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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.

Dutch gymnasts open season with victory

December 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad opened their season Wednesday night with an 110.55 to 98.7 victory over the Ridgway gymnasts in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
“We were pleasantly surprised that the team was able to pull off the win with such a young, inexperienced squad. The girls did pretty good in trying to keep the first-meet jitters under control, but you could definitely tell they were not all comfortable competing for the first time, especially on the balance beam,” said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.

Johnsonburg uses blazing start to knock off Crusaders

December 14, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Behind the white-hot trio of Cameron Grumley, Quinn Luhr and Cole Peterson, the Johnsonburg Rams never trailed Tuesday night in a 52-35 runaway victory over visiting Elk County Catholic.
The Rams used a quick 10-2 start to open the game and kept at least a double-digit lead since the 5:55 mark of the second quarter en route to an unblemished 2-0 start.

Cameron County hands Lady Dutch 50-45 setback

December 14, 2011

The Cameron County Lady Raiders used an eight-point first-half advantage to hand the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 50-45 loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Cameron County outscored St. Marys 23-15 in the first 16 minutes of play. In the second half, the Lady Dutch outscored Cameron County 30-27 to cut Cameron County’s final margin of victory to five points.
“We changed defenses at halftime but our focus is on defensive execution,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli.

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