Kentucky came out and took care of business against one of the SEC cellar dwellers. The Wildcats opened up a 25 point lead before the half was over and then put in in cruise control for the second half. Willie Cauley-Stein led the balanced scoring effort by Kentucky with 14 points.
ST. MARYS â€” Elk County Catholicâ€™s Nate DaCanalâ€™s field goal with seconds left gave the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a hard fought 47-46 win over the Ridgway Elkers Saturday night in the Allegheny Mountain League championship played at the St. Marys Area High School.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders won their fourth straight girlsâ€™ Allegheny Mountain League title Saturday night when they defeated the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals 49-30 in the title game played at the St. Marys Area High School.
Ridgway freshman Hailey Hoffman won the all-around championship at the League Championships held Friday night at DuBois Area High School.
Hoffman won the all-around with a score of 33.425. Hoffman was also the uneven bars champion with a score of 8.725. Hoffman finished sixth in vault with a score of 8.35 and was ninth on balance beam with a 7.6.
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the AML championship game with a 34-26 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at Ridgway Area High School in an AML semifinal matchup.
"It was tough. It was about what we thought it would be, low-scoring," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "We're a patient team and when they pack in that zone, that zone's hard to attack. Coach Shuey has them much more under control. Early in the season, he had some guys out gambling at times. Now it's hard to find anything."
Ridgway wrestling took advantage of seven forfeits to help take a 52-24 win over Kane Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School on Senior Night.
Of the seven matches wrestled, Kane won five on the mat.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg wrestling won both matches wrestled on the mat but lost 48-30 to Oswayo Valley due to forfeits Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Oswayo Valley won eight weights by forfeit. Johnsonburg won three weights by forfeit and both matches on the mat by pinfall.
Ridgway wrestling overcame absences on the mat and on the bench as the Elkers picked up a 39-30 win over Clarion Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ryan Geyer and Troy Quail were out of the lineup at 195 and 220 pounds respectively while head coach David Fordoski and assistant coach Rick Leitzel watched the match from the hallway because of illness. Assistant coach Curt Olson spoke with the media after the dual was over.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The St. Marys Lady Dutch (7-15) spoiled the Johnsonburg Ramettes' (6-16) Senior Night on Tuesday with a 44-39 win in the Paper City.
Lady Dutch junior Rachel Bauer stole the show as she turned in an impressive performance, scoring 22 points to pace all scorers.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg's seniors went out with a victory as the Rams downed St. Marys 47-33 Monday night on Senior Night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
It was Johnsonburg's fourth straight win to move the Rams to 12-9.
St. Marys led 18-17 after a Parker Housler trey from the corner with 2:27 left before halftime. Johnsonburg would close out the half on a 7-0 run and had an overall 20-4 spurt from Housler's three until the end of the third quarter.