Rams beat Elkers to advance to AML final

Bob Parana - Staff Writer

The Johnsonburg Rams defeated the Elkers, 51-32, in AML semi-final action Thursday night in Ridgway. The AML North second-place Rams will face North champ Elk County Catholic Saturday evening (8 p.m.) at St. Marys High School for the title. The Crusaders defeated South second-place Brockway Thursday. Austin Green hit four threes and scored 14 points to lead Johnsonburg. Eric Christoff and Gabe Watts added nine points each. The Rams led 12-6 after one and 30-14 at the half. Johnsonburg pulled within 10 in the fourth quarter before the Rams went on a 9-0 run to end the game. Matt Dush, Zack Zameroski and Dan Park each scored eight points for Ridgway, which had won the AML South. The Elkers are 16-7 and will next see action in the District 9 Class AA playoffs. The Rams, now 16-7, will be competing in the Class A playoffs.