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.
"We are extremely inconsistent early in the season. We just can't seem to put four good quarters of basketball together right now," said ECCHS Head Coach Ken Pistner. "We need for one or more of the girls to step up as leaders that our team so desperately needs.
"Poor foul shooting tonight also led to our downfall. We were only 9 of 21 from the line, while DuBois was 17 of 19. We had a 10-point lead at one point in the game, but after that we just couldn't find the range and began committing too many fouls. We just can't seem to finish a game at this point in the season. The good thing about tonight is that we will have five days to work things out before we take to the court again."
Elk Catholic put two girls in double figures last evening. Kristie Hanes led the way with 12 points on two field goals, two treys and a 2-for-4 night at the line. Karly Carnovale was the other Lady Crusader in double figures, with 10 points on two field goals, a trey and a 3-for-4 night at the line. Lexie Meholic checked in with seven points, followed by Ellie Petrosky, Emily Gregory and Taylor DaCanal with four each and Abbi Petrosky with two points.
DuBois Area was led by Lindsay Obremski with 24 points on seven field goals and a 10-for-12 night at the line. She was followed by Jordan Fairman with 11, Carly Wallock with five, Samantha Kirk with three, and Jenna Maholtz, Casey Wilcox and Jeri Watson with two each.
DuBois Area's Obremski opened the game with a field goal to put the Lady Beavers up 2-0. Gregory hit a trey to put Elk up 3-2, then DuBois scored seven straight points to take a 9-3 lead. Carnovale hit a trey, Meholic two foul goals, Gregory one foul goal and DaCanal a field goal to put the Lady Crusaders in front 11-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Obremiski tied the game with two foul goals early in the second period, then E. Petrosky scored to make it 13-11 Elk. Two field goals by Obremiski gave the Lady Beavers a 15-13 edge, only to have Elk score the final seven points of the half on a trey and field goal by Hanes and a field goal by DaCanal. This gave ECCHS a 20-15 halftime lead.
Elk pushed the lead to 24-15 as Carnovale scored the first four points of the third quarter. A three-point play by DuBois was answered by two ECCHS field goals, one each by E. Petrosky and Meholic, 28-18. Fairman and A. Petrosky exchanged fielders, 30-30, then Kirk hit a trey for DuBois, 30-23. Carnovale added a foul goal for Elk, then Obremiski hit a field goal for DuBois, 31-25. Two foul goals by DuBois were answered by a field goal by Meholic as the period ended with Elk up 33-27.
The first four minutes of the final period belonged to DuBois, as they scored nine straight points to take a 36-33 lead over the Lady Crusaders. Hanes then hit a field goal and a foul goal to tie the game at 33-all. DuBois answered with a field goal, but Hanes hit a trey to put Elk up 39-38. Carnovale scored to make it 41-38, but DuBois answered with four foul goals to go up 42-41. Hanes tied it at 42-all, then Obremiski hit a field goal to give DuBois the lead for good at 44-42. In the final minute of play, DuBois outscored the Lady Crusaders 5 to 1 to win the game 49-43.
Elk Catholic turned the ball over 20 times in the game compared to 28 times for DuBois Area.
Elk Catholic will be off until the Elk County Holiday Tournament, which is slated for Dec. 29 and 30 at St. Marys Area High School. The pairings for the tournament will be released later today.
DuBois Area 49
Katelyn LaBue 0-0-0-0-0, Samantha Kirk 0-1-0-0-3, Carly Wallock 0-1-2-2-5, Dana LaBrasca 0-0-0-0-0, Carla LaBrasca 0-0-0-0-0, Jordan Fairman 5-0-1-1-11, Jenna Maholtz 0-0-2-2-2, Lindsey Obremski 7-0-10-12-24, Casey Wilcox 1-0-0-0-2, Jeri Watson 0-0-2-2-2. Totals 13-2-17-19-49
Elk Catholic 43
Ellie Petrosky 2-0-0-0-4, Emily Gregory 0-1-1-2-4, Karly Carnovale 2-1-3-4-10, Anna Hawkins 0-0-0-0-0, Lexie Meholic 2-0-3-8-7, Abbi Petrosky 1-0-0-2-2, Maggie Sorg 0-0-0-0-0, Taylor DaCanal 2-0-0-0-4, Kristie Hanes 2-2-2-4-12. Totals 11-4-9-21-43.
Score by quarters
DuBois 9 6 12 21 49
ECCHS 11 9 13 10 43
The DuBois Area JVs made it a clean sweep for the Lady Beavers as they won the preliminary game by a 41-38 score over the Lady Crusaders.
DuBois took a 7-5 first-period lead, then outscored the Lady Crusaders by a 19-10 margin in the second period to make the halftime score 26-15.
The Lady Crusaders cut the Lady Beavers' lead to four points in the third quarter, outscoring DuBois 13-6 to make it 32-28 DuBois at the end of three. Elk outscored DuBois 10-9 in the final period, but fell a little short as the Lady Beavers held on for a 41-38 victory.
DuBois scoring: Katelyn LaBue 5, Samantha LaBorde 6, Dana LaBrasca 12, Kourtni Ball 4, Cara LaBrasca 5, Melissa Stuart 9.
ECCHS scoring: Stef Zimmerman 2, Michelle Imbrogno 17, Morgan Onink 6, Haley DaCanal 8, Marla Scacchitti 3, Chiara Genevro 2.