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2021 Basketball Playoffs

Union, North Clarion Advance into D9 1A Girls’ Quarterfinals

Dominika Logue of Union (No. 13 in white) throws a pass towards teammate Keira Croyle while DCC's Lauren Davidson (No. 1 in black) watches. Photo by Shelly Atzeni. Check out more of Atzeni's work here

March 9 District 9 Class 1A girls’ first-round recaps

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UNION 52, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 47

RIMERSBURG, Pa. – Dominika Logue scored 24 points to lead Union to a 52-47 win over visiting DuBois Central Catholic in the opening round of the District 9 Class 1A girls’ bracket.

“It means so much and it meant so much to the girls,” Union head coach Ally Kepple, who won her first career postseason game as a head coach, said. “They were so excited for today. It does, it means so much.”

Logue played a vital role in the victory, especially during an 11-2 run to start the second half by the seventh-seeded Golden Damsels (12-10) that turned an eight-point halftime lead, 23-15, into a game-high 17-point, 34-17, advantage.

“It means a lot,” Logue said of the win. “This is what we have always wanted.”

Watch Logue’s postgame interview

DCC didn’t go away quietly.

Playing without two of its top six players – Rose Whipple and Paris Farley – because of COVID-19 protocols, the Lady Cardinals turned to freshman Kayley Risser.

Risser scored 13 of her game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter to keep DCC alive.

But the 10th-seeded Lady Cards had too many mistakes, including a pair of technical fouls and an intentional foul.

The technicals weren’t for complaining or anything but instead was for having six players on the court and then with five seconds left when DCC called a timeout when it didn’t have any left. The intentional foul came when the Lady Cardinals were trying to “give” a foul and the players pushed the Union player with two hands.

Keira Croyle added 10 points for Union with Hailey Kriebel eight and Minick seven, while Jessy Frank chipped in 10 points for DCC.

Union will play at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at second-seeded Otto-Eldred in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals.

Dominika Logue was named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game. Photo by Shelly Atzeni. Check out more of Atzeni’s work here

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

NORTH CLARION 35, A-C VALLEY 18

FRILLS CORNERS, Pa. – Holding ninth-seeded and visiting A-C Valley to six second-half points, eighth-seeded North Clarion advanced into the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals with a 35-18 win in the first round.

The She-Wolves, who will get a rematch with Coudersport, the team that upset them in the District 9 title game, Thursday, March 11, at Coudersport in the quarterfinals, led 17-12 at halftime before outscoring the Lady Falcons, 18-6, in the second half.

Amya Green and Emma McFarland each scored nine points with Gwen Siegel chipping in eight points.

A-C Valley got 10 points from Baylee Blauser, but the Lady Falcons’ three leading scorers Rachel Cullen, Andrea Meals, and Mia Sherman were held to two points, both from Sherman.

A-C Valley, Brockway, Brookville, Clarion, Clarion-Limestone, DuBois, DCC, Keystone, North Clarion, Redbank Valley, and Union recaps are powered by Computer Support in Clarion.

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