Central Cambria wins key LHAC game over Forest Hills

EBENSBURG — A 14-4 showing in the second quarter sparked Central Cambria to a 58-39 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 win over Forest Hills in high school boys basketball action Monday.

The Red Devils, up 33-22 at halftime, got 21 points from Evan Bopp and 18 points from Matt Holsinger.

FOREST HILLS (39): Wehner 0 1-2 1, Smith 1 0-0 3, Richardson 3 0-0 6, Cecere 8 2-4 19, Chunta 0 0-0 0, Schrock 3 0-0 7, Shope 1 1-2 3. Totals — 16 4-8 39.

CENTRAL CAMBRIA (58): Gillen 2 0-0 6, Bopp 10 1-2 21, Holsinger 6 6-6 18, Davis 1 0-0 2, Magley 1 0-0 3, Knopp 2 0-0 5, Bezek 1 0-0 3. Totals — 23 7-8 58.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Forest Hills    18   4 9   8 — 39

Central Cambria    19 14 9 16 — 58

3-point goals: Forest Hills 3 (Smith, Cecere, Schrock); Central Cambria 5 (Gillen 2, Magley, Knopp, Bezek).

Records: Forest Hills (6-3); Central Cambria (8-2).

JV: Forest Hills, 36-34. High scorers–Melnyk, Pellegrino, CC, 8 each

Portage    53

Conemaugh Valley    42

JOHNSTOWN — Portage jumped out to a 29-13 halftime lead and went on to defeat Conemaugh Valley in a WestPAC North game.

Braedon St. Clair led the Mustangs, now 7-3, with 18 points, and Nathan Teno scored 14. Bryce McCleester led Conemaugh Valley with 20 points.

PORTAGE (53): St. Clair 8 2-3 18, Teno 5 4-5 14, Haney 3 0-0 9, Price 4 1-2 9, Scoran 0 1-2 1, Corrente 0 0-0 0, Bartoletti 1 0-0 2. Totals — 21 7-12 53.

CONEMAUGH VALLEY (42): Reese 1 0-0 2, Kent 1 1-2 4, Butts 3 0-0 7, McCleester 9 2-4 20, Matthews 2 1-2 5, Toth 2 0-0 4, Graham 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 4-8 42.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Portage    15 14  6 18 — 53

Conemaugh Valley    10  3 15 15 — 42

3-point goals: Portage 3 (Haney 3); Conemaugh Valley 2 (Kent, Butts).

Records: Portage (7-3 overall, 2-1 in WestPAC North); Conemaugh Valley (2-6 overall).

JV: Conemaugh Valley won.

Juniata Valley    80

Glendale    58

ALEXANDRIA — Cameron Collins poured in 28 points to power Juniata Valley over visiting Glendale in an Inter-County Conference North game.

Matt Grissinger and Quinn Zinobile chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Green Hornets. Josh Potutschnig and Jacob Jasper led Glendale with 17 and 16 points, respectively, while Bailey Sinclair added 12.

GLENDALE (58): Jasper 7 0-0 16, Potutschnig 7 0-0 17, Sinclair 6 0-2 12, Leyo 1 0-0 2, McMurray 2 0-0 4, Hepfer 0 0-0 0, Garcia 0 0-0 0, Schultz 0 0-0 0, Blake 1 3-4 5, Kasaback 0 0-0 0, J. J. Kitko 1 0-0 2. Totals — 25 3-6 58.

JUNIATA VALLEY (80): Collins 11 5-6 28, Zinobile 5 2-5 12, Rand 4 0-0 8, Grissinger 5 2-4 12, Pilch 2 2-2 9, Musser 1 0-1 3, Walters 0 0-2 0, Eichelberger 0 0-0 0, Henderson 0 0-0 0, Morrison 1 0-0 3, Leri 0 0-0 0, Hensor 0 1-2 1, Deihl 1 0-0 2, Reihart 1 0-0 2. Totals — 32 12-22 80.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Glendale    15 16 13 14 — 58

Juniata Valley    25 24 15 16 — 80

3-point goals: Glendale 5 (Jasper 2, Potutschnig 3); Juniata Valley 4 (Collins, Pilch, Musser, Morrison).

Records: Glendale (2-9); Juniata Valley (4-5).

JV: Juniata Valley, 59-22. High scorers–J.J, Kitko, G, 6; Musser, JV, 15.

Moshannon Valley    55

Williamsburg    49

HOUTZDALE — Curtis Neff scored 22 points, and Moshannon Valley outscored Williamsburg, 13-4, in the fourth quarter to rally for a victory and remain unbeaten both overall and in the ICC North.

The Blue Pirates, who got 15 points from Austin Fay, made 13 3-pointers but just three 2-point field goals.

WILLIAMSBURG (49): Knorr 4 1-2 13, Michelone 3 0-0 9, Fay 5 1-2 15, Dishong 1 2-2 4, Rhoads 2 0-0 6, McMonagle 0 0-0 0, Bones 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 4-6 49.

MOSHANNON VALLEY (55): Neff 8 5-10 22, Kitko 2 2-2 8, Murawski 5 4-4 14, Stanton 1 0-5 2, Holobinko 4 1-2 9. Totals — 20 12-25 55.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Williamsburg    11 14 20   4 — 49

Moshannon Valley    15 10 19 13 — 55

3-point goals: Williamsburg 13 (Knorr 4, Fay 4, Michelone 3, Rhoads 2); Moshannon Valley 3 (Kitko 2, Neff).

Records: Moshannon Valley (10-0, 5-0 in ICC North).

JV: Williamsburg, 45-35.

West Branch    63

Claysburg-Kimmel    55

MORRISDALE — Alex Kulick scored a team-high 12 points, but it wasn’t enough as Claysburg-Kimmel fell to 1-9 with a loss to West Branch.

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL (55): Glass 3 0-0 9, Ritchey 2 0-0 5, Kulick 5 0-0 12, Mauk 4 2-4 10, Polisky 3 0-0 7, Maslanik 4 0-0 8, Francona 2 0-0 4, Long 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 2-4 55.

WEST BRANCH (63): Powder 6 3-4 18, Williams 5 2-3 12, Guerra 2 7-8 12, Arnold 2 0-2 5, Fluck 4 3-7 11, Gutierrez 2 1-1 5. Totals — 21 16-25 63.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Claysburg-Kimmel    11   6 11 27 — 55

West Branch    13 15 20 15 — 63

3-point goals: Claysburg-Kimmel 7 (Glass 3, Kulick 2, Ritchey, Polisky); West Branch 5 (Cowder 3, Guerra, Arnold).

Records: Claysburg-Kimmel (1-9, 1-3 in ICC North); West Branch (4-4).

JV: West Branch won.

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