Punxsutawney Knocks Off Lady Bison 48-27

HYDE – The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks girls basketball team improved its record to 7-2 on the season with a 48-27 win over Clearfield Friday night on the Lady Bison home floor.

It didn’t start out so easy for Punxsutawney as Clearfield took a 9-4 lead into the second quarter thanks to seven points by senior Tesa Miller in the first eight minutes of action.

The Lady Bison hung tough midway through the second frame, leading 14-13 on a free throw by sophomore Emma Hipps with 3:35 to play before halftime.

Then coldness came for Clearfield, not scoring another point until 1:38 was remaining in the third quarter on a three point bucket by Hipps as the Lady Chucks marched out to a 38-20 lead heading into the fourth stanza.

Punxsutawney also won the fourth quarter, 10-7, to pick up the 21 point margin victory.

Miller paced the Clearfield offense with 14 points.

Punxsutawney was led by Sarah Weaver with 23 tallies that included dropping in five three-pointers. Freshman Chloe Presloid added 12 points, hitting three treys. On the night the Lady Chucks drained nine from beyond the arc.

The junior varsity contest was also won by Punxsutawney, defeating the young Lady Bison by a score of 39-24. Kirstie Van Tassel had nine points for Clearfield.

Clearfield (2-6) is home once again on Monday evening when they play St. Joseph’s Academy. Tip-off is at 7 pm as there will be no JV game.

PUNXSUTAWNEY – 48

Ryley Casaday 1 0-0 2, Kierstin Riley 3 1-4 7, Riley Presloid 1 1-4 4, Sarah Weaver 8 2-2 23, Chloe Presloid 4 1-2 12, Abbey Stello 0 0-0 0, Madi Shiock 0 0-1 0, Bella Martino 0 0-2 0, Amy Poole 0 0-0 0, Julia Smoker 0 0-0 0
TOTALS – 17 5-15 48

CLEARFIELD – 27

Megan Durandetta 1 0-0 3, Emma Hipps 2 1-2 6, Kylie Van Tassel 0 0-0 0, Olivia Bender 0 0-0 0, Tesa Miller 5 4-6 14, Abby Ryan 0 0-0 0, McLain Alt 1 0-0 2, Kirstie Van Tassel 0 0-0 0, Allyson Gaines 0 0-0 0, Alaina Fedder 0 0-0 0, Lauryn Kitchen 1 0-0 2, Riley Ryen 0 0-0 0, TOTALS – 10 5-8 27

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
PUNXSUTAWNEY 4 24 10 10 48
CLEARFIELD 9 5 6 7 27
THREE-POINTERS: PUNXSUTAWNEY – 9 Weaver 5, C. Presloid 3, R. Presloid CLEARFIELD – 2
Durandetta, Hipps

OFFICIALS: Kenny Knepp, Bud Brennen, Dave Dellaquilla

Lady Bison Scoreboard:

Date Opponent Score Record
12/06 & 07 @ Brookville Tip-off Tourney
12/06 North Clarion 8 – 44 0 – 1
12/07 Clarion-Limestone 37 – 40 0 – 2
12/11 BALD EAGLE AREA 38 – 47 0 – 3
12/13 HUNTINGDON 20 – 67 0 – 4
12/17 @ Philipsburg-Osceola 59 – 40 1 – 4
12/20 TYRONE 44 – 61 1 – 5
12/27 @ Curwensville 49 – 16 2 – 5
01/03 PUNXSUTAWNEY 27 – 48 2 – 6
01/06 ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY
01/08 @ Penns Valley
01/10 CENTRAL
01/14 @ DuBois
01/15 @ Bellefonte
01/17 @ Bald Eagle Area
01/21 @ St. Marys
01/22 @ Huntingdon
01/24 PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA
01/27 CURWENSVILLE
01/28 @ Tyrone
01/31 PENNS VALLEY
02/05 @ Central
02/07 BELLEFONTE
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