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Elk County Catholic's Crusaders wrapped up the AML North Division title last evening with a 74-47 victory over the visiting Sheffield Area High Wolverines in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym at Elk Catholic.
With the win, the Crusaders will host the No. 2 team out of the South Divison on Friday, Feb. 18, for the right to play in the AML championship game on Saturday, Feb. 19 at St. Marys Area High School.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team ran their Allegheny Mountain League North Division record to 5-1 with a 61-14 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines last night at Sheffield.
The Lady Crusaders were able to outscore their hosts 35-6 in the first half and 26-8 in the second 16 minutes of play.
â€śI thought we ran the court well tonight,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
â€śOur shooting percentage from the field and the line continue to improve. We are continuing to improve with each game.â€ť
ECC travels to Sheffield tonight
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders evened their District 9 League record at 2-2 with a 52-48 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders controlled the first half of play when they outscored the Lady Raiders by a 30-18 margin. In the second half, Brookville outscored the Lady Crusaders by a 30-22 margin.
â€śThis was a hard-fought game. Brookville played exceptionally well tonight. They are a well-coached team,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up their 10th victory of the season on Friday night, rolling over the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 51-22 score in an AML North game played at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic campus.
The Lady Crusaders jumped out to a 12-0 lead, only to have the Ramettes cut it to three by the end of the first quarter. The second quarter found the Lady Crusaders shutting out the Ramettes; then in the second half, it was all Elk County, as they outscored the Ramettes 33-13.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Using a white-hot night of shooting, the Crusaders toppled the Rams 52-45 Friday night behind eight scorching 3-pointers.
While the Rams remained in striking distance the entire game, they were unable to overcome being outscored 20-10 in the second quarter.
"With 10 turnovers in the first half, we cut it down to three in the second half so I thought we started playing in the second half compared to the first half," said Johnsonburg head boys' varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey. "We had a shot there, but we fell asleep a couple times and gave up some easy buckets."
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team saw their District 9 League record slip to 4-2 on the year with a 42-35 loss to the Brookville Raiders last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
While the Dutch held a 23-15 halftime lead, they only were able to score 12 points in the second half as the Raiders outscored them 27-12 in the final 16 minutes of play.
â€śWe only scored 12 points in the second half. Itâ€™s tough to win when you donâ€™t break the 40-point mark,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team held their last meet before the halfway mark when they met the DuBois Beavers at home on Thursday night. The evening was not short on excitement, as it took until the very last event to determine the winner of the girlsâ€™ meet, with the Lady Dutch falling short by only four points with a final score of 92-88.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad suffered a tough 37-32 loss to the Smethport Hubbers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Hubbers were able to move out to an 18-0 lead. The Dutch battled back to cut the Hubber lead to 31-20. Dutchman Jimmy Antonelli picked up a pin at 215 and Kevin Hoy recorded a pin at 285 to give the Dutch the 32-31 lead. Unfortunately, Smethport picked up a forfeit win at 103 pounds to win the match.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t do the job tonight that we needed to do,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. â€śWe couldnâ€™t overcome the bonus points.â€ť
On Wednesday night Aaron Straub became the winningest boy's coach in District 9 history last evening when the Crusaders defeated the Bradford Owls for his 639th victory on the boys' side of coaching. Coach Straub also has 27 victories as the head coach of the Lady Crusaders. Straub took over the title as the winningest coach from Don Stemmerick of Union High School.
Coach Straub is in his 29th season as the head coach of the Crusaders. He took over as the head coach at Elk County Catholic (Christian) in the 1982-83 season.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team recorded their fourth win of the season last night as they defeated the Ridgway squad by a 129.2250 to 108.7750 score at the St. Marys Area Middle School gym.
Molly Eshbach set a new school record on the vault last night with a score of 9.3500.
â€śThe team brought it all tonight. The kids are finally hitting their beam routines and are improving on their bar routines, which is significantly making a difference in our team score,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.