High School Sports

Today in high school sports: Dec. 15, 2017

State College’s Drew Friberg, seen here last season, finished Friday’s game against Harrisburg with a career-high 49 points. The Little Lions won 89-83 in overtime.
State College’s Drew Friberg, seen here last season, finished Friday’s game against Harrisburg with a career-high 49 points. The Little Lions won 89-83 in overtime. Centre Daily Times, file

Everything you missed in high school sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Friday:

Boys’ basketball

Friberg brothers lead way in State College OT win

The Friberg brothers played a major role in the State College boys’ basketball team’s 89-83 overtime victory against Harrisburg on Friday.

Drew Friberg poured in a career-high 49 points as the Little Lions improved to 4-0 on the season. The senior forward drained four 3-pointers, was 13 of 17 from the foul line and had 21 of his points by halftime. Tommy Friberg added 10 points, the biggest of which was a put-back to beat the horn at the end of regulation and force overtime.

Ryan McNulty tossed in 12 points for the Little Lions.

The Cougars saw four players in double figures, led by 18 from Kyaire Sumpter. Micah Parsons netted 14 points.

Bald Eagle Area beats Philipsburg-Osceola

Bald Eagle Area’s Jaden Jones paced his team with 22 points, and Mark Eminhizer recorded a double-double with 12 rebounds and 10 points, as the Eagles defeated Philipsburg-Osceola 58-51.

Ryan Whitehead led the Mounties with 11 points, while Carson Jones chipped in 10.

BEA led 41-24 heading into the final quarter.

Jersey Shore slips past Bellefonte

Three Red Raiders scored at least 14 points, but it wasn’t enough as Jersey Shore just got past Bellefonte 60-56.

Ben McCartney recorded a team-high 15 points, while both Cade Fortney and Caleb Rockey finished with 14 points apiece.

Bellefonte trailed by 12 points heading into the final period but finished the game on a 24-16 run to make it close.

SJCA drops game to Ridgway

St. Joseph’s slipped up in the second half of a 48-32 loss to Ridgway.

The Wolves were tied at halftime, but Ridgway outscored them 32-16 in the final two quarters.

Jack Mangene had 12 points, and RJ Marsh finished with eight in the loss.

Girls’ basketball

Herrington scores 37 in P-O win

Philipsburg-Osceola’s Halle Herrington scored 37 points Friday night — nearly outscoring Bald Eagle Area single-handedly — in a 52-39 victory.

Loryn Hughes scored seven points for the Lady Mounties. No other P-O player scored more than two.

Sarah Holler paced the Lady Eagles with 17 points, while Rachel Veneziano added 12.

CCCA dominates

Behind 14 points apiece from Hannah Crafts and Cassandra Poorman, Centre County Christian Academy made quick work of Clearfield Alliance by the score of 37-14.

The Lady Bulldogs will next play Great Commission on Tuesday.

Lady Little Lions fall

State College couldn’t overcome a slow first quarter in a 49-37 loss to Harrisburg.

The Lady Little Lions trailed 17-7 after the first quarter — as Harrisburg outscored them by just two points over the last three quarters.

Kelsey Love led all State College scorers with 11 points.


7 BEA wrestlers moving on in tourney

Seven Bald Eagle Area wrestlers advanced in the King of the Mountain Tournament and will compete again Saturday.

Three wrestlers — Seth Koleno (138), Gage McClenahan (2-0) and David Close (195) — remain undefeated at 2-0. Four others are 2-1: Cooper Gilham (106), Garrett Giedroc (113), Garrett Rigg (145) and Dylan Bisel (182).

The championships in the tournament will take place Saturday.