D9Sports.com Girls’ High School Basketball Recaps: Miller, Bridge Help D9 League Champion Lady Chucks to Win Over DuBois

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PUNXSUTAWNEY 46, DUBOIS 28

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Leah Miller and Hope Bridge combined for 24 points, as D9 League champion Punxsutawney beat visiting DuBois, 46-28.

Miller scored a game-high 14 points for the Lady Chucks with Bridge adding 10.

Dayna DeSalve and Ashley Hallowell each scored eight points for the Lady Beavers.

BRADFORD 45, BROOKVILLE 41

BRADFORD, Pa. – Bradford held off a furious fourth-quarter comeback attempt by Brookville to pull out a 45-41 D9 League victory over the visiting Lady Raiders.

The Lady Owls held a 34-20 lead going to the fourth quarter only to watch Brookville start the quarter on a 19-5 run to tie the game at 39 with 2:48 to play. But Bradford was able to hit some free throws to score the contests next five points and hold on for the victory.

Lee Woodmansee led Bradford with 14 points. Bri Wells added 11 tallies for the Lady Owls.

Hali Olsen paced Brookville with a game-high 24 points.

JOHNSONBURG 51, BROCKWAY 23

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Behind 10 points and 13 rebounds from Nicole Myers, Johnsonburg won for the seventh time in its last nine games thanks to a 51-23 win over visiting Brockway in a non-conference game.

Cassidy King added nine points and eight steals for the Ramettes, who had 10 players etch their names in the scorebook.

Leah Lindemuth and Adriana Azzato each score six points for Brockway.

COUDERSPORT 55, DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 53

DUBOIS, Pa. – Coudersport took a huge step towards locking up the No. 1 overall seed in the District 9 Class A playoffs with a 55-53 win at DuBois Central Catholic in a rare late-season non-conference game between two of the better teams in Class A.

The Lady Falcons can secure the top spot in the postseason with a win at Smethport Monday or a North Clarion loss to Forest Area.

Haley Keck was a big reason for the win scoring 13 of her game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter and 21 of her points in the second half. The Lady Falcons trailed 23-20 at halftime before taking a 38-37 lead after three quarters. Keck added six rebounds, while Macey Gleason had 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Emily Morey chipped in six points and four assists.

Riley Assalone paced DCC with 21 points with Jordy Frank and Libby Maurer each scoring eight points.

CLARION 34, FOREST AREA 23

MARIENVILLE, Pa. – Clarion used a game-closing 11-0 run to hold off an upset bid by Forest Area on Cancer Awareness Night at East Forest.

The Lady Cats found themselves deadlocked with the Lady Fires at 23 with 2:30 to play before finishing with the contest’s final 11 points.

Kelly Beveridge led Clarion with 13 points, tying Forest Area’s Morgan Silvis for game-high honors.

Bianca Hetrick had a team-high 11 rebounds for the Lady Fires.

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