Sportsmen plan habitat project
The Jerome Sportsmen’s Association’s annual wildlife habitat improvement project will be held Saturday on a plot along Route 30 east, near the former Moudy’s Welding building between Haines and Horner Church roads.
Conservation groups, Scout troops, sportsmen’s clubs and individuals interested in aiding wildlife should meet at the project site by 8:30 a.m. Work is scheduled from
9 until noon.
Information: Harold Coughenour at 479-4905 or Terry Altemus at 479-4479.
Penn Highlands notches victory
YOUNGWOOD – Penn Highlands defeated Westmoreland County Community College 82-68. Delonte Fennell had 18 points to lead the Black Bears while Joe Dziabo and Jermaine Graves both added 15 points.
Nick Idele and Zachary Smith scored 16 points each to lead WCCC.
The two teams will square off in the semifinals of the WPCC Division III Tournament at 6 p.m. Friday in the East Hills campus gym.
Terriers drop Red Flash
LORETTO – The St. Francis women’s basketball team had its seasonlong six-game win streak snapped by St. Francis (N.Y.) 90-76 on Monday.
The Red Flash (10-13, 8-4) surrendered 51 first-half points, and although they played an even second frame, they could not make up the difference due to hot shooting from the Terriers (16-7, 7-5).
Alli Williams paced the Red Flash offense with 31 points – giving the Bishop Guilfoyle product her fifth 30-point performance of the season. Alexa Hayward knocked down five 3-pointers and finished with 22 points.
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Pitt slips past Clemson in OT
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pittsburgh overcome a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
Patterson’s 3 with 3 seconds left cut the Tigers’ lead to 67-65.
Robert Morris holds off St. Francis in NEC
Karvel Anderson and Lucky Jones came up big again for top-seeded Robert Morris, with 21 and 18 points, respectively, but clutch free throws by David Appolon preserved a 60-57 victory over sixth-seeded St. Francis in a Northeast Conference semifinal on Saturday.
The Colonials (21-12) advance to Tuesday’s championship for the fifth time in six years, facing fourth-seeded Mount St. Mary’s (15-16).
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
Ferndale grad aiding Duquesne women’s hoops
Matt Schmidt was hired as an assistant coach for the Duquesne women’s basketball team in June.
Now the former Ferndale High School standout will have his first opportunity to experience March madness with the Dukes, who are the sixth-seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament which opened Thursday in Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.
Icecats on way to national tournament
The Pitt-Johnstown hockey team needed to overcome some long odds to advance to the ACHA Men’s Division III national championship tournament in Coral Springs, Fla. next week.
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St. Francis wins NEC quarterfinal
Ronnie Drinnon hit a go-ahead basket and a pair of free throws in the final 48 seconds, scoring a career high 20 points as sixth-seeded St. Francis battled past third-seeded Bryant 55-54 in the Northeast Conference tournament Wednesday night.
St. Francis hasn’t been in the playoffs since the 2010-11 season and scrapped past Bryant (18-14) in a closely fought contest that saw five ties and five lead changes – three in the final 3:37.
Wake Forest beats Pitt in ACC opener
Dearica Hamby finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists and two steals as No. 11 seed Wake Forest women beat 14th-seeded Pittsburgh 72-58 in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday night.
Hamby had a tremendous night in notching her school-record 22nd double-double of the season.
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