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Weekend College Top 10: Trio of hoops teams still unbeaten

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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 jvella@tribweb.com or via Twitter @JeffVella_Trib.

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