Golden Tide Rolls Over Black Knights, 74-49, for First Win

AMESVILLE — The Curwensville Area High School boys basketball team finally cracked the win column Wednesday night, outscoring host Moshannon Valley in every quarter to defeat the Black Knights 74-49.

A trio of Golden Tide players hit double figures  in the Moshannon Valley League game.

Tanner Elensky earned game honors with 17 points, Austin Jacobson checked in with a career-high 14 and Brett Gardner added 11 as the Golden Tide ditched its 10-game losing streak.

“We’ve been close, but this is the first time we’ve been able to break through,” Curwensville coach Shane Pentz said. “Kyle Johns, Alex Olson, Jacobson, Trey Rauckhorst and Nate Kurtz all did a good job rebounding.

“We were struggling a little bit in the first quarter, and Harrison Bloom hit a three in only his second varsity game for us to help open things up.”

The Golden Tide took a 17-12 lead into the second period and went on to balloon it to 35-20 by halftime.

Eric Sherkel and Nathan Bailey topped Mo Valley (0-10) with 11 points apiece.

The Golden Tide junior varsity also was victorious, 42-33, with Jonathan Miller accounting for 12 points.

Next up for Curwensville is a trip to Ridgway Tuesday for the first of three games against Allegheny Mountain League opponents next week.

Moshannon Valley League standings – West Branch 3-0, Glendale 4-1, Harmony 2-2, Curwensville 1-4, Moshannon Valley 0-3.

CURWENSVILLE — 74

Brett Gardner 4  2-2  11, Kyle Johns 4  0-0  8, Tanner Elensky 5  7-10  17, Alex Olson 3  1-3  7, Austin Jacobson 6  2-3 14, Trey Rauckhorst 2  2-4  6 , Marcus Stephenson 0  1-2  1, Justin Brooks 0  0-2  0, Nate Kurtz 0  0-0  0, Jason Thorp 1  0-1  2, Harrison Bloom 2  2-2  7, Jonathan Miller 0  1-3 1, Foster Cannon 0  0-2 0, Alex Hill 0  0-0  0, Dillon Davis  0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 27  18-29  74.

MOSHANNON VALLEY — 49

David Bubb 1  0-1  2, Luther Harlow 3  3-5  9, Jim McHugh 2  0-0  5, Eric Sherkel 5  0-0  11, Nathan Bailey 2  6-8  11, Sam Demko 2  0-0  5, Michael Krupa 1  0-1  2, Levi Frailey 1  0-2  2, S. Kovalick 1  0-0  2.  TOTALS: 18  9-17  49.

Three-Point Field Goals – Curwensville 2 (Gardner, Bloom); Moshannon Valley 4 (McHugh, Sherkel, Bailey, Demko).

Score by Quarters

Curwensville                  17  18  24  15  –  74

Moshannon Valley       12   8  17  12  –  49

Golden TIde Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 @ Clearfield ppd. 0 – 0
12/10 @ Clearfield 37 – 42 0 – 1
12/11 @ Brockway 32 – 45 0 – 2
12/14 RIDGWAY 37 – 59 0 – 3
12/17 @ West Branch 56 – 68 0 – 4
12/18 HARMONY 60 – 62 0 – 5
12/21 KANE ppd. 0 – 5
01/02 GLENDALE 53 – 57 0 – 6
01/04 @ DuBois Central 29 – 35 0 – 7
01/08 JOHNSONBURG 32 – 77 0 – 8
01/09 @ Glendale 40 – 52 0 – 9
01/15 ELK COUNTY 40 – 57 0 – 10
01/16 @ Mo Valley 74 – 49 1 – 10
01/22 @ Ridgway
Lady Bison Win Thriller Over Philipsburg-Osceola, 56-54
Lady Crusaders Bounce Lady Tide Out of AML-South Lead, 53-38

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