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Mustangs perfect at 4-0

01/22/20 Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Portage's Kaden Claar puts up a shot by Central Cambria's Nolan Wyrwas.

EBENSBURG — Portage improved to 4-0 Friday night, thanks to a 70-38 win over Central Cambria in boys high school basketball action.

Kaden Claar’s 16 points led a balanced attack for Portage, which led, 37-23, at halftime. Preston Rainey added 13 points to go with 11 from Andrew Miko.

The Red Devils (0-2) got 12 points from Hobbs Dill.

PORTAGE (70): Rainey 5 3-4 13, Claar 7 0-0 16, K. Kargo 1 1-2 4, Miller 4 0-0 8, M. Kargo 3 0-0 6, Gouse 1 0-1 3, Miko 4 2-2 11, Zatek 2 2-4 7, Lawrence 1 0-0 2, Scarton 0 0-0 0, Binaut 0 0-0 0, Heidler 0 0-0 0, Dobrowsky 0 0-0 0, Irvin 0 0-0 0. Totals: 28 8-13 70.

CENTRAL CAMBRIA (38): Dill 4 4-4 12, Koss 2 1-2 5, Danchanko 2 5-8 9, Na. Wyrwas 2 1-1 5, Little 1 0-0 3, Westrick 0 2-4 2, Wess 1 0-0 2, Billetdeaux 0 0-0 0, No. Wyrwas 0 0-0 0, Serenko 0 0-0 0, Ream 0 0-0 0. Totals: 12 13-19 38.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Portage 18 19 22 11 — 70

Central Cambria 6 17 9 6 — 38

3-point field goals: Portage 6 (Claar 2, K. Kargo, Gouse, Miko, Zatek ) Central Cambria 1 (Little)

Records: Portage (4-0) Central Cambria (0-2)

JV Score: Central Cambria 61-42. High scorer: Serenko, CC, 19

Tyrone cruises

TYRONE — Jake Taylor led the way with 17 points as the Tyrone boys moved to 4-1 with a 76-55 win over Penns Valley.

Damon Gripp scored 13 points, Blaine Hoover had 11, and Landen DeHaas added 10 for the Golden Eagles.

PENNS VALLEY (55): Emel 2 0-0 6, Culver 1 1-2 3, Braucht 8 0-0 21, Niewinski 2 2-5 6, Aston 4 1-3 11, Narber 3 0-0 8. Totals — 20 4-10 55.

TYRONE (76): Taylor 6 2-2 17, Hoover 4 2-2 11, Gripp 5 1-2 13, DeHaas 4 0-2 10, Rhoades 1 2-2 4, Lang 2 0-0 4, Gampe 1 0-0 2, Legars 0 0-0 0, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Gwinn 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 9-12 76.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penns Valley 7 18 12 18 — 55

Tyrone 15 18 22 21 — 76

3-point goals: Penns Valley 9 (Braucht 5, Narber 2, Emel 2); Tyrone 9 (Taylor 3, Gripp 2, DeHaas 2, Hoover, Lucas).

Records: Penns Valley (1-2); Tyrone (4-1).

JV: Tyrone, 64-18. High scorers–Johnson, T, 19; Brodzina, PV, 6.

Altoona beaten

HARRISBURG — The Altoona boys fell to 0-4 with a 76-28 setback to Harrisburg.

Markel Horre led Harrisburg with 18 points, and Colin Lear led Altoona with 14.

ALTOONA (28): Muffie 0 0-0 0, Neely 1 0-0 3, Spriggs 0 0-0 0, Pheasant 2 0-0 5, Lestochi 1 0-0 2, Alwine 0 0-0 0, Lear 4 4-4 14, Triplin 0 1-2 1, Hardison 0 0-0 0, Mentzer 0 0-0 0, Bardell 1 0-0 2, Geibel 1 1-3 3, Cornelius 0 0-0 0, Kelly 0 0-0 0. Totals — 10 6-9 28.

HARRISBURG (76): House 0 0-0 0, Cloud 1 1-1 3, McNeil 2 1-2 6, Stanley 4 0-0 11, Graves-Brown 0 0-0 0, Horre 9 0-1 18, Thompson 7 0-0 14, Riley 3 0-0 9, Balkean 1 0-0 3, Holmes 2 0-0 4, Altharfi 2 0-0 4, Robinson 3 1-2 7. Totals — 34 3-6 76.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Altoona 7 12 6 3 — 28

Harrisburg 22 19 19 16 — 76

3-point goals: Altoona 4 (Pheasant, Neely, Lear 2); Harrisburg 8 (Stanley 3, McNeil, Riley 3, Balkean).

Records: Altoona (0-4); Harrisburg (1-0).

JV: Harrisburg, 48-44. High scorers–Singleton, H, 11; J. Triplin, A, 12.

Blue Devils winless

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis fell to 0-3 with a 57-52 loss to Mount Union.

The Blue Devils, who led 30-26 at halftime, got 12 points from Trenton Pellegrino and 11 points from Sean Mallon.

MOUNT UNION (57): Brumbaugh 2 3-4 8, Wilson 3 1-7 7, Delo 7 3-4 20, Brodbeck 6 2-3 15, Danish 2 2-5 7. Totals — 20 11-18 57

BELLWOOD-ANTIS (52): Z. Mallon 2 2-2 7, S. Mallon 5 0-0 11, Gibbons 2 2-2 7, Pellegrino 5 0-0 12, Morris 2 1-2 5, Sweigert 1 0-0 3, Beiswenger 1 0-0 3, Davis 2 0-0 4.Totals — 20 5-6 52

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Mount Union 14 12 13 21 — 57

Bellwood-Antis 11 19 11 14 — 52

3-point goals: Mount Union 6 (Brumbaugh, Delo 3, Brodbeck, Danish); Bellwood 7 (Z. Mallon, S. Mallon, Gibbons, Pellegrino 2, Sweigert, Beiswenger).

Records: Mount Union (1-1); Bellwood-Antis (0-3)

JV: No game

Warriors triumph

CLAYSBURG — West Branch and Claysburg-Kimmel combined to make 25 3-pointers, but the Warriors finished with the advantage on the scoreboard, 69-53, in their season opener.

Wyatt Buell scored a career-high 27 points for the Bulldogs, and Parker Dibert added 10 points.

Trenton Bellomy led West Branch with 25 points.

WEST BRANCH (69): Kopchik 4 0-2 10, Rothrock 3 3-4 11, Croyle 0 0-2 0, Carr 3 0-2 7, I. Tiracordia 1 0-2 3, Bellomy 6 8-12 25, Z. Tiracordia 3 0-1 6, D. Kolesar 2 0-0 6, Graham 0 0-0 0, K. Kolesar 0 1-4 1, Biggins 0 0-0 0. Totals–22 12-29 69.

CLAYSBURG-KIMMEL (53): Cleveland 2 0-0 4, Dibert 3 1-2 10, Buell 10 0-0 27, Maslanik 1 0-0 2, Chamberlain 0 0-1 0, Patton 2 0-0 6, Bradley 2 0-0 4, S. Barr 0 0-0 0, Z. Barr 0 0-0 0. Totals–20 1-3 53.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

West Branch 18 12 23 16 — 69

Claysburg-Kimmel 14 10 16 13 — 53

3-point goals: West Branch 13 (Bellomy 5, Kopchik 2, Rothrock 2, D. Kolesar 2, Carr, I. Tiracordia); Claysburg-Kimmel 12 (Buell 7, Dibert 3, Patton 2).

Records: West Branch (1-0); Claysburg-Kimmel (0-2).

JV: West Branch, 55-24. High scorers–Isaac Tiracorda, WB, 25; Josh Emeigh, CK, 6.

BCC now 7-1

DUNCANSVILLE — Hunter Nagle scored 12 points, Ean McCarty had 11, and Mason Andre added 10 to help the Blair County Christian boys beat DuBois Christian, 60-25.

Blair Christian improved to 7-1.

DUBOIS CHRISTIAN (60): Mowrey 4 2-6 11, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Powell 1 1-3 3, Whitaker 0 0-0 0, Smith 3 0-0 8, Delarme 1 0-0 2. Totals — 9 3-9 25.

BLAIR COUNTY CHRISTIAN (25): McCarty 4 2-3 11, Co. Dull 1 1-3 3, D. Dull 3 0-2 6, Ca. Dull 0 0-0 0, Hartman 2 0-0 5, Sease 3 0-0 8, Nagle 6 0-0 12, Winters 0 0-0 0, Andre 4 1-2 10, Butterbaugh 2 0-0 5. Totals — 25 4-10 60 .

SCORE BY QUARTERS

DuBois Christian 3 3 10 9 — 25

Blair Christian 16 21 9 14 — 60

3-point goals: DuBois Christian 3 (Smith 2, Mowery); Blair County Christian 6 (Sease 2, McCarty, Butterbaugh, Andre, Hartman).

Records: DuBois Christian (2-5); Blair County Christian (7-1).

GC boys fall

Huntingdon Calvary Christian topped Great Commission, 52-35, despite 16 points from the Bears’ Steven Karageanes and 12 points from Owen Hildebrand.

The loss dropped the Bears to 0-5.

Records: Great Commission (0-5).

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