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January 13th, 2013
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders raised their District 9 League record to 2-1 with a 39-32 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
After the Lady Dutch had taken a 20-17 halftime lead, the Lady Crusaders went on a 12-0 run to open a 32-20 lead with 4:42 left in the third period. The Lady Dutch responded with a 6-0 run of their own to close out the period but Elk outscored St. Marys 7-4 in the fourth quarter to win the game.
KANE â€“ The Kane Wolves played with the Ridgway Elkers for a quarter but the Elkers outscored the Wolves 16-5 in the second quarter and cruised to the 62-35 victory in the Wolvesâ€™ Den on Friday night.
Both teams had trouble getting the ball in the hoop early in the game. Ridgwayâ€™s leading scorer, Jesse Reynolds, had the first basket at the two-minute mark when he sliced through the lane for two. Kevin Cleer knocked down a three for the Wolves that gave the home team a 6-4 lead, which ended up being the last lead they had in the game.
Coming into Friday night's game, the focus was on Kane senior Kaila Jamerson surpassing the 1,000 point mark for her career.
Less than two minutes into the game, mission accomplished for Jamerson.
Jamerson finished with a game-high 16 points as Kane had little trouble in a 55-13 victory over Ridgway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A late run of bonus points propelled the Keystone Panthers to a 39-35 dual meet win over Johnsonburg wrestling Thursday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
With four matches left, Johnsonburg had built up a 35-15 lead but the Panthers were able to come back as Keystone earned maximum points in the final four matches to pick up the dual win.
A strong second quarter by Ridgway boys basketball wouldn't allow Sheffield a second chance to regroup in the second half.
Ridgway outscored the Wolverines 28-7 in the second quarter en route to a 30-point halftime lead and a 74-28 victory over Sheffield Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes were shorthanded in the second quarter Tuesday night after a skirmish under the net left senior Brittany Watts with a bloody nose but the team proved their resilience as they held on for a 48-33 victory against a much improved Curwensville team.
Ridgway wrestling won the majority of the matches wrestled on the mat but three forfeits helped propel Cameron County to a 38-30 win over the Elkers Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway won six of the 10 matches wrestled on the mat.
"They wrestled really well with a lot of emotion," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "The kids are really coming along. They're believing in what we're doing in the practice room and they're starting to bring it out to the mat."
Ridgway boys basketball used a strong third quarter to overtake the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 48-41 Saturday night in front of an overflow crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Although the Crusaders kept within striking distance of Ridgway throughout the game, ECC was unable to pull even with Ridgway after the first quarter.
"Ridgway has an excellent team," Elk County Catholic coach Aaron Straub said. "They're extremely well-coached. They're extremely talented. They are awfully difficult to beat. We look forward to the next opportunity to play them."
Ridgway boys basketball used an early second-half run to take control of Friday night's AML South game against Brockway en route to a 65-42 victory over the Rovers at Ridgway Area High School.
Brockway was able to stick with the Elkers for much of the 1st half and was within four at 28-24 after a free throw from Dausen Crawford. Ridgway ran a set play after a timeout on the last possession of the first half and it paid off as senior Sam Roselli was able to score inside with six seconds left to give the Elkers a 30-24 lead at halftime.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Talk about scoring points in bunches.
On a night where everything seemed to be going in, the Johnsonburg Rams (8-1) stretched their winning streak to four games with an 80-54 win Friday over the visiting Kane Wolves (3-6).
Kane's Kevin Cleer led all scorers with 20 points, thanks largely to a nine-point fourth quarter, but the night belonged to a quartet of Rams who crossed over into double figures.