Basketball

Spirited effort falls short

After posting an actual victory over Class A power and cross-town rival Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic earlier this week, the Altoona Lady Lions wound up settling for a moral victory Friday night.But it was nearly as gratifying.Altoona got off to a lightning-fast start and stood toe-to-toe for four ...

Northern challenges, but unable to stop unbeaten Titans

SAXTON - Protect the ball.That is what the Tussey Mountain girls' basketball team had to do, and did, as they hung on for a 54-47 victory over rival Northern Bedford Thursday night at Tussey Mountain High School.The win kept Tussey Mountain perfect at 10-0 overall."We did a good job taking care ...

BC fast start too much for BG to overcome

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Bishop Carroll Catholic boys basketball teams have gone down to the wire plenty of times in the past couple years, splitting the last two District 6 Class A title games and playing several classics in the regular season.Thursday's matchup at Pleasant Valley ...

Balanced Lady Warriors improve record to 10-1

EVERETT - An 18-5 showing in the second quarter propelled Everett to a 66-30 win over Southern Huntingdon in high school girls basketball action on Thursday.The Lady Warriors (10-1) got 14 points from Sydney Reffner, 13 from Kadie Morral and 11 from Hannah Prather.SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON (30): ...

Guilfoyle girls defeat Bishop Carroll

EBENSBURG - Beth Yahner led all scorers with 15 points in Bishop Guilfoyle's 43-29 win over Bishop Carroll in junior high girls basketball on Thursday.Morgan Kiesewetter and Alyiha Labriola each added seven points for Guilfoyle, as it improved to 6-1.BISHOP GUILFOYLE (43): Labriola 7, ...

Penn Cambria gets by Rangers

CRESSON - Drew Slatko-Wilt scored 16 points to go with 10 from Mark Mardula as Penn Cambria defeated Forest Hills, 51-47, in high school boys basketball Thursday.The Panthers improved to 6-5. Forest Hills dropped to 5-6.FOREST HILLS (47): Blough 1 3-4 5, Piner 1 0-0 2, Donahue 3 0-0 6, Hook 7 ...

BG boys fight back to beat BA

BELLWOOD A hot start for Bellwood-Antis simmered out in the second half as Bishop Guilfoyle came from behind to defeat the Blue Devils 63-60 in an exciting game Wednesday night at the Bellwood-Antis High School gym.In the early stages of the game, the Marauders seemed to have no answer for ...

Golden Tigers have it easy against St. Joe’s

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Jake Holsopple scored 20 points to go with 15 points from Jesse Ottaway as Hollidaysburg defeated St. Joseph's, 76-22, Wednesday night in high school boys basketball action.The Golden Tigers, who led, 26-7, after one quarter, improved to 6-4 with the victory.ST. JOSEPH'S (22): ...

Duo sparks Guilfoyle to win over Panthers

Michael Bearish and Mark Conrad scored 10 points apiece to lead Bishop Guilfoyle to a 53-22 victory over Penn Cambria in junior high boys basketball action at the Pleasant Valley gynasium.Bishop Guilfoyle improved to 4-1 on the season. Penn Cambria (3-4) got 10 points from Braedon ...

Politza helps Eagles prevail

BELLEFONTE - Anthony Politza netted 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Tyrone in its 63-42 rout of Bellefonte in high school boys basketball Tuesday.Nathaniel Soellner added 14 points for the Golden Eagles, and Shane Geis chipped in 12 points and six assists. Bellefonte's Trent Fortney ...

Altoona stuns BG

The Altoona girls basketball team couldn't have walked into a more hostile environment than the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium Tuesday night.Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic students, clad in togas, were fired up to support their undefeated basketball team and honor their state-champion football team ...

Stoudnour scores 21, Lady Titans improve to 9-0

SAXTON - The Tussey Mountain girls basketball team gave up an early bucket on Williamsburg's first possession.It didn't take long for the Lady Titans to recover.Tussey went on a 9-0 run from there and cruised to a 67-35 victory over the Lady Pirates Monday night at Tussey Mountain High ...

Strong 3rd quarter carries No. Bedford

LOYSBURG - Emma Eckenroad scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Northern Bedford to a 45-35 Inter-County Conference non-division girls basketball win over Claysburg-Kimmel on Monday.Northern overcame a 17-11 halftime deficit by carrying the third quarter, 26-8.Claysburg-Kimmel got ...

B-A’s Davis, Gerwert enjoy record nights

BELLWOOD - It was a night for milestones at the Bellwood-Antis High School gymnasium on Monday.Junior Nathan Davis reached the 1,000-point mark for his career on a foul shot with about four minutes to play. The Blue Devils needed every one of Davis' 37 points to hold off visiting St. Joseph's, ...

Lady Marauders, Lady Huskies notch close victories over rivals

CRESSON - Bolstered by Morgan Kiesewetter's 11 points, Bishop Guilfoyle improved to 5-1 with a narrow 30-29 victory over Penn Cambria in junior high girls basketball on Monday.Ryanna Hockenos scored seven points to lead Penn Cambria (4-3).BISHOP GUILFOYLE (30): Labriola 4, Kiesewetter 11, Kelly ...

Tyrone stings Hornets

TYRONE - The Juniata Valley girls basketball team entered Monday's game against Tyrone looking for its eighth win in nine games to start the season.Tyrone quickly put an end that notion.The Lady Eagles jumped out to 20-5 lead on their way to a 53-36 victory in the non-conference matchup at the ...

Benzel leading squad

Name: Lili BenzelSchool: Bishop GuilfoyleAge: 16Grade: SophomoreSport: BasketballAthlete of the week achievement: Benzel scored scored a game-high 23 points in a 66-39 rout of United in the first round of the BG Holiday Tournament and then scored a team-high 26 in a 68-66 overtime win over ...

BG’s defense shines in victory

When offense fails, good basketball teams rely on their defense.That's what Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic did Monday night.Struggling to put the ball in the basket, the Marauders put the clamps on Penn Cambria's hot shooters in the second half and pulled out a 50-42 Laurel Highlands Conference ...

Carroll tops Devils

Central Cambria came into the first of two Cambria County seat matchups against Bishop Carroll with the plan of mixing up defenses.With the way the Huskies came out shooting Monday night, it really didn't matter what type of defense Central Cambria played.Nik Suckinos made four 3-pointers in ...

Tuesday scholastic sports postponement list

Tuesday's weather has forced scheduling adjustments to several area high school sporting events. As of 2 p.m., these were reported to the Mirror:HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALLFannett-Metal at Chestnut Ridge, ppd.Northern Bedford at Claysburg-Kimmel, ppd. to Jan. 21Tussey Mountain at Williamsburg, ...