District 9 Boys’ Basketball PIAA Roundup: ECC, Ridgway Advance to Quarterfinals

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HYDE, Pa. (D9Sports) – A pair of District 9 boys’ basketball teams moved into the PIAA quarterfinals with second-round wins Thursday.

(Photo of ECC’s Gabe Kraus. Photo by Paul Burdick. Check out more of Burdick’s work here)

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders beat Williamsburg out of District 6, 76-48, in Class 1A action, while Ridgway defeated District 5 champion Berlin Brothersvalley, 42-28.

In the ECC game, Gabe Kraus scored 24 points while Nate DaCanal added 23.

For Ridgway, Neil MacDonald paced the way in a slow-down game with 14 points with Andy Breier adding 10.

Two other District 9 boys’ teams saw their seasons end with Coudersport suffering its first loss of the year to one-loss Greensburg Central Catholic, 72-63, in Class 2A, and Johnsonburg suffering an 85-38 defeat to District 6 champion Saltsburg in Class 1A.

Read the full Class 1A recaps at D9Sports.com.

Read the full Class 2A recaps at D9Sports.com.

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