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January 16th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 67-47 District 9 League setback last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders were able to use a quick start to jump out to an 18-4 lead after the first eight minutes of play. The Dutch were never able to recover as the Crusaders went on for the victory.
â€śWe had a good start but I thought we played a little loose in the fourth quarter,â€ť said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. â€śWe were shooting the ball pretty well and when you make them they are all good shots.â€ť
Ridgway wrestling continued its strong march through the season with a 43-17 dual win over Punxsutawney Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway's middle and upper weight wrestlers continued to pick up winning results, the Elkers won every match from the 145-pound weight class until the 285-pound weight class.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team remains undefeated after picking up a 47-29 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Lady Chucks on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
"I thought we played a pretty good basketball game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "It wasn't real sloppy, and I had us for 14 or 15 turnovers. I thought Punxsy played really hard, too. It was a good basketball game tonight."
Elk Catholic held a 12-5 lead at the end of the first period, was up 23-13 at the end of the second, and 29-22 at the conclusion of the third.
Johnsonburg wrestling lost 39-29 in a dual meet against Sheffield Monday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg won four of the six matches wrestled on the mat against the Wolverines. Johnsonburg coach Mike Votano said the team's hard work is showing in the improvement as the season has progressed.
ST. MARYS â€“ The gymnasium at Elk County Catholic High School was the place to be on Saturday night and open seats were hard to come by as basketball fans came out to watch the much anticipated match-up between the resilient Crusaders and the undefeated Ridgway Elkers. The two teams did not disappoint as they battled back and forth for the lead throughout the contest until Ridgway finally put the game away in the fourth quarter to secure their first win at ECC since December 2002.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes got a 20-point night out of junior Brittany Watts as the Ramettes (4-5) stunned Kane (8-3) Friday in a 46-42 upset in Paper City.
After going cold at the charity stripe for the latter part of the fourth quarter while trying to secure the game, Johnsonburg got its 4-point cushion as Kassa Kocjancic converted her second free throw attempt for the 46-42 lead with six seconds on the clock. A final uncontested 3-point try sailed over the hoop as the Ramettes shocked the Lady Wolves.
Ridgway girls basketball scored a season-high in points in a 54-36 loss to Brockway Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Elkers were paced with 20 points from Ridgway senior Nicole Breier.
"I thought Nicole played an awesome game," Ridgway coach Glenn Schauer said. "That's the Nicole we need. All five starters played really well. Offensively, we probably played our best game of the year."
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Sheffield Wolverines 63-57 last night in a game played at ECCHS.
Sheffield led for the first half of the contest, holding a 8-6 advantage at the end of the first period and a 17-15 lead at halftime. ECC came to life in the second half, taking a 36-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and then holding on for the 63-57 victory.
"It was a good win," said ECC coach Aaron Straub. "Any time you can give up 28 points in the fourth quarter and still win has got to be a good one."
Ridgway wrestling won six matches by pinfall and nine overall in a 46-24 victory over St. Marys Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The kids were very aggressive," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said. "We're real pleased because we've been under the weather. The kids wrestled hard, there were some real pleasant surprises there."
The match opened at 182 pounds as Kyle Caggiano bumped up to wrestle Joe McLaughlin of St. Marys.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 59-18 to DuBois Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
DuBois opened on a 6-0 run to start the game. Cara LaBrasca started with a basket for DuBois, then Jordan Fairman added consecutive field goals.
Ridgway then responded with five straight points as Nicole Breier hit a short field goal in the post and Jenni Thomas buried a 3-pointer for the Lady Elkers.