BROCKWAY 51, KANE 32 (Forfeit to Brockway)
This story was corrected to reflect the correct number of free throws for Kane and Brockway
BROCKWAY, Pa. – In one of the strangest endings ever to a District 9 basketball game, Brockway defeated visiting Kane, 51-32, in an AML girls’ game that will go down in the books as a forfeit win after Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled his team from the court with 2:39 left in the game and refused to return.
By National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) rules, when a team refuses to play after being asked by the referees, the game shall be awarded as a forfeit to that team’s opponent. The rules go on to state if the team that is in the lead is the team being granted the forfeit win, then the score at the time shall remain the final score. If the team forfeiting is winning at the time of the forfeiture, then the score becomes 2-0 in favor of the other team.
Kiehl wasn’t available for comment after the game, but tweets by multiple players following the contest indicate the decision was made out of concern for the safety of the Kane players.
According to Brockway coach Dick Esposito, he had not been told a reasoning behind Kane’s decision to walk off the court and not continue the game.
DuBois Courier-Express Sports Editor Scott Shindledecker, who was at the game, reported that it seemed Kane was upset with some of the officiating calls, although the Lady Wolves shot 18 free throws (11 of 18) compared to 24 (15 of 24) for Brockway.
The victory clinched second place in the AML South for the Lady Rovers and a spot in the District 9 Class AA playoffs as well.
Brockway led 24-12 at halftime and 38-24 at the end of three quarters.
Ashley Moore had a triple-double to lead Brockway with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots. Juli Esposito had 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Adrianna Terwilliger added seven points and 10 rebounds and Kaitlyn Morelli eight points off the bench.
Camryn Cummings and Alaina Barner led Kane with eight points each.
This isn’t the first known case in District 9 sports that a team left a field of competition, a few years ago Clearfield left the playing field with time left on the clock in a match against Brookville in boys’ soccer.
BROCKWAY 51, KANE 32 (Forfeit win for Brockway)
Score by Quarters
Kane 6 6 12 8 – 32
Brockway 10 14 14 13 – 51
Kane – 32
Taylor Morgan 3 0-0 6, Truden 0 0-0 0, Dyne 1 0-0 2, Hotel 1 0-0 2, Barner 2 3-4 8, Cummings 2 4-4 8, Clark 1 2-6 4, Rachel Morgan 0 2-4 2. Totals 10 11-18 32.
Brockway – 51
Terwilliger 3 1-4 7, Cappetta 1 0-0 2, Moore 4 4-4 12, Lindemuth 1 0-2 2, Esposito 8 4-6 20, Marchiori 0 0-2 0, Pertz 0 0-0 0, Morelli 1 6-6 8. Totals 18 15-24 51.
Three-pointers – Kane 1 (Barner).
RIDGWAY 41, JOHNSONBURG 28
By Rich Quiggle
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – The third time was a charm for the Ridgway Lady Elkers Tuesday
night in Johnsonburg as they avenged two earlier season loses with a 41-28 victory.
Ridgway put three players in double digits and held Johnsonburg to single digits in three of the four quarters, including just two points in a pivotal third quarter. The Lady Elkers led by just two points at halftime before exploding for twelve points in the third, including the first ten to take a commanding 34-22 lead.
Hannah Park led the scoring for Ridgway with a game high 13 points and both Emily Fullem and Jessica Kifer each scored 12 points. Park hit two early three-pointers and one in the third to account for 9 of her 13 points. Fullem had her way on the inside, scoring all her points in the paint.
Leading the way for the Ramettes was Nicole Myers with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Brianna Cardoni was next with 6 points. McKenna Rowles had 5 points and 8 rebounds. Taylor Wolfe added 4 points and Brianna Quiggle had another good night on the boards with 6, including 5 on the offensive glass.
Ridgway (6-14 , 3-8) returns to action Friday night when they travel to Smethport to take on the Lady Hubbers.
Johnsonburg (6-14 , 5-6) will travel to Brockway on Friday night before finishing up their season next Tuesday evening when they host St. Marys.
Game notes: Johnsonburg had another rough night from the field, hitting only 11 of 69 (15.9%) shots.Ridgway outrebounded Johnsonburg 44-29.The Ramettes committed a season low 15 turnovers.Kifer had 7 blocks for Ridgway. With their 11 steals, Johnsonburg has had double digits steals in 12 straight games.
RIDGWAY 41, JOHNSONBURG 28
Ridgway 12 10 12 7 – 41
Johnsonburg 6 14 2 6 – 28
Ridgway – 41
Jilly Mercer 0-0-0-0 , Kierston Hinton 2-0-0-4 , Emily Fullem 5-2-5-12 , Rachel Foringer 0-0-1-0 , Hannah Park 4-2-4-13 , Jessica Kifer 4-4-6-12 , Taylor Gaudino 0-0-0-0 , Gabby Barclay 0-0-0-0. Totals 15-8-16-41
Johnsonburg – 28
Brianna Quiggle 0-0-3-0 , Taylor Wolfe 2-0-0-4 , Nicole Myers 4-0-2-9 , Emily Dillinger 1-0-0-2 , Olivia Perez-McGill 1-0-0-2 ,Brianna Cardoni 1-4-6-6 , Jensen Furlong 0-0-0-0 , McKenna Rowles 2-0-0-5, Totals 11-4-11-28
Three-point field goals: Ridgway 3 (Park 3). Johnsonburg 2 (Myers, Rowles)
BRADFORD 53, DUBOIS 43
BRADFORD, Pa. – Rylee Lundgren had 15 points and Bri Wells had 13 to lead Bradford to a 53-43 win over visiting DuBois Tuesday night.
Dayna DeSalve 23 points to lead DuBois and he three 3-pointers.