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Basketball

Strong second half sparks Blue Devils

WILLIAMSBURG - Karson Swogger netted 27 points for Bellwood-Antis as it outscored Williamsburg, 17-2, in the second half in its 60-37 win Thursday night in girls high school basketball action.Sophie Damiano chipped in 12 points for the Lady Blue Devils, while Camryn Bookhammer led Williamsburg ...

Bedford delivers big upset over Johnstown

BEDFORD - Connor Lazorka scored 15 points and added nine steals as Bedford upset Johnstown, 52-49, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference high school boys game Thursday.Ben Windows and Zach Shaffer each added nine points for the Bisons.JOHNSTOWN (49): Price 3 1-2 10, M. Tinsley 3 0-0 8, ...

Hornets defeat Bulldogs

ALEXANDRIA - Juniata Valley hosted Claysburg-Kimmel for a big Inter-County Conference North Division contest Thursday. The Green Hornets used strong defense and foul shooting in the fourth quarter to stop the Bulldogs, 54-42.The win puts the Hornets (11-5, 9-2 ICC) alone in second place in the ...

Central Cambria wins rivalry clash with Panthers

CRESSON - Anytime the Central Cambria and Penn Cambria boys basketball teams take the floor, expect an intense, high-energy battle.After all, there is a long-standing rivalry between the two schools.Thursday night's Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section 1 contest was no exception.Led by ...

Lady Lions tame Tigers

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comSome of Altoona Area's student section showed up in camouflage, but it's become difficult disguising that the Lady Lion girls basketball team has gone on a nice little run in the new year.The Lady Lions finished January with a 7-2 record, getting 14 points ...

Bedford stuns McCort

BEDFORD - Jaden Fuller scored one of two free throws with 5 seconds left to lift Bedford to a stunning upset of previously unbeaten Bishop McCort, 45-44, in high school girls basketball on Wednesday."The best comment that I can give you is that it was a team effort,'' said Bedford coach Mark ...

Lady Devils pull away

PATTON - Locked in an unexpectedly close game in the third quarter against Cambria Heights and with leading scorer Taylor Boring on the bench with three fouls, Central Cambria coach Brittany Sedlock turned to a full-court press.Suddenly, the game wasn't so close anymore.The Lady Devils forced ...

Trybus leads BG past Altoona

Josh Trybus seemed pretty eager to get onto the court to play against Altoona on Wednesday night.So much so that he actually got off the bench and began to jog to midcourt when Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School teammate Evan Chadbourn's name was called during pregame introductions."It might ...

Lady Huskies post ‘gigantic’ win over BG

EBENSBURG - Bishop Carroll girls basketball coach Bob Gongloff hopes his team grasps the significance of its latest success, no matter how little time it might have."Hopefully they enjoy this win because it's especially big for them," he said after the Lady Huskies topped Bishop Guilfoyle, ...

Long layoff no bother for Hollidaysburg

PUNXSUTAWNEY - Hollidays-burg played its first game in nearly two weeks, but was none the worse for the layoff, as the Golden Tigers rode double-double efforts from Jake Holsopple and Ryan Adams to a 65-43 victory over Punxsutawney in high school boys basketball Wednesday.Adams scored 27 points ...

Davis leads Devils past C-K

CLAYSBURG - Nathan Davis scored a game-high 23 points to lead Bellwood-Antis past Claysburg-Kimmel, 76-40, in high school boys basketball on Tuesday night.Trent Walker added 13 points and Jake Burch 12 for the Blue Devils. Von Bogel and RoDale Weyandt had eight points apiece for ...

Dragons hurt by slow start

MARTINSBURG - Central stubbed its toe early against Penns Valley in a Mountain League matchup Tuesday night.The Scarlet Dragons bounced back to play even with the Rams the rest of the way, but it was Penns Valley that came out on top, 52-39, after a 17-4 first-quarter run.Central is hoping the ...

Altoona White nips BG

Connor McCarthy scored 21 points, and Mitch Lawhead added 10 to lead Altoona White to a 39-37 win over Bishop Guilfoyle at the AAJHS Fieldhouse on Tuesday in junior high boys basketball action.BG had double-figure scorers in Dominic Pulcinello (12) and Dan Carrieri (11).BISHOP GUILFOYLE (37): ...

Portage drops league game to Windber

WINDBER - Portage fell short against Windber, 44-40, in a WestPAC North Division game in high school girls basketball on Tuesday.Kacie Baker had 13 points and six rebounds for Portage, Katie Nolan had 10 points and seven rebounds, and Lexi Wozniak added 10 points.Kaitlyn Weaver led Windber with ...

Lady Devils get boost from Leidig in victory

JOHNSTOWN - Many times when teams play on back-to-back nights, fatigue sets in on the latter of the two.In the first half at Westmont Hilltop on Tuesday, the Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team showed every sign that it had just won a battle for first place in the Inter-County Conference North ...

Bellwood-Antis wins key ICC battle over C-K

BELLWOOD - Both the Bellwood-Antis and Claysburg-Kimmel girls basketball teams were on winning streaks entering their game for the top spot in the Inter-County Conference North Division Monday night.The Lady Blue Devils continued their recent success with a 60-43 win over Claysburg to move into ...

Portage defeats WestPAC foe

WINDBER - Jake Swank scored 21 points to lead Portage to its 12th win in 16 games, this one at Windber, 62-56, in high school boys basketball action Monday.Braedon St. Clair added 14 points for the winners, who led, 29-25, at halftime. Teammate Luke Dividock added 12 points.Windber dropped to ...

Johnston’s career-best game lifts Central over Heights

MARTINSBURG - Hannah Johnston poured in a career-high 28 points as Central used a strong second half to earn a 54-48 victory over Cambria Heights in high school girls basketball action Monday.Elle Cordell's 16 points and McKenzie Letso's 10 led the Lady Highlanders.CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (48): Anna 2 ...

No deficit too big for BG

By John Hartsockjhartsock@altoonamirror.comThe diocesan boys basketball rivarly between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Bishop Carroll Catholic has featured a bevy of knock-down, drag-out, run-through-the-wall games that often come down to the final minute.The latest chapter in the series, a ...

Politza’s big game powers Golden Eagles

TYRONE - The Tyrone boys basketball team didn't get off to the best start Monday night, but they came up with a heck of a response.That response was led by senior Anthony Politza.Politza keyed the Golden Eagles with 31 points en route to a 78-61 victory over Huntingdon in a Mountain League ...