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Dec. 29, 2015 District 9 Girls’ Basketball Recaps


Ally Easton (22) of Coudersport defends Kalie Cowburn (23) of Northern Potter during Tuesday’s Maple Leaf Tournament game. Photo by Paul Burdick.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Ally Easton’s 16 points and 11 rebounds led Coudersport to a 58-32 win over Northern Potter in the opening round of the Maple Leaf Tournament at Coudersport Tuesday.

Bryce Line added nine points and Haley Keck eight points and three assists for the Lady Falcons, who used a 20-8 second-quarter advantage to take a 33-14 halftime lead.

Gracie Hamilton led Northern Potter with seven points before fouling out.  

The victory, which also counts as a North Tier League win for Coudersport, puts the Lady Falcons into Wednesday’s title game vs. Cameron County. Northern Potter will take on Archbishop Walsh (N.Y.) in Wednesday’s consolation game.


NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Brooke Hinderliter scored 31 points and hauled in 14 rebounds to lead Redbank Valley to the championship of the Redbank Valley Christmas Tournament with a 65-54 win over Penns Manor.

Hinderliter, who was a perfect 10 of 10 from the free-throw line, scored 21 of her points after halftime helping the Lady Bulldogs outscore Penns Manor 41-26 in the second half after holding a six-point, 24-18, halftime lead.

Becca Dougherty and Lexi Holt each added 10 points for Redbank Valley.


HADLEY, Pa. – Ellie Thompson scored 23 points to lead A-C Valley to a 72-30 win over Jamestown in the opening round of the Commodore Perry Holiday Tournament Tuesday afternoon.

Kylee Eaton added nine points for the Lady Falcons with Olivia Boocks and Morgan Cratty each chipping in with eight.

Thompson scored 14 of her points in the first quarter helping A-C Valley to a 32-2 lead at the end of eight minutes. The Lady Falcons led 46-10 at halftime.


HERMITAGE, Pa. – Despite 16 points each from LeeAnn Gibson and Emily Hegedus, Karns City dropped a 68-58 decision to West Middlesex in the opening round of the Hickory Tournament Tuesday.

Alyssa Gibson added 14 points for the Lady Gremlins.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Thanks to strong games from Rachel Bauer and Rachelle Armanini St. Marys moved into the championship game of the annual Elk County Tournament with a 45-35 win over Johnsonburg Tuesday afternoon at St. Marys High School.

Bauer scored a game-high 16 points to go with 11 rebounds, while Armanini had 13 points and 12 boards.

The Lady Dutch started fast taking a 10-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 23-16 at halftime.

Cassidy King paced Johnsonburg with 11 points, Ashton Watts added eight and Nicole Myers seven.

St. Marys will take on Elk County Catholic in Wednesday’s title game with Johnsonburg facing Ridgway in Wednesday’s consolation game.


SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Ten different Forest Area players scored to help the Lady Fires to a 47-11 win on the road at Sheffield in non-conference action Tuesday afternoon.

Morgan silvis and Chloe Saxton each had eight points for Forest Area with Silvis adding five rebounds and four steals. Taylor Johnson and Desiree Miller each added six points with Bianca Hetrick scoring four points and Jasmine Ginnery adding four points and six rebounds. Jailia Guzzi also scored four points.  

After leading by just four, 11-7, at the end of the first quarter the Lady Fires proceeded to outscore Sheffield 22-1 in the next two quarters including 9-0 in the second quarter.

Sierra Grubbs led Sheffield with four points.


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Jordy Frank scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter to help DuBois Central Catholic rally past Brockway, 51-40, in the opening round of the Brookville Christmas Tournament Tuesday night.

The Lady Cardinals trailed 33-31 going to the fourth quarter after holding a 25-23 halftime lead and were still behind 37-36 before ending the game on a 15-3 run that capped a 20-7 fourth-quarter advantage.

Riley Assalone tied Frank for team-high honors with 13 points, while Gabby Caruso added nine.

Leah Lindemuth led all scorers with 20 for Brockway including 13 in the first half, while Kaitlyn Morelli added 16 points and 11 rebounds, 12 after halftime, for the Lady Rovers.

DCC will take on DuBois in Wednesday’s title game with Brockway facing host Brookville in the consolation game Wednesday.


KANE, Pa. – Abbie Schmader and Tori Obenrader continued their dominating seasons by both recording double-doubles in a 64-31 North Clarion win over Eisenhower in the opening round of the Kane Christmas Tournament Tuesday night at Kane High School.

Schmader netted a game-high 27 points to go with 12 rebounds, while Obenrader added 21 points and 12 boards.

Eisenhower trailed by just two, 12-10, at the end of the first quarter before North Clarion took control of the game with a 21-8 second-quarter run. Obenrader scored eight points in the second quarter while hitting a pair of 3-pointers on her way to 14 first-half points.

Schmader, who had 11 points in the fourth quarter alone, added six points in the decisive second quarter.

Mallory Trumball led Eisenhower with 11 points.

North Clarion will take on Kane in the title game Wednesday with Eisenhower facing Clarion in the consolation contest Wednesday.


NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Cameron Leary scored a game-high 21 points to lead Greenville past Clarion-Limestone, 59-22, in the consolation game of the Redbank Valley Christmas Tournament Tuesday night.

Leary scored 12 of her points in the first quarter and 19 before halftime helping the Lady Trojans to leads of 25-10 at the end of the first quarter and 34-14 at halftime.

Paige Aaron led C-L with 10 points while hitting three 3-pointers.


ST. MARYS, Pa. – Cassidy Cunningham scored 15 points to led Elk County Catholic to a 45-30 win over Ridgway in the opening round of the Elk County Tournament Tuesday at St. Marys High School.

Josie Smith added 10 points and Reilly Herzing nine for the Lady Crusaders who used a 16-4 first-quarter advantage to take a 25-18 halftime lead before outscoring Ridgway 20-12 in the second half.

Jessica Kifer paced the Lady Elkers with 16 points and Emily Fullem added nine.

ECC will take on St. Marys in the title game Wednesday with Ridgway facing Johnsonburg in Wednesday’s consolation game.


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Behind a monster double-double of 19 points and 27 rebounds from sophomore Leah Miller, Punxsutawney moved into the title game of the Carl Truance Holiday Tournament with a 61-47 win over Penn Cambria Tuesday night at Punxsutawney High School.

Alli Lunger added 13 points and Hope Bridge 10 for the Lady Chucks, who led 24-15 at halftime and 39-31 at the end of three quarters.

Lexi Strasser paced Penn Cambria with 19 points.


CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Emily Ryan led a balanced attack for Clearfield with 14 points to help the Lady Bison knock off Curwensville 63-24 in non-conference action Tuesday at Curwensville.

Rachel Glenny and Sam Rockmore each added 10 points for Clearfield, which saw nine players score. Margo Castagnolo added nine tallies, and Alayna Ryan had eight.

Christine Limbert had six points to lead Curwensville with Shauna Guy, Hannah Dixon and Madison Weber each adding four tallies apiece.  


BROOKVILLE, Pa. – DuBois erased a one-point halftime deficit to pick up a 45-40 win over Brookville in the opening round of the Brookville Christmas Tournament Tuesday night.

The Lady Beavers trailed 21-20 at halftime despite taking a 15-6 lead after one quarter but outscored the Lady Raiders 25-19 in the second half including 14-10 in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory, which also counts as a D9 League win for DuBois.

Courtney Chandler led all scorers with 18 points, including 10 in the first quarter and 14 in the first half, for DuBois, while Taylor Uplinger added nine points and Dayna DeSalve eight for the Lady Beavers. Ashley Hallowell played a key role in the second half for DuBois scoring all six of her points after halftime.

Hali Olson led Brookville with 15 points and did all she could for the Lady Raiders in the fourth quarter netting eight of their points. Brooke Shattenberg chipped in with 10 tallies and Elaina Powell had nine points, all in the second quarter on three 3-pointers.

DuBois will take on DuBois Central Catholic in the championship game Wednesday with Brookville facing Brockway in the consolation game Wednesday.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Sarah McCauley netted a game-high 25 points as Oil City held off a strong second-half comeback attempt from Keystone to get a 45-43 win over the visiting Lady Panthers in the championship game of the Oil City Holiday Tournament Tuesday.

The Oilers seemed to have the game well in hand at the half leading 30-14 thanks to 15 points from McCauley, and the lead still stood at 13, 39-26, going to the fourth quarter.
But Keystone rallied in the fourth quarter outscoring the home team 17-6 to turn the game into a barnburner.

Amber Hess led Keystone with 14 points, five rebounds and two steals while Josselin Geer added nine points and six rebounds. Taylor Geer had a team-high seven boards to go with six points.  


OIL CITY, Pa. – Warren built a 23-point halftime lead on its way to a 63-22 win over Venango Catholic in the consolation game of the Oil City Holiday Tournament Tuesday.

The Lady Dragons led 32-9 at the break.

Paige Wilson paced Warren with 19 points, while DJ Hahn added 14.

Ava Homan led Venango Catholic with 15 points.  


MERCER, Pa. – Lexey Shick scored 18 points, dished out five assists and came away with four steals to lead Union to a 56-50 win over host Mercer in the opening round of the Mercer Christmas Tournament Tuesday.

Shick was at her best late netting 10 fourth-quarter points for the Damsels.

Shaley Shick was nearly as good adding 16 points for Union, while Kali Flick chipped in with 11 points.

Union will take on Laurel in the title game Wednesday while Mercer will face Fairview in the consolation game also Wednesday.


BESSEMER, Pa. – Aliya Gage scored 21 points to lead host Mohawk to a 53-31 win over shorthanded Moniteau in the opening round of the Mohawk Christmas Tournament Tuesday.

Sara Hull had a double-double for Moniteau, which was playing without leading scorer Kristina DeMatteis (vacation), with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She was a perfect 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Alazia Greaves led the Lady Warriors with 16 points.

Moniteau trailed 28-10 at halftime and 46-19 after three quarters.


KANE, Pa. – Trinity Clark recorded a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Kane to a 12-point win, 52-40, over Clarion in the opening round of the Kane Christmas Tournament Tuesday.

Lindsey Hottel added 11 points for the Lady Wolves, while Ella Marconi had 10 points and seven rebounds, Rachel Morgan eight points and seven boards and Camryn Cummings five points and six assists.

Kelly Beveridge led Clarion with nine points with all nine coming on three 3-pointers. Wendy Beveridge added six and Anna Reed and Gloria Kroh five each.  

Kane led by just three, 24-21, at halftime after outscoring Clarion 14-11 in the second quarter before starting to pull away with a 14-6 third-quarter advantage.


COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Behind the play of Madison Harrier and Madi Guisto, Cameron County blew past Archbishop Walsh (NY), 65-31, in the opening round of the Maple Leaf Tournament at Coudersport High School Tuesday.

Harrier netted a game-high 20 points to go with 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Guisto added 17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and three assists.

The Lady Raiders will face Coudersport in Wednesday’s title game, while Archbishop Walsh will take on Northern Potter.  


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