District 10 schools produced several current women basketball standouts in the PSAC West as the regular season came to a close, especially in the backcourt.
After Wednesday’s final games, Edinboro junior guard Valerie Majewski, (General McLane), Mercyhurst sophomore guard Adrienne ‘Rocky’ Kloecker (Villa Maria), Indiana, Pa. junior guard Lindsay Stamp (Mercyhurst Prep) and Slippery Rock junior guard D’Asia Chambers (Farrell) all led their teams in scoring and other categories.
Majewski. a 5-7 2012-13 transfer from D-I Buffalo averaged 15.5 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.7 apg. with 47 3s and 54 steals to help the Scots to the PSAC West title (15-1) and currently ranked third in the Division II Atlantic Region.
Also at Edinboro are 6-foot senior forward Morgyn Patterson (Strong Vincent), who appeared in 20 games and started 6 with a 2.3 scoring and 2.0 rebound average. Her twin sister Meghyn and 5-8 freshman guard Lindsey Jahn (General McLane) saw limited playing time.
Kloecker led Mercyhurst, which finished 6-20, 4-12 and out of the PSAC playoffs by finishing with a 9-game losing streak, by averaging 14.87, 5.2, 3.4 apg with 45 3s. Her freshman teammate Alex Artise (North East), a 5-7 guard, started 21 of 26 games and averaged 7.5 with 41 3-pointers. Fresjhman forward Hayley Andres (Franklin) appeared in 15 games, (0.5, 0.8), and senior forward Adele Campbell (Slippery Rock) played in 7 games and started 1, with 1.3 and 0.6 numbers.
Stamp, a 5-9 guard, started fast, was injured and missed six games, but still averaged 17.9 ppg and 5.9 rpg with 44 3-pointers in 20 games, 17 starts. Sophomore teammate 5-11 forward Zhane Brooks (Villa Maria) comes off the bench to average 4.9 ppg and 5.9 rpg with 17 blocks. The Crimson Hawks (18-8, 9-7) are the fourth seed in the PSAC playoffs as they host Seton Hill in the first round. .
The 5-foot 11-inch Chambers, who went to St. Bonaventure but did not play, led the last-place Rock with 17.9, 8.7 numbers and three times this season connected for 30 points or more.
Gannon, No. 4 in Division II and No. 1 in the Atlantic Region but No. 2 to Edinboro at 25-2, 14-2, has sophomore point guard Amanda Berchtold (2.0, 49 assists, 29 turnovers, a solid 1.7-1.o ratio as a backup to senior Kelley Sundberg.
Majewski’s former General McLane teammate, 5-5 sophomore point guard Leah Hansen, is a key player for the playoff-bound Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats (13-13, 7-9), averaging 11.3 with 3.2 apg. and 31 3s.
– Bob Jarzomski