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Ramettes cruise to consolation win over Ridgway

December 31, 2010

ST. MARYS – Johnsonburg (4-4) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead Thursday afternoon in the consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament and cruised to a lopsided 41-14 win over Ridgway (0-8).
Johnsonburg senior Justis Myers paced all scorers with 15 points on the day while outscoring the Lady Elkers. Myers finished the 2010 county tournament with 27 points.
One day removed from a 65-36 loss to eventual county champion St. Marys (8-0), the Lady Elkers did not break through the double-digit barrier until the final minutes of Thursday's game.

Crusaders reach finals with 54-42 win over Dutch

December 30, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the finals of the 31st annual Elk County Boys’ Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 64-52 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen last night at the SMAHS gym.
The Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers in tonight’s championship game scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven. Ridgway beat Johnsonburg 55-52 in overtime.

Overpowering third quarter lifts ECC to title game

December 30, 2010

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic overcame a slow start Wednesday in the opening round of the county tournament to overpower Johnsonburg, 35-29.
Despite an early 17-10 deficit, the Lady Crusaders stormed back to outscore the Ramettes 25-12 to end the game.

Lady Dutch beat Ridgway Lady Elkers 65-36

December 30, 2010

The St. Marys Area High Lady Dutch advanced to the finals of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with a 65-36 victory over the Lady Elkers of Ridgway Area High in the opening round of the tournament, held at St. Marys Area High School on Wednesday evening.
The Lady Dutch will take on the Lady Crusaders, a 35-29 winner over Johnsonburg in the other opening-round game, in the tournament finals tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Dutch Oven.

Lady Crusaders edge Ramettes for tourney title

December 29, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders captured the ECCHS Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament Tuesday night by edging the Johnsonburg Ramettes 32-31 in double overtime.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch won the consolation game by defeating Ridgway 35-25.
Championship game
A foul shot by Chiara Genevro in the second overtime gave the Lady Crusaders the 32-31 win over Johnsonburg.

Johnsonburg Rams win JV tournament

December 29, 2010

The Johnsonburg Rams handed the Elk County Catholic junior varsity squad a 43-34 setback in the finals of the Elk County Catholic Junior Varsity Tournament to claim the championship. The tournament was held at the ECCHS gyms over the past two evenings. In the consolation game, the Ridgway Elkers defeated the St. Marys Area JVs by a 56 to 47 score to claim third place.
Johnsonburg vs. ECCHS
The Johnsonburg Rams JVs defeated Elk County Catholic 43-34 to claim the championship of the Elk County Catholic Boys' Junior Varsity Tournament last evening.

Elk Catholic junior high team wins tourney title

December 29, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders junior high squad defeated the Ridgway Elkers by a 42 to 25 score to capture first place in the Elk County Catholic Junior High Holiday Tournament held at the gyms at Elk Catholic.
The Brockway Rovers finished in third place, defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch junior high team by a 43-16 score in the consolation game.
ECCHS vs. Ridgway
Elk Catholic was in control of the game against the Elkers from start to finish, outscoring the Ridgway boys in every quarter.

Crusaders, Rams reach tourney finals

December 28, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders will meet the Johnsonburg Rams this evening at 8 p.m. in the finals of the ECCHS Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament.
Elk Catholic advanced to the finals, rallying to beat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 51-43, while the Johnsonburg Rams rolled over the Ridgway Elkers 64-35.
ECCHS vs. St. Marys
The first period of play saw the Dutch dominate the Crusaders as they opened an 18-7 lead. Elk Catholic outscored St. Marys 11-10 in the second period to cut the St. Marys lead to 28-18 at the half.

Lady Crusaders, Ramettes to meet in tourney finals

December 28, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders will meet the Johnsonburg Ramettes tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the championship game of the ECCHS Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament.
Elk Catholic reached the finals with a 31-8 win over Ridgway, while Johnsonburg defeated St. Marys Area 52-40.
ECCHS vs. Ridgway
The Lady Crusaders opened an 11-4 first-period lead over the Lady Elkers. The second period saw Elk outscore Ridgway 9-0 to take a 20-4 halftime lead.

ECC Crusaders defeat DuBois Central 69-64 in OT

December 24, 2010

Elk Catholic's Crusaders recorded a big victory on Thursday evening when they handed the previously undefeated DuBois Central Cardinals a 69-64 overtime loss at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus. Ben Daghir's three-point shot at the buzzer tied the game at 54-all at the end of regulation, then the Crusaders outscored the Cardinals 15-10 in the OT to win the game.
"This was a good win against a very good team," stated Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "I am very happy with the way we played tonight. We played a very aggressive ball game, both on offense and defense."

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