Campus clippings: Hempfield grad Burns posts career night in Point Park thriller
Point Park sophomore basketball guard Michelle Burns had the web buzzing Thursday night.
The Hempfield graduate didn’t miss from 3-point range, put together a career game and delivered one of her most thrilling shots to date.
A video clip of Burns connecting on a 3-pointer from the left wing with three-tenths of a second to play to send the game to overtime made its rounds on social media. Point Park defeated host Brescia (Ky.), 88-82.
Burns scored 31 points and her clutch shot tied the game at 80-80. She went 7 of 7 from 3-point range, 6 of 6 from the foul line and also grabbed seven rebounds in 38 minutes.
Burns is averaging 13.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Allegheny: Delaney Arbore (Norwin) continues to lead the Gators (5-13, 1-8) in scoring at 14.9 points. The senior guard has tallied 1,105 points in her 93-game career.
IUP: Senior point guard Carolyn Appleby (Greensburg Central Catholic) scored a season-high 25 points and handed out six assists to lead the No. 1-ranked Crimson Hawks (15-0) to an 84-62 win over East Stroudsburg. She was 10 of 16 from the field.
Washington & Jefferson: Sophomore guard Zach Queen (Hempfield) matched a career-high 18 points in back-to-back games for the Presidents (8-9, 6-2 PAC). He had 11 3-pointers across the two games. He is averaging 9.5 points.
Westmoreland County Community College: Freshman guard Oladipupo Olaleye scored 24 points, grabbed nine rebounds and added five assists and five steals to lead WCCC to a 56-55 win over CCAC-Boyce to snap a 13-game losing streak. Freshman Luke Stein (Latrobe) scored 15 for the Wolfpack (1-13).
Seton Hill: The Griffins pulled an upset in the Kutztown Duals as they rallied to defeat No. 10 UNC Pembroke, 27-18. Sophomore Austin Shaw (Greensburg Salem), sophomore Sean Hoover and junior Jake Beistel (Southmoreland) all had pins. Seton Hill finished 3-0 at the event.
Cal (Pa.): Junior Karley Owens (Latrobe) finished second and posted a PSAC-qualifying mark in the 200-yard backstroke as host Cal (Pa.) won the Vulcan Invitational. Owens touched the wall in 2 minutes, 14.60 seconds.
Penn State Altoona: Sophomore Hannah Kimmick (Hempfield) was named AMCC Swimmer of the Week after registering six first-place finishes over a pair of dual meets. She won the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke at Wells, then took the 1,000, 200 and 100 freestyles, and the 200 individual medley against Gallaudet.
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