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Allegheny's Makenzie Zidek (Kiski Area) had a career-high 29 points in a win over St. Vincent


Players who scored 20-plus points for the W&J women in a 90-80 win over Allegheny.


Career wins for Pitt-Johnstown men's basketball coach Bob Rukavina. He got No. 400 on Saturday.


Players who dressed for the Waynesburg women's basketball team in its win over Mount Aloysius.

By Chuck Curti
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 4:09 p.m.



• Sophomore Makenzie Zidek (Kiski Area) made a school record-tying seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 29 points in a win over St. Vincent on Wednesday.


Hannah Heeter had her 32nd career double-double in a win over Mansfield on Wednesday. Her 15 rebounds gave her 19 career games with at least that many, which is a school record.

DeMarius Miller became the first men's basketball player to score 30 or more points in back-to-back games in almost 20 years. He had 34 points Dec. 17 in a loss to Kutztown one game after a career-high 42 against Penn State-Beaver.


Jen Papich (Fox Chapel) had 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in a victory over Lock Haven on Wednesday. She also made a layup with 3 seconds left to give the Golden Knights a 65-63 win Saturday over defending PSAC champ Bloomsburg.


Leslie Stapleton came off the bench Saturday to score a career-high 21 points in a 76-62 victory over Kutztown. She was 5 of 10 from 3-point range.

Slippery Rock

• Senior center Jazmyne Frost had a season highs of 29 points and eight rebounds Saturday in a victory over Cheyney.

Washington & Jefferson

Nate Bellhy (Fort Cherry) had 21 points and 14 rebounds in a double-overtime win over Juniata on Thursday.


Jason Propst had 23 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots in a Dec. 18 victory over Hiram.


• Waynesburg senior Brandon Fedorka (Hopewell) was named to the AP Little All-America team. Fedorka, the Presidents' Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 11½ sacks and 21½ tackles for loss this past season.

• Mercyhurst kicker Steven Wakefield was named to the AP All-America second team. Wakefield made 16 of 17 field goals and 41 of 42 extra points during for a school-record 89 points.

• Slippery Rock senior punter James McCombie was named a Daktronics All-America second-teamer. McCombie ranked fifth among NCAA Division II punters last fall with a 43.2-yard average.

• Duquesne linebacker Christian Kuntz (Chartiers Valley) was named a third-team Football Championship Subdivision All-America by The Sports Network. Kuntz was the national leader in tackles for loss per game (1.8) and is the first sophomore in school history to earn All-American honors from any affiliate.

• Robert Morris football players A.J. Dalton and Antwan Eddie were named to The Sports Network's All-America teams. Dalton was a second-teamer, and Eddie was named to the third team.

• Allegheny senior golfer Oliver White was selected to participate in the Patriot All-American Invitational beginning Sunday in Litchfield Park, Ariz. White was a Golf Coaches Association of America/PING All-American.

• Penn State women's volleyball coach Russ Rose was selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year. Additionally, four of Rose's players were named All-Americans: Ariel Scott and Micha Hancock (first team), Deja McClendon (second team), Katie Slay (third team) and Nia Grant (honorable mention). It was McClendon's fourth All-America honor.

• Pitt senior outfielder Casey Roche was named a first-team preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. West Virginia junior left-handed pitcher Harrison Musgrave was named to the NCBWA second team.

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