Leader Times roundup: Kittanning boys basketball team snaps 5-game losing streak
Noah Spang had the last touch of the game, and with it came the end of Kittanning’s five-game losing streak.
Spang tipped in a lob pass as time expired in overtime to give the Wildcats a 59-58 nonsection win over Kiski Area at Kittanning on Wednesday evening.
The final basket gave Spang a team-leading 26 points, and Noah Kunst scored 22 points and had the assist on the game-winning bucket for the Wildcats (4-13).
Michael Simmons scored 29 points to lead all scorers for Kiski Area (5-11).
Freeport 56, Ford City 51 — Freeport isn’t far from Ford City, but the Yellowjackets dialed long distance against the Sabers.
Freeport connected on 10-of-15 shots from behind the 3-point arc, and held off Ford City in a boys basketball nonsection game in Buffalo Township.
Josh Beale led Freeport (11-6) with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.
Kris Keppel made all five of his 3s and finished with 19 points.
Blake Bower led Ford City (9-7) with 23.
Karns City 53, Keystone 37 — The Gremlins (6-6, 2-1) pulled their season record back to .500 after a 1-5 start with a KSAC-South victory on the road at struggling Keystone (1-11, 0-4).
Redbank Valley 45, Brookville 37 — The Bulldogs opened the fourth quarter on a 10-1 run to win in a stiff nonconference challenge on the road.
Brooke Hinderliter had 15 points and nine rebounds, Becca Dougherty had 14 points, and Kaelyn Gruver grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds to go with six points for Redbank Valley (12-3). Hali Olson led Brookville (10-4) with 14 points.
Keystone 61, Karns City 47 — Karns City suffered its first KSAC-South loss of the season at the hands of upset-minded Keystone (12-3, 4-2).
The loss comes one year and one day after the Gremlins’ (11-3, 3-1) lone division loss of last season, which occurred at Redbank Valley.
Armstrong rolls — Armstrong’s bowling teams kept their winning streaks going during a road contest against Seneca Valley.
The boys team (6-0) dropped its first game of the year in its 5-2 win but prevailed behind a 629 series by Owen Zablocki and a 605 series by Devin Thompson.
The girls team (5-1) won 7-0, with a 501 series by Cierra Gray leading the way.
The Highlands at Apollo-Ridge boys basketball game and Apollo-Ridge at St. Joseph girls game, which were nonsection, were postponed because Apollo-Ridge did not have school Wednesday.