West Branch Trims Golden Tide in OT, 76-69

ALLPORT – The West Branch boys basketball team outscored the Curwensville Golden Tide, 13-6, in overtime to gain a 76-69 win and a share of the Moshannon Valley League (MVL) title.

The Wednesday victory on the Warriors home floor ties them with the Tide for the best record in the MVL at 6-2.  Glendale can make it a threesome for the league championship should they beat Harmony Thursday night on the Owls’ court.

West Branch led at the half 27-24,with the Golden Tide knotting it at 44-44 after three quarters and then sending the game to the extra frame after a 63-63 regulation.

Brett Gardner, with four three-pointers, paced the Tide offense with 25 points, while Tanner Elensky with 14 and Kyle Johns chipping in with 10 helped out Gardner.

Mike Pennington had a monster game for the Warriors with a game high 30 points, which included three treys.

Austin Krise had 23 points and Kody Trude netted 12 to help the West Branch cause.

The Warriors, 14-7 on the season, travel to Philipsburg-Osceola, 0-19, Friday night to play the Mounties.  Varsity action will start at 7 pm as there will be no junior varsity contest.

Curwensville did win the JV game, 49-42, as Jake Terry had 17 for the Golden Tide.

The Tide (13-8) close out the regular season at home Friday evening against rival Clearfield (6-15)  The junior varsity game tips off at 6 pm and the varsity will immediately follow.

Curwensville defeated the Bison, 56-38 on December 9, on the Bison home court.

Listen to Curwensville-Clearfield boys basketball on Friday night on WOKW-FM, 102.9, with the pre-game show starting at 7:15 pm.

CURWENSVILLE  – 69

Brett Gardner 10 1-2 25,  Kyle Johns 4 2-6 10,  Tanner Elensky 6 1-3 14,  Trey Rauckhorst  2 4-5 8,  Alex Olson 0 1-2 1,  Austin Jacobson 1 0-0 2,  Jake Terry 3 1-2 9, Noah Strickland 0 0-0 0,  Nate Kurtz 0 0-0 0, TOTALS -  26   10-20   69.

WEST BRANCH  -  76

Jesse Martin 1 0-0 2, Skyler Krise 0 1-4 1,  Austin Krise 9 5-8 23,  Mike Pennington 11 5-6 30,  Kaiden Koch 2 2-2 6,  Kody Trude 3 5-6 12,  Nate Kerlin 1 0-0 2, TOTALS  -  27   18-26   76.

THREE-POINTERS: Gardner 4, Terry 2, Elensky: Pennington 3, Trude

SCORE BY QUARTERS

CURWENSVILLE 12 12 20 19 6 69

WEST BRANCH 12 15 17 19 13 76

Golden Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/06 MO VALLEY ppd. 0 – 0
12/09 @ Clearfield 56 – 38 1 – 0
12/10 BROCKWAY 54 – 51 2 – 0
12/13 @ Ridgway 25 – 46 2 – 1
12/16 WEST BRANCH 63 – 52 3 – 1
12/19 @ Harmony 68 – 31 4 – 1
12/20 @ Kane 47 – 54 ot 4 – 2
01/03 DUBOIS CENTRAL 63 – 55 5 – 2
01/08 @ Mo Valley 61 – 44 6 – 2
01/14 @ Elk County 38 – 67 6 – 3
01/16 @ Glendale 55 – 56 ot 6 – 4
01/21 RIDGWAY 41 – 56 6 – 5
01/24 @ Brockway 51 – 41 7 – 5
01/27 @ DuBois Central 55 – 64 7 – 6
01/29 GLENDALE 64 – 53 8 – 6
01/31 JOHNSONBURG 31 – 81 8 – 7
02/04 @ Sheffield 59 – 41 9 – 7
02/05 ST. JOE’S ACADEMY ppd. 9 – 7
02/07 KANE 53 – 48 10 – 7
02/08 MO VALLEY 83 – 53 11 – 7
02/10 HARMONY 51 – 21 12 – 7
02/11 ST. JOE’S ACADEMY 63 – 35 13 – 7
02/12 @ West Branch 69 – 76 ot 13 – 8
02/14 CLEARFIELD    

 

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