Cram Session features quick-hitting athlete updates and commentary:
• Curt Miller’s Indiana women’s basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with an 83-78 overtime victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. Miller, a Girard native, has coached the Hoosiers to a 15-3 overall record and a 2-3 mark in the Big Ten. He has been getting big contributions from young players, including freshmen Larryn Brooks (25 points) and Taylor Agler (20 points) on Sunday. Karlee McBride, a freshman out of Villa Maria, scored five points.
• Former Edinboro All-American guard Joe Jones, a Cathedral Prep graduate, might join the Erie Hurricane of the Premier Basketball League soon. The Hurricane have started the season 0-3 but improved Sunday, thanks to the addition of former Gannon center Tanner Furno and former Clarion guard David Blanks. Coach Cory Coleman said Sunday he expects Jones to be added to the roster shortly.
TRACK AND FIELD:
• Cathedral Prep graduate Malik Moffett-Pullium was named Penn State Behrend’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car athlete of the week after breaking the school’s indoor high jump record in his first college meet. The freshman jumped 1.98 meters — 6 feet 6 inches — as he won the event Saturday at Rochester Institute of Technology and qualified for the ECAC meet. He also placed second in the 60-meter dash in a time of 7.12 seconds, which qualified him for the ECAC meet. He placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 43-3.
• Fort LeBoeuf graduate Kevin Gardner also had an ECAC-qualifying mark in the high jump with a leap of 6-4.