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Boys’ Hoops Recaps: Deas Leads C-L Past Karns City in W. Shamokin To. Final
RURAL VALLEY, Pa. (D9Sports) – In a rematch of last year’s KSAC Title game, Deion Deas once again had his way with Karns City exploding for a game-high 31 points on 14 made baskets to lead Clarion-Limestone to a 68-53 win over Karns City in the championship game of the West Shamokin Holiday Tournament.
(Photo of Deion Deas of C-L. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa’s work here)
Hayden Callen added 12 points and eight rebounds and Curvin Goheen had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Lions.
Chance Beighley paced Karns City with 17 points. Erik Pfeifer added eight points and eight rebounds and Ethan McElroy and Nathan Waltman each scored eight points.
NORTH CLARION 80, A-C VALLEY 67
TIONESTA, Pa. – Kyle Mills scored a career-high 30 points and hauled down eight rebounds to lead North Clarion past A-C Valley, 80-67, on the second day of the Forest Area Christmas Classic at West Forest.
Tyler McCord-Wolbert added 14 points for the unbeaten Wolves with Logan Minich chipping in 12 points and seven assists, Korey Mills nine points and five helpers and Sam Minich five points and five assists.
Levi Orton netted a game-high 33 points, his second straight 30-point game, and 10 rebounds to pace A-C Valley. Eddie Stevanus chipped in 14 points.
REDBANK VALLEY 79, FOREST AREA 40
TIONESTA, Pa. – Freshman Chris Marshall scored 24 points to lead Redbank Valley to a 79-40 win over Forest Area on the second day of the Forest Area Christmas Classic at West Forest
Tanner Kerle added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, Declan Fricko chipped in 15 points, Nick Smith scored 14 points and Bryson Bain had two points and 10 assists.
Aiden Quinn led Forest Area with 15 points with Luke Cussins adding eight.
MONITEAU 52, MERCER 41
MERCER, Pa. – Behind three fourth-quarter 3-pointers from Gage Neal, Moniteau nailed five triples in the quarter to pull away from Mercer for a 52-41 win in the consolation game of the Mercer Shootout.
The Warriors led by just a point, 33-32, going to the fourth quarter but got hot from the outside to gain separation.
Nate Tack hit the other two threes in the frame for Moniteau, who had hit just one triple through the first three quarters.
Neal led the Warriors with 13 points with Jared Lomenski adding nine and Tack eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY 58, CLARION 46
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – ‘Daren Byers and Ethan Blose combined to score 27 points to lift Punxsutawney to a 58-46 win over Clarion in the championship game of the Carl Truance Holiday Tournament at Punxsutawney.
Byers led the Chucks with a game-high 14 points with Blose adding 13. Carter Newcome chipped in 11 tallies and Cam Smith scored nine.
Nick Frederick scored 12 points for Clarion with Cal German adding 11 and Archer Mills eight.
REYNOLDS 52, UNION 50
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Aidan Mull’s layup with around three seconds left lifted visiting Reynolds to a 52-50 win over Union in the championship game of the Union Christmas Tournament.
Caden Rainey had tied the game for the Golden Knights at 50 when he hit one of two free throws with just under 13 seconds left.
But Mull was left open on the low, left block for an easy layup to win the game for the Raiders, who trailed 43-36 going to the fourth quarter.
Chance Westover led Reynolds with 14 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, with Josh Szymczak adding 12 points.
Rainey had a game-high 17 points for Union, including going 9 of 12 from the line. Quintin Weaver and Nolan Cumberland each added eight points with Weaver adding nine rebounds and Cumberland also collecting eight boards.
SAEGERTOWN 50, VENANGO CATHOLIC 38
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – A 21-point effort from Max Fuller helped Saegertown beat Venango Catholic, 50-38, in the consolation game of the Union Christmas Tournament.
Eli Drua added nine points and Raef Rhoades eight in the win.
Andrew Burda led Venango Catholic with 12 points, Ben Gillispie added 11 and Parker Slagle nine.
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