Clearfield Strong for a Half in Loss to Quaker Valley


PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Leading by one point at halftime, Clearfield ran into a buzz-saw in the third quarter and dropped its PIAA Class 4A state-opener to WPIAL runner-up Quaker Valley.

(Photo of Clearfield’s Cade Walker. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)

Ryan Stowers scored all 15 of Quaker Valley’s points in the third quarter as it turned a 29-28 halftime deficit into an eight-point lead by the end of the third quarter on the way to a 66-51 win over the D9 champion Bison.

Stowers scored 22 points in the second half wound up with a game-high 33 points and combined with Danny Conlon to carry the Quakers offensively. Conlon, the son of former Penn State football great Shane Conlon, scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter

Quaker Valley (21-4) heads to the second round Tuesday to face Bishop McDevitt while Clearfield’s season finished at 13-11.

Cade Walker had a big first half for the Bison, scoring 18 of his 26 points. Karson Rumsky finished with 10 points and Keegan Hess added seven points.

QUAKER VALLEY 66, CLEARFIELD 51
Score By Quarters

Quaker Valley 12 16 15 23 – 66
Clearfield 11 18 6 16 – 51

QUAKER VALLEY – 66

K.C. Johns 0 0-0 0, Jackson Zernich 0 2-3 2, Jack Gardiner 1 0-0 2, Quinn Hill 0 0-0 0, Dan Conlan 10 0-0 22, Ryan Stowers 12 5-7 33, Adou Thiero 0 2-2 2, Christian Johnston 2 1-1 5, Jon Weir 0 0-0 0. Totals: 25 10-13 66.

CLEARFIELD – 51
Taye Lynch 1 2-2 4, Cade Walker 11 3-6 26, Karson Rumsky 3 3-6 10, Keagan Hess 3 1-3 7, Andrew Lopez 1 0-0 2, Matt Pallo 1 0-0 2, Barrett Kline 0 0-0 0, Luke Winters 0 0-0 0, Simon Quigley 0 0-0 0. Totals: 20 9-17 51.

THREE-POINTERS: Quaker Valley 6 (Stowers 4, Conlan 2), Clearfield 2 (Walker, Rumsky).


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