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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.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Ramettes (3-5) were rarely contested Friday in a 54-20 victory over winless Ridgway in the consolation game of the 30th annual Elk County girls holiday basketball tournament.
The Ramettes were led by Brittany Watts with 15 points, while Chelsea Benson and Rhianon Fowler contributed 10 points each; Ridgway's leading scorer was Nicole Breier with eight points.
Johnsonburg applied heavy defensive pressure early on to trigger multiple turnovers in the first quarter en route to a 20-3 lead.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Lady Dutch avenged a season-opening loss to Johnsonburg with a 42-33 win Thursday to get them into today's Elk County Holiday Tournament final against unblemished Elk County Catholic.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders will play in the championship game of the Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament after a 59-25 victory over Ridgway Thursday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School.
The Johnsonburg Rams held off a second-half rally by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders in yesterday evening's first-round game of the Elk County Holiday Boys' Basketball Tournament, winning 40-37 to advance to tonight's championship game versus the Ridgway Elkers.
Early on it looked like the Rams would have no trouble from the Crusaders as they outscored them 13-2 in the first period and 9-7 in the second quarter to take a 22-9 halftime lead.
The Ridgway Elkers used a strong second half to advance to the championship game of the 32nd annual Elk County Boysâ€™ Holiday Basketball Tournament to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 58-49 score.
The Elkers will now meet the Johnsonburg Rams tonight at 8 p.m. for the boysâ€™ championship. Johnsonburg defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 40-37 in Wednesdayâ€™s nightcap.
Ridgway outscored the Dutch 13-4 in the third period to turn a 34-30 St. Marys halftime lead to a 43-38 Elker lead at the end of the third quarter.
Led by Jimmy Wernerâ€™s 29 points, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 5-1 on the season with a 57-48 victory over the Clarion Bobcats Friday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch used a strong second half to defeat the Bobcats. Clarion held a slim 26-24 lead at the half, only to see St. Marys outscore them 33-22 in the second 16 minutes of play.
â€śI thought we had a sluggish start which was the effect of a long road trip (to Coudersport) last night,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened play in the District 9 League with a 45-38 victory over the DuBois Area Beavers at the ECCHS gym. This was also the home opener for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders were able to take a 19-9 lead at the half, then outscore the Beavers 18-10 in the third period to take a 37-19 lead in the final eight minutes of play. DuBois outscored Elk 19-8 in the fourth quarter, cutting Elkâ€™s margin of victory to 45-38.
â€śIt was a good win tonight,â€ť said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. â€śObviously DuBois missed a lot of shots early.â€ť
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-1 on the young season with a 65-40 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven last night.
The Dutch had a very strong first half, which saw them go up by a 34-15 halftime lead. They outscored the Cardinals by a 23-9 margin in the third period, taking a 57-24 lead with eight minutes remaining. DuBois Central outscored the Dutch 16-8 in the final quarter, making the final score 65-40.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated on their young season as they handed the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals a 44-30 loss last night in a game played at Elk County Catholic High School.
"I thought we were real strong defensively other than a little two- to three-minute span at the end of the first quarter where we weren't in the game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "Overall we played pretty good defense."