Wednesday’s High School Basketball Roundup: Hazel Scores 1,000 Point for Clearfield

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CLEARFIELD, Pa. (D9Sports) – Needing 18 points to become the second member of the current Clearfield team to reach 1,000 career points, Tommy Hazel scored exactly 18 in the Bison’s 73-40 Mountain League play.

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Hazel, who is the ninth Clearfield boys’ player to 1,000 points, joins teammate Will Myers in the exclusive club. Myers, who had 14 points in the game, is closing in on the school record of 1,382 points set in 1991 by Chris Moore. He has 1,272. Also scoring 1,000 points for the Bison were Matt Barnes, Mike McCorkle, Chris Barner,s Dick Troxell, Mark Crossan and Fred Riley.

Evan Brown led Clearfield with 20 points while Hazel completed a double-double with 13 rebounds and also dished out five assists.

BROCKWAY 63, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 45

DUBOIS, Pa. – Jake Wineberg and Carter Adams each scored 13 points to give visiting Brockway a 63-45 win over DuBois Central Catholic in AML action.

Austen Cogley led DCC with 12 points.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 60, BROOKVILLE 49

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Jacob Horner scored 11 of his 13 points after halftime, as Punxsutawney rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to get a double-digit, 60-49, win over visiting Brookville in D9 League action.

The Chucks trailed 22-21 at halftime but outscored the Raiders 39-27 in the second half.

Brandon Matthews netted a game-high 17 points for Punxsy with Devin Kelly adding 11.

Bryan Dworek and Aaron Park each scored 11 for the Raiders, while Colton Singleton added 10.

MONITEAU 70, FOREST AREA 27

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Pry connected on an amazing 20 baskets from the field while also hitting seven free throws to score his 47 points in the blowout win over the visiting Forest Area Fires.

Pry broke the former school record of 44 points set by Ray Rossi, and it marks just the ninth time in the D9Sports.com Era (2001 to present) that a District 9 players has scored at least 45 points in a game. Grumley did it twice also netting 49 Feb. 11, 2005, in a game he scored his 1,000th career point. ECC’s A.J. Straub had 48 Jan. 11, 2002, while Austin Tim Horton netted 47 Feb. 5, 2002, as did Lencer in 2014. A-C Valley’s Allan Eaton set a school record with 46 Jan. 28, 2011, Kane’s John Bizzak had 46 Jan. 29, 2008, and East Forest’s Bobby Snyder netted 46 Feb. 10, 2006.

Adding eight rebounds to his total, Pry was a one-man wrecking crew for the Warriors scoring 14 first-quarter 14, eight in the second, 19 in the third and six in the fourth. Jared Lominski chipped in eight points with Jake Jewart adding five points, nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals.

Seth Berlin paced Forest Area with 10 points.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 78, A-C VALLEY 37

FOXBURG, Pa. – Led by 17 points each from freshman Deion Deas and junior Christian Smith, Clarion-Limestone had four players score at least 15 points in a 78-37 road win over A-C Valley.

Dan Callen added 16 points for the Lions with Ian Callen chipping in 15.

Jeff Ginn had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots for A-C Valley with Kody Wolfe adding 10 points, five steals and five assists.

GIRLS’ RECAPS

RIDGWAY 53, CURWENSVILLE 45

CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Another big night from Emily Fullem helped Ridgway to a 53-45 AML road victory over Curwensville.

Fullem had 20 points, nine rebounds, six blocked shots and five assists for the Lady Elkers, while Casey Woodford added 13 points, four assists and three steals.

Madison Weber led Curwensville with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds. Hannah Dixon added 19 points for the Lady Tide, and Christine Limbert chipped in four points and 12 rebounds.

Ridgway led by 18, 39-21, midway through the third quarter before Curwensville used runs of 13-3 and 7-0 to get back within four points, 49-45, with 3:16 to play. But the Lady Elkers were able to hold off the Lady Tide for the victory thanks to four key free throws in the one-and-one by Alyssa Kasmierski in the final 20.4 seconds.

PENNS VALLEY 53, CLEARFIELD 38

SPRING MILLS, Pa. – Emma Butler’s 17 points helped Penns Valley knock off visiting Clearfield, 53-38, in Mountain League action.

Alayna Ryan led Clearfield with 13 points.


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