LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Colonels Fall To Manhattanville
The Wilkes women’s basketball team fell into a hole in the first half at home on Wednesday against Manhattanville and couldn’t climb out of it, falling 81-72.
The loss drops Wilkes to 7-13, 3-6 in the MAC Freedom conference.
Gab Giordano finished with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Maddie Kelley added 13 points and Gabby Smicherko added 12.
Misericordia 78, Delaware Valley 63
At Delaware Valley, the Cougars led by just a point after one quarter, but broke the game open with a 20-6 spurt in the second.
Rachel Carmody led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds for the Cougars (18-2, 7-2 MAC Freedom).
Japriya Carroll added 12 points, Leanne Forsyth had 10 points and five assists, and Paige Wampole had nine points and 10 rebounds.
Eastern 79, King’s 75
At Eastern, a back-and-forth affair didn’t end up in the Monarchs’ favor.
The lead changed hands six times in the fourth quarter.
After Samantha Rajza put King’s up a point with a jumper with 51 seconds left, Eastern answered with a basket with 20 seconds left to take the lead for good.
Despite the loss, Rebecca Prociak had a monster night for King’s (11-9, 5-4 MAC Freedom). The Holy Redeemer graduate had 32 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists.
Alexis Steeber backed her with 16 points and Rajza finished with 14.
Misericordia opened up a 14-point lead at halftime on the road en route to an 81-66 victory over Delaware Valley. Highlighting the win was Tony Harding scoring his 1,000th career point for the Cougars.
The Cougars (12-8, 5-4 MAC Freedom) have won seven of their past nine.
Two Cougars topped 20 points. Jason Kenny led with 26 while Harding was right behind with 25.
Justin Iton and Noah Rivera each pulled down 10 rebounds.
Eastern 80, King’s 70
At Eastern, the homestanding Eagles pulled away from King’s in the second half.
Tyler Millan led the Monarchs with 25 points hitting 5 of 10 3-pointers. Andrew Hudak added 14 points and nine rebounds.
Misericordia evened up its record early in the season going on the road and beating Cairn 3-1.
The Cougars (2-2) won the first two sets 25-10 and 25-20 before dropping the third 25-18. They closed the match with a 25-21 win.
Ryan Miller led with 12 kills. Matt Lavin and Brian Ross each had 10. Ross also led the team with 11 digs.
Also, Caleb Bauder had five aces and Dylan Sellitti had 38 assists.
Wilkes 3, City College of New York 1
On the road, Wilkes improved to 3-2 on the season winning 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 25-21.
Mark Piotrowski led the Colonels with 15 kills and four aces. Daniel Sales tossed up 25 assists.