Basketball

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, ...

Penn Cambria overcomes Cambria Heights

PATTON - Makalyn Clapper led a balanced Penn Cambria attack with 12 points as the Lady Panthers notched a 42-28 win at Cambria Heights in junior high girls basketball on Wednesday.Heights' Nikki McCombie scored 11.PENN CAMBRIA (42): McCarthy 6, Guzic 7, Sral 2, Harvey 8, Sklodouski 3, Hockenos ...

Putting on a show for Geno

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The happiest man in the Hollidaysburg Area High School Gymnasium Wednesday night may have been Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma.One of his verbal commitments for the 2016 recruiting class enjoyed a night to remember.State College junior Kyla Irwin scored 25 ...

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 ...