Moshannon Valley Overcomes Lady Tide Hustle And Effort To Win 62-54

CURWENSVILLE – Sometimes a great effort doesn’t always result in victory, but it can be very uplifting and encouraging for down the road.

In a Moshannon Valley League game Monday night at Curwensville, that is exactly what the Lady Tide came up with. A terrific effort without a win.

The Damsels of Moshannon Valley, in its first game of the new season, came up with a 62-54 win. And, at times, it wasn’t that easy, thanks to that effort by Curwensville.

It wasn’t just the game high 31 points scored by senior Madison Weber that kept the Lady Tide alive, especially in the second half, it was a combination of hustle and the never quit attitude by the Tide that made this a close game against a very experienced team like the Damsels.

Bob Desmett, second year Lady Tide head coach, said after the game, “ We really came to play tonight. I thought we played pretty much a complete game against a good team in Mo Valley. I was very happy with our effort this evening.”

It didn’t look good at first, as Curwensville trailed 16-11 after one quarter and 35-20 at the intermission.

But this Curwensville girls team dug deep in the final 16 minutes, actually outscoring the Damsels 34-27 in the second half.

Moshannon Valley, at one point, held an 18 point edge against the Tide only to see Curwensville cut it to 43-36 with 1:34 to play in the third quarter and then to just four points at 58-54 late in the fourth frame.

The Damsels put the game away at the free throw line as they shot 20 of 30 from the line while the Lady Tide took just four from the charity stripe, making two, both by Weber.

Curwensville knocked down 10 three pointers on the night with Weber hitting seven treys, with five coming in the second half.

For the Damsels (1-0), Emma Kitko dropped in 21 tallies while teammate Chloe Blqake added 16.

Desmett, in closing said, “The girls stepped up tonight to help out Madi (Madison Weber), and also, our heads were in the game and that went a long way in how well we played.”

Curwensville did get a victory in the junior varsity game, defeating Moshannon Valley 20-19.

The Lady Tide (0-2) take it’s first road trip of the season on Thursday to face the Harmony Lady Owls in another Moshannon Valley league game. JV action starts at 6 pm with the varsity game to immediately follow.

MOSHANNON VALLEY – 62
Emma Kitko 5 9-11 21, Aubrey Dotts 1 1-2 3, Alexis Knepp 3 2-3 8, McKenzie McCoy 4 1-4 9, Chloe Blake 6 4-6 16, Sydney Bubb 1 3-4 5, TOTALS – 20 20-30 62

CURWENSVILLE – 54
Hannah Condon 2 0-0 4, Tarah Jacobson 2 0-0 5, Kaitlyn McCracken 0 0-0 0, Brittney Wagner 1 0-0 2, Madison Weber 11 2-4 31, Jordan Witherite 0 0-0 0, Briana Swindell 2 0-0 6, Kyra Henry 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Bakaysa 3 0-0 6
TOTALS – 21 2-4 54

SCORE BY QUARTERS;
MOSHANNON VALLEY 16 19 12 15 62
CURWENSVILLE 11 9 16 18 54
THREE-POINTERS: MOSHANNON VALLEY – 2 Kitko 2 CURWENSVILLE – 10 Weber 7, Swindell 2, Jacobson 1

OFFICIALS: Rick Dillon, Keith Redfoot, Rick Dickinson

Lady Tide Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 WEST BRANCH 23 – 64 0 – 1
12/10 MO VALLEY 54 – 62 0 – 2
12/13 @ Harmony
12/19 @ Ridgway
12/27 @ Clearfield
01/04 BROCKWAY
01/07 UNION
01/09 DUBOIS CENTRAL
01/10 HARMONY
01/15 @ Elk County Catholic
01/16 @ Glendale
01/18 KANE
01/22 RIDGWAY
01/24 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
01/25 @ Brockway
01/30 GLENDALE
02/01 JOHNSONBURG
02/05 @ DuBois Central
02/06 @ West Branch
02/08 @ Sheffield
02/11 @ Mo Valley
02/12 CLEARFIELD

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