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BROOKVILLE — The Ridgway and Keystone girls basketball team’s had 13 lead changes in their District 9 Class AA quarterfinal game on Wednesday evening at Brookville High School, but the game changed as Lady Elker forward Emily Fullem picked up her fourth foul with a minute and a half to play …

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BROOKVILLE — After a 12-day layoff since their last game, the No. 6 Johnsonburg girls basketball team didn’t show any real sign of rust in the District 9 Class A quarterfinal game against A-C Valley on Wednesday evening.

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HYDE — After St. Marys took a brief 9-8 lead in the first quarter of Wednesday’s District 9 Class 4A boys basketball semifinal at Bison Gymnasium, Clearfield quickly regained the advantage and upped its lead to 18-12 by the end of the frame.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls basketball team knew it faced an uphill battle against Hollidaysburg in its District 6/8/9/ 5A semifinal game Tuesday night, a task made even harder when junior Chelsea DeSalve was lost to a non-basketball related injury over the weekend.

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EMPORIUM — The ninth-seeded DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball team built a 10-point lead at halftime in their District 9 Class A first round game on Tuesday evening against No. 8 Cameron County.

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The area has seen a handful of athletes succeed in basketball at the next level so far this season.

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The District 9 basketball playoff brackets were finally released Sunday afternoon and most of the sites and times for the opening round matchups have been set.

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KANE — The DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball team was once again overmatched by Kane for the third time this season, ending Thursday evening’s AML semifinal in a 57-33 loss to the Lady Wolves.

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BROOKVILLE — Call it a complete reversal for the Brookville Lady Raiders basketball team. And, now it’s one win away from winning a district title.

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DuBOIS — The phrase “Stop, drop and roll” is used to teach elementary-school children what they should to if their clothes happen to catch fire.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway girls entered Wednesday knowing they needed a victory over Curwensville to assure themselves of a trip to the District 9 Class A playoffs.

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DuBOIS — It’s been said that discretion is the better part of valor and it’s an idiom that usually holds true.

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BROOKVILLE — DuBois Central Catholic junior Justin Miknis is pretty good at two sports and he has plenty of reasons to back that up.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls came out of the gate strong and never looked back Monday in a 59-38 rout of Indiana for the Lady Beavers’ first win against the WPIAL foe since the schools started to play regularly in the 2011-12 season.

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BROCKWAY — Although Johnsonburg leading scorer Kacey Raubenstrauch was held to just three points, the Rams still got enough from the rest of the team in a 48-35 win over Brockway on Thursday evening.

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DuBOIS — In a tight game the whole way through, the DuBois Central Catholic boys basketball team fell to Curwensville, 62-55, on Tuesday evening at the Varischetti Sports Complex on DCC’s Senior Night.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls basketball team celebrated Senior Night Tuesday against Bradford, but the night proved to be anything but a cake walk as the Lady Beavers put together a workmanlike effort in a 62-53 victory.

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BROOKVILLE — Building a 14-point lead with 2:50 left in the game, the Johnsonburg Rams basketball team hung on for a 40-39 non-league win on the road at Brookville Monday night.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball team finished a home-and-home series with Kane on Monday evening with a 51-29 loss to the Lady Wolves at the Varischetti Sports Complex.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball team kept on its recent winning ways with a 61-48 victory over Johnsonburg on Wednesday evening at the Varischetti Sports Complex.

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DuBOIS –While the DuBois Area High School boys’ basketball team had no trouble dialing long distance against Elk County Catholic, it was ultimately their inability to hang on the line long enough that cost them a chance at a win as they fell to the Crusaders 63-55 Wednesday.

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BROCKWAY — One of the better players in District 9 found herself in the Brockway High School record books Monday, as Leah Lindemuth became just the fourth Lady Rover in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau in a 45-33 loss against Kane.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway girls basketball team was given what was probably their toughest test of the season against Kane on Monday evening.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Dream couldn’t have scripted a more fairy-tale beginning to season No. 2 than Saturday night’s 120-78 victory against non-conference foe Buffalo in front of a packed house at the DuBois Area Middle School.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Lady Beavers saw their six-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night in a tough 39-32 home loss to rival Punxsutawney.

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BROOKVILLE — Leading nearly the entire game, the Brookville Raiders basketball team limited visiting Punxsutawney to a poor shooting night while navigating through foul trouble in a 49-36 District 9 League win Wednesday night.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway boys basketball team avenged a previous loss to DuBois Central Catholic this season with a 62-48 victory over the Cardinals on Wednesday evening at Brockway High School.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball continued its recent run of success with a hard-fought, 58-50, overtime win over rival Brockway Wednesday at the Varischetti Sports Complex.

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DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic found itself in a nip-and-tuck battle with Penns Manor Tuesday night, and the Cardinals used a 6-0 run to end the game to pull out a hard-fought 61-55 victory.

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DuBOIS — Josh Solnosky made his much anticipated debut for DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night against Penns Manor, and the junior didn’t disappoint as he scored 12 points in his first action since December 2016.

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Year No. 2 has brought with it change — and lots of it — for the DuBois Dream minor league basketball franchise.

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DuBOIS — By the time halftime came in the nightcap of Monday evening’s DuBois Christian School doubleheader, the Eagles’ Gavin Hoover had already registered a double-double for the night.

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DuBOIS — Despite having four players unavailable, the DuBois Christian School girls basketball team still put up a big defensive effort in a 34-23 win over Calvary Huntingdon on Monday evening.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls basketball team used a career night from senior Sarah Snyder, and a dominant second-half performance, to pull away from Brockway Monday night for an emotional 54-31 victory in the teams’ 8th Annual Pink Game.

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BROCKWAY — It wasn’t always what they drew up on Friday evening, but the Brookville girls basketball team found a way to grab an ugly win.

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DuBOIS — Forget the Wheaties, apparently the Bradford Owls preferred to snack on another popular cereal before routing DuBois, 65-34, on Wednesday.

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BROCKWAY — The Johnsonburg and Brockway girls basketball teams battled down to the final second Wednesday night, and it was the visiting Ramettes who came away with a big 44-42 victory.

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DuBOIS — Despite a long layoff, the Ridgway High School boys’ basketball team showed only a little bit of rust around the edges in a 47-31 win over DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday.

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DuBOIS — The Brookville boys basketball team used a 12-0 run that spanned the third and fourth quarters Tuesday night to help put away a pesky DuBois squad in a 57-44 victory.

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BROCKWAY — The Brockway girls got off to a slow start Monday against visiting Clarion, but the Lady Rovers used a strong push to end the first half to seize control of the game on their way to a convincing 49-29 victory.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic girls basketball team used a 21-point third quarter to run away with a 48-33 win over Curwensville on Tuesday evening at the Varischetti Sports Complex.

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DuBOIS — Neither as slow start, nor a poor night at the free throw line, could derail the DuBois girls basketball team Tuesday against St. Marys, as the Lady Beavers used a strong push over the final two minutes to pull out a hard-fought 47-45 victory.

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BROCKWAY –Some nuts are a little harder to crack than others but, usually, the more that you work at it, the shell finally breaks.

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BROCKWAY — Facing just a six-point deficit late in the third quarter, the St. Marys boys basketball team pulled away late in the game against Brockway.

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BROOKVILLE — Shooting it well in the friendly confines of its home gymnasium, the Brookville Lady Raiders basketball team blasted visiting Johnsonburg, 61-29, in a non-league matchup Thursday night.