Feb. 10 girls’ basketball recaps.
(Photo: Gabbi Rohr of Ridgway scored five of her seven points in the fourth quarter to help the Lady Elkers secure an AML playoff berth with a 35-31 win over Brockway. Photo by Adair Rohr)
RIDGWAY 35, BROCKWAY 31
BROCKWAY, Pa. – Gabbi Rohr scored five of her seven points in the fourth quarter to help Ridgway pick up a 35-31 road win over Brockway and in the process secure the final AML playoff spot by taking second place in the AML South.
After falling to Brockway, 28-27, in the first AML meeting between the teams Jan. 7 in Ridgway, the Lady Elkers (15-5 overall, 6-3 AML South) needed a win to secure second place in the AML South. A loss would have given second to Brockway based on a season sweep over Ridgway.
And the game was close throughout with the contest tied at 22 going to the fourth quarter.
But Rohr, who went 3 of 6 from the free-throw line in the final eight minutes while also netting a bucket, helped Ridgway to the win.
Christina Fullem led the Lady Elkers with a team-high 12 points, including six of Ridgway’s eight third-quarter points, while Lindsay Steis and Julie Peterson each scored five points.
Selena Buttery paced Brockway (12-9, 5-5) with a game-high 13 points and eight rebounds before fouling out. Morgan Lindemuth added five points and five assists, and Danielle Wood chipped in five points.
As the second-place finisher out of the AML South, Ridgway will face AML North champion Elk County Catholic in the AML semifinals Thursday at ECC. The Lady Elkers close the regular season with Sheffield Tuesday.
Brockway, which will advance to the District 9 Class 2A playoffs along with Ridgway, finished the regular season by hosting Clarion Tuesday.
BROOKVILLE 63, CRANBERRY 44
SENECA, Pa. – Madison Johnson scored eight of her career-high 19 points in the second quarter, as visiting Brookville used an 11-point second-quarter advantage to roll past Cranberry, 63-44.
Playing perhaps its best game since just after Christmas, the Lady Raiders (10-10) expanded on a 14-8 lead after one quarter by outscoring the Berries (13-8) 21-9 in the second quarter to take a 35-17 halftime lead.
In addition to Madison Johnson scored eight second-quarter points, Marcy Schindler added four of her 11 points in the frame while Leah Kammerdeiner hit a big 3-pointer in the quarter. In all, six different Brookville players scored in the quarter helping the Lady Raiders win their second straight game after a five-game losing streak.
Lauren Hergert chipped in 14 points in the victory with Alayna Haight scoring eight.
Ava Ferringer scored 15 of her game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter for Cranberry (13-8), while Megan Hadden added 11 points and Kaia Dean 10.
ST. MARYS 42, KEYSTONE 31
KNOX, Pa. – Holding Keystone to just one third-quarter point, St. Marys overcame a three-point halftime deficit to beat the Lady Panthers, 42-31.
Keystone (14-8) led 16-13 at halftime but was outscored 11-1 in the third quarter by the Lady Dutch (16-5) thanks in part to 3-pointers from Lauren Eckert and Allison Schlimm and four points from Isabelle Caskey.
Kaylee Muccio led St. Marys with 12 points, Schlimm and Samantha Hayes each scored eight points and Caskey added six.
Freshman Natalie Bowser paced Keystone with 12 points with Emily Lauer adding nine and Danae Hurrelbrink eight.
VENANGO CATHOLIC 37, FOREST AREA 34
OIL CITY, Pa. – Emmy Ekis and Mariah Wessell helped Venango Catholic capture its first win of the season with a 37-34 win over visiting Forest Area in KSAC North action.
The Lady Vikings (1-17 overall, 1-8 KSAC North) trailed 34-33 with about 1:3o to play when Ekis stole the ball toward the top of the key and went coast-to-coast to give Venango Catholic the lead.
Then with a minute left, Ekis came away with another steal and passed it to Wessell whose layup made it a three-point lead.
Ekis had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds while adding three steals and a blocked shot. Wessell chipped in nine points and two steals, and Hope Winger had six points and 11 rebounds.
Jessica Wagner led Forest Area (1-20, 1-8) with 15 points with Megan Clow adding 12.
CURWENSVILLE 66, HARMONY 45
CURWENSVILLE, Pa. – Alyssa Bakaysa scored a team-high 20 points to help Curwensville beat Harmony, 66-45, in Moshannon Valley League play.
Kyra Henry added 16 points for the Lady Tide (5-15 overall, 3-4 MoValley League) with Tarah Jacobson scoring 11 and Skylar Pentz seven.
Traci Hauser scored a game-high 22 points for Harmony (4-16, 2-6) with Sherri Kephart adding 16 points.
KANE 44, SMETHPORT 25
SMETHPORT, Pa. – Five players scored between seven and 11 points to lead Kane to a 44-25 win over visiting Smethport.
Emily Bucheit led the Lady Wolves (12-9) with 11 points, Sarri Swanson added nine and Ainsley Saf, Raeann Asel and Sierra Hillman each scored seven.
MyKayla Deyarmin scored 13 points for Smethport (9-13).
CENTRAL-MARTINSBURG 66, CLEARFIELD 22
MARTINSBURG, Pa. – Erin Brumbaugh and Bailey Hueston combined to score 39 points, as Central-Martinsburg topped visiting Clearfield, 66-22, in Mountain League action.
Brumbaugh led the Lady Dragons (16-5 overall, 12-2 Mountain League) with 20 points with Hueston adding 19.
Kylie Metzger also added 13 tallies in the win.
Megan Durandetta paced Clearfield with nine points.
WELLSBORO 64, PORT ALLEGANY 57, OT
WELLSBORO, Pa. – Emma Coolidge scored six of her 17 points in overtime, as Wellsboro outlasted visiting Port Allegany, 64-57.
Port Allegany (15-6) trailed 43-35 going to the fourth quarter but rallied to tie the game at 53 at the end of regulation thanks to four fourth-quarter 3-pointers, including a pair from Bree Garzel, who scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter.
Cailey Barnett and Gracie Archer also hit fourth-quarter triples for the Lady Gators with Barnett scoring seven of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter. Garzell completed a double-double with 11 rebounds and chipped in four assists. Barnett added seven rebounds and four steals. Jade Evens contributed four points, six rebounds and four blocked shots, and Evin Stauffer had five points, six rebounds and six steals.
Cathryn Brought paced Wellsboro (10-10) with 25 points including 18 in the first half, while Jordyn Abernathy added 11 points. Coolidge also snagged a game-high 19 rebounds.