JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes (5-1) got off to a slow start Wednesday but regrouped quickly to topple visiting Smethport, 55-27
Johnsonburg was paced by junior Kassa Kocjancic, who finished with 14 points; she was complemented by fellow junior Chelsea Benson, who scored 10 points, along with seniors Rhianon Fowler and Brittany Watts, who finished with nine points apiece.
St. Marys girls' basketball won 58-15 over Ridgway Wednesday night in action at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Dutch took control from the start of the game and led 25-4 after the first quarter. Becky Krieg opened the game with two free throws before going to work on their full-court press.
"There's a lot of things that we're working at working on every game, every time we're in practice," St. Marys coach Leona Ho'ohuli said. "It is our defense, we are looking hard on our defense this year and the girls came out and did well."
Ridgway wrestling lost 60-3 to Port Allegany in the Elkers' home opener Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"Port Allegany's a great team," Ridgway coach David Fordoski said. "They have a lot of upperclassmen and they wrestled like that. They have a lot of mat experience. A lot of our kids are just starting to get their experience. They were able in a lot of the matches to get that extra takedown or the extra thing right at the end in the win. It's disheartening sitting on this side, seeing it happen but it's part of the learning process."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ A slew of Brockway underclassmen came up big Tuesday night as the visiting Rovers earned a 58-16 win over the Rams on the wrestling mat in Johnsonburg.
The Rovers got six wins by underclassmen, three by freshmen and another three by sophomores, and took advantage of four wins by forfeit for the runaway victory.
After a defensive struggle in the first half, Ridgway was able to wear down Cameron County's defense in the second half and pull away for a 52-20 win over the Red Raiders Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway led 15-8 after a low-scoring first half of play.
"Coach (Cameron County coach Jon) Songer had a great game plan there," Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said. "They got those big kids standing in the zone, controlling the boards and they made us hit shots."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes overcame early foul trouble and cold shooting to improve to 3-1 on the season with a 55-38 victory Friday night against visiting Sheffield.
The Ramettes were paced by senior point guard Rhianon Fowler, whose 14 points led the team; Fowler was complemented by junior Chelsea Benson, who also crept into double digits with 11 points.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 70-28 to Curwensville Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway took an early lead as Jenni Thomas scored on a baseline jumper for a 2-0 Lady Elker lead. Dani Shirey also converted a jumper with 7:13 left in the first quarter to double the Ridgway lead to 4-0 lead.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The monkey is finally off Mike Zilkofski's back.
Now in his eighth season as head coach of the Johnsonburg girls varsity basketball team, Zilkofski was on the winning side against Elk County Catholic for the first time in his career after Wednesday night's 47-44 victory in Johnsonburg.
The Johnsonburg Rams spoiled the season opener for the Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team with a 47-37 victory Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Rams were able to take advantage of two runs in the first quarter which moved them out to a 14-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play.
After the Crusaders had taken the early 4-0 lead, the Rams came back on a 8-0 run to make the score 8-4. They outscored Elk 6-2 the rest of the quarter making the score 14-6.
"Johnsonburg has a good team and they are well-coached," said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 48-2 to DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Elkers struggled offensively and got their only two points of the game in the fourth quarter with 4:27 remaining as Sierra Kos drained two free throws.