D9Sports.com Girls’ High School Basketball Recaps: Morelli Leads Brockway to Win Over Sheffield

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BROCKWAY 58, SHEFFIELD 20

BROCKWAY, Pa. – Kaitlyn Morelli scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter, as Brockway downed visiting Sheffield, 58-20, in AML action

Thanks in part to Morelli and Leah Lindemuth, who netted eight of her 12 points in the first quarter, the Lady Rovers led 25-0 after one quarter of play. Morelli added nine steals with Lindemuth completing a double-double with 10 assists.

Margaret Schmader and Katlyn Cappetta each added seven points for Brockway, which had eight different players score.

Eliza Davidson scored nine points, all in the third quarter, for Sheffield. She hit a pair of 3-pointer in the frame for the Lady Wolverines.

Brockway improves to 5-15 with the win including 4-5 in AML South play. Sheffield finishes its season 0-22 overall and 0-10 in the AML North. The Lady Wolverines will enter the 2016-17 season having dropped 39 straight.

PUNXSUTAWNEY 52, CLARION 30

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Hope Bridge scored nine of her game-high 13 points in the second quarter, as Punxsutawney overcame a slow start to beat visiting Clarion, 52-30, in non-conference play.

The Lady Chucks trailed 8-5 at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Lady Cats 19-7 in the second to take a 24-15 halftime lead.

Alli Lunger and Kate Horner each added 10 points for Punxsutawney.

Anna Reed led Clarion with 11 points.

Punxsy is now 16-4 on the season while Clarion drops to 11-10.

DUBOIS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 53, BROOKVILLE 48

BROOKVILLE, Pa. – A 19-4 fourth-quarter advantage lifted visiting DuBois Central Catholic to a come-from-behind 53-48 win at Brookville in non-conference action.

After being outscored 20-14 in the third quarter, the Lady Cardinals trailed the host Lady Raiders, 44-34, going to the fourth quarter but got points from six different players in the final eight minutes to rally for the win.

Macey Hanes led the fourth-quarter push with five points, while Riley Assalone and Jordy Frank each scored four with Frank’s all coming from the free-throw line. Caitlyn Manduley, Stephanie Rossi and Gabby Caruso each added two points apiece in the quarter.

Assalone finished with a game-tying-best 14 points for DCC with Frank, who was 6 of 6 from the line, adding 10 points and Caruso eight.

Hali Olson led Brookville with 14 points with Elaina Powell adding 13 including 10 in the third quarter.

With the victory, DCC finishes the regular season 14-8 and can be no lower than the fifth seed and no higher than the fourth seed in the upcoming D9 Class A playoffs. Brookville, which still has a game left in the regular season falls to 12-9. The Lady Raiders will be the fifth seed in the District 9 Class AA playoffs.

DUBOIS 47, RIDGWAY 39

RIDGWAY, Pa. – Dayne DeSalve came out on first scoring 19 of her game-high 22 points in the first half to lead DuBois to a 47-39 win at Ridgway in non-conference play.

DeSalve hit five first-half 3-pointers while helping the Lady Beavers gain a 26-22 halftime lead.

DuBois saw that advantage cut to one, 29-28, at the end of three quarters but outscored Ridgway 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pull out the win.

Courtney Chandler scored eight of her 11 points in the fourth quarter to the Lady Beavers with Taylore Upling adding five of her 12 points in the final quarter.

Emily Fullem led Ridgway with 14 points with Jessica Kifer adding 10 and Hannah Park nine on three 3-pointers.

DuBois is now 9-11 overall with Ridgway finishing the regular season 9-13. The Lady Elkers could still possibly make the AML Playoffs with a Brockway loss to Johnsonburg.

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