Small college roundup: Cal women knock Edinboro out of first place
Freshman Miki Glenn scored 22 points and California knocked Edinboro out of first place in the PSAC’s West Division by defeating the host Fighting Scots in impressive fashion, 80-55, Saturday night at McComb Fieldhouse.
The win improved Cal to 8-4 in the West and 14-7 overall. The Vulcans have won six of their last seven. The loss was the first in division play for Edinboro (10-1, 16-5), who now trail Gannon by a half game.
Cal took control of the game with a 9-0 run in the first half that opened a 33-16 lead. The Vulcans were never challenged again as they led 39-25 at halftime.
Irina Kukolj had 16 points for Cal, and Emma Mahady and Kaitlyn Fratz had 12 each.
Thomas More 65, Wash & Jeff 52: Sydney Moss scored 27 points, including the 1,000th of her two-year collegiate career, as undefeated Thomas More, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division III, defeated visiting Washington & Jefferson 65-52 in a PAC game in Crestview Hills, Ky.
The 13-point margin of victory was the smallest for Thomas More (14-0, 21-0) since defeating Wittenberg by nine points in the season opener. The 65 points is the lowest output all season for the Saints.
The game was tied 15-15 with 12:30 remaining in the first half. Thomas More then closed the half on a 17-2 run for a 32-17 lead at the break.
The Saints led by as many as 21 points in the second half before W&J (9-5, 14-7) outscored the host team 25-10 over a 12-minute stretch, pulling to within 56-50 after a basket by Taylor Cortazzo with 3:46 left. W&J, however, was held to two points the rest of the way.
Chelsea Apke led W&J with 18 points and a game-high nine rebounds. Valerie Dunlap followed with 10 points. The Presidents made six of eight shots from three-point range.
Waynesburg 63, Geneva 57: Waynesburg overcame a dreadful start by scoring 47 points in the second half and moved above the .500 mark for the season with a 63-57 come-from-behind win over host Geneva in a PAC game.
Geneva (2-13, 3-17) led 25-16 at halftime as Waynesburg scored only one point over the final 10 minutes of the half. The Yellow Jackets trailed for much of the second half until a layup by Rebecca Kerr gave them a 58-57 lead with 2:27 remaining. Waynesburg (9-5, 11-10) secured the win when Courtney Sargent scored Waynesburg’s final five points.
Sargent led the Yellow Jackets with 17 points. Hayden Giuliani followed with 13 points and Lauren Blair had 11.
Thomas More 93, Wash & Jeff 66: Thomas More made a school-record 18 three-pointers and remained within striking distance of first place in the PAC with a 93-66 victory over Washington & Jefferson in Crestview Hills, Ky.
The Saints (10-2, 11-9) made 18 of 37 shots from behind the arc and shot 53.3 percent from the field. Thomas More made eight three-pointers while building a 45-19 halftime lead.
Spencer Berlekamp, with 15 points, was the only Thomas More player to score in double figures. He made five of eight three-pointers.
Nate Bellhy made 12 of 19 shots and scored a game-high 27 points for W&J (6-7, 11-10), which dropped into a tie for fourth place in the PAC with Waynesburg. W&J’s Mike Resnik scored 10 points.
Waynesburg 81, Geneva 64: Thomas Ellis led five Waynesburg players in double figures with 14 points and the hot-shooting Yellow Jackets defeated Geneva 81-64 in Beaver Falls.
Waynesburg (6-4, 11-11) shot 63 percent from the field in the first half, when it scored 48 points. The Yellow Jackets led by as many as 14 points before Geneva (0-12, 4-17) closed to within 58-55 with nine minutes to play. Waynesburg then went on a 12-0 run that included consecutive three-pointers by Ellis.
E.J. Coleman had 12 points for Waynesburg, Christian Koroly tossed in 11, and Jason Propst and B.J. Durham each scored 10.
Edinboro 69, California 67: Bryan Theriot and Henri Wade-Chatman combined for 40 points and led a late Edinboro comeback as the Fighting Scots edged visiting California 69-67 in a PSAC West Division game.
Cal (4-8, 9-13) led for much of the game and held a 53-42 advantatge with 10 minutes remaining. Edinboro (2-9, 9-12) made a late charge and took a 61-58 lead on a three-pointer by Will Marrow with 3:48 left.
The Vulcans battled back and tied the score at 67-67 on a three by Chris Williams with only 17 seconds remaining.
Wade-Chatman, however, made a game-winning jumper with three seconds left.
Theriot led Edinboro with 21 points and Wade-Chatman had 19.
Cal’s Jake Jacubec and Alonzo Murphy each had 12 points.