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Listen Live: D9 2A Boys’ Quarterfinals – Clarion vs. Karns City (6:30 p.m. Airtime)

KNOX, Pa. (D9Sports) – With everything on the line, Clarion and Karns City meet in the District 9 Class 2A boys’ basketball quarterfinals Thursday night at Keystone High School, and EYT Media/ has all the action covered on Laurel Eye Clinic High School Basketball.

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(Photo of Chase Beighley of Karns City (left) and Cal German of Clarion)

Tip-off in this winner-moves-one-loser-goes-home contest is set for 7 p.m. with airtime at 6:30 p.m.

Mike Kalinowski and Bob “The Governor” Dunkle will be on the call with Chris Rossetti handling pre- and post-game interviews, and Rossetti and Jess Quinn bringing you postgame analysis with another edition of the Coach and the Scribe Powered by the Rehab Centres.

This is the third meeting of the season between the squads with each winning on the other’s home court.

Fifth-seeded Karns City (13-8) won 70-55 Jan. 3 at Clarion with Chase Beighley scoring 21 points and Caiden Corbett 16. Cal German had 25 in the loss for the fourth-seeded Bobcats (14-8).

Then, last Wednesday, Feb. 12, Clarion returned the favor beating Karns City, 55-47, to secure the fourth seed. German scored 23 points with Nick Frederick adding 14. Ethan McElroy paced Karns City with 15 points, Beighley added 12 and Nathan Waltman 11.

Beighley is District 9’s leading scorer averaging 24.5 ppg while German is No. 3 in the district in scoring at 21.6 ppg. Both players are over 1,000 career points as juniors.

Frederick also reached double digits in scoring for Clarion at 10.6 ppg, while Waltman (11.4 ppg), who has only played eight games because of two different injuries, and McElroy (10.7 ppg) reach double figures in scoring for the Gremlins.

The following local sponsors have signed on to make this year’s Laurel Eye Clinic Games of the Week possible:

Special thanks to the Clarion Boys’ Basketball Booster Club, State Representative Donna Oberlander, Tin Town Metal Works and Burford & Henry Realty  for Sponsoring tonight’s game as well

Laurel Eye Clinic (Title Sponsor) Kerle Tire (Title Sponsor/Pre-Game Show)
Sweet Basil Italian Restaurant (Coaches’ Pregame Interviews) Hager Paving (Player of the Game)
Kahle’s Kitchen (1st Quarter) Next Step Therapy (2nd Quarter)
FUN Bank (Halftime Show) Penn State-DuBois (3rd Quarter)
DuBrook (4th Quarter) Clarion County Community Bank (Postgame Show)
Gatesman Plumbing, Heating & A/C (Timeouts) Allegheny Grille of Foxburg (Broadcast Booth)
Matt Higgins – State Farm Insurance (Free Throws) Eric Shick Nationwide Insurance Agency (3-pointers)
Zacherl Motors (Scoreboard) Gatesman Auto Body (Governor’s Keys to the Game)
Redbank Chevrolet (Stats) Computer Guru of Leeper (Equipment/Jess Quinn’s Halftime Breakdown)
MV Property Care (Tip-off) Janney Montgomery Scott (Starting Lineups/Fast Breaks)
Luton’s Plumbing & Heating (Players to Watch) S&W Auto Body (Fouls)
Clarion-Forest VNA (Injury Update) Carrier Insurance (Coaches)
Clarion Ford (Drive of the Game) Tionesta Builders (Overtime)
Randy and Bob’s Auto Body Riverhill Automotive
Ramada by Wyndham of Clarion Mealy Excavating
LandPro (Possession Arrow)  Clarion Bathware
Allstate Insurance, the Dave Jones Agency (Keystone Games) J&J Trailers & Equipment Sales
Ochs Building Supply (What’s at Stake)  Delta Contracting & Design, Inc.