The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 19, 2013

Local Basketball in Brief | 2/19/13


JOHNSTOWN — Swimming

Clarion’s Ward wins pair of races at PSAC championships

MECHANICSBURG - Clarion University senior Joe Ward won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle in the 55th PSAC championships at Cumberland Valley High School.

Ward, a Westmont Hilltop graduate, also finished second in the 200 freestyle as the Golden Eagles finished third as a team with 452 points behind West Chester (811) and Bloomsburg (482).


Penn Highlands secures

home WPCC playoff berth

BUTLER - Penn Highlands had five players score in double figures as the Black Bears defeated host Butler Community College 92-74 on Monday, securing the third seed in the upcoming WPCC playoffs.

Jordan Swagger scored 21 points to lead the way for the Black Bears (12-9), who will host a team to be determined at 6 p.m. Friday at the East Hills court.

Grant Speigle provided 17 points and nine assists for Penn Highlands, which also got 14 points from Rashaud Kelley, 12 from Jermaine Graves and 11 from Zane Hahner.

St. Francis drops decision

at Sacred Heart

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart used a 22-point effort from Gabriell Washington to take down the St. Francis women’s, 81-56, at the William H. Pitt Center on Monday night.

The Red Flash (13-12, 8-6) were led by Alli Williams who posted a 10-point, 11-rebound night for her 19th double-double of the season. The Pioneers (18-7, 10-3) saw four players register double-digit points to earn their ninth consecutive win. SHU shot 50 percent from the field in the game.

Rebecca Keegan was the team leader with 12 points, which tied a career high for the junior center.

Hailey Carangelo scored eight points off the bench for the Red Flash, one shy of tying her season high.  

St. Francis will return home to to take on Monmouth at 4 p.m. Saturday.

High School Girls

JCS ends year with victory

HOLLSOPPLE - Johnstown Christian ended the season on a winning note with a 53-38 victory over visiting Belleville Mennonite on Monday.

Samantha Haynes scored 16 points and Lindsay Najjar added 12 to lead the Blue Jays (5-17).

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