Basketball Roundup: Bobcats, Lady Cats Victorious Over Falcons
The Clarion Area Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Teams were both victorious over A-C Valley, this week.
The Bobcat Boys defeated the visiting Falcons, 75-64, on Tuesday (January 12th) and the Lady Cats downed the homestanding Lady Falcons, 33-13, on Wednesday (January 12th).
Boys: Clarion 75 – A-C Valley 64
Cal German scored a game-high 38 points, including four treys, in the Bobcats’ victory.
Clarion led 21-14 after one period, but a 16-12 Falcon advantage in the second, had the Cats leading by just three, 33-30 at the half.
The Bobcats outscored the Falcons 22-18, in the third, to take a 55-48 lead into the final stanza, where they held a 20-18 advantage, to set the final.
Christian Simko, Beau Verdill and Hunter Craddock added 17, 14 and six points respectively. Simko had a three-pointer.
Levi Orton led the Falcons with 27 points, followed by with fourteen.
The Bobcats will travel to North Clarion today (Thursday, January 14th).
Girls: Clarion 33 – A-C Valley 13
Erica Selfridge poured in 14 points to lead the Lady Cats to the win.
The first quarter was close, with Clarion holding a 6-4 edge. With a 10-2 advantage in the second, the Lady Cats held a 16-6 halftime lead.
Clarion again outscored the Falcons, 10-2 in the third, to take a 26-8 lead into the final frame. A 7-5 fourth period advantage for Clarion set the final.
Jordan Best had 7 points and Payton Simko followed with six. Ava Cherico and Noel Anthony contributed 4 and 2 points respectively, for the Cats. Selfridge and Cherico each had a three-point basket.
Andrea Meals led A-C Valley with six points.
The Lady Cats will host North Clarion on Friday (January 14th).
(Great Work, Bobcats and Lady Cats!!!!)