Boys’ Basketball: ECC Rallies Past Brookville; DCC Edges Brockway

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Regis Wortman scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Elk County Catholic to a 52-42 D9 League win over Brookville Friday night.

(Photo of ECC’s Regis Wortman. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

The Crusaders trailed 22-20 with 3:58 left in the second quarter but closed the half on a 10-0 run then scored the first five points of the third quarter for their biggest lead at 35-22. The Raiders got as close as six points the rest of the way at 45-39 with 3:10 left in the fourth quarter.

Eight different Crusaders found the scoring column. Mark Kraus came off the bench to score nine points with three 3-pointers. Carter Lindemuth finished with eight points.

Jack Krug had 10 points for the Raiders. Aaron Park finished with eight points and six rebounds.

The win inched ECC head coach Aaron Straub closer to 875 in his career. Straub, who is in his 40th year as a head coach and 38th as the boys’ coach at ECC – he coached the ECC girls for two years – has a career mark of 872-259 including 845-238 as the boys’ head man.


DUBOIS, Pa. – Dante Armenini had 15 points and 10 rebounds as DuBois Central Catholic hung on to defeat Brockway, 43-41.

Zach Spellen sealed the win when he drew a charge with a second to play.

Ethan Kness and Damon Foster each added seven points for the Cardinals while Harrison Starr chipped in six.

Jon Wood paced the Rovers with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, and Alec Freemer had nine tallies.


RIDGWAY, Pa. – Matt Dush exploded for 25 points, all in the first three quarters, to help lift Ridgway over visiting Curwensville, 66-16.

Dan Park added 16 tallies for the Elkers with Zack Zameroski chipping in 14. Park and Zameroski each had a pair of 3-pointers.

Ty Terry hit three 3-pointers and scored nine of the Tide’s 16 points.


TIONESTA, Pa. – Levi Orton and Eddie Stevanus each had a triple-double in A-C Valley’s 77-35 road victory over Forest Area.

Orton led the Falcons offense with 33 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while Stevanus had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals. Tanner Merwin added 12 tallies.

Noah Burke and Allen Johnston each netted 10 points to pace the Fires.


STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Curvin Goheen’s 20 points led a balanced offensive attack to lead Clarion-Limestone past Venango Catholic, 73-27.

Hayden Callen netted 17 points while Deon Deas added 13 for the Lions.

The Vikings were paced by Andrew Burden’s 13 points.


HUNTINGDON, Pa. – Despite 23 points and seven rebounds from Cade Walker, Clearfield fell to Huntingdon, 67-48, on the road.

Jackson Ritchey led the Bearcats offense with 22 points. Nick Gearhart had 14 points while Alex Cooper chipped in 13.

Karson Rumsky netted nine points for the Bison with Matt Pallo adding six.

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