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Westmoreland campus clippings: Saint Vincent's Harris wins 300th game

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

D.P. Harris won his 300th game as coach of the Saint Vincent men’s basketball team Monday night as the Bearcats defeated of Penn State Fayette, 79-55, at Carey Center in Latrobe.

Harris is in his 16th season and is 300-122 at Saint Vincent. The team moved to 4-1 with its latest victory.

David Stephen scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 22 minutes for SVC. Senior forward Tom Kromka added 18 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Dutton added 13 and Josh Duda had 12 in the win.

The Bearcats made 10 3-pointers and shot nearly 50 percent from the field (30 for 64). They scored 40 points in the paint to 18 for Fayette (0-4).

Women’s basketball

St. Francis Brooklyn: St. Francis Brooklyn has been one of the highest scoring women’s basketball teams in the nation this season. The Terriers (4-1) are averaging 92.4 points, and senior forward Maria Palarino (Penn-Trafford) has played a key role in that offensive production.

Palarino, a 5-foot-10 forward, has provided 12 points and 6.6 rebounds a game.

West Virginia Wesleyan : Sophomore Abi Gabauer (Norwin) scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 60-52 loss to Wheeling Jesuit.

Men’s basketball

Pitt-Johnstown : Senior guard Romano Sebastiani (Greensburg Central Catholic) scored 12 points in a 115-83 win over Penn State Fayette in UPJ’s home opener.

Purdue Fort Wayne : Senior guard Kason Harrell (Hempfield) had 20 points, including four 3-pointers, to go with four rebounds in a 91-80 loss to Dayton.

Shippensburg: Sophomore guard Jake Biss (Latrobe) scored 17 points and had three assists for the Raiders in a 101-74 win over Wilson.

Wrestling

Arizona State: Redshirt junior Josh Shields (Franklin Regional) won by decision, but the eighth-ranked Sun Devils lost to No. 2 Ohio State, 22-17. Shields is ranked No. 7 at 165 pounds.

Iowa : Sophomore Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional), ranked No. 1 in the nation at 125 pounds, picked up an 18-2 victory as the Hawkeyes improved to 3-0 with a 31-10 win over Princeton.

Ohio State: Junior Luke Pletcher (Latrobe), ranked No. 5 in the country at 133 pounds, won by major decision to improve to 5-0 for the season as the No. 2 Buckeyes edged No. 8 Arizona State, 22-17.

Pitt-Johnstown: Senior 141-pounder Joey Alessandro (Hempfield) and junior Chris Eddins (Greensburg Salem), who compets at 149 pounds, picked up wins via technical fall for the No. 6 Mountain Cats in a 30-6 win over Millersville.

Women’s cross country

Seton Hill: Junior Skye Christian qualified for the NCAA Division II national championships with a seventh-place finish (24 minutes, 37 seconds) at the Atlantic Regional race at Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park.

The Griffins missed qualifying as a team by one spot as they finished fourth.

Christian and junior Caitlyn Padgett earned all-region honors.

Men’s swimming

Saint Vincent: Senior Jacob Davis was named PAC Swimmer of the Week after posting three top-five finishes at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational. He broke the meet record in the 100-yard freestyle with a winning time of 44.56 seconds and took second in the 200 freestyle (1:42.42) and third in the 50 freestyle (20.74).

Women’s swimming

Saint Vincent: Senior Maddie Bartug was named PAC Swimmer of the Week. She finished fourth (1:57.34) in the 200-yard freestyle at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational. She also helped the 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays to top-1o finishes.

Washington & Jefferson : Freshman Kimber Randolph (Hempfield) won the 200 butterfly (2:39.67) and 200 individual medley (2:29.58) as the Presidents defeated Pitt-Bradford, 75-49.

Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at bbeckner@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BillBeckner.

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