Basketball

BG girls fall victim to cold spell

JOHNSTOWN - It was a cold night in Johnstown.Not outside. It actually was a mild evening for mid-January in central Pennsylvania.In the Bishop McCort Catholic High School, however, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team was enduring the polar vortex of perimeter shooting.The Lady Marauders ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Davis’ hard work pays off for B-A

Name: Nathan DavisSchool: Bellwood-AntisAge: 15Grade: JuniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Davis scored 27 points in a 66-56 win over Williamsburg and 33 points in a 63-52 victory over Moshannon Valley.Season update: Davis is averaging 25.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Versatile McGraw leads by example

Name: Mikaela McGrawSchool: CentralAge: 17Grade: SeniorSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: McGraw scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a 46-35 victory over Huntingdon and collected 17 points and 14 rebounds in a 49-38 win over Northern Bedford.Season update: McGraw is ...

Chip off the block

Jason Hasson doesn't make it back home much these days."Probably a few times a year," Hasson said. "We were back for Thanksgiving. We weren't able to get out for Christmas because we were in a tournament."Basketball might be keeping Hasson away from Altoona more than he'd like, but the sport ...

Homer, S. Fulton boys look strong

Head-to-head games don't factor into the playoff rankings in District 6 or District 5 beyond the power points they provide, but there were a couple of regional games last week that were worth noting for someone trying to get an idea who might be the teams with the best shots of playing for ...

Glunt trying to build a tradition with Mo Valley boys

Moshannon Valley is better known for football than boys basketball, but Kris Glunt is trying to change that.Glunt was hired to take over the Black Knight program before last season with modest results. However, it took the Knights just eight games this season to surpass last year's four wins, ...

Mirror Fab Five

BOYSDistrict 6-9 Class AAAA/AAATeamRecordLW1. Somerset9-212. Hollidaysburg8-523. State College8-634. Clearfield12-145. Johnstown10-35District 5-6 Class AATeamRecordLW1. Tyrone11-122. Blairsville11-313. Penns Valley8-334. West Branch12-145. Mount Union9-35District 5-6 Class ATeamRecordLW1. ...

This week’s games to watch

BOYSMONDAYBishop Guilfoyle at CentralMarauders try to regain footing, but Martinsburg isn't an easy place to do that.Westmont Hilltop at TyroneGood gauge to see how the Mountain League and LHAC stack up against each other.TUESDAYAltoona at JohnstownMountain Lions looking for momentum, but ...

McClain, Lady Tigers handle Red Lion’s press

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Seconds into the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Hollidaysburg, Red Lion girls basketball coach Don Dimoff muttered to his assistant coaches,"33 is just killing us."By the time the final buzzer sounded, Dimoff's statement came true. Hollidaysburg's No. 33, Ashley ...

Kendrick reaches milestone for Tussey

SAXTON - Breana Kendrick went over 1,000 points for her career early in the second quarter and finished with 28 points to lead once-beaten Tussey Mountain to a 49-32 win over Huntingdon in high school girls basketball Saturday.Tussey's Amanda Stoudnour scored 12 points, while Huntingdon's Bri ...

4-guard offense leads Tigers by Gettysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball coach Brad Lear finally got a chance to unveil his four-guard offense Saturday afternoon, and he couldn't have been more happy with the result.After trailing by as many as 10 points midway through the second quarter, Lear made the ...

Cornelius pushes Tussey by Ridge

NEW PARIS - Chestnut Ridge's Tyler Wiley nailed a jumper with less than 10 seconds to play to give the Lions a one-point lead.Seconds later, Parker Cornelius answered with a layup at the buzzer for Tussey Mountain as the Titans knocked off the Lions, 66-65, Saturday night in a Sideling Hill ...

Mountain Lions fall to CD East

HARRISBURG - Dwight Whitlock scored 22 points to lead Central Dauphin East to a 64-50 win over Altoona in high school boys basketball action on Saturday.Altoona was led by Jacob Port and Danny Kirwin, who scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. Derrick Biney scored 10 points for CD East.ALTOONA ...

Altoona nets big win

Altoona's Amber Newberry stepped to the free-throw line Saturday against Mount Lebanon with 3 seconds left in overtime of a tie game knowing she had already missed three straight free throws in the extra session and was just 1-of-6 from the foul line up to that point in the game."My teammates ...

Strittmatter, PC hold off Heights

CRESSON - Kaley Strittmatter delivered 15 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in Penn Cambria's 47-45 victory over Cambria Heights in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game in high school girls basketball on Friday.Kate Little and Miche Burkett each added 11 points for Penn Cambria, while ...

Lady Dragons put clamps on NB

LOYSBURG - On a night where both sides struggled from the field, the Central girls basketball team had to rely on defense to beat Northern Bedford.The Lady Dragons (7-4) allowed just nine field goals as they defeated the Lady Panthers, 49-38, Friday night at Northern Bedford High ...

Loss doesn’t hinder growth of Lady Huskies

EBENSBURG - Bishop Carroll girls basketball coach Bob Gongloff used Friday's key Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 matchup against Forest Hills as a midseason test.After a sluggish start, the Huskies rebounded in the second half with a valiant comeback.However, Forest Hills ...

Tigers sweep Lions

Because of a drop to Class AAA in boys basketball this season, Hollidaysburg won't get an opportunity to match up with archrival Altoona with postseason glory on the line."It's always really fun playing Altoona," Golden Tiger guard Nick Consiglio said. "I really was looking forward to playing ...

Hollidaysburg girls move mark to 5-1

HUNTINGDON - Teresa Gildea, Jenna Heim and Jessica Hayes each scored eight points for Hollidaysburg as it defeated Huntingdon, 35-18, and moved to 5-1 in junior high girls basketball on Friday.HOLLIDAYSBURG (35): T. Gildea 8, M. Gildea 5, Hayes 8, Heim 8, Butters 6.HUNTINGDON (18): DeForest 4, ...

Holsinger, Devils knock off Guilfoyle

EBENSBURG - Matt Holsinger scored a game-high 18 points for the Central Cambria High School boys basketball team in a 55-46 win over Bishop Guilfoyle on Friday.Central Cambria outscored the Marauders, 22-12, in the fourth quarter.Evan Bopp added 11 points for the Red Devils, while Josh Trybus ...