Kane Girls; Ridgway Boys Win AML Titles

| February 17, 2019


ST. MARYS, Pa. (D9Sports) – The Kane Lady Wolves got a huge game from Ella Marconi Saturday night to carry them to the AML Championship, 50-39, over the Johnsonburg Ramettes in a game played at St. Marys High School.

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Marconi recorded a double-double by halftime and finished the game with 23 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Big second and fourth quarters were key to Kane’s win. The Lady Wolves limited the Ramettes to just two points in the first quarter and outscored them overall in the two periods, 28-14, to key their victory.

Hannah Buhl also came up big for the winners, scoring 15 points, all on 3-point field goals and dished out seven assists.

Lindsey Kocjancic led the Ramettes with 10 points and six rebounds. Rylee Casilio added nine points. Leading scorer for Johnsonburg, Cassidy King, was held to just five points. Amanda Williams added eight points and six rebounds.

RIDGWAY 45, ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 43, OT

ST. MARYS, Pa. – The Ridgway Elkers scored the final 10 points of regulation to erase a 10-point Elk County Catholic lead and went on to knock off the previously undefeated Crusaders 45-43 in overtime to win the AML Championship Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.

Ridgway’s run began with just under three minutes left to play in the fourth quarter when Jake Reynolds hit a deep 3-pointer and ended when Reynolds calmly sank two tying free throws with 11 seconds left to send the game to overtime.

In the overtime, Daunte Allegretto scored first for the Elkers to give them a 34-32 lead. Alex Breindel hit a 3-pointer that gave the Crusaders the lead back, 35-34. Another three from Allegretto and a short jumper from Regis Wortman, who was fouled and converted the free throw, had the score 38-37 favor of ECC. But Allegretto nailed another 3-pointer from the top of the key to put the Elkers ahead to stay 40-38.

Unlike the previous meeting when Ridgway was just 5 of 13 from the free line, the Elkers went 5 of 6 in the waning seconds of overtime when it mattered most to secure the 45-43 win and the AML title.

Matt Dush had 12 points and four rebounds to lead Ridgway. Allegretto and Will Thompson both finished with 11 points. Reynolds chipped in seven points, including four big free throws at the end of regulation and two in overtime.

Breindel had a game-high 20 points for ECC with Wortman adding 15.

Story by Rich Quiggle.


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