Thursday’s Boys’ Basketball Roundup: Kelly Leads Punxsy to Carl Truance Title

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Devin Kelly scored 19 points to lead Punxsutawney to a 59-44 victory over Clarion in the title game of the Carl Truance Holiday Tournament at Punxsutawney.

(Photo of Clearfield’s Tommy Hazel, who had 16 points and 4 assists to help the Bison beat Northern Cambria Thursday)

Ethan Blose added nine points for the Chucks, while Jacob Horner added eight.


RURAL VALLEY, Pa. – Breaking open a tie game through three quarters, Karns City scored 25 points in the fourth and pulled away for a 69-57 win over Clarion-Limestone in the first round of the West Shamokin Tournament.

In a game with 58 free throws, Karns City leading scorer Ian McElroy scored 12 of his 22 points from the foul line, including an 8-for-10 effort from the line in the fourth. He was 12-for-16 overall. Noah Pollock scored 19 points and Chandler Turner had 12 points.

The Gremlins and Lions were knotted at 44-44 through three quarters before Karns City outscored C-L, 25-13, the rest of the way. Karns City went 10-for-17 from the line in the fourth and 24-for-36 for the game.

For C-L, Dan Callen scored 23 points while Sam Leadbetter scored nine points. Deion Deas and Julian Laugand each scored eight points. The Lions were 14-for-22 from the foul line.

Karns City faces Northgate in Friday’s title game with C-L taking on West Shamokin in the consolation contest.


PURCHASE LINE, Pa. – Tommy Hazel and Will Myers combined for 32 points and seven assists, as Clearfield rolled past Northern Cambria, 82-23, over Northern Cambria on the first day of the Purchase Line Christmas Classic.

Hazel scored 16 points and dished out four assists, while Myers also scored 16 points to go with three helpers. Jon Gates added 11 tallies for the Bison, who had 13 different players score.

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