Lady Bison Unable To Make Halftime Lead Stand Up

SPRING MILLS — A one-point third quarter spelled doom for the Clearfield Area High School girls basketball team Friday night as Penns Valley rallied from a 16-11 halftime deficit to triumph 35-24 and sweep the season series.

“We played hard and we played well, and they’re a good Mountain League team,” Lady Bison coach Joey Castagnolo said. “We held their two leading scorers (Karli Ripka and Kourtney Beamesderfer) to six points.”

He pinpointed the loss of Briana Spencer, the lone Lady Bison senior, because of an injury as a key factor in the crucial third period.

“We had a rough time adjusting to not having her on the floor,“ Castagnolo said.

Maggie Sopic was high for Clearfield (3-16, 1-11 ML) with six points.

Penns Valley (13-6, 9-3 ML) was led by Tangie Lyons’ 10 points.

The Lady Bison jayvees were nipped 28-27 on a Lady Ram basket with six seconds left. Tessa Waring had seven points in the defeat.

Clearfield will bring down the curtain on the season with three home games next week, Monday against Curwensville, Tuesday against Philipsburg-Osceola and Friday against Bald Eagle Area.

CLEARFIELD — 24

Emily Ryan 0  1-3  1, Emily Aveni 2  0-0  4, Maggie Sopic 3  0-0  6, Sarah Aycock 1  1-2  3, Brianna Spencer 1  0-0  3, Victoria Ireland 1  0-0  2, Sarah Lash 0  0-0  0, Rachel Glenny 1  0-0  2, Tessa Waring 0  0-0  0, Margo Castagnolo 0  3-3  3, Janessa Riddell 0  0-0  0, Macala Leigey 0  0-0  0.  TOTALS: 9  5-8  24.

PENNS VALLEY — 35

Karli Ripka 1  0-0  3, Maci Ilgen 2  2-4  6, Kourtney Beamesderfer 1  1-2  3, Mackenzie Ironside 3  0-0  8, Bethany Miller 0 0-0 0, Tangie Lyons 5  0-0  10, Cheyenne Swartz 1  0-0  3, Kylie Orndorf 0  2-2  2, Megan Houser 0  0-1  0. Totals: 13  5-9  35.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 1 (Spencer); Penns Valley (Ripka, Swartz, Ironside 2).

Score by Quarters

Clearfield            5  11   1    7  –  24
Penns Valley     9   2  11  11  –  35

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 22 – 35 3 – 14
02/04 TYRONE 42 – 62 3 – 15
02/07 @ Penns Valley 24 – 35 3 – 16
02/10 CURWENSVILLE    
02/11 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA    
02/14 BALD EAGLE AREA    
Golden Tide Win Thriller, Defeat Kane 53-48
Height, Speed and Turnovers Costly for Bison Cagers in Senior Night Loss to Penns Valley

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