Wednesday’s Boys’ Basketball Roundup: Punxsy, Clarion Win at Carl Truance To.

basketball-photoPUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – Jake Weaver dropped in 16 points to lead Punxsutawney to a 60-44 win over Bald Eagle Area in the opening round of the Carl Truance Holiday Classic at Punxsutawney.

The Chucks, who led from the start, saw nine different players tally at least one basket.

Punxsutawney takes on Clarion in Thursday’s title game, while Bald Eagle battles Marion Center in the consolation contest.

CLARION 67, MARION CENTER 51

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Austin Hummell came off the bench and scored 17 points to go with nine rebounds to help Clarion hold off Marion Center, 67-51, in the opening round of the Carl Truance Holiday Classic at Punxsutawney.

Hummell scored eight of his points in the fourth quarter after Marion Center had trimmed a 15-points, 32-17, halftime deficit to six, 46-40.

Cam Craig scored a team-high 18 points for the Bobcats including nine in the first quarter to help the Bobcats grab a 22-12 lead after one.

Cody Wise led Marion Center with a game-high 20 points including nine in a third quarter that saw the Stingers outscore Clarion 23-14. Paul McClure added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds with 10 of his points and six of his rebounds coming in the third quarter.

Clarion will face host Punxsutawney in the championship contest with Marion Center battling Bald Eagle Area in the consolation game. Both contests are Thursday.


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