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Crusaders dump Knights, 77-41

Elk County Catholic’s Ben Hoffman. Photo by Don Long. Go to his web site

DuBOIS — The top-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusaders jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead and cruised to a 77-41 win over Union in the District 9 Class A quarterfinals Friday night at DuBois Area High School.

Nate DaCanal scored 21 points and Ryan Seelye finished with 19 points as the Crusaders improved to 24-1 and earned a state playoff berth by reaching the semifinals. They’ll meet fourth seed Clarion-Limestone next week at a site and time to be determined.

Cole Morris led Union (13-11) with 13 points.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 77, UNION 41
Score by Quarters
Union      10    9    8    14 – 41
Elk CC     20 18   20   19 – 77
Union – 41
Lucas Bowser 2 0-0 4, Hank Murphy 0 0-0 0, Cole Morris 5 1-3 13, Chet Carmichael 3 0-1 6, Lane Cicciarelli 3 0-0 6, Tyler Wiser 3 0-2 6, Gavin Hawk 0 0-0 0, Zack Hepler 2 2-3 6, Sutton Varner 0 0-0 0, Noah Vereb 0 0-0 0, Drew Marsh 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 3-8 41.
Elk County Catholic – 77
Mitchell Struble 2 0-0 5, Ian Herzing 1 0-0 2, Dan Singer 2 3-4 7, Ryan Seelye 8 2-4 19, Nate DaCanal 9 0-0 21, Mitchell Smith 2 1-1 5, Jeff Wehler 0 2-2 2, Ben Hoffman 3 0-0 7, Kyle Huff 1 0-0 2, Alex Dattoli 2 1-2 5, Jack Wolfe 1 0-0 2, Patrick Hoffman 0 0-0 0, Peter Riddle 0 0-0 0. Totals: 30 9-13 77.
3-pointers: Union 2 (Morris 2), ECC 6 (Struble, Seelye, DaCanal 3, Ben Hoffman).



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