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March 7, 2013

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JOHNSTOWN — BASKETBALL

Penn State trips Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. – Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill each scored 18 points to lead Penn State to a 66-59 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night.

Penn State (10-19, 2-15 Big Ten), last in the 12-team conference, scored the game’s first 12 points, withstood a Northwestern surge, then pulled away in the second half. The Nittany Lions’ only other conference win was at home against No. 7 Michigan on Feb. 27.

Northwestern (13-17, 4-13) has lost seven in a row.

Northwestern’s Alex Marcotullio, who scored a career-high 22 points, put the Wildcats ahead

54-53 with a 3-pointer with 6:13 to play. But Penn State scored the next six points, beginning with Sasa Borovnjak’s short jumper, and scored 13 of the game’s last 18 points. Borovnjak had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Reggie Hearn, who scored 11 points before fouling out with 3:07 to play, was the only other Northwestern player in double figures.

SOFTBALL

Mount Aloysius splits twin bill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – After dropping a 9-0 decision to Mary Washington, Mount Aloysius rallied to deal a shutout of its own to down Mount St. Mary’s 8-0 on Thursday.

Taylor Mansfield tossed a no-hitter for the Mounties and went 2 for 3. Jalesa Westover had three hits and Emily Gearhart had two hits in the win.

Information was not provided from the Mounties’ loss to Mary Washington.

BASEBALL

Mounties pin loss on Ursinus

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Cory Dick’s three hits – with two doubles – and four RBI paved the way for Mount Aloysius in an 11-4 win over Ursinus.

Ian Helsel was 2 for 3 and scored twice while winning pitcher Chris Nolan fanned three batters over seven innings.

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