Lady Bisons Down Ridgway 51-40 to Clinch Winning Season

RIDGWAY – The Clearfield Area High School girls basketball team clinched a winning record with a 51-40 victory over Ridgway in its regular season finale Friday night.
 
Coach Joey Castagnolo\’s Lady Bisons, who have won eight of their last 10 games, will take a 12-10 log into their District 9 Class AAA semifinal home encounter with Punxsutawney on Feb. 24 or 25.
 
Junior Jayme Ryan was on target four times from three-point range to top the Lady Bisons with 12 points. Classmate Madison Sopic followed with 11 points.
 
A 15-for-18 showing at the foul line helped the Lady Bisons score in double figures every quarter and top their 44.5 per-game average. They were on top 28-15 at the half.
 
Emily Mitchell, who tossed in three treys, and Jordan Cowan paced the Lady Elkers (6-16) with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
 
Ridgway won the junior varsity game.
 
CLEARFIELD — 51
 
Annie Janocko 2 2-2 6, Sarah Kovalick 2 2-2 7, Jayme Ryan 4 0-0 12, Madison Sopic 3 4-4 11, Gwenn Porter 3 1-2 7, Elizabeth Peters 0 1-2 1, Amber Byerly 1 5-6 7, Lori Zalno 0 0-0 0, Jocelyn Schultz 0 0-0 0, Angela Moore 0 0-0 0, Kristen Butler 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS: 15 15-18 51.
 
RIDGWAY  — 40
 
Emily Mitchell 5 0-0 13, Jordan Cowan 5 0-2 10, Olivia Horning 0 0-0 0, Bekka Leitzel 2 1-3 5, Andrea Redmond 1 2-2 4, Kathy Shirey 1 0-0 3, Lacey Gosnell 2 1-4 5, Danae Gonzalez 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS: 16 4-11 40.
 
Three-Point Field Goals: Clearfield 6 (Kovalick 1, Ryan 4, Sopic 1); Ridgway 4 (Mitchell 3, Shirey 1).
 
Score by Quarters:
 
Clearfield   15  13  13  10  –  51

Ridgway      8   7  12  13  –  40

Bisons Seeded #1, Lady Bisons #2 for District 9 Basketball Playoffs
Perfect Season

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