Cold and winter weather wiped out some games for the Redbank Valley and Union basketball teams earlier this week and last weekend.
Monday’s games were postponed because of snow as the Redbank Valley girls’ game at home against Brookville was moved to Feb. 5. The Union boys had Monday’s game against West Shamokin postponed as well with no makeups.
Last Friday, both Redbank Valley teams had their games with Clarion-Limestone postponed. The Bulldogs will now face the Lions at home Jan. 22 while the Lady Bulldogs travel to C-L Jan. 29.
Both Union teams had their Friday games against North Clarion moved to Saturday at home. Roundup stories of those games are listed below.
This week, all four teams were in action Wednesday night. Both Redbank Valley teams had a varsity doubleheader at Forest Area in Tionesta while the Union girls hosted C-L and the Union boys traveled to C-L.
Friday, the Redbank Valley boys host Venango Catholic with Union facing Forest Area, the boys at home and the girls at Marienville.
Next week, Union has a varsity doubleheader with Tidioute Charter Monday. Wednesday, Redbank Valley plays at Clarion in another varsity doubleheader setup.
Here are last week’s games:
SATURDAY, Jan. 6
North Clarion 77,
In one of the games from Friday to Rimersburg, the visiting Wolves led by 11 points at 31-20 at halftime, then scored 46 points in the second half to outgun the host Knights.
Kyle Mills led the Wolves with 20 points while Nathan Banner finished with 17 points.
The Knights, who fell to 4-6 overall, got 17 points and eight rebounds from Lucas Bowser while Hunter Johnston finished with nine points and five rebounds. Luke Bowser and Reice Saylor each scored seven points.
North Clarion 69,
Also in Rimersburg, the visiting She-Wolves routed the Damsels who got 16 points from Hannah Atzeni with Frankee Remmick finishing with five points.
For North Clarion, Gabby Schmader scored 15 points while Tori Obenrader had 15 points and 16 rebounds. Abby Gatesman also finished with 15 points.
The Damsels fell to 3-7.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 3
Redbank Valley 44,
At New Bethlehem, the Bulldogs got a big game from Ethan Hetrick as they pulled away from the visiting Warriors in the third quarter to grab their first KSAC-South win of the season.
Hetrick scored a season-high 17 points, 10 of them coming in the third quarter when the Bulldogs outscored the Warriors, 18-8. Moniteau led 19-16 at halftime, but the Bulldogs took a 44-37 lead into the fourth quarter.
Hetrick was the lone double-figure scorer for the Bulldogs, who also got seven points from Keaton Kahle and five from Tanner Kerle.
Jared Lominski scored eight of his 11 points in the first quarter.
The Bulldogs improved to 2-7 after their second straight win. They’re 1-4 in the KSAC-South.
At Knox, the visiting Knights got blitzed right out of the gate as Keystone jumped out to a 20-2 lead after the first quarter and 41-10 by halftime before settling for a 36-point KSAC-South win.
Lucas Bowser scored 10 points for the Knights while Hunter Johnston finished with six points.
Nate Wingard, Dalton Jones and Isaac Jones scored 14, 13 and 12 points respectively for the Panthers.
The Knights fell to 2-3 in the KSAC-South.
Redbank Valley 35
At West Sunbury, the host Lady Warriors led by 10 at halftime and stretched out from there with a 32-16 second-half edge in a KSAC-South win over visiting Redbank Valley.
Tara Hinderliter and Kelsie Elmer scored 17 and 12 points respectively for the Lady Bulldogs, who fell to 2-8 overall and 0-5 in the KSAC-South.
Emma Bair led Moniteau with 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Kristin Auvil scored 18 points as well.
Keystone 60, Union 31
At Knox, the visiting Damsels dropped a KSAC-South game to the hosts, dropping them to 1-4 in the division.
Frankee Remmick and Hannah Atzeni scored 11 and 10 points respectively for the Damsels while Taylor Geer turned in a double-double effort for Keystone with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Emily Lauer added 14 points for the Lady Panthers.