LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Monarchs Win 5th Straight
The King’s women’s basketball team used a 28-13 first quarter to power its way to an 88-59 victory over Eastern in the MAC Freedom opener.
Rebecca Prociak led the Monarchs (6-2) with a double-double, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Samantha Rajza nearly matched her posting a 23-point, nine-rebound effort.
The win was the fifth in a row for King’s.
Penn State Brandywine 68, Penn State Wilkes-Barre 43
The Lady Lions lost at home despite 14 points and eight rebounds from Genesis Rodriguez.
King’s lost its MAC Freedom opener on Wednesday, falling at home to Eastern, 87-76.
Kevin Hunter came off the bench to lead the Monarchs (1-6) with 18 points. Tyler Millan had 15 points, Josh Bailey chipped in 12 and Andrew Hudak led the team with 10 rebounds.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre 105, Penn State Brandywine 67
At Lehman Twp., the Mountain Lions rolled to a win with five players scoring in double figures.
Khalil White, Jheron Dawson-Johnson and Jordan Williams all scored 16 points. Devaughn Roberts had 12 points and 11 assists. Kevin Silverberg chipped in 14 points.
The accolades continued to roll in for some of the area’s best college football players.
Misericordia quarterback Brady Williams and King’s running back Jordan Downes both earned spots on D3football.com’s All-East Region teams, which were posted Tuesday.
Three total quarterbacks and six total running backs made the three All-East teams. They were part of 78 total selections from a pool of 328 nominations made by full Division III member schools and voted by East region sports information directors and D3football.com staff, according to the site’s news release.
Williams, a junior, led the Cougars (8-3, 7-1 MAC) to their first postseason appearance in an all-around historic season for the program. The 63-percent passer threw for 1,986 yards and 18 touchdowns against only two interceptions in nine games.
Downes, also a junior, was part of the Monarchs’ third 5-5 season in a row (4-4 MAC). His 1,034 rushing yards led the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2018.