Villa grad McBride enjoys solid start to Indiana basketball season

Karlee McBride

   December 20, 2014 10:24 am

Villa Maria graduate Karlee McBride is off to a strong start during her sophomore season with the Indiana basketball team. She is scoring 8 points per game while averaging 12.8 minutes per game off the bench going into today’s game at Oakland. The 5-foot 10-inch guard was shooting 51.8 percent (29-of-56) from the field and…

Ben Swank top assistant at No. 1 Florida Southern

   December 19, 2014 12:33 am

Ben Swank, son of Edinboro women’s basketball coach Stan Swank, has moved up the collegiate coaching ladder in his second year at Division II Florida Southern, ranked No. 1 in the country. A former football and basketball star at General McLane and a grid standout at Edinboro for 4 seasons, Ben Swank is entering his second season with…

D-10 women shine in PSAC West hoops

   December 19, 2014 12:21 am

Former District 10 players are having strong seasons in PSAC women’s basketball as the holiday break approaches. Leading the way are PSAC scoring leader Lindsay Stamp of Indiana, Pa., Mercyhurst scoring leader Adrienne Kloecker and Slippery Rock scoring and rebound leader D’Asia Chambers. Stamp, a 5-10 senior guard from Mercyhurst Prep, averages 20.4 points, 7.0…

Allen records career-bests in first start for Baldwin Wallace

   December 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Baldwin Wallace junior guard Erin Allen had a breakout effort in the Yellow Jackets’ victory Saturday in Berea, Ohio. Allen, a Girard graduate, scored a career-high 11 points and added a career-best six rebounds in her first start ever for BW. The Jackets’ beat Muskingum 68-42 in an Ohio Athletic Conference game. Baldwin Wallace improved to…

Harris 3-point shooter for UMass-Lowell

   December 12, 2014 11:42 pm

Cathedral Prep grad Matt Harris is averaging 4.2 points per game after 10 games for Division I University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Harris, a freshman, has shot 38 3s but has only made 10 is playing 16.8 minutes off the bench for the River Hawks (6-4), who won six straight before losing at Cornell 71-60 Dec. 6 and Darthmouth 69-48 Dec….

Former ‘Hurst star Achesinski lands sales job

   December 9, 2014 11:06 pm

Amy Achesinski, a 4-year star forward for Mercyhurst and an assistant to Deanna Richard the past three seasons, is taking a job with Applied Medical Service, with training to begin in January in California. Achesinski , who was to originally start training in October and was replaced by former Lakers guard Megan Hoffman as top…

Gannon’s Batts earns Good Works Team nomination

   December 4, 2014 3:25 pm

Gannon senior guard Brittany Batts has been nominated for the Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team. Batts is among 93 nominees from all levels of women’s college basketball who were selected based on their contributions to their communities through volunteerism and civic service. The Good Works Teams recognize student-athletes who embody the true…

Former area high school standouts have big week in PSAC West

Adam Blazek

   November 24, 2014 6:03 pm

Three former Erie County high school basketball standouts were honored today for big weeks on the court in the PSAC West. Edinboro redshirt freshman guard Jaymon Mason, a General McLane graduate, was named PSAC West freshman of the week, while Gannon senior guard Adam Blazek was selected as the PSAC West player of the week. Meanwhile, Villa Maria…

Greer, Hahesy lead Le Moyne to 2-0 start

   November 17, 2014 11:45 am

Seniors Emily Greer and Maddie Hahesy could play important roles for the Le Moyne women’s basketball team this season. Greer, a Corry native, finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, including 14 points and eight rebounds in the second half, as the Dolphins beat Molloy 75-61. Hahesy, a McDowell grad, had eight points and had…

Behrend men to face D-I Army in exhibition game

   November 5, 2014 3:49 pm

With Veterans Day a few days away, it’s fitting that Penn State Behrend’s men’s basketball team will get ready for its season with an exhibition game against Division I opponent Army on Friday. The Lions will travel to Army for a 7 p.m. tip-off in West Point, N.Y. Behrend, the back-to-back defending AMCC champion, has…