Boys’ Basketball Recaps: Orton Explodes for Career-Best 36 Points in A-C Valley Win

| December 28, 2018


TIONESTA, Pa. (D9Sports) – Levi Orton exploded for a career-high 36 points while adding 12 rebounds and five steals, as A-C Valley rolled past host Forest Area, 80-41, on the opening day of the Forest Area Holiday Classic.

(Photo of Levi Orton)

Eddie Stevanus added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons.

Aiden Quinn and Noah Burke each scored 10 points for Forest Area with Jonah Spunk adding nine tallies.
Dec. 27 boys’ basketball recaps.

NORTH CLARION 71, REDBANK VALLEY 58

TIONESTA, Pa. – North Clarion used a strong second half to defeat Redbank Valley, 71-58, on the opening day of the Forest Area Holiday Classic at West Forest.

The Wolves led by just five, 35-30, at halftime but outscored the Bulldogs 36-28 in the second half including 17-5 in the third quarter.

Kyle Mills led the way with 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter and eight in the second quarter, and added eight rebounds while Korey Mills had 16 points while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

Korey Mills talked about the victory.

Also for North Clarion, Sam Minich and Tyler McCord-Wolbert contributed 10 points apiece and Logan Minich scored eight. McCord-Wolbert finished off a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Freshman Chris Marshall led Redbank Valley with 15 points while going 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Keaton Kahle chipped in 12 points, Declan Fricko added 10 points and Nick Smith eight. Logan Wadding had a game-high 15 rebounds to go with five points. Ten of Wadding’s rebounds were offensive.

KEYSTONE 74, CRANBERRY 33

SENECA, Pa. – Troy Johnson and Isaak Jones combined for 27 points to lift Keystone to a 74-33 road non-conference win over Cranberry.

Johnson led the Panthers with 14 points and four assists with Jones adding 13 points.

Also for Keystone, Dawson Steele chipped in eight points, six assists and four steals.

JT Stahlman paced Cranberry with 11 points with Matt McQuade adding nine and Brandon Forrest seven.

REYNOLDS 92, VENANGO CATHOLIC 58

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Tayarry Sims exploded for 39 points to lead Reynolds to a 92-58 win over Venango Catholic in the opening round of the Union Christmas Tournament.

Aidan Mull, Chance Westover and Josh Szymczak each added 12 points for the Raiders.

Andrew Burda and Ben Gillispie combined for 41 of Venango Catholic’s 58 points. Burda led the way with 21 points with Gillispie adding 20. Brady Cicatella chipped in 11 for the Vikings.

UNION 61, SAEGERTOWN 55

RIMERSBURG, Pa.- Caden Rainey, Nolan Cumberland and Karter Vogle combined for 44 points as Union defeated Saegertown, 61-55, in the Union Christmas Tournament.

Rainey led Union with 18 points with Cumberland chipping in 15 points and Vogle adding 11 points.

Saegertown’s Max Fuller led his team with a game-high 21 points and Eli Drag added 10 points.

ELLWOOD CITY 58, MONITEAU 46

MERCER, Pa- Steve Antvones finished with 22 points to help Ellwood City to a 58-46 win over Moniteau in the Mercer Shootout.

Moniteau’s Ethan Mcdeavitt was the Warriors leading scorer with 15 points while Jared Lowinski added 10 points.


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