Westmoreland campus clippings: Harrell hits 1,000-point mark at Purdue Fort Wayne
With a free throw that swished through the net with 13 minutes, 26 seconds to play in the first half Dec. 5, Kason Harrell reached a career milestone with the Purdue Fort Wayne basketball team. The senior guard scored his 1,000th career point for the Mastodons (6-6) in a 68-65 victory over visiting Akron.
Harrell, a Hempfield graduate, finished with a game-high 24 points, connecting on 8 of 14 shots.
He is averaging 15.8 points this season and has 1,036 points in 99 career games.
Grove City : Sophomore guard Justice Rice (Monessen) is the second-leading scorer for the Wolverines (3-5) with a 12.6 average.
Mt. Aloysius: Sophomore guard Tommy Pisula (Southmoreland) has started all nine games for the Mounties (6-3) and averages 6.0 points and 6.9 rebounds in 30.3 minutes.
Pitt-Greensburg: The Bobcats (3-6) have been on the wrong end of some close games this season. Five of their defeats have been by single digits, including an 87-82 loss to Pitt-Bradford in double-overtime. Their last three losses have been by five points each. They lost to Franciscan, 85-80, in overtime, and to Bluffton, 80-77.
Conversely, the Bobcats have three- and five-point wins as they head into the holiday break.
Saint Vincent: The Bearcats swatted away a season-high 16 shots in a 70-60 victory over Thiel — six apiece from senior forward Tom Kromka and sophomore forward Ryan Dutton. David Stephen, Mike Simmons and Josh Duda each had 12 points in the win.
Allegheny: Senior guard Delaney Arbore (Norwin) made a 3-pointer from the right wing late in the second quarter Monday night for her 1,000th career point. She has 158 3-pointers, second most in program history. Arbore finished with 25 points and has 1,015, which is good for 15th on the program’s all-time scoring list.
LaRoche: Junior forward Jenna Cole (Norwin) leads the AMCC in scoring at 19.1 points per game. She has back-to-back double-doubles, against Pitt-Greensburg (16 points, 10 rebounds) and D’Youville (11 points, 11 rebounds).
Seton Hill: Sophomore guard Cheyenne Trest scored 24 points, Lexi Civittolo added 16, Megan Marecic had 12 and Katie Nolan 11 as the Griffins (4-2) downed Millersville, 84-77.
West Virginia Wesleyan: Abi Gabauer (Norwin) has seven starts and is averaging 10.9 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Bobcats (2-5), and Brittany Stawovy (Greensburg Central Catholic) is contributing 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Lackawanna : Freshman defensive back Robert Kennedy (Jeannette) was an All-Northeast Conference second-team selection after helping Lackawanna to its first perfect season (11-0) and a victory in the El Toro Bowl. Kennedy finished with 26 tackles, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a sack.
Penn State Behrend: Senior Mark Patterson (Norwin) won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:49.83 at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational. He added another victory in the 100 backstroke (50.17).
Saint Vincent: Senior Jacob Davis claimed PAC Diver of the Week honors following three first-place finishes in a meet against Mt. Union. He set a pool record in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.51) and also won the 50 free and 100 backstroke.
Men’s indoor track & field
Seton Hill: Senior Dontay Jacobs’ winning 400-meter time of 47.29 seconds at the Youngstown State Icebreaker meet broke a school and conference record and earned him PSAC Athlete of the Week honors. The Griffins’ 1,600-meter relay team of junior Dominic Frisina, senior Cody Kelly, junior John Orlando and Jacobs finished second and also broke a school record in a time of 3:15.23.
Johns Hopkins: Sophomore Mikayla Bisignani (Greensburg Central Catholic was part of the 400-yard freestyle relay that finished 13th at the Bruno Invitational in Providence, R.I., in 3:34.57. She also swam a leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:38.58) in a 168-94 victory over New York.
Bisignani has dabbled in two sports at the college level. She threw the shot put and discus last track and field season and earned All-Centennial Conference first team and all-region honors in the discus. Her throw of 42.63 meters ranks second in school history.
Saint Vincent: Sophomore Marion D’Aurora was named PAC Diver of the Week. She had three first-place finishes against Mt. Union, in the 500- and 1,000-yard freestyles, and the 100 butterfly. Teammate Lauren Krecota, a freshman, was named PAC Rookie of the Week after a pair of top-3 finishes against Mt. Union.
Washington & Jefferson : Freshman Kimber Randolph (Hempfield) was a double-winner in a meet against Bethany. She took the 200-yard individual medley (2:30.84) and 100 butterfly (1:07.69).
Women’s indoor track & field
Grove City: Senior Elizabeth Donahoe (Franklin Regional) finished 20th — third among all Division III competitors — in the 800-meter run at the Youngstown State Icebreaker meet in Ohio. Her time was 2:34.69.
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