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Seton Hill salutes basketball coach Morocco

| Friday, Feb. 5, 2010

Seton Hill men's basketball coach Tony Morocco was honored prior to Thursday's game against Charleston (W.Va.) for winning his 100th game Monday at Pitt-Johnstown. School president Joanne Boyle presented Morocco with an award.

Seton Hill Executive Director of Athletics Chris Snyder said: "Reaching 100 wins on Monday was a milestone for our men's basketball program. I was happy for the players on the court that night, who have been fighting a great deal of adversity this season, to come away with the win.

"I was also proud of the efforts of the former players and Coach Morocco, who has guided our program since its inception. Hopefully, we will celebrate our 200th win in a few years."


» Ten players from the Pitt football team were named to the Big East Football All-Academic team. They include senior linebacker Adam Gunn (Kiski Area), senior offensive lineman John Malecki (Franklin Regional), sophomore wide receiver Mike Shanahan (Norwin) and freshman punter Pat Costello (Hempfield).


» Pitt-Johnstown's wrestling team, ranked No. 4 in the Division II East Regional, has five wrestlers from Westmoreland County on the roster. They are sophomore Donnie Ament (Mt. Pleasant), freshman Jack Bachman (Hempfield), sophomore A.J. Brentzel (Penn-Trafford), sophomore Damian Majocha (Burrell) and freshman Myers Miller (Laurel Valley). Clarion will play host to Clarion today and will travel to Seton Hill on Wednesday.

» Gannon junior Zach McKendree (Kiski Area) remained seventh in the 157-pound division for the second consecutive rankings in Division II. McKendree, who is ranked second in the East region, is 21-9 overall and 5-1 in dual matches. He also has eight pins. McKendree is a two-time national.

Men's basketball

» Washington & Jefferson junior Paul Matthews scored 18 points to pace the Presidents to a 59-55 victory against St. Vincent in a Presidents Athletic Conference game.

» Edinboro freshman Chris Klimchock (Greensburg Salem) returned to the lineup over the weekend after missing a couple weeks with an injury and scored 10 points in a loss at Indiana.

Women's basketball

» Washington & Jefferson senior Maggie Gibson (Greensburg Central Catholic) posted her ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and W&J (18-2, 8-1 Presidents Athletic Conference) edged rival St. Vincent, 66-58. Devin McGrath scored 24 points in the loss.

» Pitt-Greensburg senior Kelsey Wilcox became the school's all-time leading scorer on Wednesday night against Penn State-Altoona, scoring 20 points to break the school's record of 1,502 points.

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