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Moving on: Lady Crusaders headed to states

Elk County Catholic’s Julia Sweeney. Photo by Don Long. Go to his web site

BROCKWAY — Knocking off DuBois Central Catholic for the second time in seven days, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to next week’s semifinals with a 48-26 win Friday night.

The 25-0 Lady Crusaders also clinched their first state playoff berth since placing third in 2012. DuBois Central Catholic finished 14-10 with its second straight loss to ECC, which beat it in last week’s AML Championship game, 49-30.

Julia Sweeney and Erin Petrosky each scored 14 points to lead the Lady Crusaders, who led 26-12 at halftime. Reilly Herzing finished with 10 points.

Riley Assalone led the Lady Cardinals with nine points.

The top-seeded Lady Crusaders now face fifth seed Venango Catholic next week at a site and time to be determined.

Score By Quarters

DCC    3   9   11   3  – 26

ECC    13  13  15  7  – 48

DCC – 26
Angel Cardamone 1 0-0-2, Caitlyn Manduley 2 0-0 4, Kasey Baronick 0 0-0 0, Mara Baronick 2 0-0 4, Natalie Curtis 0 0-0 0, Gabby Caruso 0 0-0 0, Jordan Frank 0 1-2 1, Libby Maurer 1 1-2 3, Macey Hanes 0 1-2 1, Riley Assalone 4 1-2 9, Drahushak 1 0-0 2. Totals: 11 4-8-26.

ECC – 48
Julia Sweeney 5 4-5 14, Macy Neureiter 1 0-0 3, Erin Petrosky 5 4-5 14, Reilly Herzing 4 2-4 10, Mackenzie Gahr 0 2-2 2, Maddy Schneider 0 0-1 0, Nicole Schneider 1 0-0 2, Cassidy Cunningham 0 3-4 3, Sam Zimmerman 0 0-1 0, Josie Smith 0 0-2 0, Makenzie Cashmer 0 0-0 0, McKayla Wilson 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 15-17 48.

3-pointers: ECC 1 (M. Neureiter).



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