VC Knocks Off Previously Unbeaten ECC to Get to Class A Finals

DUBOIS, Pa. ( — For the second time in as many seasons, an unbeaten District 9 Class A girls team lost in the semifinal round.

Last season, it was Port Allegany falling at the hands of Clarion. Tuesday, it was Venango Catholic knocking off previously 25-0 Elk County Catholic 50-39 behind a monster second half effort from Ava Homan.

Homan scored 20 of her 22 points in the second half as VC outscored the Lady Crusaders 17-5 in the fourth quarter.

“Ava came up big,” said Venango Catholic coach Tom McNellie, whose club will play Clarion in its first ever District 9 title game appearance. “We started attacking the basket and really started putting on the defensive pressure. I think that was the key.”

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