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January 8th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ The gymnasium at Elk County Catholic High School was the place to be on Saturday night and open seats were hard to come by as basketball fans came out to watch the much anticipated match-up between the resilient Crusaders and the undefeated Ridgway Elkers. The two teams did not disappoint as they battled back and forth for the lead throughout the contest until Ridgway finally put the game away in the fourth quarter to secure their first win at ECC since December 2002.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes got a 20-point night out of junior Brittany Watts as the Ramettes (4-5) stunned Kane (8-3) Friday in a 46-42 upset in Paper City.
After going cold at the charity stripe for the latter part of the fourth quarter while trying to secure the game, Johnsonburg got its 4-point cushion as Kassa Kocjancic converted her second free throw attempt for the 46-42 lead with six seconds on the clock. A final uncontested 3-point try sailed over the hoop as the Ramettes shocked the Lady Wolves.
Ridgway girls basketball scored a season-high in points in a 54-36 loss to Brockway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Elkers were paced with 20 points from Ridgway senior Nicole Breier.
"I thought Nicole played an awesome game," Ridgway coach Glenn Schauer said. "That's the Nicole we need. All five starters played really well. Offensively, we probably played our best game of the year."
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Sheffield Wolverines 63-57 last night in a game played at ECCHS.
Sheffield led for the first half of the contest, holding a 8-6 advantage at the end of the first period and a 17-15 lead at halftime. ECC came to life in the second half, taking a 36-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and then holding on for the 63-57 victory.
"It was a good win," said ECC coach Aaron Straub. "Any time you can give up 28 points in the fourth quarter and still win has got to be a good one."
Ridgway wrestling won six matches by pinfall and nine overall in a 46-24 victory over St. Marys Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The kids were very aggressive," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said. "We're real pleased because we've been under the weather. The kids wrestled hard, there were some real pleasant surprises there."
The match opened at 182 pounds as Kyle Caggiano bumped up to wrestle Joe McLaughlin of St. Marys.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 59-18 to DuBois Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
DuBois opened on a 6-0 run to start the game. Cara LaBrasca started with a basket for DuBois, then Jordan Fairman added consecutive field goals.
Ridgway then responded with five straight points as Nicole Breier hit a short field goal in the post and Jenni Thomas buried a 3-pointer for the Lady Elkers.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team rolled to a 47-29 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
The two teams kept the score fairly close throughout the first half. ECC held a 10-7 lead at the end of the first period and extended their advantage to 25-15 at halftime. Brockway closed the gap slightly by the end of the third period, reducing ECC's advantage to 31-22.
"We looked a little rusty tonight, but we're playing good defense again," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg wrestling lost 38-24 to Coudersport in a dual meet held Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
The Rams won four of the seven wrestled matches on the night as the Falcons used four forfeits to garner the overall dual win.
December 30th, 2011
ST. MARYS â€“ Ridgway was spurred on by a 24-point performance from senior guard Eric Matheson as the Elkers won the Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders stayed perfect on the season as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 41-35 score Friday night to capture the 2011 Elk County Girlsâ€™ Holiday Basketball Tournament crown. The Lady Crusaders are now 7-0.
The game was close for most of the 32 minutes of play. With 5:18 left in the game, the Lady Dutch were able to knot the score at 33 on a foul shot by Becky Krieg. In the closing minutes, Elk Catholic was able to outscore St. Marys 8-2 to win the game 41-35.
â€śIt was nice to get the win,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.