Basketball

B-A gets the better of Everett

By Michael Boytimmboytim@altoonamirror.comCLAYSBURG - Everett girls basketball coach Keith Moyer admitted after Saturday's Inter-County Conference championship game that sometimes when his Lady Warriors take the court, they simply aren't the better team.Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney probably ...

McClain, Hollidaysburg dominate Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN - Ashley McClain scored 20 points to help Hollidaysburg roll past Johnstown, 71-33, in high school girls basketball Saturday.Colleen Murphy scored 13 points, and Sierra Kirsch added 11 for the Lady Tigers.Shayla Smith led Johnstown with 14 points.HOLLIDAYSBURG (71): Ellis 4 0-0 8, ...

B-A girls, JV boys win titles

CLAYSBURG - Bellwood-Antis captured the Inter-County Conference junior high girls basketball title on Saturday with a 37-28 win over Tussey Mountain at Claysburg-Kimmel High School.Alli Campbell led the winners with 21 points, while Riley D'Angelo finished with 10. Tussey (19-1) got 12 points ...

Knights prevail

HOUTZDALE - Curtis Neff's 19 points were tops for Moshannon Valley in a 56-44 win over Harmony in high school boys basketball Saturday.HARMONY (44): Sral 5 4-6 16, Lucas 3 0-0 7, Beck 0 1-2 1, Fritz 4 2-5 11, Young 3 0-0 7, Kurtz 0 2-4 2, D. Kurtz 0 0-0 0. Totals - 15 9-17 44.MOSHANNON VALLEY ...

ICC crown slips away from Devils

CLAYSBURG - Entering Saturday's Inter-County Conference championship game, the Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team was riding high on an 11-game winning streak.Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, they ran into the only team in the conference that was hotter than themselves, with Southern Fulton ...

Tussey earns ICC berth

SAXTON - Sophie Brumbaugh scored 11 points to lead Tussey Mountain to a 30-13 victory over Southern Fulton on Friday in junior high girls basketball action.The win clinched a berth for the Lady Titans (19-0) in the first-ever Inter-County Conference junior high girls basketball championship ...

Ridge triumphs

NEW PARIS - Chestnut Ridge topped Central, 56-40, in high school boys basketball Friday behind 21 points from Tyler Wiley.Luke Stultz added 15 points for Ridge (16-6).Josh McKnight led the Dragons with 10 points.CENTRAL (40): Laffery 3 0-0 9, Vollkommer 3 3-4 9, Ayers 0 0-0 0, Gahagan 1 0-0 2, ...

McGraw ignites Central

MARTINSBURG - Mikaela McGraw scored 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Central to a 68-61 Mountain League victory over Philipsburg-Osceola on Friday in high school girls basketball action.Rachel Brumbaugh added four points and nine rebounds for the Lady Dragons, and Paige Long scored 11 ...

Reserves give BG boost

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Most teams missing three starters would be in deep trouble, but the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team didn't seem to miss a beat.The makeshift lineup came through for Lady Marauders Friday night. BG defeated Hollidaysburg Friday, 49-40, at the HAHS gym to close out ...

Mtn. Lions continue late-season surge

HUNTINGDON - This season hasn't gone as planned for coach Paul Hasson and the Altoona Mountain Lions, but the team is starting to hit its stride at the right time and that could spell trouble for the rest of District 6 Class AAAA.Altoona went on the road Friday night to defeat Huntingdon, ...

Carroll edges Tigers

EBENSBURG - The 20-1 Huskies of Bishop Carroll Catholic high school welcomed the Golden Tigers of Hollidaysburg Friday night in what was a thriller of a game that kept fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.The very first score of the game came on an alley-oop two-handed slam dunk ...

Solid middle helps Lions finish McCort

By John Hartsockjhartsock@altoonamirror.comIn basketball, there are runs - scoring streaks by one team - that set the tone for a game or change the momentum.Then there are other runs that totally put the game away.The Altoona Mountain Lions enjoyed the latter type of run Thursday evening, ...

Lady Lions keep rolling, knock out Mifflin County

The Mifflin County High School girls basketball team was playing for its playoff lives Thursday night.The Altoona Area High School girls were playing for their seniors, who were celebrating their final appearances on the Altoona Fieldhouse floor.Sentiment and emotion won out over necessity, as ...

Detwiler sparks Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG - Madison Detwiler recorded a double-double for Williamsburg with 11 points and 15 rebounds in the Lady Pirates' 46-45 victory over Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball Thursday.Randilynn Peck had a game-high 18 points for Williamsburg, and Hannah Kitko led Moshannon ...

Lady Lions rout Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG - Lindsey Hallinan scored nine points to lead Altoona to a 35-14 win at Chambersburg in junior high girls basketball action on Thursday.The Lady Lions finished its season at 12-1.ALTOONA (35): VonColln 6, Frank 2, Stevens 2, Hallinan 9, Lear 7, Skelley 3, Burk 4, White ...

Tigers dominate CC

HOLLIDAYSBURG - After trailing 18-16 after one quarter, Hollidaysburg held Central Cambria to 15 points the rest of the way in improving to 15-6 in a 67-33 victory in high school boys basketball Thursday.Max Sheetz led the winners with 12 points, while Jake Holsopple contributed 11 points to go ...

Devils earn 17th victory, knocking off Titans

BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team has enjoyed quite a turnaround in the 2014-15 season.It ended the regular season 17-5 following Thursday night's 62-48 victory over Tussey Mountain at Bellwood-Antis High School.Last year, the Blue Devils finished the regular season 5-17, and ...

Ridge gets payback on Tussey as Grubb nets 23

SAXTON - Tyler Wiley scored his 1,000th career point in the first half, and Jay Grubb fired in 23 points as Chestnut Ridge avenged a close loss earlier in the season by winning at Tussey Mountain, 51-48, in Sideling Hill League boys basketball on Wednesday.Tussey Mountain made eight 3-pointers, ...

Lady Dragons rally for victory

CLEARFIELD - Central erased a 10-point first-quarter deficit at Clearfield in a 61-39 Mountain League girls basketball win over the Lady Bison on Wednesday night.Hannah Johnston's 17 points were tops for the winners, who also got 15 points from Mikaela McGraw.CENTRAL (61): McGraw 3 6-8 15, ...