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Feb. 17, 2015 – D9 Girls’ Playoff Recaps

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CAMERON COUNTY 56, A-C VALLEY 55, 3 OVERTIMES

EMPORIUM, Pa. – Madison Harrier hit two free throws with 15 seconds left in the third overtime to give Cameron County a dramatic 56-55 win over visiting A-C Valley in the opening round of the District 9 Class A girls’ playoffs Tuesday night.

It is the first triple overtime or more game for a District 9 team in the postseason in the D9Sports.com era (2001 to present).

“It’s one of the most exciting games I’ve ever been a part of,” Cameron County head coach Dave Sullivan said. “Both teams played extremely hard. It was exciting, and we’re glad to have survived.”

Harrier went to the line with the seventh-seeded Lady Raiders (14-8) trailing 55-54 and hit both free throws. A-C Valley had a chance to win at the end but a shot was off the mark.

“It was just a great game for the spectators,” Sullivan said. “We had a full house with a big student section and it was really great for both teams.”

The game was tied at 45 at the end of regulation, 48 at the end of the first overtime and 51 at the end of the second overtime before Cameron, which broke a seven-game playoff losing streak, outscored the 10th-seeded Lady Falcons (12-11) 5-4 in the third overtime.

Susie Guisto led Cameron County with 19 points and hit 5 of 8 3-pointers, while Sadie Longo paced A-C Valley with 19 as well.

Madi Guisto chipped in 10 points, three steals and three helpers for the Lady Raiders, and Harrier had nine points including going 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

Erin Logue and Danielle Kaufman each chipped in with 11 points for A-C Valley with Ellie Thompson adding 10.

The first half belonged to Cameron County, which led 25-16 at halftime. The Lady Raiders still led by six, 34-28, going to the fourth quarter but A-C Valley forced overtime by outscoring Cameron 17-11 in the last part of regulation.

The Lady Raiders won the game at the foul line going 23 of 32 compared to 11 of 18 for A-C Valley.

Cameron County, which won a postseason contest for the first time since beating West Forest 56-44 Feb. 15, 2005, will play second-seeded Port Allegany in the quarterfinals. The Lady Raiders lost twice in the regular season to the Lady Gators.

NOTES – The game marks just the second time in the D9Sports.com era a District 9 girls’ playof game has gone to multiple overtimes. West Forest defeated Dubois Central Catholic 51-47 Feb. 20, 2007. On six different occasions, in the D9Sports.com Era, District 9 boys’ teams have played mulitple overtime postseason games including three in the PIAA playoffs and three in the District 9 playoffs. Brookville lost to Mercyhurst Prep 78-70 in double overtime March 8, 2014, in the first round of the Class AA PIAA playoffs. The last District 9 playoff game to go multiple overtimes was DCC beating Ridgway 61-58 in boys’ Class A quarterfinals Feb. 25, 2011.

CAMERON COUNTY 56, A-C VALLEY 55, 3 OVERTIMES

Score by Quarters

A-C Valley 7 9 12 17 3 3 4 – 55

Cameron Co. 13 12 9 11 3 3 5 – 56

A-C Valley – 55

Erin Logue 4 3-4 11, Sadie Longo 8 2-2 19, Danielle Kaufman 4 2-4 11, Morgan Cratty 1 0-0 2, Lauren McNany 1 0-0 2, Jill Caldwell 0 0-0 0, Ellie Thompson 3 4-8 10, Kiersten Roth 0 0-0 0. Totals  21 11-18 55.

Cameron County – 56

Madi Guisto 1 8-12 10, Madison Harrier 1 7-8 9, Suise Guisto 5 4-6 19, Amelia Holjencin 2 0-0 6, Mallory Lyon 3 4-6 10, Amily Schatz 1 0-0 2, Alayna Genevro 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 23-32 56

Three-pointers – A-C Valley 2 (Longo, Kaufman). Cameron County 7 (S. Guisto 5, Holjencin 2).

CLARION 63, OTTO-ELDRED 43

DUKE CENTER, Pa. – Maci Thornton scored a game-high 27 points while adding eight rebounds and six steals, as 11th-seeded Clarion, the defending champions, went on the road and ran over sixth-seeded Otto-Eldred, 63-43, in a first-round game Tuesday night.

Thornton was on fire all game long scoring 13 first-half points helping the Lady Cats to a 32-18 halftime lead and then added 14 more in the second half including eight in the third quarter as Clarion pulled away.

Nicki Glenn had 14 and Lauren Wiser added 12 tallies for Clarion (13-10), while freshman Camryn Thomas had 16 for the Lady Terrors (16-6). Mel Young had nine, but Clarion held leading scorer Anna Colebert (13.8 ppg) to five points.

Clarion will take on KSAC rival Keystone, who it defeated in the District 9 title game last year, in the quarterfinals at a site, time and date to be announced.

CLARION 63, OTTO-ELDRED 43

Score by Quarters

Clarion 18 14 19 12 – 63

Otto-Eldred 11 7 16 9 – 43

Clarion – 63

Julie Kenneson 0 0-2 0, Gloria Kroh 1 0-0 2, Kelly Beverage 3 0-0 6, Maddy Weaver 0 2-2 2, Anna Reed 0 0-0 0, Lauren Wiser 5 2-2 12, Nicki Glenn 4 4-4 14, Maci Thornton 10 6-8 27, Alexis Constantino 0 0-0 0, Maya Thornton 0 0-0 0, Jenna Beichner 0 0-0 0, Sophie Wolf 0 0-0 0.  Totals 23 14-18 63.

Otto-Eldred – 43

Tiffany Bair 3 0-0 6, Alyssa Shelander 1 0-0 2, Camryn Thomas 6 4-6 16, Allison Cousins 2 1-2 5, Anna Colebert 2 0-0 5, Mel Young 4 1-5 9, Mariah Hartzell 0 0-1 0. Hannah Milliron 0 0-0 0, Kylie Stuck 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 5-14 43.

Three-pointers – Clarion 3 (Glenn 2, Maci Thornton). Otto-Eldred (Colebert).

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 54, COUDERSPORT 41

DUBOIS, Pa. – Gabby Caruso 16 points and nine rebounds to lead eighth-seeded DuBois Central Catholic to a 54-41 win over visiting Coudersport, the ninth seed, Tuesday night.

DCC built a 43-26 lead after three quarters and then held off a Coudersport comeback in the fourth quarter that saw the Lady Falcons (12-10) close to within seven, 45-38, with four minutes left.

A cold-shooting first half cost Coudersport, which was 4 of 19 from the floor in the half while also turning the ball over 18 times allowing DCC (14-9) to build a 26-15 halftime lead.

Jordy Frank added 13 points for the Lady Cardinals, while Emily Morey led Coudersport with 16 points including nine in the fourth quarter.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 54, COUDERSPORT 41

Score by Quarters

Coudersport 7 8 11 15 – 41

DuBois CC 10 16 17 11 – 54

Coudersport – 41

Emily Morey 5 4-5 16, Emma Rae Easton 0 2-2 2, Bryce Line 0 0-0 0, Kiara Perkins 0 0-0 0, Macy Gleason 2 0-0 5, Allie Easton 3 1-5 7, Haley Keck 3 0-0 7, Tiffany Plumstead 1 2-2 4, Skyler Van Wagenen 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Wood 0 0-0 0, Mary Kate Elenchin 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 9-14 41.

DuBois Central Catholic – 54

Gabby Caruso 6 4-5 16, Macey Hanes 2 1-3 5, Angel Cardamone 0 0-0 0, Riley Assalone 2 3-4 7, Natalie Curtis 0 0-0 0, Caitlyn Manduley 3 0-0 6, Mara Baronick 0 0-0 0, Jordy Frank 4 5-8 13, Kasey Barnonick 1 0-0 2, Caitlin Drahushak 0 0-0 0, Libby Mauer 2 1-2 5. Totals 20 14-22 54.

Three-pointers – Coudersport 4 (Morey 2, Gleason, Keck).

SMETHPORT 48, NORTHERN POTTER 30

SMETHPORT, Pa. – Fourth-seeded Smethport overcame a slow start to knock off 13th-seeded Northern Potter 48-30 in a first-round game Tuesday night.

The Lady Hubbers (18-4) trailed 19-12 in the second quarter before ending the first half on a 10-0 run to take a 22-19 lead into halftime. Smethport then started to pull away in the third quarter outscoring the Lady Panthers 14-6 on its way to outscoring NoPo (8-15) 26-11 in the second half.

The 10-0 run to end the first half was the second 10-0 run of the game for the Lady Hubbers, who scored the contests first 10 points before watching Northern Potter go on a 19-2 run.

Morgan Okerlund and Molly Lord each had big games for Smethport with Okerlund netting a game-best 17 points and 17 rebounds and Lord adding 16.

Kalie Cowburn led Northern Potter with nine, while Gracie Hamilton had eight.

Smethport will take on fifth-seeded Venango Catholic, a 59-26 winner over North Clarion, in the quarterfinals at a date, time and site to be announced.

SMETHPORT 48, NORTHERN POTTER 30

Score by Quarters

No. Potter 11 8 6 5 – 30

Smethport 10 12 14 12 – 48

Northern Potter – 30

Gracie Hamilton 2 4-5 8, Mandy Slawson 0 2-2 2, Demi Youse 2 0-0 4, Rebecca Baker 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Bennett 0 0-0 0, Kalie Cowburn 3 3-4 9, Sarah Morgan 0 3-4 3,Tory McCutcheon 1 0-0 2, Brianna Black 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 12-15 30.

Smethport – 48

Molly Lord 5 3-4 16, Laura Alfieri 0 2-4 2, Kiyah Taggart 2 0-0 4, Morgan Okerlund 6 4-7 17, Katie Treat 1 0-2 2, Addysin Gross-Benjamin 3 0-0 6, Rachael Duffy 1 0-0 2, Emma Stratton 0 0-0 0, Emily Treat 0 0-0 0. Totals 18-9-17-48.

Three-pointers – Smethport 3 (Lord 3).

VENANGO CATHOLIC 59, NORTH CLARION 26

OIL CITY, Pa. – Ava Homan and Taylor Moltz combined to score 43 points, as fifth-seeded Venango Catholic rolled past 12th-seeded North Clarion 59-26 in Oil City Tuesday.

Homan had a game-high 25 points while making 12 baskets from the floor, and Moltz added 18 tallies for the Lady Vikings (18-6), the KSAC runners-up.

After playing to an 8-all tie in the first quarter, Venango Catholic blew the game wide open in the second quarter outscoring North Clarion (11-12) 21-2 in the quarter to take a 29-10 halftime lead. The Lady Vikings shot 90 percent from the field in the quarter and 52 percent for the game.

Abbie Schmader led North Clarion with nine points, while Tori Obenrader added six.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 59, NORTH CLARION 26

Score by Quarters

No. Clarion 8 2 5 11 – 26

Venango Cath. 8 21 9 21 – 59

North Clarion – 26

Ashton Obenrader 1 0-0 3, Schmader 2 5-6 9, Gatesman 0 0-0 0, Wagner 1 0-0 2, Tori Obenrader 3 0-2 6, Sherman 0 0-0 0, Higgins 1 0-0 3, Schettler 0 0-0 0, Wurster 0 0-0 0, Flick 0 1-2 1, Zacherl 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 6-11 26.

Venango Catholic – 59

Moltz 5 4-4 18, Cunningham 3 0-0 6, Guth 2 0-0 4, Niederriter 0 0-0 0, Homan 12 1-2 25, Dziekiasz 0 2-2 2, Finch 2 0-0 4, Sheffer 0 0-0 0, Groner 0 0-0 0, Anderson 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 7-8 59.
Three-pointers – North Clarion 2 (A. Obenrader, Higgins). Venango Catholic 4 (Moltz 4).

 



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