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Basketball

Defense does in BG in title tilt

EBENSBURG — Clinching the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship came down to just an inbounds pass. The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team had exactly what they were looking for on the play, but Johnstown came up with a key deflection. That set up a heartbreaking ...

Lady Devils reign again in ICC, beat Everett

CLAYSBURG — If anyone had left the Inter-County Conference girls championship game at halftime, they might have thought that Bellwood-Antis was all about Alli Campbell and Sakeria Haralson. While the senior duo are certainly a large part of the Lady Blue Devils, they are far from the only ...

Tussey boys take down West Branch

CLAYSBURG — Saturday’s Inter-County Conference championship game between Tussey Mountain and West Branch played out like the proverbial tale of two halves. Fortunately, for the Titans, their time came in the second half as Tussey was able to shake off an early third quarter deficit, climb ...

Poised Portage: Lady Mustangs deliver at line to claim crown

JOHNSTOWN — Portage jumped out to a 14-point lead just minutes into the second half of its WestPAC championship and, at that point, looked like it could put the game away. However, Shanksville-Stonycreek, which didn’t sub the entire game, got its second wind when one would think it should ...

Mo Valley tops Hornets

ALEXANDRIA — Moshannon Valley ended its season on a high note with a 45-26 Inter-County Conference win over Juniata Valley in high school boys basketball on Friday. Michael Kitko led the Black Knights with 13 points, Joe Bacher had 11 points, and Ben Murawski added 10. Juniata Valley ...

Valley upset it’s not allowed to host game

The District 6 high school basketball playoff brackets were released Thursday afternoon, and though the Juniata Valley girls team knew what was coming, that didn’t mean it was happy about it. The Lady Hornets are the No. 3 seed in the Class 2A bracket and will play sixth-seeded Bishop ...

BG gets upset ‘W’ in semis over Hills

SIDMAN —- Bishop Guilfoyle got off to a blistering start, and held off a late charge to stun previously unbeaten Forest Hills and earn a berth in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference girls’ basketball championship game, thanks to a 57-48 semifinal upset victory over the Rangers on ...

No matter the foe, Marauders heading for finals

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning went to bed Wednesday night thinking his Marauders would host Richland in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinals Thursday. But, when Drenning awoke Thursday morning, he was told to put away the Richland film because Bedford was now ...

Tussey Mountain saves its best for last against B-A

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain used a 21-6 fourth quarter to top Bellwood-Antis, 56-42, in its regular-season finale Thursday night in boys high school basketball action. Matthew Leonard led all scorers with 18 points to go with 17 from Devin Swope. Troy Walker had 16 points for ...

Bezek, Lady Devils head to conference final

PATTON — In mid-January, the Central Cambria girls basketball team was on the outside of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference playoff bubble looking in. After winning nine of their last 10 to close out the regular season, the Lady Devils catapulted into the postseason as the No. 3 seed ...

Pirates fall short in fourth

WILLIAMSBURG — When all things are considered, it’s usually better to finish an athletic contest strong than to start one strong. That was certainly the case Wednesday night, when West Branch closed with a fourth-quarter flourish to overtake Williamsburg, 62-51 in the Williamsburg Area ...

Huntingdon, Tyrone share league title

BELLEFONTE — Nick Gearhart went over the 1,000-point mark for his career with Huntingdon in a 70-41 win at Bellefonte in the Bearcats’ regular-season finale in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Gearhart finished with 24 points as the Bearcats improved to 20-2 overall, 13-1 ...

Altoona now 12-10

Altoona wrapped up its regular season with a 12-10 mark after a 66-62 win over Williamsport at the AAHS Fieldhouse in high school girls basketball action on Wednesday. Caranda Perea led the Lady Lions with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Adalynn Cherry scored 12, and Adaliz Corbin added 11. Kailee ...

Riskus shines as Mustangs advance

PORTAGE — Portage began its WestPAC semifinal game struggling to make a layup. Fortunately, for the Lady Mustangs, Shade couldn’t buy a bucket either as neither team saw a shot go through for nearly three minutes. The shots eventually started to fall for Portage as the North ...

Still rolling along: Lions pick up seventh win in a row

By Michael Marot The Associated Press WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Seth Lundy delivered a flurry of first-half scoring punches. Mike Watkins capitalized with a quick second-half knockout blow. Watkins matched a season high with 19 points, Lundy added a career-high 18 and No. 13 Penn State ...

Defense, foul shots are key for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg’s Marin Miller has been leaving a lot of people frustrated lately. Fortunately for the Lady Tigers, the people shaking their heads aren’t wearing Hollidaysburg colors. Miller scored a game-high 28 points, including a 10-for-10 performance from the free ...

Bellwood nips Williamsburg

BELLWOOD — Despite being outscored by Williamsburg, 33-26, in the fourth quarter, Bellwood-Antis hung on to beat the Blue Pirates, 76-74, in an Inter-County Conference matchup Wednesday. In the last week of the regular season, both teams are a loss behind West Branch for the ICC North ...

BG clinches LHAC spot

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic defeated Bishop Carroll Catholic, 62-27, to clinch the final spot in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinals in a high school girls basketball game Tuesday at the Pleasant Valley gym. The Lady Marauders, who got 19 points from Teresa Haigh and 18 from ...

Singer, Yeager spark Hollidaysburg

Justin Singer had a hat trick, and Frank Yeager had two goals and two assists as Hollidaysburg topped Forest Hills, 13-2, at Galactic Ice in high school ice hockey Tuesday. Colin Horn also scored two goals for the Golden Tigers. SCORE BY PERIODS Forest Hills 1 1 0— 2 Hollidaysburg ...