Basketball

Charles’ big game helps Altoona beat Cumberland Valley

HARRISBURG — P.J. Charles led the way with 17 points and 15 rebounds as Altoona knocked off Cumberland Valley, 47-42, in Mid-Penn action Friday in high school boys basketball. The Mountain Lions got 13 points and eight rebounds from K.J. Futrell. ALTOONA (47): Futrell 4 4-4 13, Pierce 1 0-0 ...

Second-half struggles continue for Lady Marauders

By Sean Wechtenhiser For the Mirror SIDMAN — For the second time this season, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team played a close first half with Forest Hills. Unfortunately for the Lady Marauders, for the second time this season they saw the Rangers pull away in the second half for ...

Shaw, Ramsey power Eagles

MARTINSBURG — Sydney Shaw and Stephanie Ramsey combined for 10 3-pointers in a 45-27 win over Central Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Shaw led with 21 points while Ramsey followed with 19 as Tyrone improved to 15-5 overall. Kylie Metzger scored 11 for the Lady ...

Easier ‘W’ this time for B-A

BELLWOOD — Earlier in the season, the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team had to rally from 12 points down in the fourth quarter to squeeze out a two-point win over Claysburg-Kimmel. There was no need for a late rally Thursday night. Bellwood built a 14-point halftime lead over Claysburg ...

Maxwell shines for Everett

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com SAXTON — When Everett and Tussey Mountain had all their starters on the court Thursday night, the game was pretty even. The difference? Lady Warriors junior Kaitlyn Maxwell. “Maxwell is the best player in the league, hands down,” Tussey ...

McDannell reaches milestone in BC’s win

EBENSBURG — Junior Tristan McDannell reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in Bishop Carroll Catholic’s 77-64 win over Westmont Hilltop in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. McDannell needed 26 points for the mark and reached it in the fourth quarter on a foul shot. He ...

Juniata Valley routs Mo Valley

HOUTZDALE — Hayden Taylor’s 22 points powered Juniata Valley to a 51-27 win over Inter-County Conference North Division opponent Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. The win improved the Lady Hornets’ record to 18-2 overall and 13-1 in the ...

PC girls continue big year

EBENSBURG — Penn Cambria is in the midst of its finest girls basketball season in more than two decades. The Lady Panthers’ 55-46 victory against Bishop Carroll in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I game at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School on Wednesday night is the latest ...

Bauer’s big game helps CC to win

Central Cambria’s Jenna Bauer came to play Wednesday night. The senior forward recorded a double-double and helped fuel a momentum-swinging third-quarter rally that propelled the Lady Red Devils to a 67-52 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference road victory over Bishop Guilfoyle at the ...

Freshman provides spark, but Lady Tigers fall

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After playing from behind in the first quarter, the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers needed a spark to get back into the game against the Lady Dragons of Allderdice. They got one off the bench from Marin Miller. The 5-foot-1 freshman rallied the Lady Tigers by scoring 18 of her ...

Huntingdon improves to 21-0

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon moved to 21-0 by downing Mountain League foe Penns Valley, 66-54, Wednesday in high school boys basketball. Nick Rigby led the Bearcats with 21 points, Jackson Ritchey scored 16, and Owen Lane scored 14. PENNS VALLEY (54): Snyder 6 1-2 15, Tobias 5 1-2 11, Breon 4 ...

Clearfield knocks off Lady Eagles

CLEARFIELD — Sydney Shaw hit five 3-pointers and registered 20 points but it wasn’t enough as Tyrone fell to Clearfield, 59-51, in Mountain League high school girls basketball action on Wednesday. Stephanie Ramsey drilled six treys and totaled 18 points as the Lady Eagles fell to ...

Mtn. Lions get season sweep over Tigers

With senior sharpshooter Nate Cherry the focus of Hollidaysburg’s stellar defensive effort, and top junior rebounder P.J. Charles out for the final 10 minutes of the game after suffering a tailbone injury in the third quarter, the Altoona Mountain Lions turned to some role players Tuesday ...

Tyrone has huge 3-point night

By Dan Isenberg disenberg@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — After a slow start for both Philipsburg-Osceola and Tyrone, the Lady Eagles finally started to see some things go their way in the scoring department. They came back from down early, 4-1, with a 12-3 run that gave the Lady Eagles a 13-7 ...

Central survives slow start for win

MARTINSBURG — Despite trailing 9-1 after one quarter, Central fought back to beat Clearfield, 43-32, and improve to 9-10 in high school girls basketball on Tuesday. The Lady Dragons got 14 points from Maddi Metzler and 11 points from Kylie Metzger. CLEARFIELD (32): Durandetta 1 0-0 3, ...

Vikings slip past Claysburg in OT

CLAYSBURG — Glendale outscored Claysburg-Kimmel, 8-4, in overtime to post a 69-65 Inter-County Conference North Division win in high school boys basketball on Tuesday. Sophomore Ryan Sinclair led the Vikings with 24 points, Jacob Jasper scored 18, and Loegen Smeal scored 13. Alex Kulick ...

Altoona edges Lady Tigers in tight game

HOLLIDAYSBURG — In the first basketball meeting of the season between the Altoona Lady Lions and Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers, on Jan. 7 at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, Altoona had smooth sailing on the way to a 49-28 victory. Monday night’s rematch between the two county rivals ...

Lady Marauders erase early deficit at home

Despite falling behind 17-8 in the first quarter, Bishop Guilfoyle fought back to beat Bedford, 52-45, Monday night in high school girls basketball action at the Pleasant Valley gym. The Lady Marauders (12-7) got 25 points from Sophia Warner to go with 10 points from Leah Homan. Lindsay ...

Dragons slip past Bellwood-Antis

BELLWOOD — Until just last week, Central’s Noah Muthler had spent most of the season with a brace on his left, non-shooting arm after he dislocated his elbow during football season. Now with the brace off, it appears to be making a major difference in his game. He finished the night with ...

Wholaver reaches milestone in victory

WINGATE — Liam Wholaver scored 31 points, which included the 1,000-point of his career, in leading Cambria Heights to a 67-56 win at Bald Eagle Area in high school boys basketball action Monday night. The Highlanders (11-7) also got 10 points from Nathan Lamb. BALD EAGLE AREA (56): Jones ...