TEN YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008
Prior to the Brookville Raiders basketball team’s game with Clearfield last Friday night, the 1987-88 Raiders were honored prior to tip-off. That year, the Raiders reeled off an undefeated regular season and won the Clarion County League championship. Once the game started, it was all Clearfield as Matt Shiner scored 32 points to lead the Bisons to a 67-50 win over the Raiders. Joe Galbraith led the Raiders with 15 points. ... The Clarion-Limestone Lady Lions topped North Clarion, 67-55. Erika Keck was one of four Lady Lions in double-figure scoring with 18 points to go along with her 10 rebounds and five steals. Nicole Wiesczcyk scored 16 points. ... The Brookville Raiders wrestling team dropped a 43-17 decision to Ridgway Tuesday night, dropping the Raiders’ record to 7-13 going into their trip to Smethport this week.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Feb. 4 1993
The Brookville Lady Raiders basketball team avenged a 23-point loss earlier in the season against Clarion-Limestone and beat the Lady Lions 55-39 in a rematch Tuesday night. Megan Fiala led the Lady Raiders with 17 points. Janice Kindel scored 14 points. For C-L, Kate Delaney scored 17 points and Lisa Aaron finished with 14 points. … Jon Guth scored 30 points for the Brookville Raiders in their 73-57 win over Clarion-Limestone. Brad McAninch came off the bench to score 17 points. Bob Aaron scored 16 points while Mike Ferguson and Rich Kindel scored 14 and 12 points respectively for the Lions, who fell to 5-6. The Raiders, meanwhile, kept their Clarion County League title hopes alive by improving to 9-2.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Monday, Jan. 29, 1968
The Brookville Raiders wrestlers hammered out a 24-22 win over Redbank Valley last Friday in New Bethlehem, getting a pin from Don Hughey at heavyweight to secure the win. The Raiders, who improved to 5-3, got wins from John Crain (default) at 127, Lenny Ferraro (decision) at 133, Randy Bartley (decision) at 145, Kenny Ponchel (pin) at 165 and then Hughey for the winner. Gary Emerick scored a tie at 103. … The Brookville Raiders basketball team dropped a 69-65 decision at home to Bradford last Friday night. The locals got 22 points from Bill Mitchell and 18 from Dick Bowley. … The Brookville Courtmen topped Meadville for a 102-91 win last Saturday night at home. Dave Roman scored 30 points to lead the Courtmen. Terry Miller scored 21 points and Bob Back and Rich Stanczak finished with 18 and 16 points respectively.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1943
The most important game of the current six-team cage league will be played in the Brookville High School Gymnasium Friday night when the Brookville Red Raiders challenge the Falls Creek Potters. Both share first place at the moment and it’s fortunate that Brookville has this game at home and Andy Hastings Gymnasium should be filled to capacity.
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STRATTANVILLE — Avenging two one-point losses to Forest Area earlier this season, the Clarion-Limestone Lady Lions also ended a long streak when it notched a 45-34 win Tuesday night.
The Lady Lions (1-16) won for the first time since Jan. 23, 2017 — a 65-32 win at Tidioute Charter — and ended a 24-game losing streak. It’s the first win over a KSAC team in just over two years.
“The way we have been playing so hard the last four weeks and just one quarter away,” Lady Lions head coach Gus Simpson said. “These girls deserve this one. There are a lot of very happy Lady Lions fans tonight. I can’t believe the support we have gotten from alumni and past coaches rooting for these girls. I told them enjoy this one until Thursday. Then we turn the page.”
Maddy Craig and Jes Ball scored 15 and nine points respectively for the Lady Lions, who led 22-20 at halftime. They outscored the Fires 23-14 in the second half.
C-L had lost 36-35 at East Forest High School in mid-December and then 39-38 to Forest in the Redbank Valley Christmas Tournament. The Lady Lions also dropped two close games to Union, 44-38 and 46-44.
The Lady Lions visit North Clarion Friday and Ridgway next Monday.
In other games:
MONDAY, Jan. 29
Redbank Valley 63, C-L 44
At home, visiting Redbank Valley used its pressure defense at the end of the second quarter and start of the third to turn a six-point lead into a 20-point lead with three minutes left in the third en route to a win over the Lady Lions.
The Lady Lions pulled to within six points at 26-20 with 1:38 to play in the first half before a quick 8-0 run by the Lady Bulldogs closed the half giving Redbank Valley a 34-20 lead at the break.
A 10-2 run starting the third ballooned the lead to 20 at 44-22 with just over three minutes left in the quarter. C-L would then use an 11-0 run to cut the lead to 11 before a Maddy Marshall putback gave the Lady Bulldogs a 46-33 lead after three.
“That’s been our ‘MO’ all year in that we have that hiccup where teams go on a run on us and we have to fight so hard to try and get back in the game,” said C-L head coach Gus Simpson. “I’m proud of our girls because they did keep fighting and battling the whole way.”
Redbank would bump the lead to 18 at 51-33 early in the fourth and the Lady Lions would get no closer than 14 at 55-41. The Lady Bulldogs then closed the game on a 10-3 run to set the final score.
Tara Hinderliter led Redbank Valley with 22 points. Lexi Holt added 19, and Marshall scored eight.
Maddy Craig paced the Lady Lions with 15 points while Jess Ball added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Anna Kennemuth chipped in with eight. Anna Burns pulled down nine rebounds while Morgan Clark pulled down seven boards.
“You can’t say enough about the job Anna Kennemuth does on the floor,” said Simpson. “She does it at both ends of the floor for us. She understands what we are asking when we are in the huddle. For a freshman, she is only going to get better and better.”
C-L led 5-2 early on before Redbank closed the quarter on a 15-5 run for a 17-10 lead after one quarter.
The Lady Lions cut the lead to three early in the second on 17-14 on a Jess Ball and Ashley Daugherty basket. Redbank responded with a 6-0 run for a 23-14 lead. A 6-3 run by the Lady Lions put the score 26-20 before the quarter closing 8-0 run by the Lady Bulldogs.
A pair of threes from Hinderliter and Holt opened the second half for Redbank pushing the lead to 40-20. After a Clark inside basket for C-L, Kelsie Elmer and Hinderliter would score for the 44-22 lead. Kennemuth started the Lady Lions’ 11-0 run with four consecutive free throws and a short jumper. Jess Ball would add a 3-pointer and Craig would make another short jumper which cut the lead to 44-33 with 30 seconds remaining in the quarter. Marshall would score to stop the C-L run and close the quarter.
“Redbank knew they were in a ballgame no matter what the score was and as a coach that’s all you can ask,” said Simpson.
C-L claimed a 34-26 victory in the junior varsity contest as Emma Smith scored 10 points while Kennemuth added seven and Janelle Pezzuti six.
SATURDAY, Jan. 27
Moniteau 53, C-L 36
At West Sunbury in a makeup game, the host Lady Warriors put three players in double figures as Emma Bair, Kristin Auvil and Izzy Bair scored 15, 10 and 10 points respectively.
Both Maddy Craig and Morgan Clark reached double figures for the Lady Lions with 12 and 11 points respectively.
FRIDAY, Jan. 26
Clarion 67, C-L 46
At Clarion, the Lady Cats got a career-high 30 points from Wendy Beveridge as they jumped out to a 25-12 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 21-point win over the Lady Lions.
Kait Constantino also reached double figures for Clarion with 17 points.
For C-L, both Maddy Craig and Morgan Clark finished with 16 points apiece.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 24
A-C Valley 73, C-L 32
At Foxburg, Lady Falcons senior Ellie Thompson became her team’s all-time leading scorer as she poured in 26 points to raise her career total to 1,288. She went into the game trailing Hilary McCall by four points on the honor roll.
For the Lady Lions, Anna Burns scored 12 points while Morgan Clark finished with eight points.