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January 23rd, 2015
Ridgway's trilogy of close games this past week ended in most dramatic fashion.
Ridgway junior Jeremy Breier hit a mid-range jumper at the buzzer to give the Elkers a 30-29 win over AML South foe DuBois Central Catholic Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
It was Ridgway's third nailbiter of the past seven days after an overtime win at Johnsonburg last Friday and overtime win hosting Curwensvville on Tuesday.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders got off to a fast start Friday night and were able to keep the Rams at bay late in the fourth quarter to earn a 56-47 win in Johnsonburg.
Nate DaCanal led all scorers with 21 points while teammate Jeffrey Wehler finished with 11. Johnsonburg's Kevin Benson paced the Rams with 19 points, 15 of them coming in the fourth quarter.
Curwensville junior Jake Bloom hit a miracle three-pointer to send Tuesday's game to overtime.
Fortunately for Ridgway, the Elkers haven't been losing in the extra session this season.
Ridgway hung on through four extra minutes for a 41-40 overtime win over the Golden Tide Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School in an AML South matchup.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams had three players in double figures Tuesday night as they scored a 49-34 win over visiting Sheffield.
The Rams were led by Ryan Kilhoffer with 14 points, Zane Hodgdon with 13, and Christian Cherry with 12.
Johnsonburg head varsity boys basketball coach Bill Shuey was displeased with the win, however, citing poor shooting from the field and defensive lapses during the game.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch used a strong first half to defeat the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 44-31 score Monday night in a non-league game played at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Elementary Night and Pink Game Night.
St. Marys held a 14-2 lead after the first quarter and led 22-9 at the half. Each team scored 22 second half points as the Lady Dutch picked up the win.
"As a team we are definitely improving as the season goes on," said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli.
"Michelle (Bauer) and AnnMarie (Vargas) did good jobs for us coming off the bench," added Hoohuli.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders survived a close game with the Kane Wolves on Monday evening in Kane, holding on for a three-point victory, 54-51. It was a big difference from when the two teams met earlier this month. ECC won that contest 72-25.
"I'm happy to escape with a win," said ECC head coach Aaron Straub. "Kane played very well. Matt Gasbarre coached a great game and had his kids well prepared."
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders earned a 20-point victory, 53-33, over the Kane Lady Wolves on Monday evening at the ECCHS gymnasium to remain undefeated.
ECC held a 14-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter, was up 24-13 at the half, and lead 41-25 after three quarters en route to the victory.
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JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams appeared to be on the brink of an upset after three quarters Friday night.
After the fourth quarter and overtime, the Rams walked off the court just upset after a loss.
Ridgway overcame a nine-point second half deficit to take a 38-29 overtime victory over the Rams at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg scored just five combined points in the fourth quarter and overtime. The Rams finished the game with 17 turnovers.
Johnsonburg took advantage of turnovers and poor shooting in the second quarter and down the stretch Friday against Ridgway and held on in a raucous second half for a 38-32 win.
Senior Ashley Imbrogno paced the Ramettes with 16 points, including a halftime buzzer-beater of at least 50 feet, and 12 rebounds while Nicole Myers and Brianna Quiggle had seven points each.
The Lady Elkers had two players in double figures with Jessica Kifer (11 points) and Hannah Park (10 points) but were unable to overcome a lackluster second quarter and cold shooting in the last few minutes of the game.