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Lady Crusaders hold off Ramettes for 38-34 win Saturday

January 28, 2013

Johnsonburg's Brittany Watts, 21, keeps her eye on the basket as she splits the Elk Catholic defense during Saturday night's AML North game played at the ECCHS gym.

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders held on for a 38-34 Allegheny Mountain League over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders took a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and never trailed until the 5:13 mark of the fourth quarter when the Ramettes went up 28-27. From there on, the Lady Crusaders outscored the Ramettes 8-7 to win the game. Brittany Watts gave Johnsonburg the 28-27 lead. Elk's Erin Petrosky made it 29-28, only to see Watts give the lead back to Johnsonburg 30-29. ECC's Taylor DaCanal hit a two and her teammate Michelle Imbrogno hit a three with 2:56 left to give ECC the 34-30 lead. On the play Watts was fouled and she was able to convert two foul shots, 34-32. With 1:58 left, Watts scored again to knot the game at 34. Elk's Macy Neureiter hit a three at the 1:42 mark, giving ECC the 37-34 lead. Imbrogno converted one of two foul shots, making the score 38-34 with 40 seconds left. The Ramettes had several opportunities in the closing seconds but none could find the mark as ECC won 38-34.

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