D9Sports.com: Redbank Boys Hold off Brookville; Knock Defending Champs from Playoffs

CLARION, Pa. (D9Sports.com) – Redbank Valley built a 13-point fourth-quarter lead and then held off a furious comeback from defending champion Brookville to knock the Raiders from the postseason with a 54-46 win in the District 9 Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night at Clarion University’s Tippin Gym.

The second-seeded Bulldogs (18-6) used an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter to take a 39-25 lead, and still led by 11, 39-28, going to the fourth quarter. They then got the lead back to 13, 43-30, on a Jake Dougherty layup with 5:57 to play.

Seventh-seeded Brookville, though, wasn’t about to let its championship go without a fight. The Raiders went on an 8-0 run of their own fueled by four points from Taite Truman to cut the Redbank lead to five, 43-38, on a Truman jumper in the lane with 2:09 left.

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