Basketball

Big lead comes in handy as Lady Devils hang on

CRESSON — The Central Cambria girls appeared to give Penn Cambria a knockout blow in the form of a monumental 17-3 run to close the third quarter with a 50-33 lead. But. with rivalry games, multiple momentum swings are expected. Penn Cambria responded with a furious 13-2 spurt in the ...

Thomas’ hot shooting powers Tyrone to win

BELLEFONTE — Senior Dylan Thomas scored a game-high 40 points, including 12 three-point field goals, to propel Tyrone to a 78-55 Mountain League boys basketball victory over Bellefonte on Wednesday night. Parker Mitchell added 11 points for Tyrone, which improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in ...

Tussey downs NBedford

SAXTON — Sophie Brumbaugh scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half to lead Tussey Mountain past Northern Bedford, 49-37, in a girls basketball game that counted in both the Inter-County Conference South Division and the Sideling Hill League. The Lady Titans, up 25-18 at halftime, also ...

Lady Lions pull away for rivalry win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg held up its side of its Blair County rivalry with Altoona by forcing more turnovers and outrebounding the Lady Lions. The Lady Tigers even took a brief lead in the second quarter and kept the deficit in single digits through three quarters. But Altoona’s ...

Panthers prevail

LOYSBURG — With the meet down to the final two bouts, Northern Bedford was able to pick up two wins and escape with a 33-26 team victory against Moshannon Valley in high school wrestling action on Tuesday. Ian Sherlock (126 pounds) had a back-and-forth 10-9 decision over Mo Valley’s Joe ...

Lady Bulldogs get strong Claar effort

CLAYSBURG — Emily Claar went 12-for-12 at the foul line and poured in 25 points to help Claysburg-Kimmel down Mount Union, 55-44, in high school girls basketball on Teusday. Megan Hartman added 11 points for the Lady Bulldogs. MOUNT UNION (44): Turner 4 2-2 11, Hand 1 0-0 3, Posey 1 3-4 ...

Butler hands Altoona sixth loss of season

BUTLER — Altoona’s record dropped to 3-6 with a 77-64 loss to Butler in high school boys basketball action on Tuesday. Max Crownover led Altoona with 14 points, Nate Cherry and P.J. Charles each netted 12, and Jayvion Queen added 10 points. Butler received a 13-0f-14 night at the line ...

Change is good for BG

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning was frustrated when his team allowed 14 layups in the first half Monday night against Forest Hills at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. Rangers coach Dom Vescovi was just as upset that his team gave up ...

Lady Marauders edge Somerset

SOMERSET — Freshman Sophia Warner scored a game-high 18 points to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to a 47-44 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference non-section victory over host Somerset in high school girls basketball on Monday. Tessa Crider and Aliyah Labriola each added nine points for BG, ...

Red Devils save their best for last against Pirates

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror WILLIAMSBURG — For 31/2 quarters, Central Cambria and Williamsburg went back and forth with neither team leading by more than a bucket or two. Sparked by their defensive play, Central Cambria went on a 16-0 run midway through the fourth quarter that resulted ...

Collins leads Hornets to key win over Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Juniata Valley’s Cameron Collins had 26 points through three quarters against Williamsburg, but when Trevor Butler scored to open the fourth, the Blue Pirates had a one-point lead. The junior point guard ripped off 10 of the Hornets’ next 12 points, and Valley went on to ...

CC’s Holsinger has huge game

EBENSBURG — Matt Holsinger has his basketball future mapped out. The only proof one needs is the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown sweatshirt he wore after he led Central Cambria to a 68-59 victory against Penn Cambria in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference basketball game on Monday ...

Smith scores just enough for Central

MARTINSBURG — Joey Smith collected 21 points, five steals and eight rebounds for Central in its 40-36 victory over Penns Valley in high school boys basketball on Monday. The Rams got four 3-pointers and 12 points from Logan Snyder. PENNS VALLEY (36): Snyder 4 0-0 12, Kines 0 0-0 0, Breon ...

Tyrone edges Lions

TYRONE — Landon DeHaas scored 14 points to lead Tyrone past Altoona Maroon, 31-29, in freshman boys basketball on Monday Altoona Maroon received 12 points from Kyle Pheasant. ALTOONA MAROON (29): Pheasant 12, Dokes 4, Summers 2, Bardelang 2, Corso 9.. TYRONE (31): Wang 3, DeHaas 14 ...

Staying on call: Mattern balances dentistry with coaching

With only one varsity starter returning from last season, it may appear that the Glendale Area High School girls basketball program is facing a rebuilding task. And if that is indeed the case, there may not be a better person to tackle the challenge than Glendale’s first-year head coach, ...

Sharp-shooting Scarlet Dragons down Ridge

MARTINSBURG — If the expression, “Live by the 3, die by the 3,’’ has any truth to it, then the Central boys basketball team was living large Saturday night. The Scarlet Dragons came out on fire, draining 10-of-13 3-pointers in the first half on their way to a 62-39 win over Chestnut ...

Lady Tigers take care of business, beat Obama

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Deanna Jubeck called it “a badly-needed win.” After losing five of their first seven decisions, Jubeck’s Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers put together one of their best efforts of the season Saturday afternoon and raced to a 48-32 victory over Obama Academy before a sparse ...

Altoona girls pound CD East

HARRISBURG — Altoona connected on 12 3-pointers and rolled past Central Dauphin East, 66-22, to improve its record to 11-1 in high school girls basketball on Saturday. Caranda Perea led the way with four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points. Olivia Hudson and Bridgid Fox each scored ...

Balance is key for Valley boys

FLINTON — Juniata Valley almost matched Glendale’s game output in the first half as the Hornets put up 42 points en route to a 77-47 win over the Vikings Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. Quinn Zinobile led the winners with 19 points, Cameron Collins recorded 18, while ...

BG learning to win

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball team has a few young players who are going to be negotiating some growing pains this season, and the Lady Maraduers lost some key players to graduation last year. But BG played with the type of team cohesiveness Wednesday night that ...