Seton Hill 72
GREENSBURG – Seton Hill used a 10-5 run to close out the game and hand Pitt-Johnstown a WVIAC loss on Saturday.
Nick Novak had a game-high 22 points for UPJ, which slipped to 8-7 overall and 5-7 in the conference. Bill Luther finished with 13 points.
UPJ out-rebounded Seton Hill 32-24, sank 26 of 54 from the field, and hit nine of 12 from the foul line. The Griffins ended the day 26 of 50 from the field and 14 of 18 at the stripe.
David Windsor’s 14 points led three Seton Hill players who scored in double figures.
Sacred Heart 75
St. Francis 72
LORETTO – Shane Gibson scored 23 points as Sacred Heart took its first lead early in the second half and held on to defeat St. Francis in Northeast Conference action.
The Pioneers (6-11, 4-2) fell behind by eight early, but rallied to tie it at 37 at halftime.
Ben Millaud-Meunier, who led the Red Flash with 20 points, hit his third 3-pointer with one second left for the final margin. Earl Brown had 14 points and 15 rebounds for St. Francis.
Penn Highlands 65 CCAC-Allegheny 59
Penn Highlands improved to 5-7, 1-2) with a win over CCAC- Allegheny.
Grant Speigle hit five
3-pointers in his 17-point effort to lead the Black Bears. Rashaud Kelley added 15 points while Jordan Swauger and Jermaine Graves scored 14 and 13, respectively.
Mount Aloysius 63
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Mount Aloysius suffered a setback in a battle of the ACCC’s top two teams.
Second-ranked Medaille jumped out to 16-1 lead early before Mount Aloysius narrowed the gap to just four points. When foul trouble sent several Mounties players to the bench, Medaille took a 46-31 halftime advantage
Mount Aloysius committed 16 second-half turnovers and was unable to chip any further into the Medaille lead.
“Except for the turnovers, it was basically an evenly played game,” Mount Aloysius coach Lance Loya said. “We both were 12-17 from the foul line. We both shot 43 percent, and we both connected on five 3-pointers. The difference was they got 20 more shots off than us because of our turnovers.”
Jeff Stem topped Mount Aloysius with 16 points. Dameon Turner added 13 points.
Pitt-Johnstown 56 Seton Hill 50
GREENSBURG – Nicole Carman scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Kaitlynn Fratz added 17 points to help the Lady Cats overcome poor shooting and hold on for a WVIAC win at Seton Hill
UPJ improved to 8-7 overall, 6-6 in the WVIAC.
The Lady Cats got 10 early points from Carman and held Seton Hill to just 4 of 24 shooting in the first 15 minutes of the game to open up up 25-17 lead on a Rachel Johnson 3-pointer.
The Griffins dropped to 10-7 overall, 7-4 in the WVIAC.
Sacred Heart 71
St. Francis 50
LORETTO – Sacred Heart picked up its second Northeast Conference win of the season in a nationally televised victory at St. Francis.
Alli Williams paced the Red Flash (9-7, 4-1) with 20 points and 10 rebounds, earning her 11th consecutive double-double.
Ericka Norman scored 16 points to lead a Pioneers (10-7, 2-3) attack that saw five different players score in double figures. Brittany Lilley had 12 points for St. Francis, but the Red Flash got just four points from its three other starters.
Mount Aloysius 61
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Despite 20 points from Lindsy Sammarco, Mount Aloysius lost.
An Emily Brophy 3-pointer at the 13:38 mark sparked a 20-2 run that allowed the Medaille to take a 50-28 lead at the half.
Medaille’s largest lead of the game was 24 points with just over 7 minutes to play.
Becky Bard added 14 points for Mount Aloysius and Olivia Rupp had 10 points.
Former Penn St. players support Paterno family lawsuit
About 325 former Penn State players and coaches have signed a statement supporting the lawsuit filed by the family of former coach Joe Paterno and other former players seeking to overturn NCAA sanctions against the football program for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
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Lions have two QB hopefuls
Prized incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg is officially in the Penn State quarterback derby before ever taking a snap.
Appeals rejected in PSU abuse case
The state’s highest court turned down appeals Friday by two of the three former Penn State administrators facing criminal charges alleging that they covered up child abuse complaints against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The state Supreme Court issued a pair of unsigned orders that denied petitions for review filed by former university Vice President Gary Schultz and former Athletic Director Tim Curley.
Roberts readies for major league draft
The Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft kicked off last night with the opening two rounds.
Judge tosses lawsuit by Governor Corbett against NCAA
A federal judge on Thursday threw out the governor’s lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions against Penn State related to Jerry Sandusky, calling his argument “a Hail Mary pass” that easily warranted dismissal.
Lawyer: Paterno family suit differs from governor’s
The lawsuit filed against the NCAA by the family of the late coach Joe Paterno has claims and legal theories different from the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania’s governor that was thrown out by a federal judge, the family’s attorney said Thursday.
Penn State athletic director believes O'Brien is there to stay
Penn State Athletic Director David Joyner expects Bill O’Brien to be the Nittany Lions’ football coach for a long time – even if O’Brien keeps attracting interest from the NFL.
In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, Joyner said he and O’Brien speak several times a week and when they do, “I can tell you we talk in terms of years and years. We make plans for years and years.”
Seven Northern Cambria athletes choose colleges
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