WEST SUNBURY, Pa. – In the age of COVID-19, games can come together as quickly as they can be taken away.
(Photo: Warren’s Riley Childress.)
Such was the case for the Warren Lady Dragons on Friday, as, they made the 2-hour trip to West Sunbury and earned a hard-fought 59-45 victory, thanks in large part to a career-high 32 points from junior Riley Childress.
The game was added Thursday night, and it was a good one (re-watch it here).
Childress scored 19 first-half points while hitting five first-half 3-pointers to help the Dragons to a 31-19 halftime lead.
Childress hits a first-half 3-pointer:
Named the Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game, Childress talked about the victory.
But behind Catherine Kelly, who scored 15 of her team-high 19 points in the second half while hitting four second-half 3-pointers, Moniteau closed the gap to five points on at least three different occasions including early in the fourth quarter.
Every time the Lady Warriors got close, Warren answered, and the Dragons were perfect from the free-throw line in the final eight minutes, going 11 of 11 from the charity stripe, to close out the game.
Emma Ruhlman was a perfect 8 of 8 from the line in the fourth quarter and finished with 21 points, including 15 in the second half after missing some time in the first half with three fouls.
Aslyn Pry added 13 points and nine rebounds for Moniteau.
COCHRANTON 71, YOUNGSVILLE 42
YOUNGSVILLE, Pa. – Jon Gallo scored 18 points as Cochranton topped Youngsville, 71-42.
The Cardinals trailed 13-11 at the end of the first quarter but went on a 23-3 run in the second to assume control.
Re-watch the game:
Tyler George and Jaiben Walker added 11 points each for the winners, while Chase Miller added nine.
Joe Mack led the Eagles with 16 points, with Timber Bower adding 10.
The Eagles were playing without leading-scorer Ethan Kesterholt, as well as Austin Peterson. Both are dealing with injuries and hope to return soon.