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Jan. 19 Girls’ Basketball Recaps

KARNS CITY 70, CLARION 38

CLARION, Pa. – A 16-1 first-half-ending run helped top-rated Karns City eliminate a 2-point deficit on its way to a lopsided 70-38 win over eighth-rated Clarion Monday night at Clarion in a battle between the defending District 9 Class AA champion and the defending Class A champion.

The Lady Gremlins (11-2) trailed 26-24 with just over 3 ½ minutes left in the first half before going on the run that gave them a 40-27 halftime lead.

Karns City then outscored Clarion (6-5), losers of two straight at home for the first time since late January of 2010, 30-11 in the second half.

“I think we just settled down,” Karns City head coach Dave Kerschbaumer said. “I knew we were going to get a good shot coming out with them. Early, we didn’t move our feet on the defensive end. We got a little lackadaisical on some things they were doing against us.”

Clarion raced out a 13-4 lead in the game’s first 4 ½ minutes thanks to six points and an assist from Lauren Wiser, who was playing in just her third game of the season after suffering a preseason injury, and five points and a helper from Maci Thornton.

But Karns City stayed calm and got back within three, 17-14, at the end of the quarter thanks in large part to a pair of 3-pointers and seven points from Shanel Preston.

The Lady Gremlins, though, still trailed by a deuce, 26-24, following an Anna Reed free throw with 3:49 to play in the half.

But Annie Hegedus hit a 3-pointer off a pass from her sister, Emily, at the 3:31 mark to give Karns City the lead for good, 27-26, and LeeAnn Gibson followed with five quick points to make it 32-26. Another basket by Annie Hegedus followed by a bucket from Emily LoPresti off an offensive rebound put the lead at 10, 36-26, with 2:16 to go forcing Clarion coach Ed Baumcratz to call timeout.

The timeout seemed to work for a moment when Reed was fouled and hit a free throw to get the Lady Cats back within nine, but baskets by Alyssa Gibson and LoPresti gave Karns City a 40-27 halftime lead.

“We are always trying to bury people,” Kerschbaumer said. “The confidence part of the 16-1 run fed into the second half for us.”

Defense play a key role in the turnaround.

Karns City forced 11 Clarion turnovers in the second quarter alone and forced 24 for for the game with the Lady Gremlins getting 20 steals in the contest.

“We want to make everyone uncomfortable,” Kerschbaumer said. “I thought we were making them feel uncomfortable, and I thought we got our hands in a lot of passing lanes. We haven’t done that a lot lately. I thought our anticipating was a lot better.”

Offensively, Karns City used a balanced approach with four players reaching double figures and fifth scoring nine points.

LeeAnn Gibson led the Lady Gremlins with 15 points, while Preston added 14, including hitting four 3-pointers, and Annie Hegedus had 13. Alyssa Gibson chipped in with 10, and Emily LoPresti had nine.

“Being an ex-point guard, it was truly a blessing to my heart to see two passes, three passes,” Keschbaumer said. “We were making the extra pass, the much-needed pass, just finding the open person. It was good to see the girls understand each other and know where we want to score from. They’ve been doing that a lot lately.”

Annie Hegedus completed an all-around solid game with five assists, two steals and two rebounds, while LoPresti had a team-best eight rebounds. LeeAnn Gibson and Emily Hegedus each had five steals.

Thornton led Clarion with 16 points, six steals and four assists.

NOTES – Clarion was 8 of 13 shooting in the first quarter and 7 of 26 the rest of the game including 4 of 20 in the second half … Karns City was 27 of 51 shooting for the game including 21 of 36 from the second-quarter on and 11 of 20 in the second half.

KARNS CITY 70, CLARION 38

Score by Quarters

Karns CIty 14 26 17 13 – 70

Clarion 17 10 7 4 – 38

Karns City – 70

Alyssa Gibson 4 2-4 10, Emily Hegedus 2 1-3 5, Abby Wolfe 1 0-0 2, Emily LoPresti 4 1-3 9, Saydie Moore 0 0-2 0, Brooke Moore 1 0-0 2, LeErin Jone 0 0-0 0, LeeAnn Gibson 5 5-5 15, Annie Hegedus 5 1-2 13, Mackenzie Craig 0 0-0 0, Clara Stoughton 0 0-0 0, Shanel Preston 5 0-0 14. Totals 27 10-19 70.

Clarion – 38

Nicki Glenn 1 0-0 3, Julie Kenneson 0 0-0 0, Maci Thornton 6 3- 16, Lauren Wiser 4 0-0 8, Jenna Beichner 0 0-0 0, Kelly Bevarage 1 0-0 2, Anna Reed 0 3-6 3, Maddy Weaver 1 0-0 2, Sophie Wolf 0 0-0 0, Gloria Kroh 1 0-0 2, Alexis Constantino 1 0-0 2, Maya Thornton 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 6-9 38.

Three-pointers – Karns City 6 (Preston 4, A. Hegedus 2). Clarion 2 (Maci Thornton, Glenn).

REDBANK VALLEY 62, CLARION-LIMESTONE 19

NEW BETHLEHEM – Brooke Hinderliter became Redbank Valley’s all-time leading scorer during a 62-19 win over visiting Clarion-Limestone Monday.

Hinderliter, a junior who needed three points coming into the game to tie Becky Edmonds (1994) for the school record, passed Edmonds in the first quarter and finished the game with 20 points, all in the first half. She now has 1,245 career points.

No other information from this game is available.

BROOKVILLE 59, PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 57, OT

PHILIPSBURG – Elaina Powell scored 26 points and hit the game-winning shot, a baseline runner, with six seconds left in overtime to give visiting Brookville at 59-57 win at Philipsburg-Osecola Monday.

The game was tied at 55 at the end of regulation.

Hali Olson added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Raiders.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 53, KANE 33

ST. MARYS – Behind Erin Petrosky and Macy Neureiter, No. 3 Elk County Catholic rolled past visiting Kane, 53-33, in AML action Monday.

Neureiter netted a game-high 14 points, and Petrosky added 13 points for the Lady Crusaders, who stayed unbeaten at 14-0.

ECC led 14-5 at the end of the first quarter and 24-13 at halftime.

Trinity Clark led Kane with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 53, KANE 33

Kane 5 8 12 8 – 33

ECC 14 10 17 12 – 53

Kane – 33

Morgan 0 7-8 7, Truden 1 2-2 4, Dyne 2 2-2 6, Hottel 0 0-0 0, Cummings 1 1-4 3, Clark 5 0-3 10, R. Morgan 1 1-2 3. Totals 10 13-21 33.

ECC – 53

Sweeney 2 0-0 4, Herzing 2 0-0 4, Petrosky 3 7-10 13, M. Schneider 1 0-0 2, Gahr 0 2-2 2, Zimmerman 0 0-0 0, Wehler 3 2-2 8, N. Schneider 2 0-0 4, Cunningham 1 0-0 2, Neuritter 4 2-3 14. Totals 18 13-17 53

Three-pointers – ECC 4 (Neuritter 4).

MONITEAU 52, CRANBERRY 24

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – Alycia Brehm scored 19 points and Kristina DeMatteis added 17 to lead Moniteau to a 52-24 win over visiting Cranberry Monday night.

No other information is available from this game.

NORTH CLARION 68, FOREST AREA 37

FRILLS CORNERS – Tori Schmader, Abbie Schmader and Sarah Schettler combined to score 41 points to lead North Clarion to a 68-37 win over visiting Forest Area Monday.

Tori Schmader had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Abbie Schmader had 13 points and Schettler a career-high 14 tallies for the She-Wolves, who led 22-11 at the end of the first quarter and 40-22 at halftime.

Alexis Schwab led the Fires with 13 points, and Mikaela Bean added 13.

NORTH CLARION 68, FOREST AREA 37

Score by Quarters

Forest Area 11 11 4 11 – 37

North Clarion 22 18 19 9 – 68

North Clarion – 68

Obenrader, A., 2 0-0 5, Schmader 6 1-2 13, Gatesman 0 0-0 0, Wagner 2 2-2 6, Obenrader, T., 5 3-4 14, Carl 2 0-0 4, Sherman 2 0-0 6, Higgins 3 0-0 6, Schettler 6 0-0 14 Wurster 0 0-0 0, Flick 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 6-8 68.

Forest Area – 37

Bean 4 2-2 12, Burke 1 0-0 2, Dubrawka 2 0-0 4, Silvis 1 2-2 4, Saxton 1 0-0 2, Miller, D. 0 0-0 0, Guzzi 0 0-0 0, Miller, T. 0 0-0 0. Cussins 0 0-0 0, Schwab 6 0-0 13. Totals 15 4-4 37.

Three-pointers – Forest Area 3 (Bean 2, Schwab). North Clarion 6 (Sherman 2, Schettler 2, A. Obenrader, T. Obenrader)

ST. MARYS 44, JOHNSONBURG 31

By Rich Quiggle

St. Marys – The St. Marys Lady Dutch jumped out to a 12-0 lead to start the
game and never looked back, defeating the visiting Johnsonburg Ramettes
44-31 at the Dutch Oven at St. Marys Area High School Monday in a non-league
contest.

Caitlyn Bankovich scored 7 of the Lady Dutch’s 12 points before a Olivia
Perez-McGill put back got the Ramettes on the board. St. Marys would end the
quarter with a 14-2 lead.

Johnsonburg outscored St. Marys 8-7 in the second to cut the lead to 22-9
going into the locker room at halftime.

The Lady Dutch would extend the lead to as many as eighteen, 32-14, before
the Ramettes would make an 8-0 run to end the quarter. Nicole Myers
converted 6 of 7 free throws during the run for Johnsonburg.

St. Marys would coast in the final quarter, outscoring Johnsonburg 12-9 to
secure the victory.

St. Marys was led by Rachel Armanini with 13 points. Jackie Lenze added 11
points while Bankovich ended with 7.

Nicole Myers led the Ramettes with 10 point. Perez-McGill added 7 points and Ashley Imbrogno scored 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

Johnsonburg (4-10, 3-4 AMLN) returns to action Tuesday night when they
travel to Sheffield to take on the Lady Wolverines in an AML North tilt.

St. Marys (4-10, 1-4 D9) travels to Brookville on Friday night for a
District 9 league matchup.

Game notes: Both teams shot well from the charity stripe, Johnsonburg 13 of
17 (76.5%) and St. Marys 10 of 13 (76.9%).After shooting a season high 33.3%
on Friday against Ridgway, Johnsonburg could only muster a 9 for 52 (17.3%)
night against a tough St. Marys press.

Scoring by quarters:
1          2          3          4
Johnsonburg                2          7          13        9          31
St. Marys                     14        8          10        12        44
Johnsonburg – Brianna Quiggle 0-1-2-1 , Taylor Wolfe 2-0-0-4 , Nicole Myers
2-6-7-10 , Ashley Imbrogno 1-3-4-5 , Emily Dillinger 0-0-0-0 , Olivia
Perez-McGill 3-1-2-7 , Brianna Cardoni 0-2-2-2 , McKenna Rowles 1-0-0-2 ,
Team Totals 9-13-17-31

St. Marys – Michelle Bauer 2-0-0-2 , Jackie Lenze 4-1-2-11 , Kaitlyn
Barackman 1-2-3-4 , Caitlyn Bankovich 2-3-3-7 , Jenna Cherry 0-0-0-0 ,
Rachelle Armanini 5-3-3-13 , Rachel Bauer 2-1-2-5 , AnnMarie Varga 0-0-0-0 ,
Team Totals 16-10-13-44

Three-point field goals – Johnsonburg 0 , St. Marys 2 (Lenze 2)

 

BROCKWAY 64, HARMONY 40

WESTOVER – Juli Esposito and Ashley Moore each had double-doubles, as Brockway topped Harmony 64-40 Monday at Harmony.

Esposito hd 19 points and 10 assists while adding seven steals, and Moore had 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the Lady Rovers, who also got 11 points, six rebounds and five steals from Kaitlyn Moore.

Brockway led 20-0 at the end of the first quarter and 31-14 at halftime and made 30 shots from the field in the game.

BROCKWAY 64, HARMONY 40

Score by Quarters

Brockway 20 11 16 17 – 64

Harmony 0 14 12 14 – 40

Brockway – 64

Katlyn Cappetta 3 0-0 3, Ashley Moore  5 0-0 10, Leah Lindemuth 4 0-1 8, Juli Esposito  9 1-2 19, Nicole Marchiori 2 0-0 4, Adriana Azzato 1 0-0 2, Lilly Larson 1 0-0 2, Leigha Pertz 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Morelli 4 3-4 11, Sabrina Bundy 0 0-0 0. Totals 30 4-7 64

Harmony – 40
Maseto 2-1-2-2 9, Ha user 3-1-1-2 9, Rorabaugh 2 1-1 5, Pennington 4 4-6 12, Rowles 0 1-2 1, Brink 0 3-6 3, Nalley 1 0-0 2. Totals 11-2-12-19-40

Three-pointers – Hamrony 2 (Maseto, Ha user).

SMETHPORT 45, OTTO 33
Smethport 9 11 12 13 45
Otto Eldred 9 10 9 5 33
Smethport. Gross-Benjamin 1 0-0 2. Stratton 0 0-2 0. Morgan Okerlund 5 7-12 17.
Taggart 0 1-2 1. Molly Lord 5 0-0 13. Duffy 3 0-1 6. K Treat 3 0-0 6. E Treat 0 0-0
0. Woodard 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 8-17 45. 
Otto Eldred. Cousins 0 0-1 0. Schelander 1 2-3 4. Thomas 4 0-4 8. Smith 0 1-2 1.
Anna Colbert 4 1-2 12. Young 3 2-5 8. Million 0 0-0 0. Bait 0 0-0 0. Hartzell 0 0-0
0. Totals 12 6-17 33. 3 pt FGs Smethport (3) Lord, Otto (3) Colbert
Score (Follow example: Boston 45, Chicago 32): Smethport 45, Otto Eldred 33
Location of Game: Otto Eldred
Game Highlights/Additional Stats/Honor Roll material: Morgan Okerlund 17 points 10
rebounds

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 40, UNION 34

DCC 15 2 12 11 40
Union 5 9 10 10 34
DCC FG FTA FTM TOTAL
Cardamone 0 0 0 0
M. Baronick 0 0 0 0
Curtis 1 0 0 2
Caruso DNP
Maurer 1 4 3 5
Walters DNP
Manduley 2 0 0 4
K. Baronick 0 0 0 0
Frank 2 2 1 5
Hanes 1 6 5 7
Assalone 8 1 0 17
Drahushak 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 15 13 9 40
Three Point FG Assalone
Union FG FTA FTM TOTALS
Remmick 1 2 1 3
McGregor 4 3 1 9
S. Shick 4 2 2 10
L. Shick 3 0 0 6
Flick 2 2 2 6
Atzeni 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 14 9 6 34
Three Point FG None

 

 



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