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December 1, 2012

College basketball briefs 12/02/2012


St. Francis drops nonconference matchup

WASHINGTON – Stephen Lumpkins scored 22 points as American University pulled away in the final five minutes for a 61-51 victory over St. Francis in a nonconference game.

Tony Wroblicky scored three layups in a span of less than two minutes to help the Patriots (3-4) take a 55-51 lead with 2:11 to play. Daniel Munoz made four free throws in the final 49 seconds to help American stay in front and end a three-game losing streak.

Umar Shannon scored 20 points to lead the Red Flash (0-6), who lost their eighth in a row, dating to last season, and their 10th in a row on the road.

Mike Bersch added 14 points, making 4 of 8 from 3-point range for American, which shot 55 percent (11 of 20) in the second half to 30.8 percent (8 of 26) for St. Francis.

Stephon Mosley had 15 points for the Red Flash.

Mount knocks off defending champs

CRESSON – Mount Aloysius improved to 4-1 on the season, after downing defending conference champions Medaille College 76-52.

Mount Aloysius fell behind early, but was able to regain its composure and take a 49-34 halftime lead.

 The Mounties shot 58 percent from the field in the first half, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range.

 The second half would see Mount Aloysius extend its lead, while holding the normally sharp shooting Medaille to just a single 3-pointer and 14 percent shooting. The Mounties also forced 22 Medaille turnovers.

Jeff Stem led Mount Aloysius with 23 points. Tanner Thomas added 15 points, while Dameon Turner chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds. Nolan Doyle contributed six steals.

Speigle, Black Bears cruise to victory

TITUSVILLE – Penn Highlands improved to 2-4 with a 75-55 victory Pitt-Titusville.

Four Black Bears scored in double figures with Grant Speigle, a Conemaugh Township product, leading the way, shooting 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, and scoring 28 points.

Josh Corbett had 13 points, while Rashaud Kelley and Jermaine Graves both had 12. Johnstown’s Caleb Calhoun controlled the boards with 10 rebounds.   

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