Boys’ Basketball: Keystone on Verge of KSAC South Title

| February 7, 2019


KNOX, Pa. (D9Sports) – Breaking open a tie game at halftime, Keystone retook control of its own destiny in the KSAC South with a 60-47 win over visiting Redbank Valley.

(Photo: Dawson Steele splits the Redbank Valley defense for two of his 14 points during Keystone’s 60-47 win over Redbank Valley Wednesday night. Photo by Mary Rearick)

The Panthers and Bulldogs were knotted at 26 at the break before 20-11 third-quarter advantage put Keystone ahead 46-37 after three quarters.

Dawson Steele and Brooks LaVan each scored seven points in the third quarter for Keystone. LaVan broke out of a recent slump by tying for team-high honors with 14 points. Andrew Lauer also scored 14 and added nine rebounds for the Panthers, while Steele had 12 points and Troy Johnson nine points and 13 rebounds.

Chris Marshall paced Redbank Valley with 15 points with Keaton Kahle adding 12.

The win coupled with Moniteau’s 42-32 loss to Karns City leaves Keystone alone in first place in the KSAC South at 7-2. The Panthers came close out their second divisional title in three years with a win at Union Friday.

CRANBERRY 77, FOREST AREA 47

CRANBERRY, Pa. – Cranberry was efficient on offense in picking up a 77-47 win over visiting Forest Area in KSAC North play.

Cameron Russell scored a team-best 15 points while J.T. Stahlman posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Eric Sharp also added 10 tallies while Zac Kiefer grabbed 10 rebounds.

Noah Burke paced Forest with a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds and Franklin Meals chipped in 13 tallies. Jonah Spuck also grabbed 11 rebounds and Miles Miller had seven boards for the Fires.

A-C VALLEY 65, UNION 48

FOXBURG, Pa. – Levi Orton lit the lamp with a 28 point-performance to guide A-C Valley to a 65-48 victory over visiting Union in KSAC South action.

Eddie Stenvanus chipped in 14 points while Caleb Penny added 10 for the Falcons.

For Union, Luke Bowser had a team-high 12 points with Caden Rainey adding 11 tallies.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 93, VENANGO CATHOLIC 45

OIL CITY, Pa. – Hayden Callen and Deion Deas explode for 53 combined points to help visiting Clarion-Limestone defeat Venango Catholic, 93-45.

Hayden Callen had a game-high 29 points to lead all Lions scorers. Deas added 24 tallies with Ian Callen chipping in for 14 points, seven rebounds, six steals and nine assists.

Ben Gillispie paced Venango Catholic with a team-high 28 points.

KARNS CITY 42, MONITEAU 32

MONITEAU, Pa. – Chase Beighley and Nathan Waltman combined for 26 points to help Karns City hand rival Moniteau’s bid for the KSAC South title a serious blow with a 42-32 road win over the Warriors.

Beighley posted a game-high 14 points with Waltman adding 12 for the Gremlins. Austin Fahlor chipped in for five points, six assists and eight rebounds.

Gage Neal led all Moniteau scorers with 10 points. Jared Lominski added nine.

Moniteau is now a game back of Keystone in the loss column in the KSAC South race – as is Karns City. For either team to have a chance at the South title, Keystone would need to lose to Union Friday.


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