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Basketball

Lady Tigers finish 2-0 in tourney

CALIFORNIA, Pa. - The Hollidaysburg Area High School girls basketball team completed a successful trip to the California, Pa. Christmas Tournament.The Lady Tigers went 2-0 in the tourney after a 39-26 victory over Elizabeth Forward on Sunday at Cal University.Makenzie Wilkinson led ...

Anna keys Heights past Colts

PATTON - Ali Anna connected on six 3-pointers and totaled 22 points in leading Cambria Heights past Northern Cambria, 48-42, during opening night action of the Cambria Heights Christmas Tournament in high school girls basketball on Saturday.Taylor Forsythe tossed in 10 points to help the Lady ...

Cecere too much for Lady Tigers to slow down

By Jim LaneFor the MirrorHOLLIDAYSBURG - Sons of coaches generally are praised for their work ethic and knowledge of the game they play. Courtney Cecere proves you can talk about daughters of coaches in the same way.Cecere, a junior guard at Forest Hills High School, is the daughter of Lady ...

Politza’s big night sparks Tyrone boys

TYRONE - Anthony Politza scored 25 points, and Tyrone finished 17-for-20 at the free throw line in a 59-49 Mountain League victory over Central in high school boys basketball Wednesday.The Scarlet Dragons, who got 15 points from Jacob Muthler, led 8-4 after the first quarter before the Golden ...

Duo lead Central girls to victory on the road

SAXTON - Cassie Mock and Paige Long each scored 10 points to help Central defeat Tussey Mountain, 46-36, Wednesday night in girls high school basketball action.The Lady Titans got 14 points from McKenna Sitch.CENTRAL (46): Johnston 4 5-6 14, Mock 4 2-2 10, Long 3 2-2 10, Boyles 3 2-5 8, ...

Junior Titans still unbeaten

SAXTON - The Tussey Mountain junior high girls basketball team improved to 7-0 Wednesday, thanks to a 23-18 win over Spring Cove.Sophie Brumbaugh led Tussey with eight points. The Cove fell to 5-2.SPRING COVE (18): Mock 2, Brumbaugh 9, Eicher 2, Metzger 5 .TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (23): Molosky 7, S. ...

Lady Warriors fight past B-A

EVERETT - It was only two days before Christmas, and there were fittingly so many positives to take away for both high school girls basketball programs, their players and their coaches, as unbeaten Everett staved off Bellwood-Antis, 66-62, in an Inter-County Conference, non-section matchup at ...

Injuries mounting for BG

If high school basketball teams were required to publish injury lists like NFL teams, it would be growing by the game for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls team.Two more players limped off the court Wednesday, but so far, the injuries have had little effect on the won-loss record. The Lady ...

Ravens know Steelers’ Brown dangerous

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens' patchwork secondary will have their hands full Sunday against Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown - a central figure in their big-play offense.Brown is the prime target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and leads the NFL with 1,586 receiving yards. ...

Golden Tigers show no mercy against Bearcats

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Mercy rule in basketball? You don't see it often, but it happened here Tuesday night.Hollidaysburg's Golden Tigers ran over and around Huntingdon en route to an 86-39 thrashing of the Bearcats at the HAHS gym."It's always good when you can have your guys who work hard in ...

Central edges BEA

MARTINSBURG - Brandon Buchart had 13 points and 17 rebounds to help lead Central past Bald Eagle Area, 66-62, Tuesday night in high school boys basketball action.Kyle Dodson led the Scarlet Dragons in scoring with 18 points, while Jacob Muthler had 13 and Justin Helsel 12. Trey Butterworth ...

Bedford boys now 5-0

BEDFORD - Steven Ressler scored 10 points to help Bedford improve to 5-0, thanks to a 54-27 win over Spring Cove Tuesday afternoon in junior high boys basketball action.Jacob Eberlin and Colby Liebal led the Cove with six points each.SPRING COVE (27): Mikesic 3, Liebal 6, Ferry 2, Eberlin 6, ...

Cannistraci’s jumper lifts Tyrone over Central

MARTINSBURG - The Tyrone girls at one point held a 12-point lead over Central in their Mountain League contest Monday night at Central High School.It didn't end easily for the Lady Eagles, but a familiar scoring threat came up with the game's biggest bucket.Junior forward Alexis Cannistraci ...

Boring scores 30 in triumph

EBENSBURG - Taylor Boring scored 30 points and Central Cambria improved to 7-1 with a 57-36 victory over Cambria Heights Monday night in high school girls basketball.Lauren Stevens had five points and six rebounds for the Lady Devils.Ali Anna scored 15 points for the Lady Highlanders.CAMBRIA ...

Lazorka leads Bedford to conference victory over McCort

BEDFORD - Conner Lazorka scored a game-high 26 points as Bedford pulled off a 59-50 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference victory over Bishop McCort Monday in high school boys basketball.BISHOP MCCORT (50): Stem 1 1-2 3, Kasper 0 1-2 1, Conahan 5 2-5 12, L. Wade 2 0-0 4, Petroskey 1 2-2 4, Nash ...

BG regroups late for victory

By Jon FleckFor the MirrorComing off a home loss to Bishop McCort last week, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team needed a big fourth quarter comeback to avoid dropping its second straight home game.Bishop Carroll Catholic led the Lady Marauders by as many as 10 points in the ...

Lions’ offense comes out flat

The Altoona Mountain Lions went from their best performance of the season to their worst in a stretch of only six days.A 17-point winner over Greater Johnstown (54-37) on Monday night, the Lions were dumped by Cumberland Valley, 30-29, Saturday afternoon at the AAHS Fieldhouse."So flat. So ...

Plenty chip in during Blue Devils’ win

SAXTON - The Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team improved to 5-0 Saturday afternoon, thanks to a 68-21 win over Tussey Mountain.Trent Walker and Nathan Davis led a balanced attack with 13 points each while teammate Joey Padula added 12 points.Tussey Mountain (2-4) got nine points from Parker ...

Former player beats Tigers’ coach

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Both coaches in Saturday's Golden Tiger Roundball Classic Championship were quite familiar with each other.Hollidaysburg's Brad Lear at one point coached Stafford, Va.'s Danny Tryon."We had such a great relationship down there player-coach, and being both an assistant at the ...

Lady Lions hang tough before bowing to CV

By Jon FleckFor the MirrorThe nationally-ranked Cumberland Valley girls basketball team rolled into the AAHS Fieldhouse Saturday on a 31-game winning streak.The Altoona Lady Lions gave it their best shot but came up a bit short, falling to the two-time defending Class AAAA champs, 46-33.Altoona ...