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Lady Chucks fall to Chartiers Valley, 33-14

Shaina Painter of Punxsutawney by Eric Elliott

Shaina Painter had five points for Punxsutawney Saturday. Photo by Eric Elliott

CLARION — Limited to just four points in the second half, the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks lost their PIAA Class AAA state playoff opener to Chartiers Valley, 33-14, Saturday afternoon at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium.

Punxsutawney (16-8) was actually tied with Chartiers Valley 10-10 at halftime, but the Lady Chucks went scoreless in the third quarter. Chartiers Valley outscored Punxsutawney, 12-0, in the third quarter and 11-4 in the fourth quarter to advance.

Next up for the WPIAL third seed Chartiers Valley (21-5) is WPIAL fifth seed Beaver, which beat District 10 champion Villa Maria.

Alexa Golden led Chartiers Valley with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Jensen Constantino led the Lady Chucks with six points.

CHARTIERS VALLEY 33, PUNXSUAWNEY 14

Score By Quarters

Chartiers Valley  8   2  12  11 – 33

Punxsy                  5   5   0    4 – 14

Chartiers Valley – 33

Libby Schneider 1-2 0-0 2, Karley O’Keefe 1-3 0-0 3, Melissa Rickens 2-8 0-0 5, Alexa Golden 5-11 5-7 15, Nicole Oklosky 1-3 0-1 2, Abbey Collins 0-0 4-4 4, Annie Pacella 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly Ryan 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Wagner 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 11-29 9-12 33.

Punxsutawney – 14

Alyssa Reitz 0-3 0-0 0, Shaina Painter 1-4 2-2 5, Nicole DiPietro 1-13 0-0 2, Jensen Constantino 3-8 0-0 6, Allie Fye 0-5 1-2 1, Ivy Ferko 0-2 0-0 0, Anna Horner 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan VanLeer 0-0 0-0 0, Morgan Doverspike 0-0 0-0 0, Emma White 0-2 0-0 0, Alli Lunger 0-1 0-1 0. Totals: 5-38 3-5 14.

3-pointers: Chartiers Valley 2-7 (O’Keefe 1-1, Rickens 1-4, Golden 0-2), Punxsutawney 1-11 (Painter 1-2, Reitz 0-3, DiPietro 0-6). Rebounds: Punxsutawney 33 (Fye 7), Chartiers Valley 23 (Golden and Olkosky 7). Turnovers: Punxsutawney 17, Chartiers Valley 11.



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