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Feb. 3 Boys’ Basketball Recaps

RIDGWAY 42, COUDERSPORT 38

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Behind 17 points from Ben MacDonald, No. 4 Ridgway held off a late comeback attempt by No. 3 Coudersport to squeeze 42-38 road win Tuesday night in a rare non-conference game between two of the top District 9 Class A boys’ teams.

The Elkers (18-2) led 35-25 going to the fourth quarter and still led 39-29 with under four minutes to play, but the Falcons (17-2) fought back hitting three 3-pointers in the final 3:20 including Zach Layag hitting two. Layag’s came with 45.4 seconds left and closed the gap to three, 41-38.

MacDonald then missed a front end of a one-and-one with 35 seconds to play, but Jared Green missed a layup for Coudersport, and MacDonald got the rebound and was fouled. This time the senior hit one of two free throws with 14 seconds left to seal the win.

Jeremy Breier added 10 points for Ridgway, while Darren Keglovits led Coudersport with 22 points.

Coudersport jumped out quickly taking a 10-2 first-quarter before Ridgway ended the quarter on a 8-0 run. The Elkers then continued that momentum into the second quarter outscoring Coudersport 19-10 to take a 29-20 halftime lead.

DUBOIS 61, BRADFORD 55, 3 OVERTIMES

DuBOIS, Pa. – No. 7 DuBois outscored visiting Bradford 10-4 in the third overtime to get a 61-55 win over the Owls in D9 League action Tuesday night.

In the first triple overtime game in District 9 since Dec. 2012, the Beavers overcome a slow start, two missed free throws at the end of the first overtime and a late Bradford lead in the second overtime to get the victory.

Cole Kriner proved to be the hero for DuBois hitting a buzzer-beater at the end of the second overtime to tie the game at 51 and send it to a third extra session.

The Beavers had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime with the game tied at 43 but missed two free throws. DuBois also missed a chance to win the game at the end of regulation when the Beavers misconnected on an inbounds play with the score tied at 39.

Bradford, playing without point guard Andy Pantuso, led 10-4 at the end of the first quarter and 18-10 at halftime before DuBois outscored the Owls 16-9 in the third quarter to get within a point, 27-26.

DuBois hurt itself at the free-throw line going just 16 of 32 in the game compared to Bradford’s 11 of 16.

Kriner and Dante Dawson led the Beavers with 16 points each, while Zach Sloan had 13 and Mike Pfingstler 11.

John Pantuso led Bradford with 12 points, Andrew Bacha added 11 tallies and Ryan Boyer 10.

It was the first triple overtime game involving a District 9 boys’ team since Clearfield beat Bellefonte 51-50 in three overtimes Dec. 21, 2012. The last triple overtime game in District 9 was Feb. 1, 2014, when the Clarion girls beat Redbank Valley 61-60.

DUBOIS 61, BRADFORD 55, 3 OVERTIMES

Score by Quarters

Bradford 10 8 9 12 4 8 4 – 55

DuBois 4 6 16 13 4 8 10 – 61

Bradford – 55

Terwilliger 1 0-0 2, Bacha 3 3-6 11, Eakin 0 0-1 0, Dennis 3 0-0 6, Higbie 2 0-1 4, Nuzzo 1 4-4 6, Charnisky 2 0-0 4, Boyer 3 4-4 10, J. Pantuso 6 0-0 12. Totals 21 11-16 55.

DuBois – 61

Kriner 7 2-8 16, Sloan 5 3-4 13, Pfingstler 4 3-7 11, Dawson 6 4-9 16, Schwabenbauer 1 0-0 2, LaBrasca 0 3-4 3. Totals 23 16-32 61.

Three-pointers – Bradford 2 (Bacha 2).

PUNXSUTAWNEY 57, ST. MARYS 54, 2 OVERTIMES

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Ethan Riley’s two free throws with two seconds left in double overtime sealed a 57-54 win for No. 15 Punxsutawney over homestanding No. 17 St. Marys Tuesday night.

Dylan Huey led the Chucks with 14 points, while Ryan Sloniger had 13 points.

Parker Housler led St. Marys with 21 points, while Kirkland McClaine had 13.

PAIR OF MULTIPLE OVERTIME GAMES IN ONE NIGHT RARE

The last time there were two games involving District 9 boys’ teams was Jan. 18, 2013, when Bradford beat Punxsutawney 57, Punxsutawney 49 in two overtimes and Brockway beat Kane 53-50 in double overtime.

Multiple Overtime Games involving District 9 boys’ teams since the 2012-13 season

DuBois 61, Bradford 55, 3 overtimes – Feb. 3, 2015

Punxsutawney 57, St. Marys 54, 2 overtimes – Feb. 3, 2015

Mercyhurst Prep 78, Brookville 70, 2 overtimes – March 8, 2014 (PIAA Class AA 1st round game)

Erie Central Tech 62, Brookville 59, 2 overtimes – Dec. 27, 2013

Bradford 57, Punxsutawney 49, 2 overtimes – Jan. 18, 2013

Brockway 53, Kane 50, 2 overtimes – Jan. 18, 2013

DuBois 61, St. Marys 58, 2 overtimes – Jan. 9, 2013

Clearfield 51, Bellefonte 50, 3 overtimes – Dec. 21, 2012

Smethport 54, Johnsonburg 53, 2 overtimes – Dec. 19, 2012

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 60, BROOKVILLE 36

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Nate DaCanal scored 16 points to lead No. 2 Elk County Catholic to its third straight D9 League title with a 60-36 win at Brookville Tuesday night.

DaCanal was one of three Crusaders in double digits, as Jeff Wehler added 11 points and Ben Hoffman had 10.

Brookville was led by Tate Canavan’s 10 points.

The game was close at half with ECC holding a 28-24 lead. But the Crusaders blew the game open third quarter outscoring Brookville 19-8 to take a 47-32 lead.

SHEFFIELD 52, CURWENSVILLE 43

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Jake Johnson scored 21 points and Adam Higby added 17 to lead Sheffield to a 52-43 win at Curwensville Tuesday night.

No other information from this game was provided.

CAMERON COUNTY 71, GALETON 31

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Nate Sestina scored a season-high 35 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead No. 8 Cameron County to a 71-31 win over visiting Galeton in North Tier League boys’ action Tuesday night.

No other information from this game was provided.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 89, VENANGO CATHOLIC 60

OIL CITY, Pa. – Led by 19 points from R.J. Laugand, top-rated Clarion-Limestone cruised past No. 10 Venango Catholic for an 89-60 win in KSAC North play Tuesday night.

Kolton Stiglitz added 17 points, Dan Callen 13 and Noah Rankin 11 for the Lions, who outscored Venango Catholic 49-25 in the second half. Laugand added 10 assists and Stiglitz 10 rebounds, while Callen added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Devin Zagar and Scott Toy each had 18 points for VC, while Brady Kingston added 14.

The Vikings trailed by just five, 40-35, at halftime but were outscored 24-12 in the thrid quarter and 25-13 in the fourth.

 

 



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