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Lady Chucks win a pair to even record

December 22, 2010

Punxsy freshman Alison Jones drives the ball to the basket Monday against Clearfield. Jones scored a team-best 10 points Monday and nailed the game-winning three-pointer last Thursday. (Photo by Dan Walk)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy junior-varsity girls' basketball team outscored Clearfield during every quarter while earning a 35-23 victory Monday night.

Punxsy led 8-2 after one quarter before distancing itself by two points during each of the next three quarters.

Alison Jones scored a team-best 10 points, while Emily Horner, Emily Reitz, Mary Sloniger and Ashley Reitz provided balanced scoring by managing six points apiece.

Brittany Renaud tallied a team-best 10 points for Clearfied.

Punxsy (2-2) visits Harmony for a 5 p.m. start Thursday.

Punxsy JV girls 26, Brookville 24

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Freshman Alison Jones' three-pointer with about 20 seconds remaining helped the Punxsy junior-varsity girls' basketball team earn its first victory of the season last Thursday in Punxsutawney, 26-24.

The Lady Chucks trailed 24-23 when they appeared ready to work the ball inside for the go-ahead bucket with 20 seconds left. Jones, however, found herself to be wide open at the top of the key, and she nailed a shot from beyond the arc to put Punxsy ahead 26-24.

A steal by Ashley Reitz with 10 seconds left appeared to seal the Punxsy victory, but she traveled, giving the Lady Raiders the ball back. Then, as Brookville attempted to score the game-tying basket, Alli Blose was fouled with 0.4 seconds remaining, providing Brookville with two free throws.

Blose, however, missed both foul shots, giving Punxsy the victory after it trailed for most of the contest.

Punxsy was behind 16-15 at halftime before the Lady Raiders carried a 20-17 advantage into the final frame. But the Lady Chucks' 9-4 fourth quarter led Punxsy to the triumph.

Taylor Newcome scored a team-best seven points, including a three-pointer and five points during the first quarter. Reitz added six points, Jones had five, and Lauren Wolfe tallied four.

Madi Hill led Brookville with six points, and Julie Shields added five.

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