Warren Girls Battle Past Erie High

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WARREN, Pa. – There’s nothing more you can say about the Warren Lady Dragons’ game against Erie High other than it was a good old-fashioned slugfest.

(File photo by Jeff Parkin: Warren’s Riley Childress.)

It was the Lady Dragons who threw the final punch, as Emma Ruhlman scored 16 of her 18 points in the second half, and, along with Riley Childress, iced the game from the free-throw line in the final minute in a 40-32 Region 6 victory.

The Lady Royals hadn’t played since Jan. 11, but you wouldn’t have known, as they jumped out to a 17-16 halftime lead.

No matter, as the Lady Dragons, now 7-1, responded with an 11-4 run in the third quarter to assume control.

Childress played her usual standout defense to go along with her 13 points, as did Gracie Ruhlman and Tegan Paris, who finished with four and five points respectively.

Gracie Ruhlman and coach Lisa LaVan both talked about the win afterward.

Emma Ruhlman had seven rebounds to go along with her 18 points.

D’Auzhanay Harden played a strong game for Erie, scoring a team-high 11 points, which included a couple of nifty moves to the rim.

The Lady Dragons return to action on Thursday, hosting District 9 foe North Clarion.