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Basketball

Vikings have season end in first round

By Philip Cmorpcmor@altoonamirror.comEBENSBURG - Saint Joseph's Academy coach Richard Ciambotti said he didn't know a lot about Glendale heading into the teams' District 6 Class A boys basketball first-round encounter, but it was Ciambotti's Wolves that had a secret weapon to use against the ...

Scarlet Dragons fail to top Trojans

TYRONE - Central knew it was facing a literal tall task in its District 6 Class AA playoff game against Mount Union on Tuesday.In the end, the Scarlet Dragons just didn't measure up.The Trojans used their significant size advantage to dominate the paint and come out on top, 63-50, at the Tyrone ...

Altoona girls push record to 11-11

MILL HALL - Alison Caracciolo scored a team-high 14 points Tuesday night to lead Altoona to a 67-39 win over Central Mountain in a high school girls basketball matchup.Altoona finished the regular season at 11-11 and will begin play in the District 6-AAAA playoffs next week.Rachel Dibert scored ...

Lady Devils overcome slow start, advance

HOLLIDAYSBURG - It looked like it was all over for the ninth-seeded Central Cambria girls basketball team midway through the third quarter Tuesday night.Then the Lady Devils took a 30-second timeout, and things started to change after that.Central Cambria overcame a 17-point deficit in the ...

Shooting woes doom Philipsburg

HUNTINGDON - Whether it is on or off the basketball court, there is a saying that it's not how you start, but how you finish.In Monday's District 6 Class AA first round playoff game against Penns Valley, Philipsburg-Osceola did neither.The Lady Mounties combined to shoot just 4-for-23 in the ...

Lady Tigers triumph in senior night game

By Jon FleckFor the MirrorHOLLIDAYSBURG - Most of the local high school basketball teams are either done or looking towards the playoffs. Thanks to a couple weather-related postponements, the Hollidaysburg girls basketball team is still putting a wrap on the regular season.Six seniors played ...

16 knocks off 1: Heights takes down Tyrone in first round

Cinderella has traded in that glass slipper for powder blue Nikes.On an opening night replete with upsets in the District 6 basketball playoffs, the 16th-seeded Cambria Heights boys authored the biggest of them, coming back from 12 points down to dominate the second half and sideline Class AA ...

Big third quarter lifts B-A to victory

A year ago, the District 6 playoffs began without Bellwood-Antis.In December, B-A lost by 15 to Penn Cambria.Monday night, the Blue Devils, whose core struggled to find themselves last season, grew up and won their first playoff game together against that same Penn Cambria team. Bellwood ...

Guilfoyle stages 4th-quarter victory

By John Hartsockjhartsock@altoonamirror.comEBENSBURG - Down, 40-39 after three quarters, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic answered a wake-up call in time to defeat Williamsburg, 63-53, in a first-round District 6-A boys basketball playoff game Monday night at the Bishop Carroll High School ...

Fourth-quarter run sparks CC

Special to the MirrorJOHNSTOWN?- When eight and nine seeds collide, any casual fan expects a dogfight. Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference members Central Cambria and Westmont Hilltop met for the second time this season in what proved to be a back-and-forth battle.Both teams traded blows ...

Saltsburg pulls away late over Williamsburg

By Rick WeaverFor the MirrorEBENSBURG - The Williamsburg Lady Pirates knew what they needed to do: Get the ball to Madison Detwiler. So did the Saltsburg Trojans.Saltsburg coach Janelle Reed's game plan created 19 turnovers as the Trojans eliminated the Blue Pirates, 44-41, in a District 6 ...

Corl has big night to help Altoona defeat ’Cats

MILL HALL - Bobby Corl scored a game-high 35 points Monday night, leading Altoona to a 74-60 win over Central Mountain in a regular-season boys high school basketball matchup.Isaiah Wansley added 13 points for Altoona, which used a 22-10 showing in the second quarter to erase a 22-17 ...

B-A gets the better of Everett

By Michael Boytimmboytim@altoonamirror.comCLAYSBURG - Everett girls basketball coach Keith Moyer admitted after Saturday's Inter-County Conference championship game that sometimes when his Lady Warriors take the court, they simply aren't the better team.Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney probably ...

McClain, Hollidaysburg dominate Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN - Ashley McClain scored 20 points to help Hollidaysburg roll past Johnstown, 71-33, in high school girls basketball Saturday.Colleen Murphy scored 13 points, and Sierra Kirsch added 11 for the Lady Tigers.Shayla Smith led Johnstown with 14 points.HOLLIDAYSBURG (71): Ellis 4 0-0 8, ...

B-A girls, JV boys win titles

CLAYSBURG - Bellwood-Antis captured the Inter-County Conference junior high girls basketball title on Saturday with a 37-28 win over Tussey Mountain at Claysburg-Kimmel High School.Alli Campbell led the winners with 21 points, while Riley D'Angelo finished with 10. Tussey (19-1) got 12 points ...

Knights prevail

HOUTZDALE - Curtis Neff's 19 points were tops for Moshannon Valley in a 56-44 win over Harmony in high school boys basketball Saturday.HARMONY (44): Sral 5 4-6 16, Lucas 3 0-0 7, Beck 0 1-2 1, Fritz 4 2-5 11, Young 3 0-0 7, Kurtz 0 2-4 2, D. Kurtz 0 0-0 0. Totals - 15 9-17 44.MOSHANNON VALLEY ...

ICC crown slips away from Devils

CLAYSBURG - Entering Saturday's Inter-County Conference championship game, the Bellwood-Antis boys basketball team was riding high on an 11-game winning streak.Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, they ran into the only team in the conference that was hotter than themselves, with Southern Fulton ...

Tussey earns ICC berth

SAXTON - Sophie Brumbaugh scored 11 points to lead Tussey Mountain to a 30-13 victory over Southern Fulton on Friday in junior high girls basketball action.The win clinched a berth for the Lady Titans (19-0) in the first-ever Inter-County Conference junior high girls basketball championship ...