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Feb. 7, 2022 D9 Girls Hoops: ECC Knocks Off O-E in Battle of Top 1A Teams; Redbank Tops Union

Sami Straub scored 11 points to help ECC beat Otto-Eldred Monday. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick's work here

Feb. 7 District 9 girls basketball recaps

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 50, OTTO-ELDRED 43

ST. MARYS, Pa. – In a battle of two of the top Class 1A teams in District 9, Elk County Catholic made a strong case for the top seed in the upcoming District 9 Class 1A playoffs with a 50-43 win over visiting Otto-Eldred.

Emily Mourer scored five of her seven points in the third quarter to help ECC go from a 23-18 halftime lead to a 34-23 advantage going to the fourth quarter.

   

Tori Newton led a trio of Lady Crusaders in double digits with 13 points and completed a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Sami Straub added 11 points and four assists in the win with Syd Alexander also scoring 11 points and Lucy Klawuhn eight.

Katie Sheeler had a game-high 21 points for Otto-Eldred while going 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. She added five steals, three rebounds, and two assists. Anna Merry chipped in 11 points.

ECC moved to 17-2 with the win while Otto-Eldred dropped to 16-2 while having its 15-game win streak snapped.

REDBANK VALLEY 52, UNION 37

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – In a battle of teams at the top of their respective KSAC divisions, visiting Redbank Valley got a career-high 27 points from freshman Mylee Harmon to beat Union, 52-37.

Harmon scored eight of her points in the fourth quarter, as the Lady Bulldogs, the top team in the KSAC Large School Division, pulled away from the Golden Damsels, the top team in the KSAC Small School Division.

Redbank Valley led 34-27 going to the fourth quarter before putting distance between itself and the home team.

Alivia Huffman added 13 points for the Lady Bulldogs.

Keira Croyle led Union with 16 points while going 12 from 18 from the free-throw line while Dominika Logue added 13 points.

CLARION-LIMESTONE 51, VENANGO CATHOLIC 41

STRATTANVILLE, Pa. – Frances Milliron and Kendall Dunn each recorded double-doubles to help Clarion-Limestone knock off Venango Catholic, 51-41.

Milliron scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Dunn had 17 points and 12 boards.

Also for the Lady Lions, Alex Leadbetter chipped in 10 points.

Lily Homan led Venango Catholic with 20 points, while Sadie Kalajmaka added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds,

NORTH CLARION 52, JOHNSONBURG 24

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Gwen Siegel and Lauren Lutz combined to score 24 points to help North Clarion to a 52-24 win over visiting Johnsonburg.

Siegel led the She-Wolves with 13 points with Lutz adding 11 points.

Kaci Stelene paced Johnsonburg with 10 points.

DUBOIS 56, BRADFORD 25

DUBOIS, Pa. – Alexas Pfeufer scored a career-high 14 points to lead DuBois to a 56-25 win over visiting Bradford in D9 League action.

Madison Rusnica added 13 points for the Lady Beavers with Tegan Runyon chipping in eight.

Kali Dixon led Bradford 10 points.

KARNS CITY 50, CRANBERRY 17

SENECA, Pa. – Rossi McMillen netted 13 points to help visiting Karns City top Cranberry, 50-17, in KSAC Large School action.

Enna Dauket chipped in 10 points for the Lady Gremlins with Brooke Manuel scoring nine.

Ayanna Ferringer paced Cranberry with seven points.

BROOKVILLE 51, A-C VALLEY 18

FOXBURG, Pa. – Alayna Haight scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring effort in a 51-18 Brookville win at A-C Valley.

Elisa Molnar chipped in nine points for the Lady Raiders who also got eight from Bentley Hughey and six each from Kerystn Davie and Eden Wonderling.

Mackenzie Parks paced A-C Valley with six points.

WILLIAMSBURG 71, CURWENSVILLE 25

WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. – Ayla Hileman scored 19 of her game-high 21 points in the first half, as Williamsburg rolled past visiting Curwensville, 71-25, in ICC North action.

Jayla Woodruff added 13 points for Blue Pirates with Laney Prough chipping in nine points.

Alyssa Bakaysa led Curwensville with 14 points.

PENNS VALLEY 63, CLEARFIELD 44

MILL HALL, Pa. – Kailen Winkelbleh scored a game-high 24 points to lead Penns Valley to a 63-44 home Mountain League victory over Clearfield.

Ann-Marie Memurtrie added 13 points for Penns Valley with Katie Romig chipping in nine.

Emma Hips led Clearfield with 15 points with Riley Ryen adding 10 and Cayleigjh Walker eight.

COWANESQUE VALLEY 39, OSWAYO VALLEY 31

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Ashley Woodring and Ella Churchill combined for 21 points to lead Cowanesque Valley to a 39-31 road win over Oswayo Valley.

Woodring led CowValley with 11 points with Churchill adding 10 points.

Jenna Freer led Oswayo Valley with eight points with Charlotte Austin-Keech adding seven points.

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