Saturday’s Boys’ Basketball Recaps: Gatesman, North Clarion Win Sheffield To; Union Starts 2-0 Under Saylor; C-L, ACV Win
(Photo of North Clarion’s Drew Gatesman. Photo by Avari Schwabenbauer. Submitted photo)
Gatesman added nine rebounds and four assists for the Wolves who also got 12 points and seven rebounds from Collin Schmader and Matson Higgins 11 points, eight steals and four assists.
North Clarion held Port Allegany sharpshooter Howie Stuckey in check limiting him to five total points and no baskets until the fourth quarter. Head coach Andy Bish praised Jacob Bauer’s defense for that.
Jordan Card led the Gators with 11 points, Dominic Guerrero added seven tallies and AJ Edgell had six.
UNION 81, MAPLEWOOD 65
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Four Union players reached double digits in an 81-65 win over Maplewood on the second day of the Union Tip-off Classic.
Caden Rainey had game-high honors for the Golden Knights with 21 points while adding six rebounds, four steals and three assists.
Tanner Vereb had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds while adding a pair of steals, while Luke Bowser scored 17 points and Karter Vogle had 12 points, six steals and four helpers for Union, which moved to 2-0 under first-year head coach Brent Saylor.
Clay Cox led Maplewood with 15 points.
A-C VALLEY 68, PORTERSVILLE CHRISTIAN 36
FOXBURG, Pa. – Levi Orton and Eddie Stevanus combined for 39 points in a 68-36 A-C Valley win over Portersville Christian on the second day of the Hoops for Heroes Kickoff at A-C Valley.
Orton led the Falcons with 20 points with Stevanus adding 19. Cole Dehart also scored nine in the win.
Christian Kaufman’s 12 points paced Portersville Christian.
CLARION-LIMESTONE 41, REYNOLDS 34
GROVE CITY, Pa. – Deion Deas and Hayden Callen combined for 37 of Clarion-Limestone’s 41 points in a 41-34 win over Reynolds on the second day of the Grove City Tip-off Tournament.
Deas led all scorers with 24 points with Callen adding 13.
Curvin Goheen had a team-high 11 rebounds to go with two points with Mitch Knepp grabbing six boards to go with two points. Jordan Hesdon had eight steals.
Luke Faber led Reynolds with 14 points.
SLIPPERY ROCK 54, REDBANK VALLEY 38
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Zach Thompson and Jack Allen combined for 33 points to lead Slippery Rock past Redbank Valley, 54-38, in the consolation game of the Redbank Valley Tip-off Tournament.
Allen had a team-high 20 points and went 6-for-6 at the line for the Rockets while Thompson netted 13.
Bryson Bain paced the Bulldogs with 16 points and Chris Marshall added nine.
NORTH EAST 69, KARNS CITY 46
FOXBURG, Pa. – Garret Hein and Carter Hasseplug combined for 34 points to lead North East to a 69-46 win over Karns City on the second day of the Hoops for Heroes Kickoff at A-C Valley.
Hein had a team-high 18 points with Hasseplug adding 16 for the Grape Pickers.
Chase Beighley had a strong game in the loss for Karns City scoring a game-high 29 points while handing out five assists. Ethan McElroy added 10 points and eight rebounds.
FOREST AREA 55, TIDIOUTE CHARTER 36
MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Noah Burke led a balanced offensive attack to help Forest Area top Tidioute Charter, 55-36, on the second day of the Forest Area Tip-off Tournament in East Forest.
Burke had a team-high 17 points while going 5-for-8 at the line for the Fires. Jullian Gillenwater added 15 points and Allen Johnston netted 12.
Derek Klos paced Tidioute Charter with 10 tallies.
MONITEAU 59, COMMODORE PERRY 31
RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Led by 10 points from Quinton Seriven, 11 different Moniteau players scored in a 59-31 win over Commodore Perry on the second day of the Union Tip-off Classic.
Cory McKinlay and Dean Hershey each added nine points for the Warriors with all nine of Hershey’s tallies coming on three 3-pointers.
Hunter Artman had a game-high 14 points for Commodore Perry.
KEYSTONE 53, CLARION 25
KNOX, Pa. – Tory Johnson collected 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists to lead Keystone to a 53-25 win over shorthanded Clarion in the consolation game of the Keystone Tip-off Tournament.
Marc Rearick also scored 12 points for the Panthers who got 10 points from Isaac Jones and eight from Brandon Pierce.
Skylar Rhoades led Clarion, who was without leading scorer Cal German, with 11 points.
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