Cailey Barnett made her Senior Night one to remember, pouring in a game-best 23 points, pulling down seven rebounds, and adding five assists and the same number of steals as the Port Allegany girls topped Galeton, 72-35, in their regular-season home finale on Feb. 4. Bree Garzel added 16 points, seven boards and three helpers, Evin Stauffer scored eight points, and Gracie Archer swiped four steals as the Gators rolled to the season sweep, with Cara Parsell scoring 11 and Lauren Sauley and Alli Macensky nine each for the visiting Tigers. Barnett and Maleah Daniels, the team’s two senior starters, were honored in a pregame ceremony.

Port (15-5, 12-3 NTL) is on the road twice this week to cap off the regular-season schedule, visiting Wellsboro on Feb. 10 and Northern Potter the following night. The District 9 playoffs begin next week, with the Gators hoping to secure one of the top seeds in Class AA.

At Port Allegany,

Feb. 5:

Galeton (35)

Parsell 4 3-6 11, Evans 2 1-2 5, Sauley 3 3-6 9, Macensky 3 1-2 9, Bliss 0 1-2 1. Totals: 12 9-18 35.

Port Allegany (72)

Archer 2 0-0 5, Stauffer 3 2-2 8, Garzel 6 1-2 16, Crowe 0 2-2 2, Daniels 2 0-0 4, Smith 2 0-0 5, Barnett 9 2-2 23, Budd 0 0-2 0, Evens 2 0-0 4, Curfman 1 0-0 2, Causer 1 1-2 3. Totals: 28 8-12 72.

Galeton — 8 14 26 35

Port A — 21 38 54 72

3s: Galeton 2 (Macensky), Port 8 (Garzel 3, Barnett 3, Archer, Smith). Fouls: Galeton 9, Port 13. Fouled out: none.

BOYS:

The Port Allegany boys basketball team won twice in last week’s North Tier League play to move above the .500 mark in the league, going 2-1 overall for the week following a non-league loss to Ridgway.

On Tuesday, Port jumped out to a double-digit first-quarter lead, then maintained that margin for the rest of the game to down Oswayo Valley for the second time this season, 62-52. Jordan Card scored a game-high 20 points and backcourt mate Howie Stuckey added 19, with fellow senior A.J. Edgell contributing eight points.

“Jordan played well for us. It was nice seeing him back to his normal self,” Port coach Kyle Babcock wrote via text message.

The Gators held OV’s leading scorer Noah Wichert to two first-half points, but Gunner Bean stepped up for the Green Wave with a trio of second-quarter triples to keep the game close. Bean led OV with 17 points, with Wichert contributing 12 and Caiden Black nine.

“It was a battle tonight. OV has really improved,” Babcock wrote. “It seemed like every time we would start to pull away, OV would go on a run.”

Two nights later, defending District 9 Class AA champion Ridgway visited the PAHS gym, and proved they’re still one of the toughest teams to beat in the area with a convincing 58-23 win. All five Elkers starters scored at least seven points, with Matt Dush (14) and Dan Park (12) leading the way. Stuckey paced Port with nine markers.

“Back to our old ways. Not being patient on offense. Not boxing out,” Babcock wrote. “(The) first and fourth quarter hurt us. Played okay the second and third quarters. Ridgway is well coached and disciplined and can take 2-3 minutes off the clock running an offense.”

On Saturday, Stuckey found the rims in Galeton to his liking, burying five trifectas in the first quarter and seven overall on the way to a 36-point night in Port’s 71-41 win. Card added 16 as the Gators wrapped up the series sweep, with Noah Shutt scoring 17 for the Tigers.

Port (9-12, 8-7 NTL) closes out the regular season with a home game against Northern Potter on Feb. 12. The Gators won the earlier meeting at Ulysses, 57-47.

“(It’ll) be a tough one. Be nice to end on a win,” Babcock wrote.

At Port Allegany,

Feb. 4:

Oswayo Valley (52)

Black 4 0-2 9, Stedman 0 1-2 1, Bean 6 2-3 17, Gross 0 0-0 0, Wichert 5 2-3 12, Phillips 3 1-1 8, Bilski 2 0-0 5. Totals: 20 6-11 52.

Port Allegany (62)

Card 8 0-0 20, Archer 2 0-0 5, Stuckey 7 2-2 19, Edgell 4 0-0 8, C. Moses 0 2-2 2, Evens 0 1-4 1, McNeil 0 1-2 1, B. Moses 1 0-0 2, Guilds 1 2-4 4. Totals: 21 8-14 62.

Oswayo Valley — 7 26 40 52

Port Allegany — 18 33 50 62

3s: OV 6 (Bean 3, Black, Phillips, Bilski), Port 8 (Card 4, Stuckey 3, Archer). Fouls: OV 14, Port 16. Fouled out: none.

At Port Allegany,

Feb. 6:

Ridgway (58)

Dush 6 2-2 14, Allegretto 2 3-4 8, Bon 2 2-2 7, Zameroski 3 2-6 8, Park 4 3-4 12, Miller 4 0-2 9. Totals: 21 12-20 58.

Port Allegany (23)

Card 1 0-0 3, Archer 0 0-0 0, Stuckey 3 2-2 9, Edgell 1 0-2 2, C. Moses 0 2-2 2, Evens 0 1-3 1, B. Moses 1 0-2 2, Guilds 2 0-0 4. Totals: 8 5-11 23.

Ridgway — 18 30 39 58

Port Allegany — 2 10 20 23

3s: Ridgway 4 (Allegretto, Miller, Bon, Park), Port 2 (Stuckey, Card). Fouls: Ridgway 10, Port 15. Fouled out: Card (PA).

At Galeton, Feb. 8:

Port Allegany (71)

Card 7 0-0 16, Archer 0 0-0 0, Stuckey 12 5-5 36, C. Moses 2 0-2 4, Guilds 2 0-2 4, Evens 1 0-0 2, Edgell 2 0-0 4, Cramer 2 0-0 5. Totals: 28 5-9 71.

Galeton (41)

Stover 4 0-0 8, Shutt 7 2-3 17, Crowell 0 3-4 3, Clark 0 1-2 1, Brumbach 0 0-0 0, Kalacinski 2 2-6 6, Sykora 1 0-0 3, Evans 1 0-0 3. Totals: 15 8-15 41.

Port A- 23 44 56 71

Galeton — 8 24 31 41

3s: Port 10 (Stuckey 7, Card 2, Cramer); Galeton 3 (Shutt, Sykora, Evans). Fouls: Port 14, Galeton 10. Fouled out: none.