LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Cougars Back With A Vengeance

January 27, 2019

Three days after suffering its first loss of the season, the Misericordia women’s basketball game came back with a fury, beating FDU-Florham at home 72-39.

The Cougars (17-1, 6-1 MAC Freedom) opened up a 22-14 lead after one quarter and stretched it to a 16-point edge at halftime. The lead only grew in the second half.

Emma Hayes led a balanced scoring effort with 15 points. Tessa Zamolyi finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds as 12 different Cougars scored.

Eastern 82, Wilkes 68

A 24-12 second quarter in favor of Eastern put Wilkes in a hole it couldn’t climb out of in its road loss.

Gab Giordano led the Colonels (7-11, 3-5 MAC Freedom) with 20 points. Ashley Caster added 16, Maddie Kelley 12 and Gabby Smicherko 10.

Men’s Basketball

Misericorda won its second straight game and for the seventh time in its last eight games with an 82-74 win at home over FDU-Florham.

A one-point game at halftime, Misericordia (11-7, 4-3 MAC Freedom) surged in the second half.

Jason Kenny poured in 34 points to lead all scorers. Noah Rivera and Tony Harding each posted double-doubles, with Rivera scoring 18 to go with 11 rebounds and Harding scoring 16 with 10 boards.

Eastern 79, Wilkes 69

At Eastern, Wilkes dropped its second straight MAC Freedom game, falling to 4-4 in the conference, 12-7 overall.

Marcus Robinson scored 27 points for the Colonels. Tommy Bowen and Mark Mullins each added 12.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre 114, Penn State New Kensington 69

At home, PSU Wilkes-Barre got a triple-double from Jheron Dawson-Johnson in the win. The senior scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists.

DeVaughn Roberts topped all scorers with 22 points.

Men’s Hockey

Wilkes split a pair of road games this weekend, beating Chatham 1-0 on Friday but losing to Stevenson 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.

In Friday’s win, the lone goal came midway through second period from Angelo Marquart assisted by Danny Reidel and Dylan Kuipers.

Brandon Gordon made 20 saves to earn the shutout.

On Saturday, Wilkes had a 2-1 lead late in the game off third-period goals from Devon Schell and Brendan Logan.

But Stevenson tied the game with 49 seconds left, then scored the winner 33 seconds into overtime.

Women’s Hockey

King’s lost at home to Chatham on Saturday 4-1.

Maggie Gould scored for the Monarchs.


King’s and Misericordia split a dual meet at King’s. Misericordia won the women’s portion of the meet, 137-120 while King’s took the men’s meet 145-113.

Mary Nikolski won the 200 and 500 freestyles and swam on the winning 200 free relay for Misericordia. Her sister Grace won the 100 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Kaelyn Gardner won the 100 and 200 butterfly for King’s as well as swimming on the winning 200 medley relay.

In the men’s meet, Bryce Groshardt had three firsts for King’s, winning the 100 and 200 freestyles while swimming on the winning 200 medley relay team. Dan Weekes was also on that winning relay and the winning 200 freestyle relay. Individually, Weekes won the 50 freestyle.

Logan Flugel, Jason Winters and Ricky Averill all won two individual races for Misericordia.

Wilkes at Marywood

Wilkes’ men got three wins each from Jared Byrne and Trey Harloff in a 153-73 win over Marywood. The women got a pair of firsts from Abby Keating, but ultimately fell to the Pacers 182-65.

For the men, Byrne set a school record in the 1,000 freestyle finishing in 10 minutes 39 seconds. Byrne also won the 100 butterfly and was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team.

Harloff won the 200 butterfly and 100 freestyle and swam on the winning 200 medley relay team.

Indoor Track & Field

At the Bucknell Bison Open, Misericordia’s Clare Schoen won two events over the weekend taking the 5,000 on Friday and the 3,000 on Saturday.

Reilly Wagner took second in the pentathlon. She won the long jump portion of the competition and took second in the high jump and 800 meters.

King’s at Moravian

At the Moravian, Mitchell Forgash won the 800 meters for King’s in 1 minute 58.75 seconds.

The top finish for the King’s women was a second from Jullian Korgeski in the shot put.


King’s lost a dual at Lycoming on Saturday 35-15.

Tomy Immediato won his 141-pound match by pin. Dakota Quick (125), Matt Sparks (149) and Nicholas Price (174) got decision wins.

Men’s Volleyball

Playing at Arcadia Misericordia split a pair of matches on Saturday, beating Randolph-Macon 3-2 but falling to Ramapo 3-1.

In the win, Brian Ross led Misericordia (1-2) with 14 kills, Ryan Miller close behind him with 12.

Ross added 14 digs and four blocks.

Against Ramapo, Caleb Bauder led with seven kills. Jordan Spidle had 21 assists.

Elizabethtown 3, Wilkes 2

Keuka 3, Wilkes 1

At home, Wilkes dropped a pair of matches.

Against Elizabethtown, Jones Mensah led with 18 kills. Daniel Sales tossed up 37 assists and JD Kirby had 13 digs.

Against Keuka, Sales had 22 more assists, Kirby 10 more digs and Ethan Speicher led with eight kills.

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