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Feb. 12, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: St. Marys Deals Blow to ECC’s D9 League Hopes; NC Keeps Its KSAC Small Hopes Alive

Izzy Catalone scored a career-high 20 points for St. Marys Saturday in a win over ECC. File photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics. See more of Bakaysa's work here

Feb. 12 District 9 girls basketball recaps


ST. MARYS, Pa. – St. Marys dealt a blow to Elk County Catholic’s D9 League title hopes with a 41-37 upset of the visiting Lady Crusaders.

A big second quarter was the difference in the game with the Lady Dutch outscoring ECC 18-5 in the frame to take a 24-19 halftime lead after trailing 14-6 at the end of eight minutes.

Isabella Caskey scored all eight of her points for St. Marys in the second quarter to lead the charge along with Izzy Catalone, who also scored eight in the quarter while hitting a pair of 3-pointers.

Catalone finished with a career-high 20 points while knocking down four 3-pointers.

Sami Straub paced ECC, which saw its 10-game win streak end, with nine points with Syd Alexander and Emily Mourer each adding eight.

ECC is now a game back of Punxsutawney in the loss column in the D9 League with one game left for ECC and two for Punxsutawney.


FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – North Clarion kept its KSAC Small School title hopes alive with a 45-27 KSAC crossover win against visiting Moniteau.

While the game didn’t count in the conference standings, the win opens the door for the She-Wolves to win the Small School title with a win over Union Tuesday. A North Clarion loss would have all but handed the title to the Golden Damsels, who can still win the championship by beating the She-Wolves Tuesday.

After leading by four, 14-10, after one quarter, North Clarion used a 14-3 second-quarter run to take a 28-13 halftime lead and never looked back,

Claire Kriebel led a balanced scoring effort for the She-Wolves with 11 points with Amya Green hitting three 3-pointers and finishing with nine points. Emma McFarland, Gwen Siegel, and Emily Aites each scored six points.


KARNS CITY, Pa. – Nine points from Rissi McMillen helped Karns City beat visiting West Shamokin, 25-13.

Emma Dailey added six points, all in a 12-point third quarter, for the Lady Gremlins.

It was the third quarter that proved the difference with Karns City outscoring West Shamokin 12-0 in the frame.

Lily Jordan led West Shamokin with eight points.


OIL CITY, Pa. – Behind 20 points, seven steals, and six rebounds from Lily Homan, Venango Catholic rolled past visiting A-C Valley, 48-13, in KSAC Small School action.

Mariah Wessell added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Vikings who also got eight points from Kennedy Liederbach and three points and eight rebounds from Alyson Stewart.

Keira McVay scored five points for A-C Valley, which was held to two points after halftime.

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