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Feb. 5, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: Heller’s Career-High 19 Points Puts O-E on Brink of League Crown; Ridgway Rallies Past JB; Moniteau Gets Close Win

Bri Heller scored a career-high 19 points to help Otto-Eldred beat Coudersport Saturday. Photo by Barb Close

Feb. 5 District 9 girls basketball recaps

OTTO-ELDRED 53, COUDERSPORT 35

COUDERSPORT, Pa. – Bri Heller scored a career-high 19 points, and Katie Sheeler added a points/steals double-double to help Otto-Eldred take another step closer to the NTL title with a 53-35 win at Coudersport.

Heller added eight rebounds, three steals, and two blocked shots to her career day and surpassed her previous career-high of 18 points set Jan. 13 against Smethport.

           

Sheeler, meanwhile, had 17 points and 10 steals, as Otto-Eldred took a commanding two-game lead in the loss column against Coudersport for the NTL crown with just two conference games left for the Lady Terrors.

Anna Merry added eight points for Otto-Eldred.

Emma Chambers led Coudersport with 11 points with Bel Porterfield adding eight points.

RIDGWAY 45, JOHNSONBURG 37

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Rallying from a seven-point halftime deficit, Ridgway beat visiting Johnsonburg, 45-37 in AML play.

The Lady Elkers trailed 27-20 at the break but outscored Johnsonburg 16-7 in the third quarter to take a 36-34 lead.

Jenna Kasmierski and Julie Peterson each scored six points in the third quarter for Ridgway with Carli Thomas adding four free throws.

Peterson led Ridgway with 14 points, six rebounds, three steals, and an assist.

Kasmieski added 11 points, three rebounds, and three blocks, while Payton Delhunty chipped in nine points, five assists, three steals, and two rebounds.

Maria Casilio led Johnsonburg with 13 points, four steals, and three assists, and Kacie Stelene added 11 points and 13 rebounds.

UNION 44, CLARION 25

CLARION, Pa. – Dominika Logue hit four 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 18 points to lead visiting Union to a 44-25 win over Clarion in KSAC Small School action.

               

Keira Croyle added nine points for the Golden Damsels with Hailey Kriebel chipping in eight.

Payton Simko led Clairon with 10 points with Rebeka Ketner adding eight.

MONITEAU 40, KEYSTONE 39

KNOX, Pa. – Trailing by three going to the fourth quarter, Moniteau got a pair of key 3-pointers from Abby Jewart and used a 10-0 run at the start of the quarter to beat homestanding Keystone, 40-39.

Jewart’s triples started and ended a 16-point quarter for the Lady Warriors, as she tied the game at 27 with a 3-pointer at the start of the quarter and then gave Moniteau a 40-34 lead with a 3-pointer with just under 2:45 to play in the game.

Jewart also grabbed the rebound on a missed shot by Natalie Bowser as time ran out after a 5-0 spurt had gotten Keystone within one.

The initial three by Jewart started the 10-0 run that also included four points from Kendall Sankey and three from Davina Pry.

Jewart hit three 3-pointers in the game and finished with a team-high 12 points with Catherine Kelly adding 11 points, Sankey seven, and Pry six. Kelly also grabbed six rebounds.

   

Bowser had a game-high 21 points for Keystone with Emma Gruber adding nine, including a 3-pointer that got the Lady Panthers within one, 35-34.

VENANGO CATHOLIC 51, EISENHOWER 15

OIL CITY, Pa. – Mariah Wessell and Lily Homan each scored 20 points to lift Venango Catholic to a 51-15 win over visiting Eisenhower.

For Wessell, who also added five steals, it was a career-high point total a game after she had matched her previous high with 14 points in a win over Commodore Perry.

Homan added seven rebounds and four steals for the Lady Vikings, who also got seven points and five rebounds from Morgan Wessell.

Bella Marino led Eisenhower with nine points, all in the second half.

OSWAYO VALLEY 40, ARCHBISHOP WALSH 20

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Brooke George scored a team-high 12 points to leas Oswayo Valley past visiting Archbishop Walsh (N.Y.), 40-20.

Jenna Freer added eight points for the Green Wave.

Noella Pollcastro had a game-high 15 points for Walsh.

WARREN 65, BRADFORD 19

WARREN, Pa. – Warren’s dynamic duo of Riley Childress and Emma Ruhlman both scored 23 points, as the Lady Dragons rolled past visiting Bradford, 65-19.

Childress hit a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers and scored eight points in the quarter, while Ruhlman added six to help Warren to a 19-4 lead after eight minutes.

Kalie Dixon paced Bradford with 12 points.

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