Basketball

Bearcats stay perfect with key victory

HUNTINGDON — A pair of top 10 Pennsylvania Class 4A teams held a rematch from the second round of last year’s state championship tournament in Huntingdon on Monday night. The Bearcats handled everything the Bishop McDevitt Crusaders sent their way, and a double-double by Nick Gearhart ...

District 6 Class 2A girls playoff field filled with talent

Tonight marks the start of the final week in which teams can accumulate points toward the playoffs. There are some interesting scenarios and plenty of the brackets should provide some dramatic finishes, but the tournament a lot of people will be focusing on across the state will be the ...

Lady Tigers take 5A battle

CRESSON — With Portage moving up to the Class 5A level in District 6 this year, the Lady Mustangs knew that Hollidaysburg would be one of the teams they would have to get by if a trip to the state tournament was on their itinerary. And with only five teams in the classification, it’s a ...

Treece hits 1,000

EVERETT — Elijah Treece scored 19 points to go over 1,000 points for his career in Everett’s 78-24 win over Northern Bedford in Inter-County Conference South high school boys basketball action on Saturday. Jared Colledge, another 1,000-point scorer, totaled 23 points for Everett, which ...

Herrington, P-O beat Central

MARTINSBURG — Halle Herrington’s 25 points helped Philipsburg-Osceola earn a 49-41 win over Central in Mountain League aciton in high school girls basketball on Saturday. Kylie Metzger led the Lady Dragons in scoring with 16 points. PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (49): Herrington 5 12-14 25, C. ...

Duo helps Cambria Heights sneak past pesky Mustangs

CRESSON — Cambria Heights guards Liam Wholaver and Preston Lamb have an interesting relationship on and off the court. The two are constantly seen talking both on the floor and on the bench, with many discussions intensifying as they try to convince the other what is best for the ...

Lady Hornets sting B-A

ALEXANDRIA — The first time Bellwood-Antis and Juniata Valley met in high school girls basketball this year, the Lady Blue Devils figuratively clipped the wings of the Lady Hornets with a 24-point victory. Friday night, Halee Smith and Juniata Valley literally swatted Bellwood-Antis and ...

Bishop Carroll stifles BG

In almost any athletic event, a solid, thorough defensive effort predisposes a team to success. The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School girls basketball team turned in such a gem Friday night at the Pleasant Valley gymnasium, holding host Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic to a season-low 28 points in ...

Patience more than a virtue for Heights in victory

By Calem Illig For the Mirror PATTON — For the Cambria Heights girls basketball team, slow and steady won the race. Facing a Central Cambria team that employs an up-tempo, run-and-gun style of offense Friday night, coach Amber Fees and the rest of the Highlanders countered with a ...

Fusco helps Tyrone down BEA

WINGATE — Lindsay Fusco tied for the game-high in scoring with 11 points as Tyrone defeated Bald Eagle Area, 34-20, Friday night in girls high school basketball action. Stephanie Ramsey followed closely with nine points for the Lady Eagles (12-4) and Sydney Shaw had seven in a game Tyrone ...

Blue Devils stay on winning streak

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror BELLWOOD — Any thought of the Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team competing for the Inter-County Conference North Division title just a few weeks ago would have been considered a pipe dream, but that’s exactly where the team finds itself on Groundhog ...

Kitt fronts balanced attack in Central victory

MARTINSBURG — Braden Kitt’s 19 points for Central led all scorers as the Dragons defeated Philipsburg-Osceola, 63-36, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. Lleyton Kling added 15 points for Central — which led, 39-21, at halftime, and Hunter Klotz had a double-double with ...

Lady Tigers roar in blowout

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg girls basketball team got back on track in a big way Tuesday night. After losing three of their previous four games, the Lady Tigers received solid contributions from their trio of seniors and netted some hot first-half shooting from junior Allison Hileman ...

Altoona falls just short

Altoona opened the 2019 portion of its schedule with a 17-point loss at State College, leaving little hope for the prospects of the Mountain Lions winning a District 6 championship this February. Tuesday, Altoona got a little encouragement in that area. It wasn’t a win, but the Mountain ...

State College takes out Altoona in round 2 contest

From Mirror reports STATE COLLEGE — Save the date — Wednesday, Feb. 20. Round 3 of the Altoona-State College girls basketball series is scheduled to be held that night at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, with much more at stake. The District 6 Class 6A championship will be the ...

Huntingdon improves to 17-0

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon boys basketball team is still perfect. Jackson Ritchey led all scorers with 17 points, Nick Rigby added 15, and the Bearcats marched their way to an 18-0 record with a 46-38 win over Central in the Mountain League in high school boys basketball action Tuesday ...

Cottle helps Lady Panthers triumph

LOYSBURG — The Northern Bedford girls basketball team got 18 points from Madison Cottle Tuesday night en route to a 43-41 win over Mount Union in high school action. Ariel Reed added 12 points for the Lady Panthers (3-13), who trailed at halftime, 23-21. Mount Union, which was outscored, ...

Blue Devils continue to roll

FLINTON — Bellwood-Antis struggled out of the gate to start this season. It had two losses to rival Tyrone, a loss at West Branch and an eight-point defeat against Glendale at home to start off January, despite an overtime win over Hollidaysburg. Since then, the Blue Devils have been on ...

FT line haunts BC girls

BLAIRSVILLE — Poor free-throw shooting plagued Bishop Carroll in a 42-38 loss to Blairsville in a non-conference girls’ basketball game at Blairsville Middle School on Monday night. The Lady Huskies made good on only 7-of-16 free throws against Blairsville, the current leader in the ...