Lady Cats 1-1 In Brockway Tournament, Bobcats 0-2 In Keystone Tournament (12/09/19)
The Clarion Area Lady Cats opened their 2019 basketball season by going 1-1 in the Brockway Tip-off Tournament, while the Bobcat Boys went 0-2 in the Keystone Tip-off Tournament, this past weekend (Friday-Saturday, December 6th-7th).
Brockway Tip-off Tournament
The Lady Cats dropped a close 44-42 opening game to the host Lady Rovers
Brockway led 12-5 after one and 22-14 at the half. The Cats outscored the Rovers 17-10 in the third period and trailed by just one 32-31 heading into the fourth. A 12-11 Brockway advantage, in the fourth, set the final.
Clarion received a game high 23 points from Kait Constantino. Jordan Best followed with thirteen. KK Girvan had 3 points, Ava Cherico had 2 points, while Payton Simko and Rebekah Ketner each scored one point.
Danielle Wood led Brockway with nineteen points.
The Lady Cats rebounded with a 44-36 win over Moniteau in the consolation game.
Clarion led 10-8 after one and 20-17 at the half. A 12-9 Moniteau advantage in the third, had the game knotted at 29-all going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Cats pulled away with a 15-7 advantage in the fourth, securing the twelve-point win.
Best led Clarion with 11 points, followed by Constantino’s ten. Rebekah Ketner had eight points. Eva Lerch and Payton Simko each scored 5 points and KK Girvan had two.
Kristan Auvil led Moniteau with a game high seventeen.
DuBois downed Brockway 48-32 to claim the championship.
The Lady Cats will travel to Keystone tomorrow (Tuesday, December 10th).
Keystone Tip-off Tournament
The Bobcat Boys fell to eventual champion DuBois 65-50 in the opening round game.
DuBois led 20-8 after one, 39-24 at the half and 52-34 after three. A 16-13 Clarion advantage in the fourth, set the final.
Calvin German led Clarion with fifteen points. Josh Craig scored 10 points, Hunter Craddock had 9 points, while Skylar Rhoades and Nick Frederick each had six. Beau Verdill and Kyle Porciello had two points apiece.
Chase Husted led the Beavers with twenty-three points.
Clarion fell to host Keystone 53-25, in the consolation game.
Keystone led 10-7 after one, 27-11 at the half and 43-16 after three.
Skylar Rhoades led the Cats with eleven points.Nick Frederick followed with five. Kyle Porciello had three points. Beau Berdill, Hunter Craddock, and Josh Craig each had two.
Tory Johnson and Mark Rearick each had twelve points for the Panthers.
DuBois downed St. Marys 60-45 in the championship game.
The Bobcats will travel to Keystone on Wednesday (December 11th).