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Griebel, Strong Second Half Help Punxy Girls Win Key Game over ECC; Risser Paces DCC Victory

Danielle Griebel helped lead Punxsutawney to a second-half comeback win over ECC Wednesday. Photo by Jared Bakaysa of JB Graphics

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – In a showdown of two of the top girls’ teams in District 9, Punxsutawney rode a 28-point second halved to a 36-26 win over visiting Elk County Catholic in a battle for first place in the D9 League.

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The unbeaten Lady Chucks (11-0) trailed ECC (10-2) 12-8 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Crusaders 14-4 in the third quarter and 28-14 in the second half.

Danielle Griebel led the second-half charge with 12 of her team-high 14 points. She scored seven points in the third quarter.

           

Avary Powell added six of her eight points in the second half with Emily Dobbins and Chloe Presloid each scoring five second-half points. Presloid finished with seven and Dobbins with five.

Presloid also added four rebounds, five steals, and three assists with Powell adding five rebounds and two blocked shots/ Griebel chipped in three assists.

Emily Mourier led ECC with nine points with Tori Newton adding eight.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 65, CLEARFIELD 57

DUBOIS, Pa. – Kayley Risser scored a season-high 21 points to lead DuBois Central Catholic to a 65-57 win over visiting Clearfield.

Jessy Frank added 12 points for the Lady Cardinals who also got 10 points each from Emma Elensky and Marina Hanes.

Riley Ryen netted a game-high 22 points for Clearfield with Cayleigh Walker scoring 13 and Hannah Glunt 11.

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