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BG moving on despite slow start

The Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball team suffered through a little bit of a slow start in its District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal matchup with visiting Blairsivlle. After the team missed a handful of shots from behind the 3-point line, senior A.J. Labriola knocked down his only trey of the night ...

Bearcats complete trifecta

HUNTINGDON — Mountain League rivals went to work in the District 6-4A semifinals at Huntingdon Thursday. It was a fight to the end, but 20 points from Nick Rigby helped the Bearcats top Central, 57-49. The Bearcats (20-2) led the entire way but couldn’t get rid of the Dragons (17-7). ...

Lady Hornets dominate playoff opener

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley High School girls basketball team successfully started what it hopes will be the long road to another appearance in the PIAA Class 1A state championship game Thursday night. That road figures to feature several obstacles and challenges, but the Lady Hornets ...

Lady Devils sent to consys

SPRING MILLS — Central Cambria girls basketball coach Brittany Sedlock knew the deck was stacked against her Lady Red Devils heading into Penns Valley for a District 6 Class 3A quarterfinal tilt on Thursday night. First of all, it was a road game. Add to that the fact it would be the Lady ...

Lady Pirates’ season ended

BOALSBURG — A dominant individual performance combined with stellar defense ended the season of the Williamsburg Lady Pirates at the hands of the Saint Joseph Academy Lady Wolves, 51-34, Thursday evening. The Lady Pirates kept it close and midway through the first quarter were only down ...

Flash will open tourney at home

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Keith Braxton scored 27 points, pulled down seven rebounds, dished six assists and made two steals as Saint Francis University defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 90-82 Thursday night to claim a home game in the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament playoffs. Andre Wolford ...

Lady Lions defeated

LINCOLN, Neb. — Even with tying the school-record for fewest turnovers in a game, the Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a 28 percent shooting night from the floor in a 59-51 loss at Nebraska on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Lady Lions (15-13, 6-9 Big Ten) hit ...

Portage ousts Owls

PORTAGE — With an eye on the big picture, Portage girls coach Lance Hudak challenged his Mustangs to put together a better second half in Thursday’s District 6 quarterfinal. Portage led 29-9 against Harmony, but the third quarter has served as a major obstacle throughout this ...

Battle of Devils goes to CC

BELLWOOD — Central Cambria’s Matt Holsinger churned out a performance seldom seen by area basketball fans but one that is becoming familiar to the Red Devil faithful, seemingly making everything from the field to the tune of 32 points as Central Cambria upset fourth-seeded Bellwood-Antis, ...

Lady Marauders’ season stopped

CLYMER — Here is all you need to know about the incredible success of the girls basketball program at Bishop Guilfoyle: The Lady Marauders last missed the PIAA state playoffs in 2006. The last time before that: Midway through the second term of Ronald Reagan’s Presidency. The year was ...

Outside shooting carries B-A

BELLWOOD — Homer-Center coach Tom Lasher was surprised by how well Bellwood-Antis shot the ball from outside the arc Wednesday in the Lady Devils’ 89-65 victory in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals. “I’m going to guess they shot 70 percent from 3-point range,” Lasher said. ...

Finish finishes Penn State Altoona

After splitting their first two meetings this season, Penn State Altoona and Hilbert College met for the third time in the opening round of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s basketball tournament at Adler Arena on Wednesday night. Coming into their matchup, the No. 4 seed ...

Ridge holding favorite’s role

Chestnut Ridge won its first Southwest Regional Class 2A Tournament title in 2015. Since then, the Lions have finished second to Huntingdon by eight points in 2016 and by three points to Bishop McCort last season. Ridge enters this year’s tournament as one of the favorites to win a team ...

Hoops du jour

SFU men at Fairleigh Dickinson Tipoff: 7 p.m., Rothman Center, Hackensack, N.J. Records: Saint Francis (16-11, 10-6 NEC); FDU (11-16, 8-8) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 77-106 in his sixth season at Saint Francis and overall. Greg Herenda is 58-92 in his fifth season at FDU and 183-171 in 12 ...

PIAA 2A SW regional picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Conner Redinger, Quaker Valley vs. Amonn Ohl, Saint Joseph’s. Champion: Redinger. Comment: Four out of the top five guys in the PA Power Wrestling rankings are at this weight. Look out for Chestnut Ridge’s Kai Burkett on Ohl’s side. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Josh ...

Lady Bisons make correct switch, advance

BEDFORD — Bedford and Huntingdon battled neck-and-neck through two and a half quarters in their District 6 Class 4A semifinal girls basketball playoff game Wednesday night at the Bedford Area High School gymnasium. Then, in a matter of minutes, Bedford clamped a vise grip on the game and ...

Defensive intensity points BC in right way

EBENSBURG — All season long, Bishop Carroll has instilled a high-pressure defensive style that stretches all 94 feet of the floor. The Huskies live and die by it, sometimes getting burned. But in Wednesday’s opening-round game of the Class 1A boys district playoffs, Bishop Carroll thrived ...

Young Claysburg ousted by McCort

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop McCort’s fast start proved to be too much for Claysburg-Kimmel to overcome in Wednesday night’s District 6 Class 2A girls’ basketball quarterfinal as the Lady Crushers rolled to a 73-44 win over the visiting Bulldogs. An aggressive pressure defense allowed the ...

Lady Titans slow down Panthers in Eckenroad’s final game

SAXTON — Tussey’s Lexi Weimert measures in at just 5-foot-3, but the sophomore point guard played much bigger than that when her team needed it most. After Northern Bedford scored four straight points late in the third quarter to take its first lead of the game, Weimert drained the only ...

Central escapes with win

MARTINSBURG — Central freshman basketball player Hunter Klotz has not played enough on the varsity level to develop a nickname just yet amongst the team’s faithful followers. After Tuesday night’s District 6 Class 4A playoff opener against Forest Hills, he probably could now. How about ...