Tuesday’s Basketball Roundup: Perry Leads Rocky Grove Boys to Victory

| January 11, 2017

GREENVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Travis Perry’s monster game of 19 points, 20 rebounds, seven blocked shots and six assists helped visiting Rocky Grove to a 70-51 win over Reynolds.

Conner Curran added a double-double of his own for the Orioles with 17 points and 11 rebounds with Tyler Clayton chipping in 15 points and Tyler Davis 13 points and three assists.

Rocky Grove jumped out to a 17-10 lead after a quarter and expanded that advantage to 42-27 by halftime.

Dylan McDanel paced Reynolds with 13 points with Devin Weaver adding 11.

GEORGE JUNIOR REPUBLIC 77, FRANKLIN BOYS 53

GROVE CITY, Pa. – Tevin Smith led four George Junior Republic players in double digits with 21 points, as the Tigers used a big fourth quarter to pull away from visiting Franklin and gain a 77-53 win Tuesday night.

The Tigers led by nine, 53-44, going into the fourth quarter but outscored the Knights 24-9 in the quarter with Malcolm Dyer scoring seven of his 11 points in the quarter.

Meanwhile, Jaden Watkins helped GJR get off to a fast start scoring 12 of his 16 in the first quarter, as the Tigers led 19-13 at the end of a quarter. That lead grew to 34-25 at halftime with Smith scoring seven second-quarter points while hitting two of his four 3-pointers in the quarter.

Jaquil Batson added 15 points for GJR.

Nate Emerson paced Franklin with 14 points with Zane Baughman adding 11. Brandon Johnson chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and six assists and Ryan Greggs had seven points and six rebounds.

KEYSTONE GIRLS 47, CRANBERRY 41

SENECA, Pa. – Behind 18 points and 11 rebounds from Taylor Geer and strong fourth-quarter free-throw shooting, visiting Keystone rebounded from a tough loss to A-C Valley Friday night to top Cranberry, 47-41, Tuesday.

The victory avenges a loss to the Berries at Cranberry, 41-35, Dec. 29 in the Don Hall Memorial Christmas Tournament for Keystone, which was in desperate need of a victory after starting the season 3-7 with tough games against North Clarion (Friday at home) and Punxsutawney (Monday at home) coming up.

Keystone (4-7), which shot 12 of 15 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, was able to expand a 41-40 lead with 3 1/2 minutes to play into the six-point victory thanks to that late free-throw shooting. The Lady Panthers did that despite Geer fouling out with around four minutes to play and McKenzie Hovis fouling out with around three minutes left.

Mackenzie Byerley played a key role in the fourth quarter going 5 of 5 from the foul line in the quarter while scoring five of her 14 points in the frame. Alyssa Dunlap netted all four of her points in the final eight minutes as well and added four blocked shots.

Alyssa Beichner, who played the final few minutes with four fouls, added seven points and nine rebounds for Keystone, who also got four points and eight boards from McKenzie Hovis.

Cranberry (11-2), which saw its eight-game win streak come to an end, was led by 23 points from Malliah Schreck and nine from Emily Merryman.

The teams were tied at 16 at halftime before Keystone took a 33-24 lead after three quarters thanks to 10 third-quarter points from Geer.


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