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Basketball

Maxwell scores 46 as Everett routs North Star

EVERETT — With 2:37 left in the third quarter and their team up by 25 points, the Everett student section began the “I believe that we will win” chant during a timeout. A chant not normally heard until the final minutes and sometimes seconds of games, it certainly didn’t lack the ...

Berlin knocks off Tussey Mtn. girls

NEW PARIS — Tussey Mountain High School girls basketball coach Todd Gates knew that his team faced a very tall order Tuesday night in its District 5 Class 1A semifinal game with Berlin Brothersvalley. Berlin, the defending District 5 Class 1A champion, brought size and athletic ability to ...

B-A boys lose, but have states in sight

EBENSBURG — They took a loss Tuesday night in the District 6 Class 3A boys basketball semifinals round, but the Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils will play on — all the way into the PIAA playoffs. “We’ve still got some games to play,” Bellwood-Antis coach Kevin Conlon said. “I told them ...

Chestnut Ridge girls fall in semis

CLEARFIELD — The Chestnut Ridge girls basketball team saw its season come to an Tuesday night with a lopsided 70-39 loss to a veteran Brookville squad in the District 5-9 Class 3A subregional championship game at Clearfield Area High School. Chestnut Ridge (3-19) made the game as the lone ...

H.S. basketball preview capsules

District 6 Class 1A boys final Teams: Bishop Carroll Huskies (19-4); Juniata Valley Green Hornets (17-5). Site, time: Mount Aloysius College Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, Cresson, 7:30 p.m. tonight The coaches: Bishop Carroll — Cosie Aliquo (208-110, 12th year). Juniata ...

5A rulers: Lady Tigers defend title by dominating Obama

Deanna Jubeck is one coach among a large camp of coaches who believe that defending a championship is much more difficult than winning a first one. “It’s always tough to defend,’’ Jubeck, the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers’ coach, said Monday night. “There’s pressure on you, and you ...

Marauders cruise into final

EBENSBURG — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic scored just four points in the first five minutes of Monday’s District 6 Class 2A semifinal game against Penns Manor at Central Cambria High School. With their shots not falling, the Marauders went to a full-court press. A two-point deficit with ...

Lady Hornets come out ‘firing’ in win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — No, it isn’t an elaborate case of deja vu. Although, “Juniata Valley is playing for the district championship” does seem to be working itself into the common local prep sports vocabulary of late. For the second time in two days, the Valley faithful’s “Hornets” ...

Bellwood-Antis shoots past top seed PM

EBENSBURG — Top-seeded Penns Manor played its game Monday night against fourth-seeded Bellwood-Antis in the District 6 Class 2A semifinals at Central Cambria High School. Unfortunately for the Lady Comets, that game usually results in 2-point field goals. The Lady Blue Devils also played ...

Hudson makes up for lost time

Name: Olivia Hudson School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Hudson scored a game-high 17 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to help Altoona capture the District 6 Class 6A championship with a 50-38 victory over State ...

Unbeaten ’Cats defend 4A title

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Huntingdon came into Saturday’s District 6 Class 4A championship game unbeaten in large part due to an excellent transition game, but the Bearcats didn’t really get much of a chance to show it off against the slower-paced Central. But the four-plus minutes they got loose ...

Carroll uses 21-0 run in victory

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll boys basketball team is known for playing great defense. If the Huskies can shoot like they did in the District 6 1A semifinals, they’ll be tough to beat. Carroll (19-4) bolted out to a 21-0 lead and knocked down 10-of-20 3-point shots for the game in a ...

Lions put up fight in finale

EBENSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys basketball team’s season ended not without a fight on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Lions went up against a taller and more athletic Erie team in the District 6-8-10 Class 6A subregional play-in game at Central Cambria High School and ...

Lady Rangers extend legacy

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Forest Hills girls basketball program has become synonymous with championships in District 6 under coach Carol Cecere, having won eight in the past 10 years. It’s something Patrick Cassidy wants to do with his Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. “They have been in this ...

Richland ousts Highlanders

JOHNSTOWN — After falling behind by 11 points at the half against Richland, Cambria Heights used a third quarter run to get back into the game. It appeared that the lead would be cut to at least five points when Liam Wholaver hit a basket midway through the third quarter and a foul was ...

Hornets make final with overtime win

BOALSBURG — A year ago, top-seeded Juniata Valley was upset in the semifinals by Saint Joseph’s Academy. This season as the No. 3 seed, the Hornets are headed to the district championship game after they knocked off the second-seeded Wolves on their home court, 78-75, in overtime Saturday ...

Tyrone shoots its way to win

TYRONE — Tyrone relied on its long-range shooting early and then seemed to have an answer for every United comeback attempt late in the game Saturday night. The second-seeded Lady Eagles hit eight first-half 3-pointers to take a double-digit lead at halftime and didn’t let that advantage ...

Bishop Carroll makes title game

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic girls basketball team found itself in unstable territory early this season with the suspension of coach Bob Gongloff and several players leaving the team. The Lady Huskies found their footing somewhere along the way, however, and managed their way ...

Glendale falters in fourth in playoff loss

By Rob Longo For the Mirror FLINTON — After a combined four wins the previous three seasons, Glendale was in uncharted territory in the first round of the boys District 6 2A playoffs Friday against Penns Manor. And although the Vikings didn’t look lost with their hot start, they ...

Blue Devils beat Wolves, move on to semis

RURAL VALLEY — Bellwood-Antis spent nearly two hours on a chartered bus en route to its District 6 Class 3A basketball playoff game at West Shamokin. A chance for late-afternoon nap? No, way. Blue Devils coach Kevin Conlon said the players stayed up and focused throughout the 1 hour, ...