STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Friday Night Hoops on exploreClarion.com gets underway tonight when North Clarion visits defending KSAC champion Clarion-Limestone in District 9 KSAC boys’ high school basketball action.
Both teams are off to fast starts with North Clarion entering the game at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in the KSAC North and C-L coming in at 2-1, 1-0. C-L beat Forest Area 70-32 Wednesday, while North Clarion topped Cranberry, 59-36.
Chase Schmader (13.3 ppg), Nathan Banner (10.3 ppg) and Keeven Weaver (10.0 ppg) lead North Clarion.
Freshman Deion Deas is C-L’s leading scorer at 14.0 ppg. Christian Smith adds 9.7 ppg and Sam Leadbetter 9.0. The Lions started the season without Ian Callen, but the sophomore returned for Wednesday’s game with Forest Area scoring eight points. Unfortunately for C-L, Ian’s older brother, Dan, missed that game with an injury. His status for Friday is in doubt.
The following local sponsors have signed on to make Friday Night Hoops possible:
|Laurel Eye Clinic – Major sponsor||Kerle Tire Company Inc. – Pre-game Show||Sweet Basil Restaurant and Bar – Coaches’ Pre-Game Interview|
|Hager Paving – Player of the Game||The Tavern – First Quarter||Kahle’s Kitchens – Second Quarter|
|First United National Bank – Halftime||Janny Montgomery Scott – Third Quarter||M&B Services/M&B Ready Mix – Fourth Quarter|
|Clarion County Community Bank – Post-game Show||Zacherl Motors – Scoreboard||Park Inn by Radisson/RBG Bar & Grill|
|Ron Corcetti Rentals/Captain Loomis||Clarion Forest VNA||S&W Autobody|
|Ochs Building Supply||Next Step Therapy||RRR Roadhouse|
|Allegheny Grille of Foxburg||Elder Ag & Turf||Delta Contractors & Design, Inc.|
|Matt Higgins State Farm Insurance – Free Throws||The Inn at Deer Creek Winery – Time Outs||Keystone Smiles – Overtime|
|Jefferson-Clarion Head Start – Stats|