Monday’s Boys’ Basketball: Matthews Explodes for 29 in Punxsutawney Win

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Brandon Matthews hit five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 29 points to help Punxsutawney to a 59-45 win over visiting Marion Center.

Nineteen of Matthews points came after halftime including 14 in the third quarter when the Chucks outscored the visitors 23-12 to expand on a 25-19 halftime lead.

CLEARFIELD 69, DUBOIS 60, OVERTIME

HYDE, Pa. – Hitting 10 of 13 free throws in overtime, Clearfield pulled away from DuBois in the extra session to get a 69-60 win over the visiting Beavers.

The game, which was close throughout, was tied at 54 at the end of regulation before Ryan Chew scored six of his 16 points in overtime hitting 3-pointer and going 3 of 4 from the line.

Reese Wilson, who had 21 points to lead Clearfield, was 4 of 6 from the line in the extra session after scoring nine of the Bison’s 12 fourth-quarter points. Jon Gates, who hit a pair of overtime free throws, added 19 points for Clearfield.

Alex Beers led DuBois with 20 points while hitting five 3-pointers. Chase Husted added 15 points.

DuBois led 34-32 at halftime and 43-42 after three quarters.

CURWENSVILLE 60, MOSHANNON VALLEY 53

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Josh Terry and Devon Barrett combined for 41 points to help Curwensville to a 60-53 win over visiting Moshannon Valley in Moshannon Valley League play.

Terry led the Golden Tide with 21 points with Barrett adding 20. Avery Francisco also had eight tallies for Curwensville.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 77, REDBANK VALLEY 55

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Ian Callen’s quadruple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds, 11 steals and 11 assists lifted visiting Clarion-Limestone to a 77-55 win over Redbank Valley.

Christian Smith added 19 points for the Lions with Hayden Callen chipping in 14 points and nine rebounds.

Logan Wadding scored 10 points to pace Redbank Valley with Nick Smith, Brock Barrett and Tanner Kerle each adding eight points.

MONITEAU 51, VENANGO CATHOLIC 41

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Ethan McDeavitt returned from a four-game absence to score a game-high 20 points to lead Moniteau to a 51-41 win over visiting Venango Catholic.

Jared Lominski added 17 points for the Warriors.

Ben Gillispie led Venango Catholic with 17 points with Josh Puleo adding 15.

COMMODORE PERRY 47, CRANBERRY 43

SENECA, Pa. – Jared Mink and Keane Cropp combined for 35 points to help visiting Commodore Perry edge Cranberry, 47-43.

Mink led the Panthers with 18 points with Cropp adding 17.

Tommy Flinspach had a season-high 20 points for Cranberry with Dan McQuaide adding 12.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 71, KANE 26

KANE, Pa. – Ryan Newton, Alex Breindel and Brady Schneider all reached double digits to help visiting Elk County Catholic to a 71-26 AML win over Kane.

Newton led the Crusaders with 17 points, Breindel added 12 and Schneider 10. In all 12 ECC players scored.

Aaron Pierson had eight points to lead Kane, as ECC held the Wolves’ leading scorer, Chad Greville, to just three points.


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