D9Sports.com Boys’ High School Basketball Recaps: Brockway Secures Playoff Spot

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BROCKWAY 64, VENANGO CATHOLIC 35

OIL CITY, Pa. – Needing a win to secure a spot in the District 9 Class AA playoffs, Brockway rolled to a 64-35 win at Venango Catholic.

The Rovers wasted little time putting the game away taking a 21-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Jake Wineberg and Jarrett Esposito each scored six points in the opening quarter with Wineberg’s coming on a pair of 3-pointers.

Esposito then took over from there scoring eight more points in the second quarter and six in the third to finish with a game-high 20 points. Wineberg chipped in eight points, while Corey Carr had 13 and Quade Lunberg eight.

Brady Kingston led Venango Catholic with 20 points with Noah Puleo adding nine.

Brockway in now 8-12 on the season while Venango Catholic falls to 5-15.

RIDGWAY 56, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 39

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Ridgway used a 12-0 run at the third of the third quarter to blow open a 3-point halftime lead on its way to  56-39 win over DuBois Central Catholic in AML action.

The Elkers led 22-19 at halftime after outscoring the Cardinals 18-13 in the second quarter. They then used the run at the start of the second half to build the lead to 43-27 by the end of the third quarter.

Jeremy Breier scored eight of his game-high 13 points in the third quarter, while Justin Kasmierski added six of his 10 points  and Andy Breier seven of his 11 in the quarter.

Aaron Shilk played a key role in getting Ridgway ahead at halftime nailing three second-quarter 3-pointers while scoring all 11 of his points in the quarter.

Christian LaParne and Justin Miknis paced DCC with 10 points apiece.

Ridgway finishes the year 9-1 in the AML South winning the division. The Elkers are 18-2 overall. DCC falls to 13-7 overall and 6-4 in the AML South.

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