Lady Royals Earn Top Seed
Sofia Recupero had 14 points and six rebounds as the University of Scranton clinched the top seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs with a 66-43 win over Drew University in a women’s basketball game Wednesday.
The Lady Royals (22-2) opened the game on a 19-4 run and led, 30-10, at halftime.
Dunmore graduate Emily Sheehan had 13 points for Scranton and Abington Heights alum Hannah Kowalski had nine points.
At Scranton, Aryah Aungst scored 12 of her
16 points in the second half as Marywood University clinched the third seed in the Atlantic East Conference playoffs.
The Pacers (11-13) broke away from a tied game by outscoring Immaculata, 22-11, in the fourth quarter.
Honesdale graduate Natasha Hessling had nine points and eight rebounds for Marywood.
Keystone 71, Cairn 51
At La Plume, Mac Oribello led four players in double figures with 19 points for Keystone College.
The Giants (14-10) led by six at halftime and pulled away by outscoring Cairn, 18-8, in the third quarter.
Mayah Kitchen had 13 points, six rebounds and five assists for Keystone and Khaliah Gordon had 12 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals.
Misericordia 78, King’s 67
At Dallas, Japriya Carroll, Paige Wampole and Western Wayne graduate Rachel Carmody each scored 16 points to lead Misericordia University.
The Cougars (20-4) trailed by four at halftime, but outscored King’s, 21-10, in the third quarter.
Mackenzie Yori had 21 points and seven rebounds for King’s (12-12) and Alexis Steeber had 19 points.
Lackawanna 71, Union 69
At Cranford, New Jersey, Briaunna McCullough scored nine of her 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead Lackawanna College.
Scranton graduate Ciaira Loyd had 12 points and eight assists for the Lady Falcons (20-4).
Cedar Crest 64
Clarks Summit 49
At Clarks Summit, Cedar Crest opened the game on an 18-6 run to cruise to a win.
Mackenzie Borger had 29 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Dani Mansberger had 15 points for Clarks Summit (0-23) and Randie Traxler had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Delaware Valley 83
At Doylestown, Delaware Valley University weathered a late rally to earn a win.
Wilkes (8-16) cut a 19-point deficit to four with 2:13 left but the Aggies closed the game on an 8-0 run, shooting 8 of 11 from the free-throw line.
Holy Cross graduate Alyssa Alfano had 20 points and seven assists for the Colonels and Holy Cross graduate Gab Giordano had 17 points and nine rebounds.
PSU-Lehigh Valley 107
At Dunmore, Ally Quinn scored 21 points to lead Penn State Lehigh Valley.
Delaware Valley graduate Jenna Pacella had 19 points for Penn State Scranton (6-15) and North Pocono graduate Monique Hicks had 13 points.
Marywood University set a program record with its 16th win of the season and clinched a first-round bye in the Atlantic East playoffs with a 99-72 win over Immaculata University.
Jeremy Ringland scored 20 of his 25 points in the first half as the Pacers
(16-8) built a 48-31 halftime lead.
Jaden Rhoden scored 22 points for Marywood and Thomas Swartz had 16.
Drew 64, Scranton 52
At Madison, New Jersey, Drew University scored the final nine points of the game to earn a win.
Kyle DeVerna scored on a layup for Scranton with 3:39 left to cut the Rangers’ lead to 55-52 but Drew outscored the Royals, 9-0, the rest of the way.
Abington Heights graduate Jackson Danzig had 17 points for Scranton
(19-5) and Matthew Mancuso had 15 points and eight rebounds.
Misericordia 85, King’s 72
At Dallas, Mid Valley graduate Jason Kenny had 24 points and Stone McCreary had 23 to lead Misericordia University.
The Cougars (13-11) shot 55 percent from the field in the first half to build a 43-34 halftime lead.
Justin Iton added 11 points for Misericordia. Tyler Millan had 22 points for King’s (4-20).
Delaware Valley 70
At Doylestown, Rob Pecorelli led five players in double figures with 26 points as Wilkes University earned its fifth straight win.
The Colonels (17-7) shot 45 percent in the first half to build a 15-point halftime lead.
Tommy Bowen had 17 points for Wilkes and Mark Mullins had 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Cairn 88, Clarks Summit 65
At Clarks Summit, Jeremiah Harris led five players in double figures with 15 points for Cairn University.
Khari Dickson scored
19 points for Clarks Summit (0-24).
PSU-Lehigh Valley 89
At Dunmore, Scranton graduate Cameron Jordan scored 28 points to lead Penn State Scranton.
Arel Lamour had 19 points for Scranton (4-18) and Tom Gonzales had 18 points and 13 rebounds.