Golden Tide Clinch Playoff Spot With 62-55 Win Over DuBois Central Catholic

DUBOIS – Down by one at the half, 30-29, the Curwensville Area High School boys basketball team came back in the second 16 minutes to defeat DuBois Central Catholic (DCC) Tuesday night, 62-55, on the Cardinals’ home floor.

The Curwensville win, now 9-9 on the year, secures a District 9 AA playoff spot for the Tide.

Curwensville outscored DCC in both the third quarter,13-11 and again in the fourth, 20-14 , to complete the season sweep of the Cardinals.

The Golden Tide defeated DCC earlier this season, in Curwensville, 58-49.

Four players scored in double figures for the Tide with Josh Terry having 18 points, followed by Devon Barrett with 17, Christian Bakaysa 15 and Avery Francisco with 10.

Justin Miknis was high point man for DuBois Central Catholic with 19 points, which was also game high honors for the Cardinal junior.

In the junior varsity game it was DCC beating the Tide youngsters by a score of 38-23. High scorer for Curwensville was Adam Kunkle with nine points.

The Wednesday night game at West Branch has been rescheduled for February 16. That game that will go a long way in determining the Moshannon Valley League Championship. JV tips off at 6 pm with the varsity to immediately follow.

The Golden Tide beat West Branch, at Curwensville, on December 11, 57-54 in overtime.

CURWENSVILLE – 62
Josh Terry 8 2-4 18, Devon Barrett 6 2-4 17, Christian Bakaysa 3 9-11 15, Avery Francisco 5 0-1 10, Noah Von Gunden 0 0-0 0, Nick Stewart 1 0-0 2, Dakota Bloom 0 0-0 0
TOTALS – 23 13-20 62

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC – 55
Justin Miknis 5 6-6 19, Josh Solnosky 6 2-4 15, Jonathan Kurtz 3 0-0 6, Thomas Grecco 2 0-0 6, Nick Felix 1 2-2 4, Harrison Starr 0 0-0 0, Egan Peck 0 0-0 0, John Swalligan 2 0-1 4, Brandon Walken
0 0-0 0, Anthony Kness 0 1-2 1
TOTALS – 19 11-15 55

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
CURWENSVILLE 13 16 13 20 62
DCC 14 16 11 14 55
THREE-POINTERS: CURWENSVILLE – 3 Barrett 3 DCC – 6 Miknis 3, Grecco 2, Solnosky

OFFICIALS: Chip Mason, Bill Barton, Chris Taylor

Golden Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/08 @ Clearfield 52 – 54 0 – 1
12/11 WEST BRANCH 57 – 54 ot 1 – 1
12/15 @ Mo Valley 61 – 49 2 – 1
12/20 GLENDALE 82 – 47 3 – 1
12/28 @ Freeport Tourney
12/28 vs. Freeport 54 – 85 3 – 2
12/29 vs. Mercyhurst Prep 32 – 46 3 – 3
01/03 @ Ridgway 32 – 52 3 – 4
01/05 BROCKWAY ppd. 3 – 4
01/09 DUBOIS CENTRAL CATH 58 – 49 4 – 4
01/11 HARMONY 90 – 74 5 – 4
01/12 BROCKWAY ppd. 5 – 4
01/16 @ Elk County Catholic 46 – 78 5 – 5
01/19 KANE 58 – 45 6 – 5
01/22 MO VALLEY 60 – 53 7 – 5
01/23 RIDGWAY 44 – 57 7 – 6
01/26 @ Brockway 48 – 53 7 – 7
01/30 BROCKWAY 50 – 58 7 – 8
01/31 @ Glendale 60 – 49 8 – 8
02/02 JOHNSONBURG 33 – 49 8 – 9
02/06 @ DuBois Central Catholic 62 – 55 9 – 9
02/07 @ West Branch ppd. 9 – 9
02/09 @ Sheffield
02/12 CLEARFIELD
02/14 @ Harmony
02/16 @ West Branch
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