Leader Times roundup: West Shamokin wins 1st tipoff tournament since '08
West Shamokin opened the boys basketball season by bringing home a trophy.
Zane Clowser scored 17 points to lead the Wolves to a win over Marion Center, 52-32, in the championship game of the Marion Center Tournament on Saturday.
Jake Hough added 13 points and Alex Lasslo 11 for the Wolves (2-0), who won their first tipoff tournament title since 2008 at Leechburg.
Ford City 57, Trinity Christian 41 — Jesse Sequira posted 24 points to get Ford City in the win column in the consolation game of the St. Joseph Tournament.
Jon Karabin added 11 points, and Blake Bower had eight for the Sabers (1-1). Tyreaque Calloway scored 12 to lead the Falcons (0-2).
Freeport 58, St. Joseph 37 — Josh Beale scored 13 points and was named MVP after leading the Yellowjackets to the championship of the St. Joseph Tournament.
Eric Davis scored 10 and was named to the all-tournament team for Freeport (2-0), while Sam Beaver led St. Joseph (1-1) with eight points.
Grove City 72, Kittanning 56— Derek Turner scored 17 points to lift Grove City (2-0) over the hosts in the championship game of the Kittanning Tournament.
Noah Kunst led all scorers with 21 points for Kittanning (1-1), and Eric Hulings added 10 for the Wildcats.
Karns City 60, Freeport 34— LeeAnn Gibson scored a game-high 17 points, and Shanel Preston had 14 to carry the Gremlins to the championship of the Freeport Tournament.
Emily LoPresti added 12 points for Karns City (2-0), while Zoe Sollis led all scorers with 22 points for Freeport (1-1).
Apollo-Ridge 39, Deer Lakes 35 — Ashley Emminger scored 20 points and the Vikings (2-0) scored 19 in the final quarter to rally for the Springdale Tournament championship. Kristen Stanko scored 17 to pace Deer Lakes (1-1).
Hickory 60, Kittanning 32—Emily Knepshield led all scorers with 14 points, but Kittanning (1-1) fell in the championship game of the Kittanning Tournament. Nicole Lacava scored 13 points to lead Hickory (2-0).
Ford City 40, Shady Side Academy 30 — Christina Davis scored 13 points, and Ally Cujas scored 10 to earn the Sabers (1-1) a win in the consolation game of the St. Jospeh Tournament. Natalie Palmer led all players with 17 points for Shady Side Academy (0-2).
Punxsutawney 50, West Shamokin 38 — Lizzy Cornish scored 10 points, and Ellie Gandolfi grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds, as the Wolves (0-2) dropped the consolation game of the Marion Center Tournament.
Redbank Valley 54, Allegheny-Clarion Valley 43— Brooke Hinderliter's 21 points led the Bulldogs to the championship of the Brockway Tournament. Madison McClaine added 13 points for Redbank Valley (2-0), which beat DuBois, 54-28, earlier on Saturday after Friday's games were postponed due to snowy weather.
Sewickley Academy 50, Leechburg 9 — Lizzy Casale had 16 points to lead Sewickley Academy (1-1) past Leechburg (0-2) in the Aquinas Academy consolation game.
Wolves get two wins— West Shamokin picked up wins over Northern Cambria and Indiana in its five matches at the Blairsville Duals Tournament.
Brendan Glover won all five of his matches by fall for the Wolves (3-3), while John Wissinger also went 5-0 with three falls and a pair of forfeit victories.