St. Francis loses at CCSU
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Four players posted double-figures for the St. Francis women’s basketball team, but it was not enough, as they fell to Central Connecticut State, 76-71, in the final regular season contest on Monday.
Alli Williams led the Red Flash (15-14, 10-8) with 17 points and 10 rebounds for her 21st double-double of the season. Jaclyn Babe scored 20 first-half points and finished with 29 for the Blue Devils (16-13, 10-8), who will come to Loretto on Sunday for a Northeast Conference Quarterfinal match-up.
CCSU led by as many as nine with 10:12 to go in the first half. The Flash went on a 6-0 run to narrow the margin to after a reverse layup from Shene Fleming. After a 3-pointer from Alexa Hayward, the score was tied up at 23. The Blue Devils went on a late 8-0 run and went into the break with a six-point lead.
The Red Flash scored seven unanswered points to take a 35-34 lead early in the second half. CCSU went on another 8-0 run to regain the lead. Nickia Gibbs made back-to-back jumpers to narrow the margin to six, forcing a Blue Devils timeout at the 10:51 mark.
CCSU continued to hold a lead despite the Flash threatening several times. Hayward knocked down a triple with just four seconds to play to get SFU within two, but the time ran out before the Red Flash could get any closer.
Gibbs finished with 16 points. Rebecca Sparks added 11. Hayward posted 10 points to round out the players in double-figures.
St. Francis will host Central Connecticut on Sunday at DeGol Arena. The time is TBD.
UPJ postpones games
Due to potential bad weather on Wednesday, Pitt-Johnstown’s WVIAC doubleheader against Bluefield State College at Point Stadium has been postponed.
A make-up date has not yet been determined.
Mt. Aloysius loses to Penn State-Berks
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The Mount Aloysius baseball team lost a 13-8 decision to Penn State-Berks on Monday.
Luke Szymanski went 2-for-5 with 3 RBI for the Mounties (2-3). Aaron Kovach doubled twice and added two RBI. Jesse Bortner hit a solo home run and also had two RBI.
On Sunday, the Mounties won a pair of games. They defeated Catholic, 14-5, and Emerson, 13-5.
Kovach drove in four runs against Catholic and added two more versus Emerson.
Derrick Capiak and Chris Nolan were the winning pitchers.
Mount opens season with split
MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Mount Aloysius opened its season with a split of a doubleheader.
In the opener, Jalissa Westover was 2 for 2 but the Mounties fell to Division II Urbana, 14-0. In the second game, Dani Hart was 2 for 4 with a triple and Westover was 2 of 4 as Mount Aloysius downed Mount St. Mary’s 7-3.
Shelby Kline got the win on the mound and Taylor Mansfield earned the save.
Defendants in Penn State scandal lose another appeal
Two former Penn State administrators lost a second state appeals court ruling in less than two weeks Tuesday, when Superior Court threw out their request to review whether a grand jury judge had authority to dismiss charges against them.
The appeals court agreed with prosecutors, who argued the Supreme Court alone can consider matters regarding a grand jury investigation. The high court earlier this month, in a parallel matter, also ruled against retired vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley.
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
Alex Atkins was a standout defenseman for the Northern Cambria Colts and the Tribune-Democrat Defensive Player of the Year. Now, he will continue to play football and further his education at Division I Brown University. Atkins and six of his classmates have committed to continue their athletic careers in college.
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