Lady Crusaders edge Lady Dutch 45-43 in EQT opener

The EQT Energy Classic Elk County Holiday Tournament got underway with an exciting matchup between the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch and Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders at 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS Dutch Oven. Though the Lady Dutch led most of the way, the Lady Crusaders were able to battle back at the end and rally for a 45-43 victory. Elk Catholic meets Johnsonburg tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the county title.