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Westmoreland Campus Clippings: GCC’s Eubank weighs options

Bill Beckner
| Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:54 p.m

Jassan Eubank continues to draw attention from Division I football programs as he reroutes his playing career.

The former Greensburg Central Catholic standout who started out at Edinboro before transferring to Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., is up to five Division I scholarship offers.

A sophomore defensive lineman, he added North Alabama and Alcorn State to the list last week. Those schools join Bethune-Cookman, Mississippi Valley State and Delaware State.

This past season, the 6-foot-3, 230-pound defensive lineman had 47 tackles and 71/2 sacks for NCC.

Men’s basketball

Eastern Michigan: Amid one of his best stretches of basketball at EMU, senior 6-9 forward Elijah Minnie (Monessen) was named Mid-American Conference Athlete of the Week.

Minnie scored a team-high 25 points, including 6 of 8 3-pointers, and also grabbed seven rebounds as the Eagles edged Ball State in double-overtime 84-82.

He followed that performance with 22 points (5 3-pointers) and eight rebounds in a 95-61 victory over Kent State.

Saint Vincent: Senior forward Tom Kromka was named PAC Player of the Week after guiding the conference-leading Bearcats (14-, 7-0 PAC) to a pair of wins. He scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an 88-75 victory over Waynesburg, and had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Bearcats downed Geneva, 83-69. He shot 20 of 29 over the two games. Kromka is second in the PAC in scoring (16.9 ppg), rebounding (8.1 rpg), field-goal percentage (59 pct.) and blocks (30). The Bearcats have won six straight.

Women’s basketball

Bucknell: Senior Kaitlyn Slagus (Belle Vernon) scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Bison (12-4, 3-1) to a 56-47 win over Lafayette. Slagus leads the team in scoring (12.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.5 rpg) and is shooting 59 percent from the field. Slagus was named the Patriot League Player of the Week.

IUP: Senior guard Carolyn Appleby (Greensburg Central Catholic) moved into seventh place on the Crimson Hawks’ all-time scoring list with 1,344 points. Appleby led No. 1-ranked IUP with a season-high 24 points in a 90-54 victory over Slippery Rock. Her play of late earned her PSAC West Athlete of the Week honors. She added 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds in a 74-57 win over Mercyhurst.

Pitt-Greensburg: Sophomore forward Nadege Durand posted her sixth straight double-double, with 17 points and 14 rebounds, as the Bobcats (5-9, 4-3 AMCC) downed visiting Medaille, 66-51. Durand added five assists, two blocks and two steals in the win. Junior guard Colleen Murphy scored 16 and grabbed seven rebounds, and freshman Maddie Sitler chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for UPG.

Seton Hill: Grad transfer Megan Marecic scored a game-high 22 points, sophomore Cheyenne Trest added 12 points and sophomore Courtney Cecera chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds as the Griffins rallied from an early deficit to down Clarion, 74-62.

West Virginia Wesleyan: Sophomore guard Brittany Stawovy (Greensburg Central Catholic) scored 18, including four 3-pointers, senior Alexa Szelong (Mt. Pleasant) scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and sophomore forward Abi Gabauer (Norwin) added 14 points and four rebounds in a 107-99 double-overtime victory over Urbana.


Bucknell: Freshman Zach Hartman (Belle Vernon) just keeps asking nationally-ranked wrestlers, who’s next? Hartman defeated his fourth ranked opponent with a pin of Lehigh’s Josh Humphrey when the Bison lost 34-12. Hartman, ranked No. 8 at 157 pounds by Intermat, is 4-4 with his losses all to top-10 wrestlers.

Gannon: Sophomore Jacob Dunlop (Belle Vernon) moved to 5-0 in dual matches as the Golden Knights defeated Seton Hill, 25-11. Dunlop is ranked No. 11 at 125 pounds.

Penn State: Competing unattached, redshirt freshman Jarod Verkleeren (Hempfield) won the 149-pound title at the Floyd Hitchcock Memorial Classic at Millersville. He went 4-0 with two pins and a technical fall.

Pitt-Johnstown: Senior and No. 3-ranked Joey Alessandro (Hempfield) picked up a decision at 141 pounds, and top-ranked Chris Eddins (Greensburg Salem), a junior and defending national champion, pinned his opponent at 149 as No. 7 UPJ (10-2) posted a 49-3 win over East Stroudsburg.

Pitt: Redshirt freshman and fifth-ranked Micky Phillippi (Derry) won a 2-0 decision at 133 pounds over No. 17 Cam Sykora as the Panthers edged North Dakota State, 22-11. He added a major decision for the Panthers in a 34-0 win over South Dakota State. Phillipi is 10-1 since transferring from Virginia.

Men’s swimming

Saint Vincent: Jacob Davis was named PAC Diver of the Week. The senior posted four first-place finishes in a 174-110 loss to Allegheny, winning the 100-yard freestyle (47.36 seconds), the 200 freestyle (1:47.97) and contributed to wins by the 200 medley relay (1:41.16) and 200 free relay (1:30.55).

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

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at or via Twitter .

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