Basketball: Lady Cats Down Cranberry On Senior Night

The Clarion Area Lady Cats defeated the visiting Cranberry Lady Berries 56-47, in KSAC Basketball action, on Senior Night, on Monday (March 1st).

Cranberry jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the first, but baskets by Rebekah Ketner and Erica Selfridge, at the end of the period, brought the Bobcats to within four, at 10-6.

The Berries opened the second with a 5-0 run, upping their lead to 15-6, but with a pair of free throws by Jordan Best, a three-pointer by Selfridge and a basket by Noel Anthony, Clarion was within three, at 15-12. Cranberry finished the half with an 11-2 run, to lead 26-16 at the break.

Clarion honored seniors Ava Cherico and Erica Selfridge and their parents during a half-time ceremony.

Clarion Seniors Ava Cherico with dad Fred and mom Kim (at left) and Erica Selfridge with mom Tami and dad Rich during halftime festivities

With two baskets to start the third quarter, the Berries upped their lead to 30-16. A free-throw by Best and a trey followed by a two-point Basket by Selfridge had the Cats within eight, at 30-22. After another Cranberry basket, Clarion went on a 9-0 run, with a basket by Ava Cherico pulling the Cats to within one, 32-31. Another basket by the Berries, closed out the period, with Cranberry up 34-31.

Cranberry was up 40-35, in the fourth, when Selfridge hit back-to-back three-pointers, to give the Bobcats their first lead of the game at 41-40. The Lady Cats went up for good at 47-45 on a basket by Selfridge. That basket was the start of an 11-2 run to finish out the game, the final points coming on a basket by Payton Simko, setting the final at 56-47, Clarion.

Selfridge led Clarion with a game-high twenty-four points. Best and Anthony had 9 points each. Simko scored 6 points, Cherico had 4 points, and Ketner and Taylor Alston contributed two points each.

Ava Ferringer led Cranberry with twenty-two points.

(Great Game, Lady Cats!!!! And special Congratulations to seniors Ava and Erica!!!!)