Bearcats Claw Bison 65-41 on Hardwood

HUNTINGDON — The Clearfield Area High School boys basketball team was unable to slow down Huntingdon’s two returning starters and suffered a 65-41 setback in Mountain League action Friday night.

Seniors Nate Gearhart and Devon Claar combined for 50 points to get the Bearcats into the win column after two losses.

Gearhart, a 6-4 forward, poured in 27 points while Claar, a 5-11 guard, also was in a zone with 23 points.

The Bearcats put the Bison in a big hole with a 25-point first quarter and turned a 36-17 halftime bulge into a 60-24 cushion going to the final period.

Jon Janocko hit a pair of three-pointers to pace Clearfield with 10 points. Ryan Lezzer added nine points on a trio of three-pointers.

Missing from the Bison lineup was senior Christian Lezzer, who is making an official football recruiting visit to Boston College this weekend.

The Bison slipped to 0-3 with an 0-2 league record.

Huntingdon also won the junior varsity game, 36-30.

Clearfield has two more league games next week, Wednesday at home against Bald Eagle Area and Friday at Bellefonte.

CLEARFIELD — 41

Jon Janocko 4  0-0  10, Seth Ford 3  0-0  7, Erik Sellers 1  0-0  2, Wyatt Westen 1  1-2  3, Will Myers 2  0-0  4, Spencer Herrington 0  0-0  0, Andy Brown 1  0-0  2, Cody Spaid 1  0-2  2, Ryan Lezzer 3  0-0  9, Devin Jones 0  0-0  0, Derek Hryn 1  0-0  2, Kaleb Taylor 0  0-0  0, Luke Godissart 0  0-0  0, Evan Brown 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 17  1-4  41.

HUNTINGDON — 65

Tanner Cook 2  0-1  4, Aundre Trice 1  1-1  3, Devon Claar 8  4-5  23, Curtis King 0  0-1  0, Matt Speck 0  0-0  0, Hudson Speck 0  0-0  0, Kobren Frederick 2  0-2  4, Taylor Mitchell 1  0-0  2, Keith Krause 0  0-1  0, Nate Gearhart 12  1-2  27, Michael Sulesky 0  0-0  0, Shane Montgomery 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 26  7-13  65.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 6 (Janocko 2, Ford, R. Lezzer 3); Huntingdon 5 (Claar 3, Gearhart 2).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield       9   8    7  17 –  41
Huntingdon  25  11  24   5 –  65

Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/09 CURWENSVILLE 38 – 56 0 – 1
12/10 @ Central 32 – 55 0 – 2
12/13 @ Huntingdon 41 – 65 0 – 3
12/18 BALD EAGLE AREA    
12/20 @ Bellefonte    
  @ PL Lions Club Tourney    
12/27 vs. TBD    
12/28 vs. TBD    
01/03 @ Punxsutawney    
01/06 TYRONE    
01/07 @ Brookville    
01/10 @ Penns Valley    
01/14 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
01/17 ST. MARYS    
01/20 DUBOIS    
01/22 CENTRAL    
01/24 HUNTINGDON    
01/29 @ Bald Eagle Area    
01/31 BELLEFONTE    
02/05 @ Tyrone    
02/07 PENNS VALLEY    
02/12 @ Philipsburg-Osceola    
02/14 @ Curwensville    
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