The Port Allegany boys basketball team earned a split in last week’s action, easing past Northern Potter, 57-47, in a North Tier League matchup before dropping a non-league contest at Johnsonburg, 86-44.

Jordan Card led the Gators over the Panthers, just missing a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds and nine steals, with Howie Stuckey adding 15 and Carter Moses eight.

“Jordan played a great game,” Port coach Kyle Babcock wrote via text message. “It was the type of game I expected. We did a good job crashing the boards early on. We started getting to the basket late in the game and made some really nice passes.”

Carter Anderson (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Ryan Langworthy (11) hit double digits for NoPo, which fell despite draining nine 3-pointers.

“He came out making everything,” Babcock wrote of Anderson’s performance. “We kept switching up the defense. Just as we would make a run, someone from NoPo would hit a 3.”

At Johnsonburg, the Rams took control early and never let up, doubling up the Gators in the first quarter and taking a 41-21 halftime lead. Austin Green scorched the nets for a game-high 29 points, including seven of the home team’s 11 trifectas, with Cameron Stelene (19) and Gabe Watts (10) also hitting double digits. Stuckey led Port with 22.

“They couldn’t miss. I don’t know what they shot, but it was up there,” Babcock wrote.

The Gators (5-8, 4-4 NTL) face more tough opponents this week, with trips to Cameron County (Jan. 20) and Otto-Eldred (Jan. 24) sanwiched around a home game with Austin (Jan. 22).

At Ulysses, Jan. 14:

Port Allegany (57)

Card 8 4-6 22, Stuckey 4 6-9 15, B. Moses 1 1-2 3, Guerrero 0 2-4 2, Edgell 1 1-2 3, C. Moses 3 2-3 8, Guilds 2 0-1 2. Totals: 19 16-27 57.

Northern Potter (47)

Anderson 5 4-5 17, Langworthy 4 1-2 11, Benway 1 0-0 3, Moore 1 0-2 2, Slawson 3 0-0 9, Sprow

0 5-6 5. Totals: 14 10-15 47.

Port Allegany 13 32 40 57

Northern Potter 15 26 36 47

3s: Port 3 (Card 2, Stuckey), NP 9 (Anderson 3, Slawson 3, Langworthy 2, Benway). Fouls: Port 13, NP 19. Fouled out: Anderson (NP), Sprow (NP).

At Johnsonburg, Jan. 16:

Port Allegany (44)

Stuckey 8 1-2 22, Card 3 0-0 6, Guilds 0 4-4 4, B. Moses 1 1-1 3, Amell 1 0-0 3, Evens 1 0-0 2, Edgell 1 0-0 2, C. Moses 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 6-7 44.

Johnsonburg (86)

Austin Green 11 0-0 29, Cameron Stelene 8 3-5 19, Gabe Watts 5 0-4 10, Christoff 3 0-0 8, Gi. Gregori 3 0-0 6, Zilkofski 2 0-0 5, Ga. Gregori 2 0-0 4, Douglass 1 0-0 3, Lobaugh 1 0-0 2. Totals: 36 3-9 86.

Port Allegany 12 21 34 44

Johnsonburg 25 41 64 86

3s: Port 6 (Stuckey 5, Amell), J 11 (Green 7, Christoff 2, Zilkofski, Douglass). Fouls: Port 8, J 5. Fouled out: none.