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February 23, 2014

Local Sports Briefs 2-23-14

JOHNSTOWN — BASKETBALL

Greenfield sets scoring record

CRESSON – Shawn Greenfield narrowly missed a triple-double in leading Mount Aloysius to a 95-72 win over D'Youville on Saturday.

Greenfield finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and broke Dave Murgas’ 18-year-old single-season scoring record. Greenfield ended the regular season averaging 26.3 points per game.

Dameon Turner, Tanner Thomas and Dillon Bender each added 13 points for the Mounties. Bender set a single-season record for 3-pointers made in a season.

The Mounties held a 47-42 lead at the break, but erupted in the second half to extend their lead to as many 31 points. They held a 60-43 advantage in rebounds and were 12 of 34 from behind the arc.

St. Francis clips LIU-Brooklyn

LORETTO – Stephon Whyatt came off the bench to score a season-high 21 points – 12 in the second half – and Ronnie Drinnon scored a career-high 19 as St. Francis raced away from LIU Brooklyn 83-64 on Saturday.

Drinnon scored 13 points after halftime when the Red Flash (9-18, 7-7 Northeast Conference) pulled away. Malik Harmon added 18 points on 4-of-5 3-point shooting and he and Whyatt each had five assists.

The Blackbirds (8-18, 3-10) led for much of the first half until a 3-pointer from Harmon and two by Ben Millaud-Meunier scrapped St. Francis into the lead, 19-17, which soon grew to 41-23 by halftime.

Jason Brickman led the Blackbirds with 23 points and five of the team’s seven assists – his 38th straight game with at least five assists. Brickman passed Maryland’s Steve Blake for fifth in the NCAA career assists list with 975.

Gannon defeats Pitt-Johnstown

Gannon earned a 75-64 PSAC victory at the Sports Center, coming back from an eight-point deficit with 14 minutes left to defeat UPJ. 

Gannon’s Raphell Thomas-Edwards scored 16 points and grabbed three rebounds.  The Golden Knights’ Girbran Smith had 15 points and Adam Blazek tallied 14 points. 

Pitt-Johnstown’s A.J. Leahey came off the bench and scored a game-high 17 points while Bill Luther had 15 points. Both Ian Vescovi and Andrew Cressler added 11 points in the loss. 

Thhe Mountain Cats lost their fourth straight and are now 12-13 on the season. 

Pitt-Johnstown closes out the regular season Wednesday at Mercyhurst. 

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