The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 6, 2013

Local sports in brief 09/07/13


SFU names captains

LORETTO – Throughout last season, it was no secret that the St. Francis University men’s basketball team was amidst a youth movement.

 This season’s Red Flash leadership will reflect that shift as junior Earl Brown and sophomore Greg Brown have assumed co-captain roles.

Following a promising freshman campaign in 2011-12, Earl Brown exploded onto the scene in the second half of last season, posting seven consecutive double-doubles, averaging 13.6 points and 15.4 rebounds over the span to raise some eyebrows around the league.

Brown scored 16 points and had 25 rebounds Jan. 3 against Central Connecticut, with the rebound total being a national game-high.

Greg Brown made an early impact on last year’s squad and added stability to the point guard position.

He was one of only two St. Francis players to play in all 29 games.

The Red Flash open the season on Nov. 8 at Fordham.


UPJ wins two matches

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team won both matches to open the Fairmont State Tournament on Friday, sweeping three games from West Liberty and downing West Virginia Wesleyan 3-1 in the nightcap.

Kelsey Shanabrooke had a team-high 15 kills to lead the Lady Cats to a 25-16, 27-25, 25-15 win over West Liberty. Ashley DiRado and Marissa Erminio each added eight kills for UPJ.

In the nightcap, Shanabrooke dominated again with 14 kills and 11 blocks in UPJ’s 26-28, 25-9, 25-23, 25-15 win over Wesleyan. Erminio added nine kills, while DiRado and Beth Kendera each finished seven kills and nine blocks.

The Lady Cats meet Ursuline College today.

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