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Westmoreland Campus Clippings: Jeannette's Julian Batts rides hot streak

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
LIU Brooklyn freshman Julian Batts takes a three-point shot during a game against Robert Morris Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Sewall Center in Moon.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
LIU Brooklyn freshman Julian Batts takes a three-point shot during a game against Robert Morris Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Sewall Center in Moon.

Julian Batts debated whether to leave the Long Island-Brooklyn men's basketball team in the offseason because of a coaching change. As time goes on, it looks like he made the right decision to stay.

The Jeannette graduate and sophomore point guard has started all nine games for the Blackbirds (3-6). He has been on a hot streak, scoring 17 points and adding six steals, five rebounds and five assists in 79-78 win over Hartford. He hit four 3-pointers and made 5 of 9 shots.

He poured in a career-high 20 points to go with five steals and four assists in a 94-86 loss to Brown. Batts is averaging 8.3 points and 2.9 rebounds and leads the team with 18 steals.

Men's basketball


Senior guard Zach Bryan (Norwin) scored a career-high 26 points and had six assists for the Celtics (0-6) in an 86-75 loss to West Virginia Tech. Bryan is averaging 8.7 points and 3.3 assists. Teammate and classmate Miles Sunder (Jeannette) also is scoring 8.7 a game, along with 2.8 rebounds.

Fort Wayne

Junior guard Kason Harrell (Hempfield) has started all eight games and is averaging 13.3 points for the Mastodons (5-3). Harrell suffered a chipped front tooth when he took a charge against Kentucky. Fort Wayne lost 86-67 in that game. Harrell scored 12.

WOMen's basketball


Junior guard Delaney Arbore (Norwin) scored a career-high 30 points in the Gators' 77-72 win over Wittenberg in the NCAC opener. It was the first 30-point game by an Allegheny player since 2014. Arbore made 11 of 18 shots, including 6 of 10 3-pointers.


Junior guard Carolyn Appleby (Greensburg Central Catholic) scored a season-high 26 points to pace the Crimson Hawks (6-0, 3-0 PSAC) to an 86-75 victory over West Chester.

Saint Vincent

The Bearcats reached 3-3 with a 79-65 win over Waynesburg as sophomore guard Kayla Slovenec scored 17 points, sophomore forward Paige Montrose added 13, sophomore guard Taylor Boring, 12 and freshman guard Carlee Kilgus, 10.

Seton Hill

Senior Jenna Kaufman scored 23 points, senior Alex Hay added 17, freshman Cheyenne Trest had 13 and senior Lindsey Mifsud chipped in 12 to lead the Griffins to an 86-78 win over West Chester.

Trest was named PSAC West Freshman of the Week for the fourth consecutive time. She leads the Griffins in scoring at 14.4 points per game.

Westmoreland C.C.

Sophomore guard Kylee Surike scored 20 points to lead the Wolfpack to an 84-53 win over Garrett College. Freshman guard Lauren Felix (Derry) and sophomore forward Mikala Misleany added 17 points each, and sophomore forward Baylee Riggle added 12 for WCCC. In an 80-41 win over Howard, Misleany scored 22, Surike 16, Felix 11 and freshman guard Hannah Hempfield (Mt. Pleasant), 10.


Ohio State

Ninth-ranked sophomore Luke Pletcher (Latrobe) improved to 13-0 and won a title at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. He finished 6-0, posting five wins by decision. The Buckeyes won the team title.

Penn State

Freshman 149-pounder Jared Verkleeren (Hempfield) is off to a 5-0 start for the Nittany Lions, and sophomore Dominic Giannangeli (Franklin Regional) has a 7-4 record competing at 133 for the No. 1-ranked Lions (4-0), mostly in open meets. He made his dual-meet debut Sunday in a 23-19 win over Lehigh.


No. 2-ranked 174-pounder Tyler Reinhart (Greensburg Salem) pinned No. 10 Christian Price, and teammate Chris Eddins (Greensburg Salem), No. 6 at 141, picked up a win as the fifth-ranked Mountain Cats posted a 25-12 win over No. 10 Ashland.

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