Cal U. drops decision at East Stroudsburg

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The California University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team shot 51 percent from the floor but still dropped a 70-62 decision at East Stroudsburg to fall to 4-3 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, 5-6 overall. East Stroudsburg leads the PSAC East at 6-1, 9-2 overall.


Cal’s leading scorer, Keith Lowe, was held without a point, but was credited with an assist – though he wasn’t credited with any minutes played, according to Cal’s online stats.


Tynell Fortune finished with 17 points to lead Cal, making seven of his 12 shots. Mitchell Weedon added 11 points.


Terrance King led all scorers with 18 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds. Gerald Bridges Jr. contributed 14 points to put two East Stroudsburg players in double figures.


The Vulcans committed 24 turnovers – six more than East Stroudsburg – and were out-rebounded 13-5 on the offensive glass.


W&J 75, Penn State-DuBois 51: Zach Bellhy led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points, as W&J earned a 75-51 non-conference victory over Penn State-DuBois at Henry Memorial Center on Saturday. Nate Bellhy added 12 points and Mitch Locher 11 for the Presidents (5-9), who shot 41.4 percent from the field.


W&J owned a huge advantage on the boards, out-rebounding Penn State-DuBois 54-36. Nate Bellhy and Ben Cecchini (eight points, three blocks) led the way with eight rebounds apiece.


Woody Mitchell finished with a game-high 26 points for Penn State-DuBois (4-9). Mitchell made six 3-pointers and contributed 11 rebounds, but the Presidents led, 40-25, at halftime and by as many as 30 in the second half.


Women’s results

W&J 61, Chatham 27: W&J improved to 19-0 all-time against Chatham with a 61-27 win in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Saturday at Henry Memorial Center. The Presidents (4-2, 9-4) held Chatham (1-5, 2-11) to 16 percent (eight of 49) from the floor and forced 28 turnovers.


It was the first time W&J kept an opponent under 30 points since a 67-24 victory over Hood College on Dec. 30, 2006.


Chelsea Apke finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals. Emily Abraham and Alexa DelGreco each contributed eight, as W&J made 33 percent (26 of 77) of its shots and out-rebounded Chatham 52-44.


Emily Schmidt had a team-high 10 points for Chatham.


W&J will travel to Grove City for a men’s/women’s doubleheader that starts at 6 p.m.


California 65, East Stroudsburg 50: The Vulcans forced 28 turnovers and outscord East Stroudsburg during a 65-50 road win yesterday to improve to 5-2 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, 9-2 overall. Stephanie Michael had a game-high 18 points, while Chelsea McKnight, Emma Mahady and Ryah Gadson all added 11 to put four players in double figures. Kate Seebohm contributed four points, five assists and six rebounds.


Cal U made 9 of 22 3-pointers for a 40.9-percent success rate, including eight of 15 (53.3 percent) in the second half.


Jessica Martin led East Stroudsburg (3-4, 4-7) with 11 points.


Waynesburg 57, Westminster 51: Brittany Spencer hit four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal Waynesburg’s 57-51 victory over Westminster in a Presidents’ Athletic COnference game.


Waynesburg led by two, 53-51, with 21 seconds to play. Westminster fouled Spencer twice and she was 4-for-4 . Spencer finished with five points, six rebounds and two assists.


Paige Pearce, Jessi Drayer and Lauren Blair each scored 11 points for the Yellow Jackets (4-2, 5-8).


Gabby Holko had a game-high 19 points for the Titans (3-3, 5-8).


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