Friday’s Boys’ Basketball Roundup: Myers, Hazel, Brown Lead Clearfield Past Purchase Line

PURCHASE LINE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Behind the play of Will Myers, Tommy Hazel and Evan Brown, Clearfield overcame a slow start to beat Purchase Line, 65-45, on the second day of the Purchase Line Christmas Classic.

The Bison trailed 12-9 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Red Dragons 42-18 over the next two quarters to take control of the game.

Hazel, who scored a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals, and Brown, who had 17 points, nine rebounds, four steals and two helpers, led the way in the second quarter combining for 15 of Clearfield’s 20 points with Brown scoring nine and Myers six.

Myers continued to pour it on in the third quarter scoring nine more points in the frame with Hazel, who had a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds while adding four assists and three steals, also scoring nine in the quarter.

Melvin Sanchez led Purchase Line with 12 points with Dominique Campbell adding 11.


RURAL VALLEY, Pa. – Ben Vincini scored five of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter, as West Shamokin rallied past Clarion-Limestone for a 55-50 win in the consolation game of the West Shamokin Holiday Tournament.

C-L started fast and led 13-6 at the end of the first quarter before taking a 29-23 lead into halftime. But the Wolves fought back in the second half cutting the Lions lead to 38-37 by the start of the fourth quarter and then outscoring the visitors 18-12 in the final eight minutes.

Carson Dewitt added 12 points for West Shamokin including eight in the third quarter, while Drew Orlosky chipped in 11 points.

Dan Callen tied Vincini for game-high honors leading C-L with 20 points but scored only six after halftime as he was saddled with foul trouble. Dion Deas chipped in nine points, while Ian Callen had eight and Christian Smith seven.

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