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/D9Sports.com has all the action covered on Laurel Eye Clinic High School Basketball.
(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.
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