Boys’ Hoops: Rocky Grove, Franklin Secure Home Wins

| January 18, 2020


SUGARCREEK BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – Led by 16 points from Gabe Francic Rocky Grove beat visiting Reynolds, 66-48.

(Eli Dickson had 12 points in Rocky Grove’s win over Reynolds Friday. Photo by Kelly Malek. https://kellymalek.smugmug.com)

The Orioles put four players in double digits with Caden Toscano adding 14 points, Isaac Clayton 13 and Eli Dickson 12. Zac Clayton also chipped in with eight points.

Aidan Mull paced Reynolds with 15 points.

FRANKLIN 62, GREENVILLE 52

FRANKLIN, Pa. – Dalton Buckley and Hayden Adams combined for 29 points to help Franklin down visiting Greenville, 62-52.

Buckley led all Knights scorers with 15 points with Adama adding 14 points. Ian Haynes and Easton Fulmer each added 12 tallies to the victory.

Ben Cano had a game-high 22 points for Greenville.

HARBOR CREEK 52, OIL CITY 44

OIL CITY, Pa. – Outscoring Oil City 16-4 in the third quarter, visiting Harbor Creek rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to beat the Oilers, 52-44.

Oil City led 26-22 at halftime.

Sam Howell scored a game-high 22 points for the Huskie.

Spencer McFall led Oil City with 12 points with Noah Petro adding 11.

A-C VALLEY 60, MONITEAU 53

FOXBURG, Pa. – Levi Orton exploded for 38 points while adding eight rebounds to lead A-C Valley past visiting Moniteau, 60-53.

Eddie Stevanus added 12 points and eight boards for the Falcons with Eli Penny chipping in eight points and six assists.

Quinton Scriven scored 18 points for Moniteau with Mason Mershimer adding 11 and Ethan McDeavitt nine.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 82, CRANBERRY 56

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Deion Deas scored 24 points and added four assists to lead Clarion-Limestone to an 82-56 win over visiting Cranberry.

Hayden Callen added 17 points, seven rebounds, six steals and two blocks for the Lions with Jordan Hesdon added 15 points and five steals, Mitch Knepp 12 points and three steals and Curvin Goheen eight points.

Matt McQuaide scored 20 points for Cranberry with JT Stahlman adding 12 points and Cam Russell eight points.

KARNS CITY 68, VENANGO CATHOLIC 39

OIL CITY, Pa. – Freshman Micah Rupp and Eric Booher each had career highs while recording double-doubles to help shorthanded Karns City to a 68-39 win at Venango Catholic.

Rupp scored 22 points and added 12 rebounds with Booher adding 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gremlins, who were without both Chase Beighley and Nathan Waltman Friday night due to injuries.

Luke Garing also had six points and nine rebounds for Karns City with Ethan McElroy handing out eight assists to go with two points in the win. Cole Sherwin also scored eight points for the Gremlins.

KEYSTONE 85, FOREST AREA 48

TIONESTA, Pa. – Led by a game-high 21 points and four steals from Troy Johnson, Keystone had five players reach double digits in an 85-48 win over Forest Area at West Forest.

Cam Easton added a career-best 13 points for the Panthers with Andrew Lauer scoring 12 and Brandon Pierce and Colin Say 10 each. Gavin Hogue also added seven points in the win. Say and Logan Sell each had four assists.

Franklin Meals paced Forest Area with 16 points, Noah Burke added nine points, Jullian Gillenwater eight and Allen Johnston seven.


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