Jan. 4 boys’ basketball recaps.
(Photo: Daunte Allegretto hit two free throws with 7.5 seconds to play to lift Ridgway past Coudersport Friday night. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)
RIDGWAY 57, COUDERSPORT 56
COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Daunte Allegretto hit a pair of free throws with 7.5 seconds left to lift visiting Ridgway to a come-from-behind 57-56 win over Coudersport.
Coudersport led 29-19 at halftime but watched as the Elkers caught fire in the second half cutting the deficit to four, 39-35, at the end of three quarters and then outscoring the Falcons 22-17 in the fourth to get the win.
Jake Reynolds was the catalyst to the comeback scoring all 17 of his points after halftime for Ridgway. Will Thompson scored six of his 14 points in the third quarter for the Elkers with Allegretto chipping in 13 points, including six in the fourth quarter.
Owen Chambers had a game-high 25 points for Coudersport but made just two baskets after the first quarter when he scored 11 points on two 3-pointers, two 2-pointers and a free throw. Most of his points, nine of 13, from the second quarter on came from the free-throw line where he was 10 of 12 on the night.
Hayden Keck added 10 points for the Falcons, who failed to get a final shot off after Ridgway took the late lead.
Ridgway was called for two technical fouls in the game with head coach Tony Allegretto getting whistled for one for being on the court and Daunte Allegretto getting one for what his coach and dad Tony told WDDH-FM (The Hound) was for staring at an official at the end of the first half.
KEYSTONE 53, UNION 48
KNOX, Pa. – Brooks LaVan knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 17 points, as Keystone held off visiting Union, 53-48, in KSAC South action.
Relisten to the game:
The Panthers led by nine, 27-18, at halftime before Union pulled within two, 37-35, late in the third quarter and the Knights trailed 39-35 going to the fourth quarter.
Keystone, though, started the final eight minutes with an 8-2 run thanks to a pair of LaVan 3-pointers to take a 10-point lead, 47-37, midway through the quarter.
LaVan talked about the victory.
Max Thompson added 12 points for Keystone with Isaak Jones contributing 11 points and seven rebounds and Dawson Steele seven points and a game-high 11 boards. Andrew Lauer also chipped in three points and eight rebounds.
Freshman Caiden Rainey had a team-best 14 points despite being saddled with foul trouble most of the night to lead Union. Karter Vogle added 13 points while hitting three 3-pointers. Quintin Weaver chipped in four points and 10 rebounds.
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 64, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 42
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Alex Breindel and Bryce O’Leary combined for 28 points to lead Elk County Catholic to a 64-42 win over visiting DuBois Central Catholic in AML action.
Breindel led the Crusaders with 15 points with O’Leary adding 13 tallies. Also for ECC, Regis Wortman tallied eight points.
Justin Miknis paced DCC with 15 points as well with Jonathan Kurtz adding nine points and Parker Meholic eight.
JOHNSONBURG 65, KANE 43
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Issac Schloder netted a game-high 18 points to lead Johnsonburg to a 65-43 home AML win over Kane.
Austin Green added 16 points for the Rams with Gabe Watts chipping in with 12.
Chad Greville paced Kane with 14 points with Carson Whiteman adding 13 and Zuke Smith eight.
ST. MARYS 38, BRADFORD 22
ST. MARYS, Pa. – Luke Lasko scored 15 points to lead St. Marys to a 38-22 D9 League victory over visiting Bradford in a game that saw the two teams combine to shoot 31.9 percent from the floor.
The Dutch were 13 of 35 from the field with the Owls going 9 of 34.
Steven Knowlton had nine points to lead Bradford.
NORTH CLARION 75, VENANGO CATHOLIC 38
OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots from Kyle Mills, North Clarion rolled to a 75-38 KSAC North road win over Venango Catholic.
Logan Minich added 16 points for the Wolves with Sam Minich chipping in 10 points and five assists and Korey Mills six points and five assists.
Ben Gillispie had a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds for Venango Catholic.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 69, CRANBERRY 35
SENECA, Pa. – Deion Deas scored a game-high 22 points and Hayden Callen added a double-double to lead visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 69-35 win over Cranberry in KSAC North action.
Callen contributed 14 points, 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals for the Lions, and Mitch Knepp added 13 points and eight boards. Curvin Goheen also scored 13 points in the win.
JT Stahlman led Cranberry with 11 points with Brandon Forrest adding eight.
CLARION 64, FOREST AREA 29
CLARION, Pa. – Nick Frederick scored 16 points to help Clarion roll past visiting Forest Area, 64-29, in KSAC North action.
Cal German added 15 points for the Bobcats with Archer Mills added 12 tallies and Josh Craig nine.
Franklin Meals paced Forest Area with nine points.
BROCKWAY 67, CURWENSVILLE 54
BROCKWAY, Pa.- Jon Wood and Zane Puhala combined for 50 points to help Brockway down visiting Curwensville 67-54 in AML South action.
Wood led Brockway with 26 points while Puhala added 24 points.
For Curwensville, Christian Bakaysa and Ty Terry each had 15 points to lead the Golden Tide. Dakota Bloom also chipped in 12 points.
MONITEAU 64, REDBANK VALLEY 40
WEST SUNBURY, Pa.- Ethan McDeavitt led all scorers with 20 points to guide Moniteau to a convincing 64-40 win over visiting Redbank Valley in KSAC South action.
Gage Neal and Bob Matthews were the second- and third-leading scorers for the Warriors with Neal tallying 13 points and Matthews adding 10.
Chris Marshall paced Redbank Valley with 15 points on the night and Keaton Kahle also chipped in 12 points.
KARNS CITY 70, A-C VALLEY 57
FOXBURG, Pa.- Behind Austin Fahlor’s 30 points and seven assists, Karns City picked up a 70-57 road victory over A-C Valley in KSAC South action.
Nathan Waltman added a double-double for Karns City finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
Levi Orton led A-C Valley with 24 points and 11 rebounds with Jude Burkett adding a career-high 18 points. The Falcons were without Eddie Stevanus, who was out with an injury.
BROOKVILLE 53, CLEARFIELD 48
BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Robert Keth came off the bench to score a career-high 15 points to lead Brookville to a 53-48 non-league win at home against Clearfield.
Keth nailed his first three 3-point shots and clinched the win with two free throws with 12.9 seconds on the clock and set the final score. Trenton Gilhousen scored 11 points, seven of them coming early in the fourth quarter. Aaron Park scored nine points and Logan Byerly added eight points and six rebounds.
Clearfield put three players in double-figure scoring, led by Cade Walker’s 17 points and 12 rebounds. Karson Rumskey and Andrew Lopez each scored 12 points. Taye Lynch had 11 rebounds with two points.