Dec. 16 boys’ basketball roundup.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 67, NORTH CLARION 61
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – In a game that stayed within four points from the 7-minute mark of the first quarter until there was 2:16 to play in the game, Clarion-Limestone grabbed a 67-61 win from visiting North Clarion.
The upstart visitors with only one senior on its roster jumped out to a 4-0 lead early, but after C-L scored a minute into the game neither team could take a lead of more than three points until the Lions jumped out 60-56 with 3:29 left. The lead grew to as many as eight, 66-58, as C-L outscored North Clarion 15-7 in the fourth quarter.
Dan Callen had a double-double for C-L with 17 points and 13 rebounds with his younger brother, Ian, just missing a double-double finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Deion Deas added 14 points with Christian Smith contributing 11.
Ian Callen talked about the game.
Chase Schmader paced North Clarion with 15 points, Nathan Banner added 13 points and 10 rebounds with Zander Hargenrader chipping in 11 tallies and Keeven Weaver six points and 13 rebounds.
OTTO-ELDRED 62, GALETON 20
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Led by 13 points from Sawyer Drummond and 10 from Keegan Bisker, 10 different Otto-Eldred players scored in a 62-20 win over Galeton in the opening round of the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournament at Otto-Eldred.
Brett Baldwin added nine points for the Terrors who also got eight points and five steals from Bosco Ramiro Alonzo and eight points from Dylan Close.
David Steaman paced Galeton with eight points with Joel Griffin adding seven.
Otto will face Portville (NY) in Saturday’s championship game, while Galeton takes on Oswayo Valley in the consolation contest.
PORTVILLE (NY) 54, OSWAYO VALLEY 34
DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Colin Kloc scored 15 points to lead Portville (N.Y.) to a 54-34 win over Oswayo Valley in the opening round of the Randy Stebbins Memorial Tournament at Otto-Eldred.
Isack Kauhl added 11 points for Portville, which led 31-14 at halftime.
Theo Henry paced Oswayo Valley with 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals with Gavin Babcock adding 11 points.
Portville will play host Otto-Eldred in the championship game Saturday with Oswayo Valley taking on Galeton in the consolation.
CLARION 77, CRANBERRY 37
SENECA, Pa. – Cam Craig scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second quarter to lead visiting Clarion to a 77-37 win over Cranberry in KSAC North action.
Reed and Ryan Anthony combined for another 25 points for the Bobcats with Reed scoring 15 and Ryan 10, and Ty Burford chipped in with nine tallies.
Daniel McQuaide, Cameron Dougherty and Nolan Brannon each scored seven for Cranberry.
KEYSTONE 44, MONITEAU 32
KNOX, Pa. – With the help of a perfect second quarter, Keystone slowly pulled away from visiting Moniteau for a 44-32 KSAC South win.
The Panthers outscored Moniteau 12-0 in the second quarter to take a 17-11 halftime lead and still led by six, 29-23, going to the fourth quarter before pulling away.
Corey Rapp had 10 points and four steals for Keystone with Nate Wingard adding eight points and 13 rebounds, Dalton Jones nine points with five coming in the fourth quarter and Brooks LaVan eight points.
Lake Pry paced Moniteau with 19 points and 11 rebounds.
VENANGO CATHOLIC 59, FOREST AREA 47
OIL CITY, Pa. – Tim Wagner poured in 21 points, including 12 in the decisive third quarter, to help Venango Catholic hold off visiting Forest Area, 59-47, in KSAC North action.
Behind Wagner’s 12 third-quarter points, the Vikings outscored the Fires 19-9 in the quarter after holding a 22-19 halftime lead.
Hunter Lancaster added 13 points and Josh Puleo 11 for Venango.
Seth Berlin had a monster game for Forest Area with 22 points and 17 rebounds. Jarrett Kahle added 10 points.
A-C VALLEY 56, REDBANK VALLEY 52
FOXBURG, Pa. – A-C Valley built an 11-point halftime lead that carried through three quarters and then held off a furious Redbank Valley charge to escape with a 56-52 win over the visiting Bulldogs.
The Falcons led 21-10 at halftime and 36-25 after three but were outscored 27-20 in the fourth quarter.
Russ Carr paced A-C Valley with a career-best 18 points to go with eight rebounds. Kody Wolfe chipped in with 13 points.
Riley Campbell led Redbank Valley with 12 points with Tanner Kerle and Brock Barrett each adding 11 points. All 11 of Kerle’s points came in the fourth quarter with seven of Barrett’s also coming in that frame.
SHEFFIELD 65, AUSTIN 41
AUSTIN, Pa. – Sheffield had five players score in double figures in getting a 65-41 road win at Austin.
Drew Higby led the Wolverines with 13 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots, Roger Dunham and Austin Simmer each added 12 points with Cale Albaugh and Matt Dunham both scoring 10.
Dempsey Glove had a team-high 12 points for Austin with Mason Valenti chipping in 10.
COUDERSPORT 60, BRADFORD 46
BRADFORD, Pa. – Behind 19 points from Jared Green visiting Coudersport beat Bradford, 60-46.
Owen Chambers added 14 points for the Falcons, who also got 12 from Zach Layag.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 73, BROOKVILLE 45
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Putting five players in double-figure scoring, Elk County Catholic rolled to a 74-45 D9 League road win over Brookville
Brad Dippold scored 14 of his game-high 16 points in the first three quarters while Logan Hoffman, Ryan Newton and Nate DaCanal each scored 12 points. Gabe Kraus finished with 10 points.
Trenton Gilhousen scored 12 points to lead Brookville. Colton Singleton and Jimmy Moore each scored nine points
ECC led 38-15 at halftime and outscored Brookville, 35-30, in the second half.
MOSHANNON VALLEY 57, CURWENSVILLE 25
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Noah VonGunden was the high scorer with seven points for Curwensville in its Moshannon Valley League loss to Moshannon Valley.
Jake Murawski led Moshannon Valley with 23 points. The Knights led 22-11 at halftime and outscored the Golden Tide, 35-14, in the second half.
CLEARFIELD 68, HUNTINGDON 51
HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Clearfield hand a trio of stat-stuffers lead the way in a 68-51 Mountain League win at Huntingdon.
Tommy Hazel scored 21 points and added 13 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals. Will Myers finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals while Evan Brown had a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds to go along with three steals.
The Bison led 43-31 in the first half and extended their lead to 18 points at 56-38 after three quarters.
DUBOIS 41, BROCKWAY 35
DuBOIS, Pa. – Turning in a 25-10 second-half performance against non-league visitor Brockway, DuBois rallied for a 41-35 win.
Nick LaBrasca finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds, scoring 10 of his points in the second half to lead the Beavers’ second-half surge, while Kyle Garvey had a double-double as well with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Brockway, which led 25-16 at halftime, got 14 points from Hunter Miller. Andrew Trunzo scored nine points.
RIDGWAY 64, ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY
RIDGWAY, Pa. – Three players reached double figures in scoring for Ridgway in its 64-34 non-league rout of visiting St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy.
Justin Kasmierski scored 19 points while Andy Breier and Johnny Mitchell finished with 18 and 11 points respectively.
The Elkers only led by 10 at 26-16 at halftime, but pulled away in the second half with a 38-18 advantage.
WARREN 67, ST. MARYS 59
WARREN, Pa. – Seth Baldensberger’s 16 points in a game that saw eight players score 10 or more points led Warren to a 67-59 non-league win over St. Marys.
St. Marys put three of its own players in double figures, led by Jeff Wehler’s 22 points. Nathan Schneider scored 19 points while Matt Marconi added 12 points.
Warren led 35-30 at halftime and extended its lead to 12 points after three quarters with a 17-10 third-quarter advantage.