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The DuBois Area Lady Beavers overcame a 10-point, third-quarter lead by the Elk Catholic Lady Crusaders on Wednesday evening to pull out a 49-43 victory in a District Nine League game at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus.
The loss dropped the Elk County girls to 3-2 on the season, while DuBois Area ran their slate to 4-1 on the season.
The Coudersport Falcons used a 14-for-14 effort from the foul line in the fourth quarter to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 59-51 score last night at the Dutch Oven.
St. Marys held a slim 40-38 lead going into the final eight minutes of play. In the fourth quarter, the Falcons outscored the Dutch by a 21-11 margin to come out on top.
â€śWe struggled from the foul line tonight but it was our inability to stop their penetration. They were able to penetrate too easily,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders suffered their second setback of the season on Tuesday evening, when they were nipped 66-65 by the DuBois Area High Beavers in a District Nine League encounter played at the DuBois gym.
The loss dropped the Crusaders to 2-2 on the season.
The Lady Dutch of St. Marys Area High School ran their slate to 5-0 on Monday evening as they handed the Port Allegany Lady Gators a 60-33 setback in a game played at the "Dutch Oven".
The Lady Gators led only once in the ball game, and that was at the start, 2-0. St. Marys used a pressure defense to control the ball game, as they forced the Lady Gators into turnover after turnover, especially during the first half.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team held off the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals by a 43-39 score last night in an Allegheny Mountain League game played at the DCCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders took a 20-15 lead at the half, then held on as the Lady Cardinals outscored ECC by a 24-23 margin in the last 16 minutes of play.
â€śThis was a nice win on the road,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
â€śOur transition game improved tonight and we played good defense, holding Hopkins to nine points,â€ť noted Pistner.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 4-0 on the year with a 54-39 victory over the Clarion Bobcats last night at Clarion Area High School.
St. Marys used a strong first half, as they were able to build a 27-13 lead at the half. They outscored their hosts 27-26 in the second half to win the game.
â€śIt was a good game for us. We built an early lead, then Clarion closed it a little bit in the third quarter but we were able to penetrate their zone press,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The Elk Catholic Crusaders picked up their second win of the young season on Friday night at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus as they defeated the Kane Area High Wolves by a 76-35 score in an AML encounter.
The Crusaders took charge of the game early on and were in command the entire contest.
"I'm pleased with the win tonight, as we shot a little better than in our previous ball games," noted Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "Defensively we played pretty good ball tonight and I was pleased with the way we were able to draw the charging fouls."
St. Marys takes on Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team advanced to the finals of the Keystone Tournament with a 73-55 victory over the Coudersport Lady Falcons Friday night.
St. Marys will meet Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game. Keystone defeated DuBois Central by a 66-38 score. Coudersport and DuBois Central will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the consolation game.
â€śTonight was a nice team effort. I liked the balanced scoring and defensive play,â€ť said St. Marys Coach Bob Swanson.
Elk County Catholic pulled away in the second half for a 37-23 win over Johnsonburg Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
After a scoreless first two minutes of the game, Abbi Petrosky nailed two free throws to put ECC up 2-0. Taylor DaCanal added a jump shot to put the Crusaders up 4-0 with 5:13 left. Taylor Harvey of Johnsonburg added a jumper to halve the lead to 4-2 but Karly Carnovale added two points with 3:13 left. The Lady Crusaders led 6-2 after the first quarter.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 54-49 victory over the Port Allegany Gators Wednesday at Port Allegany.
St. Marys was able to take a 36-31 lead at the half. They made that five-point lead hold up as both teams scored 18 second-half points.
â€śWe were never able to build a big cushion,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
â€śOur free-throw shooting let us down but our rebounding tonight was our saving grace. It gave us a lot of second-chance opportunities that we really needed,â€ť he added.