Jan. 8 girls’ basketball recaps.
(Photo: Emma Johns (far left, No. 32) helped Karns City rally past Union Wednesday night. Photo by Kim Constantino)
KARNS CITY 46, UNION 43
KARNS CITY, Pa. – Emma Johns scored seven of her team-best 14 points in the fourth quarter, as Karns City rallied past visiting Union, 46-43, overcoming a frigid start to the game.
The Lady Gremlins trailed 36-32 going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Golden Damsels, 14-7, in the quarter thanks in large part to Johns’ seven points and four from Brooke Manuel, who scored 11 in the game.
Johns and Manuel were also in the middle of a 16-point second quarter for Karns City, which helped the Lady Gremlins gain their footing after falling behind 19-4 after the first quarter.
Both players scored five points in the second quarter with Emily Huff, who finished with six tallies, adding four points in the quarter to help Karns City close the gap to just four, 24-20, by halftime.
Emma Dailey then scored eight of her 10 points in the third quarter to keep the Lady Gremlins within striking distance.
Dominika Logue scored a game-high 16 points for Union but fouled out of the game in the fourth quarter having scored just one point in the frame. Logue was held to seven points after scoring nine in the first quarter when she hit a pair of 3-pointers.
Hailey Kriebel added 10 points for UNion and made the Golden Damsels lone field goal of the fourth quarter.
BROOKVILLE 49, WEST SHAMOKIN 43
RURAL VALLEY, Pa. – Morgan Johnson scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the third quarter, as visiting Brookville rallied past West Shamokin, 49-43.
The Lady Raiders trailed 26-22 at the break before riding a pair of Johnson 3-pointers in the third quarter to the lead.
Lauren Hergert added 13 points in the win for Brookville.
Sophie Fusaro hit four 3-pointers on her way to a team-high 16 points for West Shamokin with Abby Oesteling adding 12 points.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 54, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 32
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Sarah Weaver and Riley Presloid combined for 35 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three blocked shots and three steals to lead visiting Punxsutawney to a 54-32 win over Elk County Catholic in D9 League action.
Weaver led Punxsutawney scorers with 19 points while adding seven rebounds, five assists, two blocked shots and two steals, while Presloid contributed 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and a steal.
Ryley Cassaday chipped in eight points in the victory for the Lady Chucks.
Taylor Newton led all scorers with 22 points for ECC.
GLENDALE 58, CURWENSVILLE 17
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Madison Lukehart scored 16 points to lead visiting Glendale to a 58-17 win over Curwensville in Moshannon Valley League action.
Olivia Reese added 13 points for Glendale in the win.
Tarah Jacobson led Curwensville with five points.
PENNS VALLEY 55, CLEARFIELD 20
SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Hannah Montminy scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the first half, as Penns Valley cruised past visiting Clearfield for a Mountain League victory.
The Lady Rams led 40-3 at halftime with Montminy scoring nine first-quarter points to help Penns Valley to a 22-3 lead after eight minutes.
Katie Martell added 11 points in the victory with Kailen Winkelblech chipping in eight tallies.
Emma Hipps paced Clearfield with eight points.
REDBANK VALLEY 63, A-C VALLEY 33
FOXBURG, Pa. – Alvia Huffman scored a career-high 20 points to lift visiting Redbank Valley to a 63-33 win over A-C Valley.
Tara Hinderliter scored 17 points for the Lady Bulldogs, who had nine different players score points, with Lauren Smith chipping in seven tallies.
Rachel Cullen led A-C Valley with 12 points with Andrea Meals scoring 11 and Baylee Blauser eight.
KEYSTONE 58, CLARION-LIMESTONE 31
KNOX, Pa. – Jozee Weaver led a trio of Keystone players in double digits with 15 points, as the Lady Panthers knocked off visiting Clarion-Limestone, 58-31.
Emily Lauer added 14 points for Keystone with Maddie Dunlap scoring 12. Natalie Bowser had a team-best eight rebounds to go with four points.
Frances Milliron and Sydney Simpson led C-L with eight points each. All eight of Simpson’s came in the fourth quarter when she hit a pair of 3-pointers. Janelle Pezzuti chipped in seven points for the Lady Lions.