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Dutch use strong second half to beat Clarion 57-48

December 24, 2011

Led by Jimmy Werner’s 29 points, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 5-1 on the season with a 57-48 victory over the Clarion Bobcats Friday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch used a strong second half to defeat the Bobcats. Clarion held a slim 26-24 lead at the half, only to see St. Marys outscore them 33-22 in the second 16 minutes of play.
“I thought we had a sluggish start which was the effect of a long road trip (to Coudersport) last night,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.

Crusaders open D9 League with 45-38 win over Beavers

December 21, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened play in the District 9 League with a 45-38 victory over the DuBois Area Beavers at the ECCHS gym. This was also the home opener for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders were able to take a 19-9 lead at the half, then outscore the Beavers 18-10 in the third period to take a 37-19 lead in the final eight minutes of play. DuBois outscored Elk 19-8 in the fourth quarter, cutting Elk’s margin of victory to 45-38.
“It was a good win tonight,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “Obviously DuBois missed a lot of shots early.”

Dutchmen pick up 65-40 non-league win over DCC

December 20, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-1 on the young season with a 65-40 victory over the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven last night.
The Dutch had a very strong first half, which saw them go up by a 34-15 halftime lead. They outscored the Cardinals by a 23-9 margin in the third period, taking a 57-24 lead with eight minutes remaining. DuBois Central outscored the Dutch 16-8 in the final quarter, making the final score 65-40.

Lady Crusaders defeat Lady Cardinals 44-30

December 20, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders remained undefeated on their young season as they handed the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals a 44-30 loss last night in a game played at Elk County Catholic High School.
"I thought we were real strong defensively other than a little two- to three-minute span at the end of the first quarter where we weren't in the game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "Overall we played pretty good defense."

Keystone overpowers Lady Dutch 75-40 in championship game

December 19, 2011

The Keystone Lady Panthers defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch varsity basketball team 75-40 on Saturday evening to claim the 2011 St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Girls' Basketball Tournament title.
Keystone jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The team was up 24-11 at the end of the first quarter, 40-23 at the half, and 58-28 at the end of three quarters.

Lady Dutch rally past DCC to reach final

December 17, 2011

The St. Marys Lady Dutch basketball squad overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit to rally past the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals 40-36 during the opening round of the 2011 St. Marys Area Lady Dutch Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Marys Area High School on Friday evening. The Lady Dutch will face off against Keystone tonight at 8 p.m. for the championship.

Lady Crusaders defeat Kane Lady Wolves 46-37

December 17, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 46-37 victory over the Kane Lady Wolves in an AML game played at the ECCHS gym last night.
While Elk Catholic led at the end of every period, the Lady Wolves only trailed by one at the half, 19-18. In the second half, Elk Catholic outscored Kane by a 27-19 margin.
“I felt we played a very good second half,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
“We went into halftime and made some adjustments and I thought we took advantage of our strengths,” said the coach.

Cameron County rallies to beat Dutch wrestlers 43-30

December 16, 2011

The Cameron County Red Raider wrestling team rallied to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 43-30 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys was able to build a 30-6 lead through 152 pounds but were unable to score in the final seven weight classes.
“We didn’t put a point on the board from 152 on and I think our inexperience really showed tonight,” said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
“We’re a little banged up and moved some kids around tonight and it showed,” said Surra.
“Hats off to Cameron County, they wrestled tonight. We just didn’t do it,” added coach Surra.

Dutchmen win home opener 66-35 over Port Allegany

December 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen basketball team picked up their first win of the season in their home opener on Wednesday evening, defeating the Port Allegany Gators 66-35.
"It was excellent," said St. Marys coach Mark Guido of the winning their home opener. "[I'm] real happy with the effort tonight. I thought our defense really set the tone early. We were able to get Port Allegany out of their rhythm, and I thought that was real important. They got frustrated and tired early."

Lady Crusaders defeat Johnsonburg 52-39 in AML contest

December 15, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team raised their record to 2-0 on the young season as they won their home opener last night over the Johnsonburg Ramettes by a 52-39 score.
After Elk Catholic took a 17-8 first-period lead, the Ramettes battled back in the second quarter to take a slim 24-23 lead at the half.
The second half found Elk Catholic outscoring Johnsonburg 29-15 to win the game.

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