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February 3rd, 2015
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The third time was the charm for Ridgway girls basketball against the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Ridgway used a strong second half to win 41-28 over Johnsonburg Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School. Johnsonburg had defeated Ridgway twice before this season.
Victory eluded Ridgway Saturday night, but it wasn't for lack of effort.
Ridgway boys basketball lost 50-47 to Meadville at Ridgway Area High School in a closely contested game throughout.
"I told the team I'm proud of them. They really competed," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "It is what it is. It's a loss. We're disappointed. We're happy that we really competed with a really, really good team."
It was a Senior Night to remember for Ridgway gymnastics Saturday afternoon as the team defeated DuBois 119.4-112.725 at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School for its second win of the season.
"This is our second win. This is our highest score since I've been coaching which is seven years," Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. "The girls don't always see the improvement but I'm glad it can show in their scores and get 100 percent better."
Paige Grazioli, Alanna Schiafone and Amanda Shilk were honored for Ridgway before the meet.
It was only fitting on Senior Night that Tonya Harlan would be the player putting an exclamation point on a Ridgway win with four points of her own.
Harlan closed out the game with two straight hoops and the Lady Elkers won 51-22 over Sheffield over Friday night.
Harlan was recognized before the game as the team's only senior on this year's team.
With the game out of reach, Harlan was able to hit a short bank shot with about 30 seconds left and then added a buzzer-beating layup to end the game and punctuate the victory.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Rams (10-9) may be peaking at the right time after a 60-43 win Friday night over visiting Curwensville (5-12).
The Rams were led by Kevin Benson's 23 points, and teammate Zane Hodgdon followed with 12 in the win.
"I thought we played team basketball," said Johnsonburg head boys varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey. "We hit the open guy, fed the guy that gave us the best chance on the floor to score and we weren't rushing our shots.
"We rebounded well and played well on defense. We had some lapses but it was still pretty good."
A senior-laden starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball helped the Elkers to a 16-2 lead en route to a 48-29 win over Kane Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway honored seniors Cody Delhunty, Josh Lineberger, Ben MacDonald, Josh Roselli, Mike Sorge, Nate Steis, Jack Toncich, Phil Waddell and J.J. Klase before the game for Senior Night.
It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ basketball team hosted the Ridgway Lady Elkers and saw the visitors jump out to a 14-10 halftime lead. Coach Dave Kiehlâ€™s Lady Wolves have struggled in the third quarter several times this season but came out of the locker room and put 16 points up on the scoreboard while holding Ridgway to two after the break. The hosts went on to post a 43-25 victory.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Ramettes (5-13) struggled mightily Wednesday night in a 35-21 loss to visiting DuBois Central Catholic (10-6).
The Ramettes managed just two points in the first quarter and were nearly shut out in the fourth, scoring their first points of the frame with just 93 seconds left in the game.
"We're not playing as a team," said Johnsonburg head girls varsity basketball coach Ellie Kocjancic after the game. "We were one out of seven in the first half and down by nine points. It's the little things that are falling apart.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ An aggressive nature to Johnsonburg's matches led to a team victory in a way not often used.
Johnsonburg used Criteria H, most first takedowns, to earn the winning team points in a 19-18 victory over Bradford Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
After the matches were concluded and the score was tied at 18-18, the two coaches and official stood at the scorer's table to determine tiebreaking criteria. It was determined Johnsonburg had scored takedowns first in four of the five matches to give them the team win.
Headed into the final bout of the night, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen held a slim three-point lead over county rival Ridgway Elkers, 31-28. At one point in the match, the Dutchmen had held a 22-point lead, but Ridgway had rallied and looked poised to steal the victory. Faced with a must-win scenario, St. Marys Area's Cameron Resch came through with a 4-1 decision over Ridgway's Drew Baumgratz to give the Dutch the 34-28 match victory.