West Shamokin Lady Wolves Advance to PIAA Elite 8

The West Shamokin Lady Wolves rallied in the fourth quarter yet again to walk away winners in the PIAA state playoffs second round match-up against the Dalone Catholic – defeating the Squirettes 59-47.

by Jake DeLuca

The Lady Wolves keep finding ways to win and much like their win against Charleroi in round 1 of states, West Shamokin turned a close first half into a comfortable victory over the Dalone Catholic Squirettes by a final score of 59-47.

The Lady Wolves got off to a hot start in the first when Shelby Clowser knocked down three 3-pointers and a jumper from the foul line to score West Shamokin’s first 11 points, but the Squirettes had an answer for every basket and at the end of the first the score was tied at 13.

By the end of the first half, the Squirettes pulled ahead 2 points and would head into the locker room with a narrow 26-24 lead.

Both teams came out of the locker room a bit cold in the second half as it took around three minutes before the first shot from either team was made, but the end of the third is where the Lady Wolves turned a corner.

At the end of the third quarter the Lady Wolves lead 37-30 which was their largest lead of the game and they would continue to add to that lead in the fourth.

In the second half, the Lady Wolves out scored the Squirettes 35-21 to come out winners by the score 59-47.

West Shamokin Head Coach Frank Nagy gave credit to his team and Dalone Catholic after the game.

“They’re a great team (Delone Catholic), I think we competed a lot better in the first half of this game than we did against Charleroi. Delone Catholic is a very tough team to go against and the girls did a great job of fighting every single time. I tell the girls you have to constantly compete and we did that,” Nagy said.

Scoring wise, Adnrea Orlosky lead the Lady Wolves with a game high 22 points and Shelby Clowser finished with 19 points – 11 of which were the first 11 points scored in the game (three 3’s and one 2).

The Lady Wolves will play Neshannock on Saturday, March 18 at a site yet to be determined. The game will be carried live on WTYM AM 1380 – available on your radio, download free smartphone app, or listen on your computer at www.wtymradio.com