DuBois will host playoff game
DuBOIS — For the second straight year, the DuBois girls basketball team will host a playoff game in the District 6-8-9 Class 5A Tournament.
The Lady Beavers (15-6) earned the No. 2 seed and will host third-seeded Hollidaysburg (7-15) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.. Hollidaysburg, a District 6 school, handed DuBois a lopsided 55-24 defeat on its home court back on Dec. 18.
The winner will battle top-seeded Obama Acamdey (16-6), from District 8, in the championship game next Saturday (Feb. 24) at 5 p.m. at Penn State Altoona. Both teams in the finals earn state playoff berths.
Presale tickets for Tuesday’s game with Hollidaysburg will be on sale starting today in the DuBois athletic office. Presale tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets at the door, including students, will be $6.
Since this is a district playoff game, only District 6 and District 9 passes will be accepted. No school IDs, passes or Gold Cards will be accepted.
Chucks down Raiders, 47-40
PUNXSUTAWNEY — Continuing a late-season surge, Punxsutawney pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 47-40 District 9 League win over the Brookville Raiders basketball team Wednesday night.
The Chucks split the season series with the Raiders, who beat them at home 49-36 back on Jan. 24. At that point, they fell to 5-8. Their sixth straight win put them over .500 at 11-10 going into Friday’s game at Bradford.
Punxsutawney could deny Bradford a share of the league title with Elk County Catholic with a win.
The Chucks (3-6 D9 League) got 20 points from Tyler Richardson, who scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half and seven in the fourth quarter when he was 5-of-6 from the line. Brandon Matthews, the Chucks’ recent 1,000-point scorer, finished with 15 points.
Trenton Gilhousen led the Raiders (13-8, 3-6) with 11 points. Aaron Park and Brady Caylor each scored eight points.
The Raiders host DuBois Friday in their regular-season finale before the Class AAA playoffs. Pairings and the schedule will be announced this weekend.
AML basketball playoffs set
ST. MARYS — The playoff matchups for the Allegheny Mountain League basketball playoffs were finalized on Wednesday.
The girls semifinals will be tonight, with North Division champ Kane hosting South No. 2 DuBois Central Catholic and South Division champ Ridgway welcoming North No. 2 Elk County Catholic. Both games are 7 p.m. tips.
Ridgway and DCC tied atop the South standings with a 6-4 record, but the Lady Elkers earned the top seed via the best overall record tiebreaker.
The boys semifinals will be played Friday night, with North Division champ Elk County Catholic hosting South No. 2 Brockway and South Division champ Ridgway entertaining North No. 2 Johnsonburg.
The AML championship games are slated for Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School. The girls game starts at 6:30 p.m., with the boys to follow at 8 p.m.
DuBois jr. high wrestling falls
DuBOIS — The DuBois junior high wrestling team lost to visiting State College, 75-15, Tuesday night.
Jordan Ell, Kam Stevenson, Brock Adams, and Ryan Gildersleeve all notched wins for the Beavers. In exhibition action, Braxton Adams and Braden Roy both recorded falls, while Dalton Yale also picked up a win.
The loss dropped DuBois to 3-6 on the season. The Beavers wrap up their season Saturday by hosting the DuBois Harley- Davidson Duals in the DuBois Area High School gymnasium. Wrestling begins at 9 a.m.