Wednesday’s Girls’ Basketball Roundup: Brookville, DuBois to Meet for Brookville To. Title

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Brookville used a 5-0 run at the start of the fourth quarter to break open a tie game on its way to a 40-32 win over Brockway in the opening round of the Brookville Christmas Tournament.

The teams were tied at 24 going to the fourth quarter, but Brookville took the lead for good with the early run. Brockway cut the lead to one, 33-32, with 1:30 to play before a 7-0 game-ending run by the Lady Raiders secured the victory.

Laken Hergert and Brooke Shattenberg led Brookville with eight points each, while Jillian Taylor added seven, including five in the final 7-0 run.

Leah Lindemuth paced Brockway with 15 points.

DUBOIS 33, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 30

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – Ashley Hallowell scored 11 points and grabbed 24 rebounds to lead DuBois to a 33-30 win over DuBois Central Catholic in the opening round of the Brookville Christmas Tournament.

Hallowell had nine points and 16 rebounds in the first half to help the Lady Beavers grab a 20-12 halftime lead.

Then, after DCC cut the lead to 23-22 after three quarters, Lauren Fatula scored four of her eight points in the fourth quarter to help DuBois pull out the victory.

Riley Assalone scored 13 points to pace DCC.

HAZLETON 62, PUNXSUTAWNEY 50

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Marissa Trivelpiece scored eight of her team-high 17 points in a 20-point first quarter to help Hazleton knock off Punxsutawney, 62-50, in the opening round of the Carl Truance Holiday Classic at Punxsutawney.

Kendra Pfeil added 13 points for the Lady Cougars with seven of those coming in the first quarter that saw Hazleton lead 20-14 after one.

Leah Miller led Punxsutawney, which trailed 34-24 at halftime, with 18 points. Morgan Vanleer added eight tallies.

MONITEAU 39, MARION CENTER 32

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Emma Bair scored six of her eight points in the first quarter helping Moniteau to a fast start, and the Lady Warriors held off a second-half charge by Marion Center to get a 39-32 win over the Lady Stingers in the opening round of the Carl Truance Holiday Classic at Punxsutawney.

Behind Bair, who added 11 rebounds, five steals and four blocked shots, Moniteau grabbed a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and still led 21-11 at halftime.

But Marion Center, behind six points from Mia Oterson, closed the gap to 25-23 at the end of the third quarter.

Kristina DeMatteis, however, scored six of her team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter to help Moniteau hold on for the win.

Alazia Greaves also scored 10 points for Moniteau, while Jocilyn Thompson paced Marion Center with 12 points. Oterson added 10.

Moniteau takes on Hazleton in the championship game Thursday with Marion Center facing host Punxsutawney in the consolation contest.

REDBANK VALLEY 41, FOREST AREA 18

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Macy King, Kera Fink and Lexi Holt all reached double digits, as Redbank Valley topped Forest Area, 41-18, in the opening round of the Redbank Valley Christmas Tournament.

King led all scorers with 14 points, while Fink added 11 and Holt 10.

Glory Wagner paced Forest Area with six tallies.

Redbank Valley meets Warren in Thursday’s championship game with Forest Area taking on C-L in the consolation contest.

WARREN 58, CLARION-LIMESTONE 13

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Margo Loutzenhiser scored 19 points to help Warren run past Clarion-Limestone, 58-13, in the opening round of the Redbank Valley Christmas Tournament.

Rachel Wilson chipped in 16 points for the Lady Dragons, who led 24-3 after a quarter, while Autumn Hultberg added 11.

Paige Aaron paced C-L with six points on two 3-pointers.

CLEARFIELD 52, CURWENSVILLE 51

CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Brooke Cline scored eight of her team-high 20 points in the third quarter to help Clearfield build a 10-point lead going to the fourth quarter, and the Lady Bison hung on for dear life to beat rival and visiting Curwensville, 52-51.

Cline’s third-quarter explosion helped put Clearfield up 46-36 after 24 minutes, but Curwensville, behind eight points from Hannah Dixon, roared back in the fourth quarter to make it a game.

Dixon finished with 23 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers during the fourth-quarter comeback.

Alayna Ryan added 13 points for Clearfield, which broke open a 25-24 halftime lead by outscoring the Lady Tide 21-12 in the third quarter.

Christine Limbert chipped in 13 points for Curwensville.


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