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JOHNSONBURG â€“ The much-anticipated rematch between two of the top five ranked teams in Pennsylvania Class A basketball didn't disappoint.
Lincoln Park would win the rematch with Johnsonburg 77-59 Tuesday night in front of an overflow crowd at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Lincoln Park came into the game ranked No. 2 in the state while Johnsonburg was ranked fifth.
The third quarter proved decisive for Clarion-Limestone in a 58-26 victory over Ridgway Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Things looked promising for Ridgway at halftime as the two teams were tied at 14-all. The Lady Lions then turned the game in their favor quickly, scoring eight quick points in the first two minutes. Megan Kelley and Abby Mellottz opened with quick field goals for Clarion-Limestone. After another Lady Lion hoops, Alissa Burns would score on a layup for a 22-14 lead.
A strong second quarter spurred Ridgway boys basketball on to a 46-25 victory Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Curwensville led 10-6 over Ridgway at the end of the first quarter. Neither team did much on offense in the first four minutes of the second quarter as Ridgway mustered four points and Curwensville was shut out to leave the score tied at 10-all with 3:52 left. A MacDonald field goal with 5:04 left broke a 7:26 scoring drought for Ridgway and two free throws from Jeremy Breier tied the game at 10.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders improved to 3-0 on the young season with a 62-31 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Ramettes on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
"We played a pretty good game tonight after playing pretty poorly against Kane (on Monday)," said ECCHS head coach Ken Pistner. "We started off a little slow again, but I thought our defensive pressure was really good and our rebounding was good tonight."
ECC led 15-7 after the first quarter, 31-18 at the half, and 43-24 after three.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 55-4 to Port Allegany Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway opened the game with the lead as Kiersten Hinton would score on a layup just 11 seconds in to give Ridgway a 2-0 lead.
Port Allegany would take the lead for good a minute later. After a free throw, Becca Lathrop would nail two free throws of her own to give the Lady Gators a 3-2 lead. Port Allegany would score 15 unanswered points in the first quarter before Ridgway's Elizabeth Kemick added a bucket in the pain with 1:04 left in the first quarter.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Some of the players were different Tuesday night but the result was still the same for the Johnsonburg Rams.
Fueled by two 24-point performances from seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson, the Rams registered their 10th straight win over visiting Elk County Catholic, 63-58.
Brockway wrestling won 35-27 over Ridgway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School in the home opener for the Elkers.
Brockway won six of the nine matches wrestled on the mat. The Rovers received two forfeits while the Elkers received one. Two weights had no match.
It may be a new season and a new starting lineup for Ridgway boys basketball but it was a familiar result for the Elkers.
Ridgway boys basketball opened the season with a 69-26 victory over Smethport Friday night at Ridgway Area High School on the first night of the 2013-2014 winter sports season.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes started the season on the right foot Friday, overcoming a slow start to upend visiting Cameron County 48-42.
The first game of the season also marked the first varsity win for first-year head coach Crystal Galsick. Johnsonburg was led by the tough combination of Chelsea Benson, who scored 26 points, and Kassa Kocjancic, who added 14 in the winning effort.
One major accomplishment has Ridgway quarterback/safety Ben MacDonald in rare company.
Ridgway head coach Mark Heindl said MacDonald was named to the Big 30 team as a junior, one of only five Ridgway football players in the programâ€™s history to be named to the team before their senior season.