Red-Hot Lady Dragons Defeat Lady Bison 64-42

MARTINSBURG — The Clearfield Area High School girls basketball team ran into a hot-shooting opponent Thursday night as Central remained in the thick of the Mountain League chase by scoring at least 14 points in every quarter for a 64-42 win.

The Lady Bison got balanced scoring from their starters but just couldn’t keep pace with the Lady Dragons, who opened a 35-21 lead by halftime en route to pulling into a three-way tie for second place at 7-2, just one game behind Tyrone.

Emily Aveni topped Clearfield (3-13, 1-8 ML) with 10 points. Brianna Spencer chipped in with nine on three treys.

Central (8-6) featured a three-pronged attack with Ashley Smith netting 17 points, Mikaela McGraw right behind with 16 and Laura Ritchey adding 14.

That trio had combined for 42 points when the teams met December 11 at Clearfield. The Lady Bison were up 22-17 at the half of the ML opener, but the Lady Dragons caught fire in the third quarter for a 24-4 run and won 54-35.

In the jayvee game, the Lady Bison were victorious, 31-18. Ally Lindstrom was high scorer with 10 points.

Clearfield gets back on the bus again Friday for a league outing at Bellefonte.

Mountain League standings – Tyrone 8-1, Penns Valley 7-2, Huntingdon 7-2, Central 7-2, Bellefonte 3-6, Clearfield 1-8, Philipsburg-Osceola 1-8, Bald Eagle Area 1-8.

CLEARFIELD — 42

Emily Ryan 4  0-1  8, Emily Aveni 3  4-5  10, Maggie Sopic 2  2-3  6, Victoria Ireland 3  1-2  7, Brianna Spencer 3  0-0  9, Sarah Aycock 0  0-0  0, Margo Castagnolo 0  0-0  0, Rachel Glenny 1  0-0  2, Sarah Lash 0  0-0  0, Tessa Waring 0  0-0  0, Macala Leigey 0  0-0  0, Janessa Riddell 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 16  7-11  42.

CENTRAL — 64

Hannah Johnston 2  4-5  8, Mikaela McGraw 4  5-6  16, Nicole Myers 2  0-2  4, Laura Ritchey 7  0-0  14, Ashley Smith 6  2-3  17, Marissa Snyder 0  2-2  2, Paige Long 1  0-0  3, Lauren Kensinger 0  0-0  0, Tierney Fernandez 0  0-0  0, Hannah Cole 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 22  13-18  64.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 3 (Spencer 3); Central 7 (McGraw 3, Smith 3, Long).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield    9  12  14   7  –  42
Central     18  17  15  14  –  64

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
@ Brookville Tip-Off Tourney
12/06 vs. Brookville ppd. 0 – 0
12/07 vs. Brookville 18 – 45 0 – 1
12/07 vs. North Clarion 47 – 38 1 – 1
12/11 CENTRAL 35 – 54 1 – 2
12/13 HUNTINGDON 23 – 39 1 – 3
12/16 @ Punxsutawney 24 – 66 1 – 4
12/17 @ Bald Eagle Area 39 – 32 2 – 4
12/20 BELLEFONTE 25 – 27 2 – 5
12/27 @ Curwensville 46 – 50 ot 2 – 6
01/03 PUNXSUTAWNEY 39 – 63 2 – 7
01/08 @ Tyrone 41 – 60 2 – 8
01/10 PENNS VALLEY 33 – 42 2 – 9
01/15 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 57 – 60 2 – 10
01/17 @ St. Marys 32 – 36 2 – 11
01/21 @ Central ppd. 2 – 11
01/23 CENTRAL MOUNTAIN 45 – 28 3 – 11
01/24 @ Huntingdon 29 – 34 3 – 12
01/28 BALD EAGLE AREA ppd. 3 – 12
01/30 @ Central 42 – 64 3 – 13
01/31 @ Bellefonte
02/04 TYRONE
02/07 @ Penns Valley
02/10 CURWENSVILLE
02/11 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
02/14 BALD EAGLE AREA
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