NEW YORK —
St. Francis 64
St. Francis (N.Y.) 61
NEW YORK – Earl Brown scored 19 points and pulled down 12 boards to help St. Francis (Pa.) snap an eight-game losing streak and win just its second game of the season, edging St. Francis Brooklyn 64-61 Saturday.
Ollie Jackson added 14 points and Tony Peters chipped in 13 for the Red Flash.
The Terriers (9-12, 5-5 Northeast Conference) led 56-55 with 3:20 left to play before Jackson and Peters combined to score the Red Flash’s next six points. The Terriers missed three layups and a 3-pointer during the spurt and did not score again until Jalen Cannon’s layup with 22 seconds showing.
The Red Flash (2-19, 2-8) shot 55 percent (24 of 44), their second best output this season, and held the Terriers to 38 percent (22 of 58).
Cannon posted 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Terriers, who shot a season low nine percent (2 of 21) from 3-point range.
Hilbert 86, Mount Aloysius 79
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Foul shooting woes got the best of Mount Aloysius, as Hilbert College upset the Mounties.
Mount Aloysius shot an abysmal 12-24 from the line. Hilbert, however, was able to connect on 32-42 of their foul shots.
The Mounties held a 10-point advantage with 5:09 to play in the first half. But a string of Hilbert free throws to end the opening period allowed the Hawks to narrow the gap to just 37-35 at the break.
An Anthony Hodge free throw with 7:26 to play gave Hilbert a 64-63 lead. Mount Aloysius was unable to regain the lead the rest of the contest.
Jeff Stem scored 22 points for Mount Aloysius, while Dameon Turner had 15 points and 9 rebounds.
Hodge topped Hilbert with 24 points.
Comm. College of Beaver Co. 101 Penn Highlands 65
Behind Bernard Francis’ 22 points, Community College of Beaver County improved to 18-0 by trouncing host Penn Highlands.
The Black Bears’ Rashaud Kelly had a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds while Jordan Swauger added 18 points and 6 rebounds. Jermaine Graves and Grant Speigle each scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Penn Highlands fell to 7-8.
West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 61
LUBBOCK, Texas – West Virginia coach Bob Huggins watched his team score in ways he didn’t expect during a 77-61 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.
From 3-point range.
Freshman Eron Harris scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half to lead the Mountaineers. He hit 3 of 5 3-pointers in the second half after missing all four tries from beyond the arc in the first half. Terry Henderson, who has been nursing a bad back the last month or so, hit 3 of 4 3-pointers and Gary Browne hit on all three of his 3s.
“Eron has shot it pretty consistent for us and Terry is starting to get well,” Huggins said. “Terry we thought all along was our best shooter. Gary Browne hit a big one. Gary hadn’t shot the ball very well. I think Gary came in shooting 16 percent from 3 or something like that.”
St. Francis 64
St. Francis (N.Y.) 53
NEW YORK – The St. Francis women's basketball team won its third consecutive game as they took down the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers Saturday at the Pope Physical Education Center.
The Red Flash (12-8, 7-2) got 17 points from Shene Fleming and Alli Williams, while the Terriers (7-13, 4-5) were led by Sarah Benedetti. Benedetti scored 11 of the first 13 SFC points and hit five three-pointers in the first half to finish with 24 points.
Williams was held scoreless in the first half for the second straight contest. Williams' first basket came with 15:30 remaining in the second half. The junior forward finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for her 14th double-double effort of the season.
The Red Flash trailed the majority of the game until they went on a 9-2 run midway through the second half sparked by a basket and a free throw from Fleming. The pass came from Brittany Lilley and it was one of her game-high nine assists, tying a season-high.
The Red Flash defense forced 18 Terriers turnovers and held them to 36.2-percent shooting for the game.
Mount Aloysius 70, Hilbert 46
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Freshman Becky Bard scored 20 points to lead Mount Aloysius to victory over Hilbert.
Mount Aloysius started the game on an 11-2 run and never looked back. A Teddi Burkett jumper with 13:04 to play in the game gave the Lady Mounties their first 20-plus point lead. They would hover at that margin for the remainder of the second half.
Burkett recorded a double-double in the victory, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Mount Aloysius shot 21-23 from the charity stripe, and connected on 7 three-pointers. Every player on Mount Aloysius’ roster made it into the scoring column.
NEW YORK —
McCutchen homers three times in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
- Quartet of area wrestlers move on to PIAA semifinals
Four local wrestlers have chance for PIAA gold
Four local wrestlers will compete tonight for a spot in the state finals at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
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