Saturday’s High School Boys’ Basketball Roundup: Brockway, Punxsy Claim Tourney Title

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Eleven different players found the scoring column and Brockway opened the season with a Brookville Tip-off Tournament championship thanks to a 64-40 win over three-time defending champion Clarion-Limestone.

Andrew Trunzo scored 12 points while Jarrett Esposito finished with 10 points and seven rebounds, one night after five Rovers reached double figures in a win over Brookville. This time, all but two of their dressed players scored points.

The Rovers led 23-6 after the first quarter and by as many as 35 points early in the fourth quarter as they forced 23 C-L turnovers.

Esposito, Jake Wineberg and tournament MVP Carter Adams made the all-tourney team. Adams scored six points while Winberg added five points in Saturday’s win.

Christian Smith scored 12 points for C-L while Deion Deas, the Lions’ all-tourney player, scored nine points. The Lions lost 1,000-point senior Dan Callen to an apparent shoulder injury in the second quarter and did not return. He finished with two points.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 63, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 43

DUBOIS, Pa. – Tournament MVP Devin Kelly netted a game-high 20 points, as Punxsutawney cruised to a 63-43 win over DuBois Central Catholic in the DCC Tip-off Tournament.

Jake Horner added 12 points for the Chucks, who had 12 different players score.

Noah Pettenati led DCC with 10 points.

BROOKVILLE 54, UNION 39

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Claiming third place in its own tournament, Brookville beat Union, 54-39, in the consolation game.

Jimmy Moore came off the bench to score 16 points while all-tournament selection Trenton Gilhousen scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Aaron Park and Colton Singleton scored six points apiece with Park, a freshman, leading the team’s rebounding dominance with 13 boards. The Raiders out rebounded the Golden Knights, 45-25.

Lucas Bowser scored 16 points to lead Union. Gavin Hawk had 11 points.

KEYSTONE 45, DUBOIS 41

KNOX, Pa. – Tanner Wilson and Austin Ion combined to score 16 fourth-quarter points to help Keystone rally past DuBois, 45-41, in the consolation game of the Keystone Tip-off Tournament.

Wilson and Ion each scored eight points in the quarter to help Keystone overcome a 26-25 deficit entering the quarter. Wilson’s 3-pointer just under two minutes into the quarter started a 9-1 run that turned a 28-27 deficit into a 36-29. DuBois never got closer than four the rest of the way.

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Ion finished with a team-best 16 points to go with five rebounds, while Wilson added 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

That helped offset a monster night from DuBois’ Nick LaBrasca who scored 25 points to go with 15 rebounds. LaBrasca had 14 of his points and five of his rebounds in the fourth quarter trying to will the Beavers to victory.

Bryce Bright added eight points for DuBois with Kenny Garvey collecting a game-high 18 rebounds, including nine on the offensive glass, to go with six points. The Beavers out rebounded Keystone 52-29.

UNION CITY 65, FOREST AREA 30

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Andrew Hoban scored a game-high 12 points, as Union City won the Forest Area Tip-off Tournament with a 65-30 win over the host Fires at East Forest.

Seth Berlin led Forest Area with nine points with Martin Ralston adding seven.


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