Small college roundup: Cal upsets 5th-ranked IUP
Jake Jacubec scored 15 points and the California University men’s team picked up its biggest win of the season Saturday night, upsetting Indiana, 59-56, in a PSAC West Division game at the Kovalchick Complex.
California (3-4, 8-9) held IUP (4-2, 14-2), ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II, to only 18 first-half points. The Vulcans led by seven points at halftime and by as many as 13 points (54-41) late in the second half.
The Crimson Hawks made a late charge and trimmed Cal’s lead to 58-56 following a layup by Brandon Norfleet with nine seconds remaining. Norfleet is the son of former Cal standout Daryl Norfleet.
The Vulcans’ Arman Marks then made one of two free throws, and IUP’s Marcel Souberbielle missed a potential game-tying three-pointer with three seconds left.
After opening the season with 14 consecutive wins, IUP has lost two in a row.
Marks scored 13 points for Cal and Chris Williams reached double figures with 11. The Vulcans held IUP to 38 percent shooting.
The Crimson Hawks’ Mathis Keita scored a game-high 20 points. Souberbielle had 11 points.
California 69, Indiana 63:
Freshman Miki Glenn scored 24 points and California used a big second-half run to rally and defeat Indiana 69-63 in a PSAC West Division game.
The win moves California into third place in the division at 4-3 and 10-6 overall. IUP (2-4, 11-5) has lost four in a row.
The Crimson Hawks led 47-43 midway through the second half before California put together a game-changing 16-4 run. The Vulcans had six different players score during the pivotal stretch.
IUP made one final charge and tied the score at 61-61 on a layup by Ashley Stoner with 3:29 remaining. Cal’s Emma Mahady then made a three-pointer on the game’s next possession, putting the Vulcans back in the lead for good.
Glenn scored 16 points in the second half, including a key basket with 24 seconds left that gave Cal a 66-63 lead.
Kaitlynn Fratz scored 11 points for Cal, and Mahady and Irina Kukolj each had 10.
Stoner led IUp with 15 points, leslie Stapleton had 13 and Marita Mathe 10.
Waynesburg 92, Chatham 54:
Four players scored in double figures to lead Waynesburg to a 92-54 victory over Chatham in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play at Marisa Fieldhouse.
The Yellow Jackets (6-2, 8-7) started quickly and used a 17-2 run to forge a 31-11 lead. The Yellow Jackets led 50-24 at halftime.
Waynesburg shot 47 percent from the field in the first half while making four three-point shots and 10 of 11 free throws.
Haley Delaney led Wayneburg with 14 points, Elaine Hasek and Rebecca Kerr each added 11, and Brooke Simons came off the bench to score 10. The Yellow Jackets’ bench outscored Chatham’s, 62-17. Waynesburg had a season-high 18 assists and outrebounded Chatham, 56-36. Chatham (1-7, 2-13) shot just 31 percent from the field and had 26 turnovers.
Wash & Jeff 76, Bethany 59:
Chelsea Apke had game highs of 25 points and 15 rebounds, and Washington & Jefferson broke open a close game over the final 10 minutes to defeat visiting Bethany 76-58 in a PAC game.
The win moves W&J to 5-3 in conference play and 10-5 overall. Bethany falls to 3-5, 4-11.
W&J, which led by as many as 17 points in the first half, was leading 53-45 with 10 minutes to play. The Presidents then secured the win with a 15-4 run over the next 5½ minutes. Apke scored the first seven W&J points during the spurt.
Apke made nine of 16 shots. She also had four steals and three assists.
Valarie Dunlap also had a double-double for W&J with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Alexa DelGreco scored 12 points and Alexa Burzese had 11.
Gabrielle Naples paced Bethany with 17 points and Lauren Simpson came off the bench to contribute 12.
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