Basketball

Altoona outlasts McCort in OT

After watching her team defeat Class AAAA archrival State College, 58-49, on the road Monday night, Altoona Area High School girls basketball coach Miriam Colledge had some concerns about a letdown Wednesday night.The opposition, Class AA power Bishop McCort, presented the stiffest of ...

Tigers have no problems beating Huskies

HOLLIDAYSBURG - It took a little bit for the Hollidaysburg boys basketball team to find its groove against Mifflin County Tuesday night.Once it did, it never looked back.The Golden Tigers, sparked by a 10-2 run in the first quarter, cruised to a 72-53 win over the Huskies at the Hollidaysburg ...

Vikings go on scoring spree

FLINTON - Leading by five at halftime, Glendale outscored Claysburg-Kimmel 31-4 in the third quarter en route to a 77-45 Inter-County Conference North Division victory in high school boys basketball Tuesday.Anthony Barnhart scored 29 points for the Vikings, Shea O'Donnell registered 25 points ...

Tyrone claims Mtn. League title

SPRING MILLS - Tyrone jumped ahead of Penns Valley early and held off the Lady Rams to clinch the Mountain League title in high school girls basketball Tuesday.Tyrone earned a 56-46 victory.Kasey Engle scored a game-high 20 points, Finnley Christine scored 12 points, and Alexis Cannistraci ...

Altoona White beats Maroon

Max Crownover and Jarod Marasco each scored 16 points to lead the Altoona White junior high boys basketball team to a 56-46 win over Altoona Maroon Tuesday at the Altoona Junior High Fieldhouse.Braeden Burchfield added 12 points for the winners.The Maroon received 15 points each from Jacob ...

Altoona pulls away late on BG

By Michael Boytimmboytim@altoonamirror.comAltoona was inconsistent in its 55-43 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic at the AAHS Fieldhouse Tuesday night, but it was at its best late in the game.The Mountain Lions are hoping that's how their season plays out, too."We want to build up some ...

Both hope rivalry game can provide momentum

As a player at Bishop Guilfoyle High School 40 years ago, Paul Hasson wasn't fortunate enough to beat Altoona.But that doesn't mean the crosstown rivalry isn't significant to him.In fact, Hasson's memories of Altoona-BG may have been the best of anyone in the large crowd that attended Tuesday ...

Altoona gets big victory

STATE COLLEGE - In the back hall of the State College Area High School, the Altoona girls basketball assistant coaches were joking about how a big offensive game from one of the Lady Lions was about 12 points.So, when Paige Whitfield went off for 25 on Monday night, you know it was a big ...

Tigers crush McCort

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The one thing the Hollidaysburg boys basketball team struggled with Monday night was converting free throws.That didn't stop the Golden Tigers from cashing in from the field on senior night as they pounded Bishop McCort, 73-48, at the Hollidaysburg Area High School Gymnasium.The ...

BC, Tyrone boys garner top seeds in tourney

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comDistrict 6 announced the Class AA and Class A pairings for its basketball tournament on Monday afternoon, and both of the boys top seeds are from the Mirror coverage area.Bishop Carroll, a 2014 PIAA semifinalist, garnered the top position in Class A. ...

Burkett sparks Penn Cambria

PATTON - Miche Burkett scored 20 points to lift Penn Cambria past Cambria Heights, 53-39, in high school girls basketball action Monday night.Alison Anna led the Lady Highlanders with 16 points.PENN CAMBRIA (53): Little 2 0-0 4, Strittmatter 3 2-3 9, Burkett 6 4-4 20, Strasser 7 1-2 15, Michina ...

BG juniors take care of CC

Mark Conrad scored 12 points to go with 10 points from Charles Patterson as Bishop Guilfoyle beat Central Cambria, 49-34, Monday in junior high boys basketball action at the Pleasant Valley gym.Justin Bezek led Central Cambria with 11 points.CENTRAL CAMBRIA (34): Bezek 11, Bennett 9, Knopp 8, ...

Huntingdon holds on to defeat Forest Hills

HUNTINGDON - Nate Gearhart and Kobren Frederick each scored 19 points to lead Huntingdon past Forest Hills, 61-58, Monday night in high school boys basketball action.FOREST HILLS (58): Blough 2 0-0 4, Piner 5 0-0 14, Donoughe 5 0-2 10, Hook 6 2-2 16, Shrock 1 1-2 3, Wieczork 2 3-4 7, Wehner 1 ...

Older and wiser: Portage’s Bryja shines in lead role

Portage Area High School senior Michael Bryja faced a role reversal with the Mustangs basketball team this winter.According to Mustang coach Travis Kargo, Bryja has coped quite well.Last season, Bryja was the youngest starter on a team with four seniors. This winter, as Portage's only senior ...

League finals cap regular season

Next week, the district tournaments get under way, but, for a few schools, the playoff atmosphere gets going early with league and conference championship games.The action actually started already out of the area with Juniata girls beating Susquenita by a point in a special playoff to determine ...

Preparing for District 6 tournament time-consuming

After a one-year apprenticeship under outgoing chairman T.J. Kakabar, Penn Cambria principal Bill Marshall, the former Cambria Heights standout player, has taken over the reins of the District 6 basketball tournament along with Mike Hudak.The Mirror's Philip Cmor caught up with Marshall outside ...

Mirror Fab Five

BOYSDistrict 6-9 Class AAAA/AAATeamRecordLW1. State College12-1032. Hollidaysburg12-613. Somerset16-324. Johnstown16-345. Clearfield17-35District 5-6 Class AATeamRecordLW1. Tyrone18-212. Blairsville16-323. Bellwood-Antis15-5NR4. Penns Valley13-435. Berlin Brothersvalley15-4NRDistrict 5-6 Class ...

This week’s games to watch

BOYSMONDAYBishop McCort at HollidaysburgAfter a lot of games with AAAA teams, Tigers have been playing smaller regional powers.TUESDAYBishop Guilfoyle at AltoonaNeither is having the year they envisioned, but that shouldn't keep teams from being up for this game.Cambria Heights at Central ...

Lady Marauders avenge loss to Carroll

With appearances in conference championship games on the line and the district playoffs on the very near horizon, this is the portion of the high school basketball season in which intangibles like focus, discipline and intensity take on increased importance.Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School ...

Everett rebounds

EVERETT - The Everett girls basketball team had a rare opportunity Saturday afternoon: a quick opportunity to bounce back against Tussey Mountain.In what was a defensive affair, the Lady Warriors got the split, beating the Lady Titans, 37-33, in an Inter-County Conference South Division and ...