson nine.
Anderson scored a game-high 26 points for Northern Potter with Ryan Langworthy adding 16 points and Tre Slawson nine points.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 76, KARNS CITY 69, OT
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Down 13 in the third quarter, visiting Clarion-Limestone rallied to knock off Karns City, 76-69, in overtime.
The Lions trailed by nine, 37-28, at halftime before getting down 13 early in the third quarter.
But C-L rallied within five, 53-48, by the end of the third quarter thanks to six points apiece from Deion Deas and Hayden Callen.
The Lions rally continued in the fourth quarter with Deas hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the quarter, Callen scoring six fourth-quarter points while also hitting a 3-pointer and Curvin Goheen adding five points to tie the game at 65 at the end of regulation.
Callen actually had a chance to win the game with about four seconds left in regulation, but his inside shot was off the mark.
Karns City then got a desperation heave from Micah Rupp from just inside halfcourt at the horn, which was also off the mark.
In overtime, C-L took control scoring nine of its 11 points from the free-throw line with Callen going 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and Braden Rankin going 3-for-4 to score his only three points of the game.
Karns City lost star point guard Chase Beighley to an ankle injury with two minutes left in overtime. The Gremlins were down three at the time, and Beighley, who finished with a game-high 34 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists, was fouled on the play.
With Beighley injured, Cole Sherwin took the free throws but missed both, and C-L pulled away from there.
Deas led C-L with 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals with Callen recording a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds while also blocking three shots. Goheen chipped in eight points, nine rebounds and three steals with Jordan Hesdon adding nine points.
Ethan McElroy chipped in 10 points for Karns City, which played its fourth straight game without Nathan Waltman, while Caiden Corbett added 10 points and Eric Booher seven. Rupp had a team-high 10 rebounds to go with two points.
BROCKWAY 46, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 36
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Alec Fremer scored 14 of his game-high 16 points in the first half to help Brockway knock off visiting DuBois Central Catholic, 46-36, in AML action.
Fremer hit three first-half 3-pointers, including two in the second quarter when he scored nine points, to give the Rovers a 27-15 halftime lead.
Austin Schmader chipped in seven points in the victory for Brockway.
Harrison Starr led DCC with 15 points.
BROOKVILLE 70, PUNXSUTAWNEY 49
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Shooting 67 percent from the field and putting three players into double-figure scoring, Brookville pulled away for a 70-49 D9 League win at Punxsutawney.
The Raiders led 14-0 to start the game, but the Chucks got it back to 18-17 by early in the second quarter. However, the Raiders never relinquished the lead and retained the Chuck Daly/Larry McManigle Traveling Trophy for winning the season series.
The trophy honors the relationship forged by the former Chucks and Raiders coaches from the late 1950s and early 1960s before Daly went on to establish a Hall of Fame coaching career in the NBA that included two titles with the Detroit Pistons and a gold medal with the U.S. “Dream Team” of 1992.
Aaron Park made all nine of his shots from the field and scored 18 points and seven rebounds to lead the Raiders, who converted on 30 of 45 shots. Jace Miner scored 12 of his 13 points in the third quarter and Robert Keth finished with 10 points. Jack Krug made all four of his shots and finished with nine points.
Nick Humble scored 15 points for the Chucks, 12 of them coming in the first half. Micah Kriebel finished with 12 points.
PORT ALLEGANY 56, AUSTIN 35
PORT ALLEGANY, Pa. – Howie Stuckey exploded for a game-high 36 points while hitting seven 3-pointers to lead Port Allegany to a 56-35 win over visiting Austin in NTL action.
Stuckey hit 13 shots in all and was also 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.
Ty Guilds chipped in six points for the Gators.
Jackson Glover scored 21 points for Austin with Parker Glover adding nine points. Skylar Crawford had a team-best 10 rebounds to go with two points.
COUDERSPORT 81, OSWAYO VALLEY 51
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Hayden Keck and Dillon Keglovits teamed up to score 41 points, as visiting Coudersport rolled to an 81-51 NTL win over Oswayo Valley.
Keck led the Falcons with 21 points with Keglovits adding 20 tallies. Dalton Keglovits (14 points) and Kolby VanWhy (12 points) also reached double digits in the win, while Derek Easton hit three 3-pointers to finish with nine points. Keck added five rebounds and five steals, while Dillon Keglovits had eight rebounds.
Noah Wichert recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Oswayo Valley, while Cayden Black scored 11 points to go with five steals and four assists and Ian Bilsko and Carter Stedman each chipped in with eight points.
SMETHPORT 47, GALETON 13
GALETON, Pa. – Led by 11 points from Alex Ognen, 10 different Smethport players scored in a 47-13 road NTL victory over Galeton.
Hunter Helsley added eight points for the Hubbers with Richie McDowell scoring seven.
Noah Shutt led Galeotn with seven points with Ty Stover chipping in five.
KEYSTONE 74, VENANGO CATHOLIC 21
KNOX, Pa. – Twelve different players scored to help Keystone roll past visiting Venango Catholic, 74-21.
Logan Sell, Isaak Jones and Andrew Lauer each scored 10 points to lead the Panthers with Sell’s 10 being a career high, while Troy Johnson added eight points and five assists, Brandon Pierce nine points on three 3-pointers, Alex Rapp eight points and Colin Say four points and nine rebounds.
Andrew Burda paced Venango Catholic with a game-high 12 points.
MONITEAU 62, FOREST AREA 47
WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Ethan McDeavitt scored 14 of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter, as Moniteau rallied past visiting Forest Area, 62-47.
The game was tied at 36 at the end of the third quarter before the Fires took the lead early in the fourth quarter.
But behind McDeavitt, who was 6 of 6 from the free-throw line down the stretch, the Warriors were able to rally for the win.
McDeavitt completed a double-double with 10 rebounds and added seven assists and seven steals.
Kyle Pry added 13 points in the win with Nate Tack chipping in 11 points and Gage Neal eight points and nine rebounds.
Franklin Meals led Forest Area with 18 points with Jullian Gillenwater adding 17 and Noah Burke nine.
CAMERON COUNTY 44, ST. MARYS 39
EMPORIUM, Pa. – Dino Brown led a balanced scoring effort to lead Cameron County to a 44-39 win over visiting St. Marys.
Dino Brown had 15 points with Caden Beldin adding 13 points and Hayden Brown chipping in 10.
Cahil Parrish paced St. Marys with 13 points with Nick Catalone added nine points and Mitchell Reiter seven.
NORTH CLARION 66, REDBANK VALLEY 44
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Matson Higgins and Devon Walters combined to score 42 points to help visiting North Clarion beat Redbank Valley, 66-44.
Higgins hit four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 22 points while adding six assists and Walters hit six triples and finished with 20 points.
Jacob Bauer and Drew Gatesman each chipped in eight points in the win for the Wolves with Gatesman also grabbing eight rebounds.
Bryson Bain’s 16 points led Redbank Valley while Chris Marshall scored 13 points and Owen Magagnotti eight.