Basketball

Hayward leads versatile Lady Devils to victory

EBENSBURG — In today’s age where so many scholastic athletes are pressured to hone in and perfect one sport, Central Cambria’s girls basketball team breaks that mold. Filled with multi-sport athletes, the Red Devils thrive on their athleticism when it comes time to hit the hardwood. ...

Lady Lions get plenty of balance in victory at Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG — Caranda Perea scored 18 points, Bridgid Fox added 17 points, and Olivia Hudson and Brooklyn Rupert each scored 11 points as Altoona dominated Chambersburg, 73-38, Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Altoona, up 21-3 after one quarter and 48-13 at halftime, ...

Strong 2nd half sparks Vikes past B-A

BELLWOOD — Glendale outscored Bellwood-Antis, 38-20, in the second half and held them to just four points in the third quarter to overcome a nine-point deficit to defeat the Blue Devils, 59-51, Friday night in high school boys basketball action. Josh Potutschnig scored 24 points for the ...

Bearcats leave town with decisive victory

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — It’ll be nearly a full year until Saint Nick makes his annual deliveries again, but Huntingdon has it own pair of Nicks that Bearcats fans hope will continue delivering into March. Nick Gearhart and Nick Rigby combined for 51 points Thursday ...

Collins, Rand propel Hornets

WILLIAMSBURG — Cameron Collins scored 26 points, Jaxson Rand had 24, and Juniata Valley raced past Williamsburg, 91-49, in high school boys basketball on Thursday. Quinn Zinobile added 11 points for the Green Hornets, who improved to 5-3 overall. Adam Uplinger led Williamsburg with 11 ...

Portage, Bellwood triumph

PORTAGE — A big third quarter propelled Portage over North Star, 56-45, in the WestPAC North opener for both teams in high school girls basketball on Thursday. Portage trailed 15-9 after one quarter and led 28-27 at the half. But the Lady Mustangs pulled away with a 21-7 third quarter that ...

Lady Marauders win third straight

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Lady Marauders are a young basketball team that is beginning to come together and hit its stride. The Lady Marauders reeled off their third consecutive victory Friday night, evening their season record at 5-5 with a 55-35 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win ...

Fox leads healthier Lady Lions

The Altoona Lady Lions entered Wednesday night’s Mid-Penn Conference game against State College with a 3-5 record and, although the Little Lions came to town 7-2, SC coach Chris Leazier was expecting a battle. He was right. Altoona used a big third-quarter performance to knock off State, ...

Marauders hot from the arc

After ending 2018 with its first setback of the season, a hot-shooting Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball team kicked off the new year by getting back into the win column in a big way. The Marauders connected on 11 3-pointers and posted big scoring runs in the first, second and third quarters ...

Kitt paces Scarlet Dragons

Braden Kitt had seven buckets from the field and went 4-of-6 at the line for 18 points to lead Central past Tussey Mountain at the Adler Arena on Penn State Altoona campus in high school boys basketball on Wednesday. Hunter Klotz scored 13 points for the now 8-1 Scarlet Dragons. Matthew ...

Lady Tigers earn hard-fought OT victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers rang in the new year with a morale-boosting victory Wednesday night. It’s the type of win that Hollidaysburg coach Deanna Jubeck hopes will yield positive after-effects that stay with her team for an extended period of time. Placing four ...

Fourth quarter rally propels BG

JOHNSTOWN — Teresa Haigh scored 18 points, Sophia Warner added 13 points and Leah Homan scored 12 points as Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic rallied past Bishop McCort, 64-61, to record its second consecutive impressive victory on Wednesday night in high school girls basketball. The Lady Marauders ...

Piling up the points: P-O high-scoring Herrington nearing career milestones

PHILIPSBURG — Though three games of her senior year, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington had compiled 1,776 points. That number, the same as the year the United States was formed, is significant because the 5-foot-4 inch point guard continues to forge into new territory within the Lady ...

Eagles breeze past Blue Devils

TYRONE — This year’s Tyrone Area High School boys basketball team is talented and formidable, even if many of the players on the roster might not be old enough to shave yet. Tyrone starts four sophomores, and there are a total of six freshmen and five sophomores on the 14-man ...

BG bounces back from early deficit

After Friday’s loss to Blairsville dropped Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s record to 2-5, new coach Kristi Kaack challenged her team before Saturday’s game with Penns Valley. “All I asked them was to play hard for 32 minutes,” Kaack said. So, what did the BG girls do? They fell ...

Bedford rallies in second half

CLAYSBURG — Trailing Chestnut Ridge by 11 at halftime of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament championship game, Bedford coach Leo Brunelli was quite blunt with the team at the break. “The locker room talk wasn’t pretty,” Brunelli said. The Bisons responded. Bedford ...

Central boys take Williamsburg title

WILLIAMSBURG — Braden Kitt scored 16 points and was named the Williamsburg Holiday Tournament’s MVP as Central outscored Philipsburg-Osceola, 26-5, in the fourth quarter to break open a tie game and win, 51-30, Saturday night. Thad Albright was named outstanding defensive player, Hunter ...

B-A escapes Tyrone with win

TYRONE — Saturday afternoon had all the makings of another upset at the Reliance Bank Northern Blair Kiwanis Holiday Tournament at Tyrone Area High School Gymnasium. Bellwood-Antis played from behind for most of the first half, and Alli Campbell had two early fouls and sat the final two ...

Foul-line success points way for Lady Bulldogs

CLAYSBURG — Depth may have gotten the Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldogs to Saturday’s championship of the C&S Family Markets Holiday Hoops Tournament, but it was one particular part of the game that got them the crown. The Lady Bulldogs went 24-for-31 from the free-throw line as they ...

Hayward, CC girls savor historic night

EBENSBURG — With only 5.5 seconds remaining on the clock in the Stevens Carpet One Holiday Hardwood Classic championship game Saturday night, Central Cambria senior McKenna Hayward came up clutch when her team needed her most. Assisting on a Liz Bopp bucket to tie the game with 30 seconds ...