D9Sports.com Boys’ High School Basketball Recaps: Schindler Leads Brookville to Win; Brockway Falls in 3 OTs

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BROOKVILLE 43, JOHNSONBURG 36

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Led by a big night from senior Kurt Schindler, the Brookville Raiders beat Johnsonburg, 43-36, in a non-league matchup Thursday night.

Schindler scored 23 points while pulling down 11 rebounds and making 7 steals to lead the Raiders, who stopped an eight-game losing streak.

Kevin Benson led the Rams with 10 points and 9 rebounds and had two impressive slam dunks while Drew Akers had 7 points and 6 rebounds.

Brookville trailed 14-13 before closing the first half on an 8-2 run to take the lead for good at 21-16 at halftime. The Raiders led by as many as 13 points twice in the fourth quarter.

CLARION 75, BROCKWAY 70, 3 OTS

CLARION, Pa. – Bo Miller wasn’t going to let Clarion lose to Brockway Thursday night.

The Bobcat senior, who missed all of last year with a knee injury, hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers – one at the end of regulation and one at the end of the first overtime – to help the shorthanded Bobcats topple visiting Brockway 75-70 in three overtimes Thursday night at Clarion.

Clarion, who was without District 9’s leading scorer Jonathan Smith (groin injury), also played the majority of the second half and all of the three overtimes without second-leading scorer Cam Craig, who hit his head while taking a charge early in the second half.

“It was huge for us to lose both of our top scorers and still come out with a win,” first-year Clarion head coach Jess Quinn said. “It was just incredible.”

In a game that was tight throughout – Brockway never led at an end of a quarter and Clarion held leads of three points at both the end of the first quarter (12-9) and third quarter (36-33) – Brockway led by three, 50-47, with under five seconds to play when Clarion changed a play on the fly and Miller hit a dagger of a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime.

“We had the play called and Brockway covered it,” Quinn said. “So as it was going on I told Bo he was going to step out and take the shot. He was in the bottom right corner right in front of me and he hit the 3-pointer with about two seconds to play.”

With time winding down in the first overtime, Clarion found itself trailing again by three, 58-55, when Miller again, this time with 12.1 seconds left, stepped up and hit a 3-pointer to force a second overtime.

The teams then each scored six points in the second extra session – no heroics this time – before Miller, Ty Buford and Ceventh Lynch-Skunda helped the Bobcats outscored the Rovers 11-6 in the third overtime.

“Bo, Ty and Ceventh were all big time for us in the third overtime, especially from the foul line,” Quinn said.

Lynch-Skunda, who missed two games early in the season because of a coach’s decision, had a season-high for him 18 points. Miller added 17, Ryan Anthony 14, all in the first half including hitting four 3-pointers, and Reed Anthony 11.

Jake Wineberg led Brockway with a game-high 23 points with Carter Adams adding 21 and Jarrett Esposito eight.

After Clarion led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, Brockway tied the game at 23 at halftime.


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