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Weekend College Top 10: Unlikely source leads Saint Vincent

Jeff Vella
| Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
Cletus Hilton scored a personal-best 20 points in Saint Vincent’s 89-65 rout of Bethany on Saturday.
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Cletus Hilton scored a personal-best 20 points in Saint Vincent’s 89-65 rout of Bethany on Saturday.

Every Monday, the Tribune-Review will highlight 10 top area college performances from the weekend:

1. Saint Vincent men stay perfect in PAC

Cletus Hilton (Seton LaSalle) scored a personal-best 20 points — 10 more than his previous high — in an 89-65 rout of Bethany on Saturday. Hilton, a transfer from Thiel, had a combined three points in his previous three games. Mike Simmons contributed 18 points for the Bearcats (12-2, 5-0 PAC).

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2. IUP men off to 13-0 start

Willem Brandwijk scored a personal-best 21 points on 10-for-11 shooting, and Malik Miller had 25 points to lift the No. 3 Crimson Hawks over Pitt-Johnstown, 86-73, on Saturday. Dante Lombardi recorded his second career double-double with 13 points and 12 assists for IUP (13-0, 6-0 PSAC). John Paul Kromka led Pitt-Johnstown (9-4, 4-2) with 10 points.

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3. Unbeaten IUP women dominant again

Lexi Griggs (Vincentian) had a personal-best 17 points and tied her career high with 10 rebounds to help the No. 2 Crimson Hawks rout Pitt-Johnstown, 73-45, in the PSAC on Saturday. Carolyn Appleby (Greensburg Central Catholic) added 16 points for IUP (11-0, 6-0). The Mountain Cats dropped to 7-6, 3-3.

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4. Pitt wrestling takes down Oklahoma

Heavyweight Demetrius Thomas earned a major decision in the final match of the day, propelling the No. 20 Panthers to a 20-17 victory Sunday. Pitt (6-0) trailed 17-16 before Thomas, ranked 13th in his weight class, overpowered the Sooners’ Jake Boyd and improved to 18-2 on the season. Wins by South Park’s Jake Wentzel (165 pounds), Bethel Park’s Nino Bonaccorsi (184) and Mt. Lebanon’s Kellan Stout (197) helped the Panthers come back from an 11-6 deficit.

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5. Rock men top Mercyhurst in triple OT

Micah Till scored a personal-best 35 points to go with 11 rebounds and five assists, and Slippery Rock earned its sixth straight victory by outlasting the Lakers, 92-91, in the PSAC on Saturday. The Rock (8-5, 5-1) forced overtime with a 10-1 run late in regulation. Jason Massey recorded 32 points and 11 rebounds for Mercyhurst (8-3, 3-3).

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6. W&J women extend winning streak to 7

Alie Seto scored 23 of her personal-best 27 points in the second half, helping the Presidents top Waynesburg, 88-66, in a PAC game Saturday. Danielle Parker added 20 points and 12 rebounds for W&J (9-5, 5-1). Waynesburg dropped to 3-10, 1-4.

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7. Allegheny men end 18-game NCAC skid

Jordan Rawls (Allderdice) finished with 22 points and a season-high 13 rebounds as the Gators defeated Kenyon, 66-57, on Saturday in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Host Kenyon (1-12, 0-6) cut the deficit to one point several times down the stretch before Allegheny (5-7, 1-5) ended the game on a 12-4 run.

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8. Waynesburg men get better of W&J

Frank Bozicevic (Gateway) scored 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting, leading the Yellowjackets to an 83-76 victory in the PAC on Saturday. Brennan Smith added 18 points, and Matt Popeck (Washington) had 16 for Waynesburg (4-9, 3-2), which snapped a four-game losing skid and moved into a tie for third place in the conference. Second-place W&J (6-9, 4-2) was led by Nicholas Campalong’s 15 points.

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9. Cole’s 1,000th point highlights La Roche win

Jenna Cole (Norwin) had 21 points to eclipse 1,0000 — 397 of which came at Pitt-Greensburg — as the Redhawks edged Medaille, 65-59, in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game Saturday. La Roche (7-6, 6-1) leads Hilbert by a half-game for first place.

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10. CMU men’s swimmers win invitational

Carnegie Mellon took first out off 11 teams at Saturday’s Florida International University Sprint Invite in Miami. Justin Britton (50-yard backstroke, 100 freestyle), Sam Hawke (100 IM, 100 butterfly) and senior Winston Chu (100 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke) won two events apiece.

Jeff Vella is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at jvella@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JeffVella_Trib.

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