A-K Valley campus clippings: Double-doubles for Zezza, Lawhorne
A pair of Plum alums saw double-double on Saturday.
Washington and Jefferson sophomore Maria Lawhorne and St. Francis (Pa.) senior Courtney Zezza both reached double figures in points and rebounds in their teams’ respective games over the weekend.
Lawhorne achieved her first college double-double, scoring 20 points and pulling down 13 rebounds in W&J’s 73-64 loss to Thiel. The 5-foot-10 sophomore is averaging 17 points and 8.3 rebounds over her past three games, bringing her season marks to 10 and 5.4, respectively.
Zezza, meanwhile, had 10 points and 13 rebounds in an 83-72 win over Mount St. Mary’s to get her first double-double of the season. The 6-foot-4 forward/center added four blocks in the victory, giving her 269 for her career — 1o away from the program’s all-time record.
Allegheny: Junior Zoe Soilis (Freeport) led the Gators in scoring and rebounding with 14 points and seven rebounds in a 62-34 loss to Wittenberg on Saturday. It was her second consecutive game in double figures after she had 12 points in a 93-56 loss to No. 20 DePauw. Sophomore Brooke Smith (Burrell) finished second on the team with nine points against Wittenberg, and freshman Jenna Manke (Freeport) had six rebounds.
Clarion: Junior Letizia Collini (Kiski Area) finished fourth in the 200-yard individual medley at Saturday’s IUP Invite. Collini also swam on three strong relays: third with the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays and fourth with the 200 medley.
Track and field
Cal (Pa.): Sophomore Jalen Cloud (Kiski Area) placed fourth in the triple jump, leaping 43 feet, 9 3/4 inches, at the National Mid-Major Invitational at Youngstown State.
Grove City: Senior Aaron Bliss (Fox Chapel) helped the Wolverines’ 800-meter relay break the school record with a time of 1 minute, 36.60 seconds at the Jim Wuske Invitational at Mount Union. The group finished fifth.
Pitt: Sophomore Nikki Scherer (Burrell) registered a season-best time of 55.66 seconds to finish fifth in the 400 at the Power Five Invitational at Michigan.
Washington & Jefferson: A host of Alle-Kiski Valley graduates had strong performances at the Bob Shannon Invitational at Denison. Freshman Logan Crise (Highlands) and sophomore Jack Ryan (Burrell) ran on the winning 800 relay, and Ryan finished fifth in the 60 meters. Freshman Faith Remich (Burrell) placed 13th in the 800, and freshman Naomi Hanna (Burrell) took 10th in the shot put.
Pitt-Johnstown: Former Burrell teammates Steve Edwards and Corey Falleroni celebrated their senior night with victories, helping lead UPJ to a 38-3 win over Shippensburg. Edwards pinned Austin Klucker in their 174-pound match, and Falleroni beat Drake Brenize by decision at 157. Sophomore Matt Siszka (Kiski Area) registered a major decision over Jake Downing at 133.
Seton Hill: Junior Damon Greenwald (Burrell) won by technical fall in the Griffins’ 24-14 loss to Mercyhurst. Wrestling Kevin Holman at 174 pounds, Greenwald recorded a 23-7 final score.
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