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Miner Leads Brookville Boys to D9 Class 3A Championship

KNOX, Pa. – The last two years, Jace Miner watched from the stands as Brookville’s hopes at a District 9 Class 3A title come up short.

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This year, Miner, a sophomore in his first year of varsity basketball, made sure it the Raiders didn’t go home empty-handed a third straight season scoring a game-high 15 points in a 54-35 win over Moniteau in the D9 Class 3A boys’ title game at Keystone High School.

Relisten to the game:

“It feels great,” Miner, who reached double digits in scoring for the first time in his varsity career, said. “It feels really good. Two years in a row they’ve lost this game. To bring the seniors here and win it for them, it’s a big deal.”

Brookville (15-8) controlled the game from the start grabbing a 10-3 start after a quarter of play.

“We wanted to set the tone early,” Miner said. “That was just what we were planning to do.”

Miner scored four of those first-quarter points and then continued to attack the Moniteau defense in the second quarter adding six more tallies to help the Raiders expand their lead to 24-13 at halftime.

“We were spreading them out, and I like to attack,” Miner said. “That is my main thing, so I just went there.”

Watch Miner’s full postgame interview.

Brookville still led by 12, 35-23, going to the fourth quarter and then put the game away early in the final eight minutes with an 11-2 run that included five points from Miner and four more from Robert Keth.

Keth added 10 points for the well-balanced Raiders with Aaron Park and Jack Krug each scoring nine tallies.

Ethan McDeavitt had a team-best 13 points for Moniteau (13-10), including six in the fourth quarter, while Jared Lomenski added six. The Warriors hurt their chances by going 3 of 14 from the free-throw line while missing 11 in a row at one point.

Brookville advances to PIAA sub-regional play where it will take on the District 5 champion Everett at Pitt-Johnstown Feb. 28.

BROOKVILLE 54, MONITEAU 35

Score by Quarters

Moniteau 3 10 10 12 – 35
Brookville 10 14 11 19 – 54

MONITEAU – 35

Gage Neal 2 0-2 5, Tanner Williams 0 0-0 0, Nate Tack 1 0-2 2, Bobby Mathews 2 0-2 4, Noah McLean 1 1-2 3, Ethan McDeavitt 5 2-2 13, Jared Lomenski 3 0-2 6, Tyler McFadden 0 0-2 0, Kyle Prey 0 0-0 0, Quentin Scriven 0 0-0 0, Mason Mershimer 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 3-14 35.

BROOKVILLE – 54

Jace Miner 7 1-2 15 Chase Palmer 0 0-0 0, Robert Keth 3 4-4 10, Bryce Baughman 0 0-0 0, David Cable 1 0-0 2, Trenton Gilhousen 0 0-0 0, Griffen Ruhlman 0 0-0 0, Jack Krug 4 1-1 9, Cameron Hooven 2 1-4 5, Danny Lauer 0 0-0 0, Aaron Park 3 2-2 9, Logan Byerly 2 0-0 0 4. Totals 22 9-13 54.

Three-pointers: Moniteau 2 (Neal, McDeavitt). Brookville 1 (Park).



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