Westmoreland Campus Clippings: GCC’s Eubank weighs options
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.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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