D9Sports.com Boys’ High School Basketball Recaps: LaParne Helps DCC Beat Kane in OT

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DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 55, KANE 47, OVERTIME

KANE, Pa. – Christian LaParne scored six of his game-high 31 points in overtime to help visiting DuBois Central Catholic beat Kane, 55-47, in non-conference action.

Davis Gardner forced the overtime for Kane when he hit a jumper with seven seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 45.

But in overtime, DCC took over outscoring the hosts 10-2.

Joey Varischetti added 11 points and 15 rebounds for DCC.

Chris Udovich led Kane, which was without leading scorer Andrew Bucheit (injury) with 14 points. Andy Bundy added nine and Gardner eight. Tyler Rolick chipped in with seven.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 61, PUNXSUTAWNEY 54

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Elk County Catholic rode the wave of a strong first half to a 61-54 D9 League win over visiting Punxsutawney.

The Crusaders led 36-28 at the break and expanded that lead to 51-35 at the end of three quarters.

Gabe Kraus led ECC with 20 points, while Nate DaCanal added 16 and Kyle Huff 13.

Brandon Matthews paced the Chucks with 17 points. Dylan Huey added 13 and Devin Kelly 12.

ST. MARYS 64, DUBOIS 43

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Parker Housler led a trio St. Marys players in double figures, as the Dutch dispatched of visiting DuBois, 64-43, on Senior Night at the Dutch Oven.

Housler scored 15 points while Jeff Wehler and Brady Bauer each added 12 for St. Marys.

Zach Sloan led DuBois with 15 points.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 72, NORTH CLARION 31

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Five Clarion-Limestone players reached double digits in a 72-31 win over visiting North Clarion that secured at least a tie of the KSAC North title for the Lions.

Taylor Smith led C-L with 16 points, Ian Callen added 14, Christian smith and Dan Callen had 11 each and Noah Rankin contributed 10.

Griffin Schmader and Nathan Banner each had nine points for North Clarion.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 69, FOREST AREA 56

OIL CITY, Pa. – Brady Kingston scored 31 points and went over the 1,000-career-point total while helping Venango Catholic beat visiting Forest Area, 69-56, in KSAC North action.

Kingston, who completed a double-double with 15 rebounds, has now topped 30 points in three straight games and four times in all this year. He needed 12 points coming into the game to reach 1,000 and finished the night with 1,019. He is the 13th player in Venango Catholic history to reach 1,000 career points and becomes the third player to reach the milestone in the last two seasons joining Devin Zagar and Scott Toy, who did so last season as seniors.

Noah Puleo added 17 points for Venango Catholic.

Nic Smail had a career-high 25 points for Forest Area, while Seth Berlin added a career-best 17 points to go with 13 rebounds for the Fires.

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