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Bishop Carroll Pulls Away Late from ECC Boys – Powered by Knox Country Farm Supply

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Bishop Carroll pulled away late from Elk County Catholic to end the Crusaders season with a 57-47 win in the second round at Punxsutawney.

(Photo of ECC’s Ryan Newton. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

ECC trailed by just two, 46-44, following a Leo Gregory basket with 2:53 to play.

But with leading scorer Ryan Newton on the bench having fouled out with 3:20 to go the Huskies went on a game-ending 11-3 run to secure the victory.

Ben Eckenrode hit a key 3-pointer with 1:09 to play to push the lead to seven, 52-45.

The teams were tied at 22 at halftime before ECC took the lead in the third quarter only to watch Bishop Carroll rally to take a 34-32 lead after three quarters.

Tristen McDannell and Carson Ertter combined to score 40 of Bishop Carroll’s 57 points including all but two in the first half. McDannell led the Huskies with 22 points with Errter adding 18.

Newton paced ECC (22-7) with 17 points with Gregory and Alex Breindel each adding eight points.

Bishop Carroll (19-8), the D6 champion, plays Shade in the quarterfinals Friday at a site and time to be determined.

BISHOP CARROLL 57, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 47

Score by Quarter

Bishop Carroll 7 15 12 23 – 57
Elk County Catholic 10 12 10 15 – 47

BISHOP CARROLL – 57

Tristen McDannell 6 7-8 22, Alex Karlheim 1 0-0 2, Carson Ertter 6 4-6 18, Scott Semelsberger 1 0-0 3, Hamio Rodkey 1 1-1 3, Alec Ratchford 1 0-0 2, Nolan Burk 1 2-2 4, Ben Eckenrode 1 0-2 3. Totals 18 14-19 57.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC – 47

Bryce O’Leary 0 0-0 0, Carter Lindemuth 0 1-2 1, Alec Wehler 1 0-0 2, Erick Mader 0 0-0 0, Logan Hoffman 0 0-0 0, Brennen Klawuhn 2 0-0 4, Regis Wortman 2 0-0 4, Joe Aiello 0 0-0 0, Leo Gregory 4 0-0 8, Ryan Newton 7 2-2 17, Brady Schneider 1 1-1 3, Alex Breindel 4 0-2 8. Totals 21 4-7 47.

Three-pointers: Bishop Carroll 7 (McDannell 3, Ertter 2, Semelsberger, Eckenrode). ECC 1 (Newton).



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