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Senior night delight; The Penns Valley girls take down PO

By Kenny Varner

SPRING MILLS –  Finishing in style.

After four games in a five day period, the Penns Valley girls ended its busy week with a Senior night victory over a young and upcoming Philipsburg-Osceola team.

In the end, the Lady Rams would pick up the 59-23 victory as they honored seniors players, Leah Beben and Rylee Arney and manager, Kylie Auman .

For the week Oenns Valley finished with a 3-1 record.

Beben played like a “quiet storm” during the game finishing as high scorer with 18 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks, nine steals and three assists. She missed a triple-double by one steal but settled for the double-double.

Kailen Winkelblech second high scorer with 12 points and pulled down 11 boards for her own double-double.

Katie Romig third high scorer with 10 points and six rebounds.

Senior Rylee Arney finished with six points and two rebounds.

“It was a good win. This was the girls fourth game this week and we really had just one day between them all. It was good. It was a good way to finish the week,” said Penns Valley coach Terrance Green. “I was happy with our performance today. We came out a little flat but we got going in the second half.”

The Lady Mounties finished with seven players on the scorebook and had 10 players pulled down rebounds in a valiant effort.

Leading the way offensively for PO was Reagan Thorp with six.

In the opening period, Kailen Winkleblech opened the Lady Rams scoring posting the first six points.

Beben kept the early shut out going as she hit a jumper in the paint, making it a 8-0 advantage.

Alayna Webster put the Lady Mounties on the board at the 3:20 mark of the opening stanza.

Beben got her team going on a 6-0 run to up the score to 14-2.

Camden Potter put an end to the scoreless run with a shot from underneath, cutting the Penns Valley lead to 14-4.

But the Lady Rams had the last say in the period when Romig ended the scoring with a inside bucket, making it a 16-4 run as the period ended.

Coming into the second quarter, the Rams continued its sizzling shooting.

The Lady Rams opened on a 7-0 run to increase its lead to a 23-4 contest.

After a 0-for-2 Mountie shooting at the charity stripe, Penns Valley offense continued to roll as it went on a 6-0 run, extending things to 29-4 lead.

Philipsburg rallied back, hitting a small 4-0 run that was led by bucket from Ivy Reed and a triple by Potter, closing it to 29-8.

Both teams exchanged buckets before the intermission.

Going into the half, Penns Valley led 31-10.

In the third period, the Lady Mounties opened going on a 6-2 run, cutting it to a 33-16 contest.

But the Lady Rams stayed a stride ahead of the Mounties all evening as it went into the final stanza leading 43-23.

Penns Valley ended the game on an 18-0 run en route to the 59-23 victory.

With the win Penns Valley improves to 7-5 and a Mountain League Record of 7-1.

Next game for the Lady Rams will be Tuesday, February 16th at Southern Huntingdon.I

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