Lady Tide Hammer Harmony 60-15 For 4-0 Start

CURWENSVILLE – The Curwensville Area High School girls basketball team remained unbeaten on the 2012-13 season by easily defeating visiting Harmony Wednesday night in Patton Hall, 60-15.

With the Moshannon Valley League win, (2-0), the Lady Tide now stand at 4-0 overall under Rusty McCracken, who is in his fourth year as head coach. Curwensville, also, is the lone remaining unbeaten girls team in District 9.

In 2011-12 the Lady Tide swept the Lady Owls, 56-18 and 47-28.

Harmony had a very difficult time making field goals, as the Lady Owls only hit three from the field over the entire 32 minutes of action.

In fact, the Owls got their first bucket with 40 seconds gone in the first quarter and didn’t hit another field goal until junior Lindsay Welteroth dropped one in with 2:58 remaining in the third frame.  A span that covered over 20 minutes of game time.

And of course, the game was decided early, as Curwensville jumped out to a 13-2 first quarter lead and stretched it to 23-5 at the half.

The Lady Tide had a 15-0 run that started in the first eight minutes and ended in the second at the 4:37 mark on a free throw by Lady Owl Santana Woodley.

Senior Katrina Seaburn got the Lady Tide started with seven first quarter points and ended the evening with a total of 13.

Senior Rebecca Johnson lead all scorers on the night with 20 and sophomore Ciara Strickland tallied 14 to fuel the Lady Tide’s lopsided victory.  Johnson had 12 second half points and the 14 by Strickland all came in the second 16 minutes of play.

The Lady Owls went nine for 25 from the free throw line and were led in scoring by Welteroth with six points.

McCracken talked about his team’s offensive output, “I’m really happy to see us scoring a bunch of points and it’s great to see scoring from a lot of different girls.  That’s a nice thing to have happen.”

As mentioned, the Lady Owls took 25 free throws, which was addressed by McCracken, saying, “We did commit a bunch of fouls this evening, but we do like to pressure the ball a lot, so fouls are going to be a part of that.”

The Lady Tide will make the long trip to Kane on Friday to meet up with the Lady Wolves in a game that is to tip-off at 7:30 pm and McCracken spoke briefly about what his team must do, “We have to be ready for some upcoming stiff competition and just simply take care of business.”

Harmony won the junior varsity contest by a score of 23-22 over Curwensville.

HARMONY — 15

Lindsay Welteroth 2 2-6 6,  Joleen Brink 1 1-3 3,  Santana Woodley 0 5-8 5,  Deidra Woodward 0 1-2 1,  Shannon Dyda 0 0-3 0,  Nikki Wortman 0 0-0 0,  Alyssa Raho 0 0-3 0, Haley Hull 0 0-0 0,  Breanne Stiver  0 0-0 0, TOTALS  –  3   9-25  15.

CURWENSVILLE —  60

Heather Thorp 1 0-0 2,  Rebecca Johnson 10 0-0 20, Ciara Strickland 7 0-0 14,  Katrina Seaburn 5 3-3 13, Tiffany Carter 0 0-3 0,  Tierra Shope 0 0-0 0,  Abby Dugo 1 0-0 2,  Kealy Wassil 3 1-1 7,  Bailey Dale  1 0-0 2,  Shawna Guy 0 0-0 0, TOTALS  –  28   4-7   60.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

HARMONY 2 3 5 5 15

CURWENSVILLE 13 10 17 20 60

THREE-POINTERS: None

OFFICIALS:  Chris Sherkel, Rich Gormont

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/10 MO VALLEY 52 – 16 1 – 0
12/11 BROCKWAY 57 – 32 2 – 0
12/14 @ Ridgway 70 – 28 3 – 0
12/19 HARMONY 60 – 15 4 – 0
12/21 @ Kane
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