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Basketball

Bellwood wins with WB on the horizon

BELLWOOD - Nathan Davis poured in 27 points, and Bellwood-Antis broke open a close game in the second quarter to post an Inter-County Conference North Division 76-45 win over Williamsburg Saturday night in high school boys basketball action.Joey Padula chipped in with 15 points for the Blue ...

Trybus hits big shots in fourth

By Rick?WeaverFor The MirrorEBENSBURG - Bishop Guilfoyle, one night removed from its first Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Sectional loss, needed a bounce-back victory on Friday night. And got it.Josh Trybus hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds to play and then converted both ends of a 1-and-1 ...

Claysburg boys up record to 15-0

CLAYSBURG - The Claysburg-Kimmel junior high boys basketball team improved to 15-0 Friday, thanks to a 42-25 win over Juniata Valley.Landon Bauman's 18 points led C-K, which also received 14 points from Alex Kulick. Valley got eight points from Tristan Hensor.JUNIATA VALLEY (25): Henderson 4, ...

Boring, Lady Devils take care of business

By John Hartsockjhartsock@altoonamirror.comEBENSBURG - In the Central Cambria High School girls basketball team's first matchup with archrival Penn Cambria earlier this month, the two teams fought tooth-and-nail before a couple of Abbie Young free throws in the final seconds produced a ...

Latrobe stomps Golden Tigers

By Nick CammusoFor the MirrorLATROBE - Greater Latrobe used a fast start on both ends of the floor Friday on its way to a 89-48 non-section rout of Hollidaysburg Area.The District 7 Wildcats (18-1), who extended their home winning streak to 20 games, were coming off a loss earlier in the week ...

TM’s Cornelius hits milestone

SAXTON - Parker Cornelius needed 39 points to reach 1,000 for his career, and he scored 39 in a 75-63 victory over winless Southern Huntingdon in high school boys basketball action on Friday.Cornelius scored on a left-handed layup in traffic with approximately 1 minute remaining to reach the ...

O’Shell, Glendale defeat Mount Union; Tyrone, Central win

MOUNT UNION - Cierra O'Shell scored 15 points to lead Glendale to a 54-37 win over Mount Union in high school girls basketball on Friday night.Amber Matier added 10 points for the Lady Vikings, who pulled away with an 18-9 fourth-quarter showing.GLENDALE (54): Matier 2 6-6 10, Lukehart 1 3-5 5, ...

Everett girls roll in second half for rout

LOYSBURG - The halftime break brought about two separate possibilities for Everett and Northern Bedford during Thursday night's high school girls basketball contest.For the Lady Panthers, who had battled back from a 12-point deficit midway through the second quarter, it was a chance to keep ...

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 ...