Tuesday’s High School Basketball Roundup: Adams’ Late FT Lifts Brockway Boys to Victory

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BROCKWAY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Carter Adams hit the game-winning free throws with eight seconds left, as Brockway knocked off visiting Johnsonburg, 43-42, in AML action.

(Photo of Brockway’s Carter Adams. Photo by Mike Schnelle. Check out more of Schnelle’s work here)

It marked the second straight night a Rovers game came down to charity shots in the final 10 seconds, but Tuesday Brockway was on the winning side after losing to Ridgway, 53-52, Monday when Neil MacDonald hit a free throw with under five seconds to play.

Brockway trailed 42-41 when Adams was fouled, and the junior, who finished with 12 points, calmly knocked down the pair for the victory.

Adams’ free throws capped a second-half comeback for the Rovers, who trailed 27-18 at halftime but outscored the Rams 25-15 in the second half thanks to seven points from Adams and six points from Zane Puhala in the half.

Puhala finished with a game-high 15 points.

Tyler Singer led Johnsonburg with 14 points including 12 in the second quarter when he helped the Rams outscored Brockway 19-9. Ryan Kilhoffer added 12 tallies.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 66, ST. MARYS 58

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Thanks to 14 combined fourth-quarter points from Devin Kelly and Jacob Weaver, Punxsutawney was able to hold off visiting St. Marys, 66-58, in D9 League action.

The Chucks, who trailed 13-8 at the end of a quarter but led 24-21 at halftime still held the three-point lead, 43-40, going to the fourth quarter before outscoring the Dutch 23-18 in the quarter thanks to seven points each from Kelly and Weaver.

Kelly led Punxsy with 17 points with Weaver adding 15 and Jacob Horner 11.

Nathan Schneider netted a game-high 24 points including 13 of St. Marys’ 19 third-quarter tallies. Jeff Wehler knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points.

RIDGWAY 42, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 40

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Trailing 31-27 with six minutes to play, Ridgway, thanks in part to Andy Breier, rallied to knock off upset-minded DuBois Central Catholic, 42-40, in AML action in Ridgway.

A 5-0 run by Breier gave Ridgway a 34-33 lead that was extended to 38-34 with 1:19 to play.

A 3-pointer by Brandon Walker got the Cardinals back within one just under 40 seconds left, but the Elkers never gave up the lead.

Breier led Ridgway with 14 points with Neil MacDonald adding nine and Josh Thorwart eight.

Austen Cogley netted a team-high 11 points for DCC with Jonathan Kurtz adding nine and Walker eight.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 78, CURWENSVILLE 32

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Four players reached double digits for Elk County Catholic, as the Crusaders stayed unbeaten with a 78-32 AML road win over Curwensville.

Nate DaCanal led ECC with 16 points with Logan Hoffman, Gabe Kraus and Ryan Newton scoring 14 points apiece for the Crusaders.

Avery Francisco led Curwensville with 11 points.

KARNS CITY 64, FOREST AREA 24

KARNS CITY, Pa. – Thanks in part to 17 points and 10 rebounds from Chandler Turner, Karns City rolled past visiting Forest Area, 64-24.

Noah Pollock added 12 points and 10 assists for the Gremlins, who also got 11 points from Eric Dodd and 10 from Jacob Friel.

Seth Berlin paced Forest Area with 13 points and nine rebounds.

GIRLS’ RECAPS

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 57, RIDGWAY 34

DUBOIS, Pa. – Thanks to 18 points from Riley Assalone, DuBois Central Catholic gained a 57-34 home AML victory over Ridgway.

Jordy Frank added 12 points for the Lady Cardinals with Macy Hanes chipping in with eight.

Emily Fullem scored a team-high 18 points for Ridgway while adding 17 rebounds, eight blocked shots and four steals.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 63, CURWENSVILLE 47

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Reilly Herzing, Taylor Newton and Josie Smith combined for 42 points to lead Elk County Catholic to a 63-47 win over visiting Curwensville in AML action.

Herzing led the Crusaders with 17 points, Newton added 13 and Smith 12.

Hannah Dixon had a game-high 24 points for Curwensville with Madison Weber adding 15 for the Lady Tide.

UNION 70, CLARION-LIMESTONE 34

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Behind 25 points, 12 rebounds and six steals from Frankee Remmick visiting Union rolled to a 70-34 victory over Clarion-Limestone.

Lexey Shick added 19 points, seven steals, three assists and three rebounds for the Golden Damsels, who also got 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals from Hannah Atzeni.

Morgan Clarke led C-L with 12 points, her second straight game in double digits. Maddy Craig added nine points for the Lady Lions.


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