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DuBois Beavers nip Elk Catholic Crusaders 66-65

December 22, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders suffered their second setback of the season on Tuesday evening, when they were nipped 66-65 by the DuBois Area High Beavers in a District Nine League encounter played at the DuBois gym.
The loss dropped the Crusaders to 2-2 on the season.

Lady Dutch defeat Port Allegany Lady Gators 60-33

December 21, 2010

The Lady Dutch of St. Marys Area High School ran their slate to 5-0 on Monday evening as they handed the Port Allegany Lady Gators a 60-33 setback in a game played at the "Dutch Oven".
The Lady Gators led only once in the ball game, and that was at the start, 2-0. St. Marys used a pressure defense to control the ball game, as they forced the Lady Gators into turnover after turnover, especially during the first half.

Lady Crusaders hold on to beat Lady Cardinals 43-39

December 21, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team held off the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals by a 43-39 score last night in an Allegheny Mountain League game played at the DCCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders took a 20-15 lead at the half, then held on as the Lady Cardinals outscored ECC by a 24-23 margin in the last 16 minutes of play.
“This was a nice win on the road,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
“Our transition game improved tonight and we played good defense, holding Hopkins to nine points,” noted Pistner.

Dutchmen defeat Clarion 54-39 to improve to 4-0

December 18, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 4-0 on the year with a 54-39 victory over the Clarion Bobcats last night at Clarion Area High School.
St. Marys used a strong first half, as they were able to build a 27-13 lead at the half. They outscored their hosts 27-26 in the second half to win the game.
“It was a good game for us. We built an early lead, then Clarion closed it a little bit in the third quarter but we were able to penetrate their zone press,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.

Elk Catholic Crusaders top Kane Wolves 76-35

December 18, 2010

The Elk Catholic Crusaders picked up their second win of the young season on Friday night at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus as they defeated the Kane Area High Wolves by a 76-35 score in an AML encounter.
The Crusaders took charge of the game early on and were in command the entire contest.
"I'm pleased with the win tonight, as we shot a little better than in our previous ball games," noted Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "Defensively we played pretty good ball tonight and I was pleased with the way we were able to draw the charging fouls."

Lady Dutch down Coudersport 73-55 in tourney opener

December 18, 2010

St. Marys takes on Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team advanced to the finals of the Keystone Tournament with a 73-55 victory over the Coudersport Lady Falcons Friday night.
St. Marys will meet Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game. Keystone defeated DuBois Central by a 66-38 score. Coudersport and DuBois Central will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the consolation game.
“Tonight was a nice team effort. I liked the balanced scoring and defensive play,” said St. Marys Coach Bob Swanson.

Lady Crusaders down Ramettes 37-23

December 16, 2010

Elk County Catholic pulled away in the second half for a 37-23 win over Johnsonburg Wednesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
After a scoreless first two minutes of the game, Abbi Petrosky nailed two free throws to put ECC up 2-0. Taylor DaCanal added a jump shot to put the Crusaders up 4-0 with 5:13 left. Taylor Harvey of Johnsonburg added a jumper to halve the lead to 4-2 but Karly Carnovale added two points with 3:13 left. The Lady Crusaders led 6-2 after the first quarter.

Dutch improve to 3-0; beat Port Allegany 54-49

December 16, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 54-49 victory over the Port Allegany Gators Wednesday at Port Allegany.
St. Marys was able to take a 36-31 lead at the half. They made that five-point lead hold up as both teams scored 18 second-half points.
“We were never able to build a big cushion,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
“Our free-throw shooting let us down but our rebounding tonight was our saving grace. It gave us a lot of second-chance opportunities that we really needed,” he added.

Hoohuli’s 41 points leads Lady Dutch to 63-41 win

December 15, 2010

Kayla Hoohuli reaches 2,000 career point plateau

St. Marys Area senior Kayla Hoohuli reached the 2,000 career point plateau last night as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch handed the Cameron County Lady Raiders a 63-41 loss.
Kayla scored the career mark with 7:58 left in the second quarter of play on a two-pointer. She needed 26 points to reach the milestone and was able to score the first 27 points of the night for the Lady Dutch.

Crusaders hold on to defeat Johnsonburg Rams 50-36

December 15, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders notched their first win of the season on Tuesday evening as they held on to defeat the Johnsonburg Area High Rams by a 50-36 score in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym on the Elk Cathloic campus.
The game was a lot closer than the final score indicates, as the Johnsonburg Rams were in the game up until the final five minutes, when the Crusaders put it away as they outscored the Rams 15 to 7.

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