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Kane, Coudy Advance to D9 Girls’ 2A Title Game – Powered by Knox Country Farm Supply

DUBOIS, Pa. – Kane and Coudersport will meet in the District 9 Class 2A girls’ championship game for the second straight year after both picked up semifinal wins Tuesday.

(Photo: Ella Marconi of Kane takes a free throw during Tuesday’s win over Keystone. Marconi had 18 points and 13 rebounds in the victory. Photo by Tessa Boschert. Check out more of Boschert’s work here)

KANE 44, KEYSTONE 25

DUBOIS, Pa. – Kane limited Keystone without a point for a stretch of 11:38 in the first half and held the Lady Panthers without a basket for a span of 13:16 stretching into the second half to get a 44-25 win at DuBois High School.

After fifth-seeded Keystone (12-12) scored the game’s first seven points – all from Taylor Geer – top-seeded Kane (24-1) proceeded to score 20 of the next 22 and 22 of the final 26 in the first half to take a 22-11 halftime lead.

Ella Marconi

Keystone went without a point from the 3:52 mark of the first quarter when Makenzie Byerley buried a shot until there were 14.1 seconds left in the first half when Tessa Weaver hit two free throws following an offensive rebound, and the Lady Panthers didn’t get another basket until Taylor Geer’s 3-pointer 1:24 into the second half.

Geer’s triple actually brought Keystone within eight, 22-14, but Kane answered with runs of 7-0 and 10-0 to put the game out of reach leading 39-18 at the end of three.

Keystone shot 10 of 51 (19.6 percent) for the game compared to 16 of 42 (38.1 percent) for Kane, and the Lady Wolves outrebounded the Lady Panthers 47-25 which allowed Kane to overcome 28 turnovers.

Ella Marconi paced all scorers with 18 points while adding 13 rebounds for Kane.

Marconi talked about the win and getting back to the championship game.

Caitlin O’Hara added seven points and seven rebounds for the Lady Wolves with Rachael Morgan tying Marconi for game-high rebounding honors with 13 while adding six tallies.

Geer led Keystone with 17 points and eight rebounds.

Keystone will face Cranberry in the consolation game with the winner advancing to the PIAA playoffs and the loser’s season ending. Kane qualifies for the PIAA playoffs with the win. The Lady Wolves are in search of their first-ever District 9 girls’ basketball title.

COUDERSPORT 51, CRANBERRY 41

ST. MARYS, Pa. – Haley Keck put defending champion Coudersport on her back in the fourth quarter scoring 12 of her game-high 21 points to rally the Lady Falcons past upset-minded Cranberry, 51-41.

Shaelyn Black of Coudersport and Ava Ferringer of Cranberry battle for the ball during action Tuesday night. Photo by Mary Rearick

Coudersport (20-3), the second seed, trailed 34-32 after three quarters before Keck, a 1,000-point scorer and first-team All-District player as a junior last year, took control of the game making four shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, and three free throws to help the Lady Falcons outscored the Berries, 19-7, in the fourth.

Through three quarters the game was tight with the team’s tied at 10 at the end of one and Coudersport holding a slim 18-17 halftime lead.

But Cranberry (15-9) came out strong in the third quarter using a balanced attack to take the lead after 24 minutes. Ashley Finch scored five points in the frame for the Berries with Hannah Duncan and Ava Ferringer each adding four.

Keck finished off a double-double for Coudersport with 14 rebounds while also handing out six assists. Shaelyn Black chipped in 10 points and 10 boards for the Lady Falcons with EmmaRae Easton scoring eight points and hauling down eight rebounds.

Finch led the balanced Berries with nine points. Duncan added eight, Ferringer had seven and Kaylie Bruce six. Coudersport limited Cranberry’s leading scorer, Malliah Schreck, to five tallies.

Cranberry will face Keystone in the consolation game with the winner moving into the PIAA playoffs and the loser’s season ending. The Berries are looking for a second straight trip to the PIAA playoffs. Coudersport, which qualifies for the PIAA playoffs with the win, will be seeking its second straight title-game win over Kane.

BOX SCORES

KANE 44, KEYSTONE 25

Score by Quarters

Keystone 9 2 7 7 – 25
Kane 10 12 17 5 – 44

KEYSTONE – 25

Makenzie Byerley 1 0-0 2, Jenna Stiller 0 0-0 0, Emily Laurer 0 0-0 0, Taylor Geer 7 1-2 17, Danica Hurrelbrink 1 0-0 2, Madison Dunlap 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Dunlap 0 0-0 0, McKenzie Hovis 0 0-0 0, Danae Hurrelbrink 0 0-0 0, Ceayra Altman 0 0-0 0, Tessa Weaver 1 2-4 4, Trinity Thompson 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 3-5 25.

KANE – 44

Caitlin O’Hara 1 4-4 7, Sierra Hillman 0 0-0 0, Raeann Asel 0 0-0 0, Hannah Buhl 1 0-1 2, Katlyn Young 0 0-0 0, Rachael Buhl 0 0-0 0, Rachael Morgan 3 0-0 6, Rainee Wright 0 0-0 0, Ainsley Saf 0 0-0 0, Emily Bucheit 2 0-2 5, Ella Marconi 6 6-8 18, Rachel Haight 0 0-0 0, Sarri Swanson 0 0-0 0, Audri Marconi 1 0-0 2, Trinity Clark 2 0-1 4. Totals 16 10-15 44.

Three-pointers: Keystone 2 (Geer 2). Kane 2 (O’Hara, Bucheit).

Rebounding: Keystone 12 offensive, 13 defensive, 25 total. (Geer 8, Weaver 5). Kane 17 offensive, 30 defensive, 47 total (Ella Marconi 13, Morgan 13, Clark 8, O’Hara 7).

COUDERSPORT 51, CRANBERRY 41

Score by Quarters

Cranberry 10 7 17 7 – 41
Coudersport 10 8 14 19 – 51

CRANBERRY – 41

Ellie Kahle 1 0-0 2, Hannah Duncan 4 0-0 8, Ashley Finch 4 0-0 9, Malliah Schreck 2 1-1 5, Ava Ferringer 2 3-4 7, Maddie Cornelius 2 0-0 4, Kaylie Bruce 3 0-0 6. Totals 18 4-5 41.

COUDERSPORT – 51

Tianna Bowser 0 0-0 0, Lauren Stimaker 0 0-0 0, Dana Dubot 0 0-0 0, Chelsey Streich 2 2-3 6, Katelynn Plumstead 0 0-0 0, Sarah Chambers 1 0-2 3, Haley Keck 7 5-6 21, Shaelyn Black 2 6-8 10, Adrian Page 0 0-0 0, EmmaRae Easton 4 0-0 8, Rosalyn Page 1 1-2 3. Totals 17 14-21 51.

Three-pointers: Cranberry 1 (Finch). Coudersport 3 (Keck 2, Chambers).



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