Basketball

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 ...

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 ...