A-K Valley campus clippings: Apollo-Ridge graduate shines for Carlow basketball
Megan Ost is making the most of her early-season opportunities for the Carlow women’s basketball team.
The Apollo-Ridge graduate and sophomore forward with the Celtics owns six double-digit scoring efforts through eight games.
Ost had a season-best 23 points to go with 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s 63-39 victory over Penn State New Kensington.
She had 22 points and a season-best 15 rebounds against Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Ost averages 12.6 points and 8.4 rebounds for Carlow, 4-4 overall and 4-2 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.
Washington & Jefferson: Maria Lawhorne (Plum) grabbed a team-best seven rebounds and added six points in a 72-63 victory over Allegheny on Tuesday. The nonconference win puts W&J at 4-2 overall.
Clarion: Kaison Branch (Highlands) recorded a game-best 20 points to help the Golden Eagles to a come-from-behind 64-62 win over Lake Erie College on Tuesday. It was Clarion’s first win in six games this season.
Washington & Jefferson: Max Garda (Burrell) recorded 14 tackles to pace the Presidents in their come-from-behind 20-17 victory over Ithaca on Saturday in the ECAC Asa S. Bushnell Bowl. The junior defensive back finished the season second on the team in tackles (65) and was first with four interceptions. Mitch DeZort (Highlands) tallied 10 tackles and a sack against Ithaca. The sophomore linebacker capped his season third on the team with 62 tackles to go with six sacks and three forced fumbles.
Robert Morris: Nick Bisceglia (Kiski Area) earned Northeast Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s 16-14 victory over Sacred Heart that clinched the Colonials’ first winning season since 2010. The junior, a first-team All-NEC selection, made three field goals, including thewinner from 35 yards in the fourth quarter. Bisceglia ranks fifth in program history with 146 points.
Washington & Jefferson: Michael Komaniak (Riverview) earned a spot on the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference second team in addition to earning PAC All-Tournament honors. The sophomore midfielder/forward ranked second in the PAC in assists (seven) and sixth in points (23) and goals (eight). Komaniak scored the winner in the PAC championship match.
Westminster: Jocelyn Gillette (Highlands), a junior defender with the Titans, earned first-team All-PAC recognition. She anchored a back line that led the conference with 16 goals allowed (0.80 gpg.).
Saint Vincent: Defender Maddy Pollick (Kiski Area) capped her junior season by being selected honorable mention All-PAC. She started all 16 matches and recorded four shots, including two shots on goal.
Chatham: Mallory Marzolf (Deer Lakes) won two events against Westminster on Nov. 15. The sophomore swam to a first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (25.15 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (1:00.49).
Houston: Senior Peyton Kondis (Oakland Catholic) earned American Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week honors after winning three individual events: the 100 breaststroke (59.16), 200 breast (2:09.60) and 200 individual medley (1:58.28) at the Phill Hansel Invitational. The Plum resident’s time in the 100 breast was the fifth-fastest in the NCAA this season, and she earned multiple NCAA B-Cut qualifying times.
Gannon: Justin DeCheck (Plum) recorded PSAC-qualifying times in the 200 IM (1:55.57), 100 butterfly (51.00), 100 back (51.92) and 100 free (47.53) at the Magnus Cup Invitational in Cleveland
West Virginia: Josh Madzy (Kiski Area) placed 10th out of 43 swimmers in the 200 back Saturday at the inaugural WVU Invitational. The sophomore took second in the B final with a time of 1:50.90. Madzy took 14th out of 46 in the 200 fly (1:54.20).
Michael Love is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .