Basketball

Ottaway’s big shots down the stretch sink Marauders

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — If you’re a fan of offensive basketball — race horse, run and gun, 3-point shots — you would have loved Saturday’s championship game in the 17th annual Golden Tiger Roundball Classic. In a game that featured 24 made 3-pointers, it was ...

Lady Lions continue hot start

Six games in eight days to open the season left the Altoona girls basketball team a little weary, but the Lady Lions can rest well after ending the busy stretch with wins in five of those games. After winning two of three in a tournament at North Allegheny and taking two straight to win the ...

Altoona picks up first victory

Altoona entered Saturday’s game against Cumberland Valley with three losses in as many games but made a quick statement that the losing wasn’t going to continue. The Mountain Lions scored the first seven points and led by as many as 24 in a 61-50 victory at the Altoona Area ...

Tigers’ big man strong in victory

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — At 6 feet, 4 inches, Dominic Frucella is expected to be Hollidaysburg Area High School’s dominant post player. He was not dominant the first two games of the season, though, as the Golden Tigers split a pair of decisions. In a season-opening ...

BG coach sees defense this time

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Although the 2017-18 high school basketball season is very young, it’s already quite evident that the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders’ up-tempo, run-the-floor, sharp-shooting, 3-point-centered offense is going to be putting up a ...

Balance highlights Central Cambria’s 27-point victory

BEDFORD — Cassidy Bezek had 13 points and McKenna Hayward 12 to lead Central Cambria past Bedford, 58-31, in girls high school basketball action Friday night. Jenna Brown and Leah Davidson had six points apiece to lead Bedford. CENTRAL CAMBRIA (58): Young 3 0-0 6, Bauer 3 3-3 9, Hayward 6 ...

Tyrone duo key to OT win over Central

MARTINSBURG — Parker Mitchell scored 22 points, and Dylan Thomas hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points as Tyrone edged Central in overtime, 56-53, Friday night in high school boys basketball. Joey Smith stole an inbounds pass, and Noah Muthler scored at the buzzer for Central to ...

Altoona takes tourney

Both Altoona coach Miriam Colledge and Juniata Valley coach Rachelle Hopsicker talked about basketball being a game of runs following their matchup Wednesday. Valley parlayed a 16-5 run into a seven-point lead early in the second quarter, but the Lady Lions called timeout and immediately ...

Bellwood-Antis tops McCort in consy

The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils got off to a sluggish start in the consolation game of the Jaffa Shrine Basketball Tournament against Bishop McCort Wednesday evening, and Bellwood coach Jim Swaney didn’t mince any words talking to his players about it during a first-quarter ...

Shaw spearheads Lady Eagles to big win over P-O

PHILIPSBURG — Sydney Shaw scored 24 points, and Emily Lehman added 20 points, as Tyrone crushed Philipsburg-Osceola, 85-54, Wednesday night in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Mounties, down 26-11 after one quarter, got 26 points from Halle Herrington. TYRONE (85): Kosoglow 3 ...

Smith powers Central to ‘W’

CLEARFIELD — Central used a 16-6 showing in the third quarter to beat Clearfield, 56-45, Wednesday night in high school boys basketball action. Joey Smith led the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds to go with 16 points from Preston Karstetter. Noah Muthler added eight ...

Altoona White earns first victory

DuBOIS — Scott Lawhead was the only player to reach double digits, scoring 19 points in Altoona White’s 52-27 win at Dubois Wednesday in boys freshman basketball action. Both teams evened their records at 1-1. ALTOONA WHITE (52): Kelly 5, Lawhead 19, Petucci 8, Vrabel 3, Cordelius 8, ...

Lady Lions simply too much for B-A

By Jim Lane For the Mirror His Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils had just been rocked by the Altoona Lady Lions in the Jaffa Shrine Basketball Tournament and coach Jim Swaney was philosophic about the 26-point defeat. “I told the kids that sometimes it isn’t always about what you do ...

Valley veterans key in win over McCort

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Game one of the 2017 Jaffa Shrine Basketball Tournament featured a pair of state runners-up from a year ago in Juniata Valley and Bishop McCort. The big difference between the two teams this year, however, is Class 1A finalist Juniata Valley has everybody back. ...

Thomas’ 34 powers Tyrone to Mountain win

TYRONE — Dylan Thomas poured in 34 points, including knocking down seven 3-pointers, as Tyrone blew out Philipsburg-Osceola, 81-55, in a Mountain League boys basketball contest on Tuesday night. Jake Meredith also hit double figures for the Eagles with 14. Carson Jones registered 21 ...

Claar, Claysburg down N. Bedford

CLAYSBURG — Emily Claar poured in 20 points, including nine in the first quarter, to lead Claysburg-Kimmel over visiting Northern Bedford, 56-32, in an Inter-County Conference interdivisional girls basketball clash on Tuesday. Megan Hartman netted 15 and Olivia Locke 14 for the Lady ...

Dragon domination

Williamsburg held a 24-20 lead over Central early in the second quarter when Joey Smith started to assert himself. The 6-foot-5 senior’s scoring and rebounding helped the Scarlet Dragons reel off 23 straight points on their way to a 69-57 win Monday in the Jaffa Shrine’s Special Tip-off ...

Lady Dragons ride fast start to win

Central and Williamsburg High Schools had planned a boys-girls basketball doubleheader some time ago, and when the winds of fortune enabled the two Blair County rivals to move it to the Jaffa Shrine and have it serve as the introductory event preceding the 2017 Jaffa Shrine Basketball ...

Colledge competes for success

Name: Jared Colledge School: Everett Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Colledge was named most valuable player of the Pine Grill Roundball Classic, scoring 30 points and making four 3-pointers in a 55-43 victory over host Somerset in the ...

Glass becomes complete player

Name: Taylor Glass School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Glass was named most valuable player of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament, scoring 32 points and hitting a game-winning 3-point shot with 10 seconds left to lift the Lady ...