Fast Start Against Lady Bison Keeps Lady Chucks Unbeaten

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Undefeated Punxsutawney blitzed Clearfield 27-4 in the first quarter, and that was the difference in the non-league girls basketball game between District 9 Class AAAA rivals that was 50-27 at the buzzer Friday night.

The District 9 Class AAAA rivals played on even terms over the final 24 minutes.

Alayna Ryan scored 12 points for the Lady Bison, who slipped under .500 at 4-5.

Pacing the Lady Chucks’ to their eighth win were Abby Gigliotti with 15 points, Riley Presloid with 11 and Sarah Weaver with 10.

Gigliotti (9), Weaver (7) and Presloid (6) accounted for 22 points in the first eight minutes as the Lady Chucks parlayed hot shooting with tight man defense all over the court to seize control.

Punxsy, which has held six opponents to 28 or fewer points, double-teamed Ryan in keeping the Clearfield playmaker under her 19.4 average.

The Lady Bison return to Mountain League action Tuesday with a home game against Penns Valley.

Paige Rhine had seven points for the Clearfield junior varsity in a tough 25-24 loss.

CLEARFIELD — 27

Megan Durandetta 2 0-0 6, Emma Hipps 0 0-0 0, Olivia Bender 0 0-0 0, Tesa Miller 4 0-0 8, Alayna Ryan 6 0-0 12, Adrian Rowles 0 1-2 1, McLain Alt 0 0-0 0, Paige Rhine 0 0-0 0, Kylie Van Tassel 0 0-0 0.  TOTALS:  12  1-2  25.

PUNXSUTAWNEY — 50

Emily Griebel 0 0-0 0, Kate Horner 2 0-0 6, Abby Gigliotti 7 1-2 15, Sophie Wiant 2 0-0 4, Katelyn Griebel 1 0-0 2, Bella Martino 0 0-2 0, Riley Presloid 4 0-0 11, Sarah Weaver 4 1-3 10, Ryley Casaday 1 0-0 2.  TOTALS:  21  2-6  50.

Three-Point Field Goals – Clearfield 2 (Durandetta 2); Punxsutawney 6.

Score by Quarters

Clearfield            4   5  6  12  –  27

Punxsutawney  27  11  9   3  –  50

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/07 & 08 @ Brookville Tip-off Tourney
12/07 vs. Brookville 30 – 54 0 – 1
12/08 vs. Clarion-Limestone 58 – 30 1 – 1
12/11 @ Bald Eagle Area 27 – 31 1 – 2
12/14 @ Huntingdon 42 – 72 1 – 3
12/17 BROOKVILLE 57 – 53 2 – 3
12/19 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA 59 – 50 3 – 3
12/21 @ Tyrone 17 – 73 3 – 4
12/27 CURWENSVILLE 60 – 36 4 – 4
01/04 @ Punxsutawney 27 – 50 4 – 5
01/08 PENNS VALLEY
01/11 @ Central
01/14 DUBOIS
01/16 BELLEFONTE
01/18 BALD EAGLE AREA
01/22 HUNTINGDON
01/23 ST. MARYS
01/25 @ Philipsburg-Osceola
01/30 TYRONE
02/01 @ Penns Valley
02/05 CENTRAL
02/08 @ Bellefonte
02/12 @ Curwensville

 

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