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Fite, Biss make Latrobe proud in Shippensburg victory

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, 8:12 p.m.
Chris Fite, a graduate of Greater Latrobe High School, recently helped lead his professional basketball team in Belgium to a third place finish, qualifying them for them for the European Cup.
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Chris Fite, a graduate of Greater Latrobe High School, recently helped lead his professional basketball team in Belgium to a third place finish, qualifying them for them for the European Cup.

Latrobe was well-represented Saturday as the Shippensburg men’s basketball team took down visiting East Stroudsburg, 76-70.

Raiders coach Chris Fite notched his 100th career victory, and sophomore guard Jake Biss scored a career-high 30 points for No. 25 Shippensburg (12-3, 6-1 PSAC). Both are Latrobe graduates.

Since Fite began coaching the Raiders six years ago, he has a record of 100-61. The Raiders have four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament appearances and two NCAA Tournament trips under Fite. They reached the NCAA Atlantic Region final last season.

Fite has 84 wins since the 2015-16 season.

A former University of Rochester standout who played professionally in England, Fite is the only coach in school history to post multiple 20-win seasons.

Biss shot 13 of 23 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and added a game-high five assists, during his career game. He played a game-high 38 minutes and scored 19 after halftime. Biss is averaging 13.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and leads the team with 74 assists.

He has started all 15 games in the Raiders’ backcourt.

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

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