Ryan Paces Lady Bison To Consy Game Win at Brookville Tourney

basketballBROOKVILLE — Sparked by sophomore guard Emily Ryan, the Clearfield Area High School girls basketball team salvaged a split in Saturday’s doubleheader at the Brookville Tip-Off Tournament with a 47-38 victory over North Clarion in the consolation game.

The Lady Bison got off to a rocky start to the 2013-14 season, losing 45-18 to Brookville in the morning opener that had been moved from Friday evening because of the forecast for wintry weather.

They fell behind 13-3 in the first quarter and never could make up any ground on the Lady Raiders, who limited Clearfield to 37 shots by forcing a majority of the Red and Black’s 36 turnovers.

Sarah Lash’s seven points topped the Lady Bison.

After a short rest, Clearfield bounced back against North Clarion as Ryan sparkled with a game-high 14 points, 11 assists, 11 steals and three rebounds, while Brianna Spencer chipped in 10 points, including a pair of three-pointers.

Ryan’s four field goals in the first quarter spurred the Lady Bison to a 16-8 lead they widened to 28-15 by intermission.

She was selected to the all-tourney team along with Most Valuable Player Lily Port, Abby Mellott and Megan Kelly of champion Clarion-Limestone, Hali Olson of Brookville and Jenny McLaughlin of North Clarion.

Port scored 39 points in Clarion-Limestone’s two wins, including 15 in the 52-37 victory over Brookville that earned the Lady Lions their first tourney title since 2006.

Clearfield jumps right into Mountain League play this week with home games against Central Wednesday and Huntingdon Friday.

FIRST GAME

CLEARFIELD — 18

Emily Ryan 0  0-0  0, Emily Aveni 0  0-0  0, Maggie Sopic 0  0-0  0, Mary Ishman 1  1-2  3, Brianna Spencer 1  0-0  2, Sarah Lash 2  2-2  7, Sarah Aycock 1  0-0  2, Margo Castagnolo 0  0-0 0, Rachel Glenny 1  0-1  2, Tessa Waring 0  0-0  0, Victoria Ireland 1  0-2  2.  TOTAL: 7  3-7  18.

BROOKVILLE — 45

Brenna Dworek 4  1-5  9, Amanda Ray 2  1-2  6, Hali Olson 2  3-6  7, Elaina Powell 3  0-0  7, Kara Wonderling 3  2-5  8, Samantha Reinard 2  0-0  4, Kylee Deal 0  0-0  0, Madi Hill 0  0-0 0, Mackenzie Ganoe 1  2-2  4, Abby Blochberger 0  0-0  0, Danielle Vansteenberg 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 17  9-21  45.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 1 (Lash); Brookville 2 (Ray, Olson).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield         3     7   4  4  –  18
Brookville     13  10  14  8  –  45

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CONSOLATION GAME

CLEARFIELD — 47

Ryan 6  2-6  14, Aveni 1  0-0  2, Sopic 3  0-0  6, Ishman 1  2-4  4, Spencer 4  0-0  10, Lash 1  1-1  3, Aycock 2  0-0  4, Castagnolo 1  0-0  2, Ireland 0  0-0  0, Glenny 1  0-0  2, Waring 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 20  5-11  47.

NORTH CLARION — 38

Jenny Reed 3  2-4  8, Jenny Bauer 2  4-8  8, Jenny McLaughlin 4  0-2  8, Stephanie Ochs 3  2-2 8, Abbie Schmader 3  0-0  6, Cassie Wagner 0  0-0  0, Veronica McLaughlin 0  0-0  0, Sarah Shettler 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 15  8-6  38.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 2 (Spencer 2).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield          16  12  12   7  –  47
North Clarion    8   7  12  11  –  38

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