Bellhy brothers bolster Presidents
Zach and Nate Bellhy combined for 38 points and 20 rebounds during the Washington & Jefferson College men’s basketball team’s 70-65 win over Geneva at Henry Memorial Center Wednesday night.
Zach Bellhy, a senior guard, had 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Nate Bellhy, a sophomore forward, finished with 17 and nine. Both are Fort Cherry High School graduates.
W&J (5-3, 7-10) held Geneva (1-7, 1-15) to 33-percent shooting, compared to the Presidents making 24 of 58 shots (41 percent).
Sophomore forward Mitch Locher scored a career-high 14 points while also posting four rebounds and two assists.
Matt Lorello, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s top scorer, had 19 points for Geneva.
Saint Vincent 80, Waynesburg 67: Dillon Stith had 29 points and 11 rebounds as Saint Vincent topped Waynesburg, 80-67, in a PAC game.
Chris Klimchock added 23 points, while J.C. Howard had 16, for Saint Vincent, which improved to 7-1 in the PAC and 12-5 overall.
Jason Probst had 23 points, while Jacob Fleegle added 21, for Waynesburg (1-7, 6-11).
W&J 70, Geneva 41: The Presidents shot 50 percent from the field, and six players scored eight or more points to lead a balanced scoring effort during the Presidents’ 70-41 rout of Geneva in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play.
Valerie Dunlap finished with 12 points, while Kara Seamon had 10. Emily Abraham and Beka Bellhy each contributed nine, Chelsea Apke and Tori Bishop eight.
W&J, which had a 33-15 halftime lead, improved to 7-2 in PAC play, 12-4 overall.
Dunlap added 10 rebounds and three blocks, Bishop pulled down nine rebounds, and Kara Seamon and Alexa DelGreco each dished out four assists.
Saint Vincent 72, Waynesburg 54:
Elle Collins scored 23 points, Devin McGrath added 19, and Saint Vincent held Waynesburg to 31.7-percent shooting during a 72-54 home loss for the Yellow Jackets.
Brittany Spencer led Waynesburg (7-9, 6-3) with 18 points, and Paige Pearce added 10. But the Yellow Jackets made just one 3-pointer and were outscored in the second half, 43-27.
The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Waynesburg, which will host Bethany Saturday at 1:30 p.m.