Lady Tide Race Away From West Branch, 53-37

ALLPORT – Ciara Strickland poured in 28 points Thursday night to lead the Curwensville Lady Tide to a convincing 53-37 win over West Branch on the Lady Warriors’ floor.

The Moshannon Valley League (MVL) win gives the Lady Tide double digit wins for the year at 10-6.  The Tide also put a strangle hold on first place in the MVL, now sporting a perfect 6-0 record.

West Branch fell to 6-10 overall and 3-1 in MVL play.

Lady Tide Head Coach Rusty McCracken said afterwards, “Ciara (Strickland) started the game hot with 11 points in the first quarter and that sparked the rest of the team to play well.  Everyone played as a team and did their jobs defensively and offensively.”

McCracken continued with, “I thought Abby Dugo handled the ball well while she was in the game. Hannah Dixon found scoring opportunities, and Tierra Shope turned in another solid game.”

Shope had 11 points for the Lady Tide to help out Strickland while Christine Sabol and Taylor Kolesar each had 10 for the Lady Warriors.

The game was a make-up that was postponed twice already this season – January 6 and January 29.

West Branch won the junior varsity tilt over Curwensville, 51-27. Shauna Guy had 20 points for the Lady Tide.

The Lady Tide travel to Johnsonburg Friday to play the Lady Rams with the JV battle starting at 6 pm.  The varsity game will immediately follow.

The Lady Rams won the first game against the Tide on January 17 at Curwensville, 47-43.

CURWENSVILLE – 53

Heather Thorp 0 0-0 0,  Tierra Shope 4 3-4-11, Ciara Strickland 12 3-4 28,  Abby Dugo 0 0-0 0,  Kealy Wassil 1 0-2 2,  Hannah Dixon 1 6-6 8,  Shauna Guy 0 0-0 0,  Christine Limbert 2 0-0 4, TOTALS -  18  12-18  53.

WEST BRANCH -  37

Missy Croyle 2 2-6 6,  Nichole Miller 0 0-0 0,  Christine Sabol 4 1-3 10,  Madison McCracken 0 0-2 0,  Taylor Kolesar 5 0-0 10,  Breana Hayward 2 3-5 7,  Taylor Pedmo 2 0-0 4,  Jalee Rockey 0 0-0 0, TOTALS  -  15  6-16  37.

THREE-POINTERS: Strickland; Sabol

SCORE BY QUARTERS

CURWENSVILLE 13 11 17 12 53

WEST BRANCH 6 12 9 10 37

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/09 @ Mo Valley 36 – 35 1 – 0
12/10 @ Brockway 46 – 35 2 – 0
12/13 RIDGWAY 57 – 20 3 – 0
12/16 @ Harmony 60 – 23 4 – 0
12/20 KANE 38 – 49 4 – 1
12/27 CLEARFIELD 50 – 46 ot 5 – 1
01/03 @ DuBois Central 34 – 55 5 – 2
01/06 @ West Branch ppd. 5 – 2
01/07 JOHNSONBURG ppd. 5 – 2
01/10 MO VALLEY 45 – 30 6 – 2
01/13 HARMONY 59 – 21 7 – 2
01/15 ELK COUNTY 46 – 51 7 – 3
01/17 JOHNSONBURG 43 – 47 7 – 4
01/20 @ Glendale 57 – 39 8 – 4
01/21 @ Ridgway 52 – 24 9 – 4
01/24 BROCKWAY 37 – 46 9 – 5
01/27 DUBOIS CENTRAL 27 – 34 9 – 6
01/29 @ West Branch ppd. 9 – 6
01/30 @ West Branch 53 – 37 10 – 6
01/31 @ Johnsonburg
02/03 GLENDALE
02/04 SHEFFIELD
02/07 @ Kane
02/10 @ Clearfield
02/12 WEST BRANCH
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