Cranberry Girls Fall to Clarion in D9 Quarterfinals

| February 22, 2019


BROOKVILLE, Pa. (D9Sports) – Hitting nine fourth-quarter free throws, fourth-seeded Clarion pulled away late from fifth-seeded Cranberry for a 48-33 win in the District 9 Class 2A quarterfinals at Brookville High School.

Relisten to the game:

“I’m proud of my team for continuing to work hard to improve as the season passed,” Clarion head coach Roger Walter said. “I’m glad to get our seniors a playoff experience, and it’s crucial for our underclassmen to feel this for the future.”

The Lady Cats (16-7) led by just four, 32-28, going to the final eight minutes before going 9 of 14 from the charity stripe to put the game away.

Kait Constantino was 4-for-6 from the line in the fourth quarter and 8 of 10 in the game while scoring a game-high 14 points for Clarion. KK Girvan added 10 points, Wendy Beveridge eight and Ali Troese seven apiece in the win.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cats defense held Cranberry’s leading scorer Malliah Schreck to just nine points.

“Jordan Best did a great job defensively on Malliah,” Walter said of his freshman.

Kaylee Bruce also scored nine for the Berries (12-11).

Clarion will take on top-seeded Kane in the semifinals at a time, place and date to be announced. The Lady Cats lost to Kane, 51-42, back in late December.

COUDERSPORT 49, NORTHERN POTTER 21

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa. – Coudersport, who won the last two District 9 Class 2A titles, held Northern Potter to 10 second-half points on its way to a 49-21 in the District 9 Class 1A quarterfinals at Oswayo Valley.

The Lady Falcons led 10-6 after a quarter and 21-11 at halftime before extending the lead to 36-12 going to the fourth quarter.

Sarah Chambers and Shae Black both scored 16 points for Coudersport (18-4) with Mikayla Gunn adding nine points.

Courtney Martin paced Northern Potter (11-12) with 11 points with Abbi Anderson adding eight.

Coudersport will take on two-time defending Class 1A champion North Clarion in the semifinals at a site, time and date to be announced.


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