W&J men win third straight

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The Washington & Jefferson College men’s basketball team won its third consecutive game Wednesday night by limiting Grove City to just 31.5-percent shooting (17 of 54) during a 63-50 road win.


W&J also held a 44-32 edge in rebounds and kept the Wolverines to just seven field goals in the first half.


Nate Bellhy led W&J (4-2, 6-9) with 14 points and six rebounds. Doug Johnson added 13 points and two assists. Zach Bellhy contributed 13 points and six rebounds for W&J, which shot 39 percent (21 of 54) from the field.


Mitch Mermelstein finished with 20 points to lead Grove City (2-4, 4-9)


Thiel 72, Waynesburg 64: Chace McKinney had 17 points as Thiel dumped Waynesburg, 72-64, in a PAC game.


Ladell Trotty added 14 points, while Kamran McCaskill had 12, for the Tomcats (4-3, 7-6), who led 40-27 at the half.


Jason Probst had 17 points, while E.J. Coleman had 12 points and nine rebounds for Waynesburg (1-6, 6-9), which shot just 37.7 percent from the field, compared to 48.2 percent for Thiel.


Women’s games


W&J 54, Grove City 40:


Chelsea Apke scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the W&J women’s basketball team to its fourth win in five games, 54-40, at Grove City.


The Presidents are now 5-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, 10-4 overall.


The Presidents scored 12 of the first 14 points in the second half to build a 17-point edge and led by double-figures the rest of the way.


W&J held Grove City to 24 percent (8 of 57) shooting, the second consecutive game the Presidents held an opponent to less than 30 percent.


Emily Abraham contributed 12 points and seven rebounds, while Kara Seamon had six points and four assists.


Sophomore center Valerie Dunlap had 13 rebounds and blocked a career-best eight shots.


Waynesburg 72, Thiel 70, OT: Hayden Giuliani came off the bench to score 17 points, 15 of which came on five three-pointers, as Waynesburg outlasted Thiel, 72-70, in overtime in a PAC game.


Waynesburg (5-2, 6-8) made 10 three-pointers, compared to just two for Thiel (1-6, 2-12).


Jessi Drayer added 13 points, Gina Rievel 12 and Elaine Hasek 11 for the Yellow Jackets, who won despite being outrebounded, 47-32.


Kelly Muffley had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Thiel, which also got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Kelly Barzak and 16 points and 10 rebounds from Jaclyn Watkins.


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