KARNS CITY, Pa. (EYT/D9) — Karns City senior Emma Dailey started out her Thursday by sitting at a desk with her parents, younger brother and sister flanking her and signing her national letter of intent to play soccer at Grove City College.
She ended it by dominating in another sport with a net: basketball.
Dailey scored 13 points and also had 11 rebounds and seven steals as the Gremlins rolled to a 49-17 win over Cranberry on, why not, Senior Night.
(Pictured above, Karns City seniors Emma Dailey, left, and Jordan Macurak)
“It was the definition of a perfect day,” Dailey said. “I couldn’t have done either of these things without my biggest supporters, my friends and family. I have never felt so much support.”
Dailey wasted little time getting going, scoring nine points in the first quarter as Karns City raced out to a 27-3 lead.
Brooklynn Taylor also scored eight in the first eight minutes and finished with 12.
Savanna Prescott added eight for the Gremlins, who led 40-7 at the half.
Dailey is no stranger to putting a ball in the net.
This fall, she scored 24 goals to help the Gremlins win yet another District 9 crown.
Dailey, though, has also made an impact on the basketball team this season. The aggressiveness she shows on the soccer pitch has served her well on the hardwood, too.
“For the basketball side, that was a team effort (tonight),” Dailey said. “I know it was Senior Night, but I couldn’t have achieved that double-double without my team.”
Jordan Macurak is the other senior on the Karns City roster.
Kendell Findlay led Cranberry with five points.
MONITEAU 39, KEYSTONE 31
Catherine Kelly scored 19 points as the Warriors broke a 25-25 tie after three quarters with a strong performance in the final eight minutes.
Sophia Fleeger hit a big 3-pointer in the fourth and scored all six of her points in the frame. Davina Pry was also 4-fo-6 shooting from the free throw line down the stretch to help Moniteau to the victory.
Pry also had six points and pitched in nine rebounds.
Jill Winters led Keystone with 13 points. Natalie Bowser added eight and Emma Gruber seven.
Kendall Sankey had eight rebounds for Moniteau.
REDBANK VALLEY 62, CLARION-LIMESTONE 29
The dynamic duo of Alivia Huffman and Mylee Harmon were at it again with Huffman pouring in 21 points and Harmon 17 as the Bulldogs roared to the win.
Caylen Rearick added 13 points for Redbank Valley, which led 41-13 at the half.
Lexi Coull led Clarion-Limestone with seven points.
CLARION 43, UNION 31
Gia Babington returned from injury to score 14 points to lead the Bobcats.
Marley Kline added 11 points, Taylor Alston — also back from injury — pitched in nine and Sophia Babington seven for Clarion.
Cheyenne Dowling had a big night for Union with 16 points in the loss.
NORTH CLARION 63, FOREST 13
The number eight was popular.
So was 13.
Thirteen players scored at least two points for the Wolves in a runaway victory over the Fires.
Leading the way for North Clarion was Emma McFarland, Kyler Freeman, Lily Homan and Lauren Lutz, who all scored eight points.
Maria Bauer had seven for North Clarion.
Kaylie Rooke led Forest with, you guessed it, eight points.