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Every Monday, the Tribune-Review will highlight 10 top area college performances from the weekend:
1. Appleby, IUP women improve to 8-0
Carolyn Appleby (Greensburg Central Catholic) finished with 22 points and four steals, leading the No. 3 Crimson Hawks past Shippensburg, 66-32, on Saturday. IUP (8-0, 3-0) limited Shippensburg to 25 percent shooting and forced 27 turnovers.
2. Unbeaten Cal (Pa.) women blitz Cheyney
The No. 17 Vulcans forced 37 turnovers and used a balanced scoring effort en route to a 77-37 nonconference victory Saturday. Seairra Barrett (Central Valley) totaled 17 points and seven rebounds for Cal (8-0), which has won every game by double digits.
3. Lombardi, IUP beat another ranked team
Dante Lombardi (The Kiski School) scored a career-best 27 points, leading the No. 3 Crimson Hawks over No. 11 Shippensburg, 88-77, on Saturday. Jacobo Diaz added 17 points and 10 rebounds for IUP (9-0, 3-0 PSAC), and Malik Miller and Armoni Foster added 15 points apiece. The Crimson Hawks defeated No. 16 Virginia State earlier this season. Shippensburg slipped to 8-2, 2-1.
4. Edinboro’s Barnes scores school-record 42 points
Junior Michaela Barnes scored 19 of her team’s 26 points in the fourth quarter and forced overtime on a banked 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds left, leading her team to a 93-89 victory over East Stroudsburg on Saturday. She also set school records for free throws made (19) and attempted (24). The Fighting Scots (4-2, 2-1) trailed 67-58 with about five minutes left before rallying, with Barnes scoring her team’s last 11 points during regulation. She shot 11 of 23 from the field.
5. Point Park women prevail on Burns’ basket
Michelle Burns (Hempfield) hit a jumper with 3 seconds left to propel the Pioneers past division-leading WVU Tech, 61-59, in a River States Conference game Saturday. Point Park’s Tyra James scored 20 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 55 seconds left to set the stage for Burns, who had 15 points, six assists and three steals. The Pioneers improved to 3-8, 1-2, and WVU Tech dropped to 7-6, 4-1.
6. PSU men’s hockey scores 9 straight, routs No. 5 Irish
Chase Berger and Evan Barratt had a goal and three assists each to lead No. 9 Penn State past Notre Dame, 9-1, on Saturday to earn a split in their Big Ten series. Alex Limoges contributed two goals and an assist, and Alec Marsh scored twice for the Nittany Lions (11-5-1, 3-4-1-1). Notre Dame, which won 5-4 on Friday, dropped to 11-5-1, 5-3.
7. Clarion’s White wins title at PSAC wrestling championships
Redshirt freshman Tyshawn White earned a 16-5 major decision against Mercyhurst’s Eric Bartos in the 125-pound final Saturday at Kutztown. The Edinboro duo of Jacob Oliver (174) and Zach Ancewicz (184) also won their classes. Second-place finishers included Clarion’s Evan Delong at 165, Pitt-Johnstown’s Matthew Siszka at 133 and Seton Hill’s Nathan Bowlen at 184. No team champion was crowned for the first time, as Division I and II winners will be named later this season based on dual match records.
8. CMU women sharp in rout of Allegheny
Freshman Leah Weslock set personal bests with 18 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double, and Carnegie Mellon earned a 93-56 nonconference victory Saturday. It was the first game in 10 days for the Tartans, who made 14 of 17 shots in the first quarter and led 30-11. Reserve Caitlyn Clendenin added 17 points for CMU (7-1). Delaney Arbore (Norwin) led Allegheny (4-5) with 15 points but shot 5 of 17 from the field.
9. Moose powers Geneva past Waynesburg
Ethan Moose (Neshannock) had 18 points, nine rebounds and two blocks as the Golden Tornadoes won 83-75 in a PAC game Saturday. Geneva (4-4, 2-1) had 20 offensive rebounds and a 24-4 advantage in second-chance points. Frank Bozicevic scored 23 points for Waynesburg (3-6, 2-2).
10. Trest factor: Seton Hill women win
Cheyenne Trest (Canon-McMillan) scored a season-best 24 points, Lexi Civittolo added a personal-high 16 points and the Griffins beat Millersville, 84-77, on Saturday in a PSAC crossover game. Seton Hill improved to 4-2, 2-1.
Jeff Vella is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter @JeffVella_Trib.