AREA COLLEGES Raiders steal win at end
Chris Blakely contributed 13 points to the Mount Union win.
ALLIANCE -- Mount Union scored the final four points of the game, in the last four seconds, to defeat Wilmington 63-59 in a men's Ohio Athletic Conference basketball game Saturday.
After a steal and layup by a Wilmington player tied the score at 59, Mount Union's Clay Sanders (Rayen School) took the inbounds pass, raced the length of the floor and made a layup to put Mount Union back up by two. After a Wilmington turnover, Brad Gerard sealed the win with a pair of free throws with 0:01 remaining.
The Purple Raiders (9-10, 5-7 OAC) were paced by Chris Blakely's 13 points and game-high 11 rebounds. Brett Hershberger and Kyle Karpinski each had 12 points. The Quakers (8-11, 4-8) were led by Deon Short's 13 points. Zach Broermann and Fred Harrison each scored 10 points.
Bethany 72, Grove City 67
BETHANY, W. Va. -- Bethany moved into a tie for first place in the Presidents' Athletic Conference behind Matt Drahos, who led all scorers with 20 points.
Scott Mezyk added 17, and Mike Drahos had 14 for the Bison (16-3, 4-1 PAC).
J.D. Collar scored 15 points for Grove City (11-8, 4-1), while Phil Bushre added 14. Mike Lukcic and Ryan Eller scored 11 apiece.
Washington & amp; Jefferson 72,Thiel 70
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Tyler Trutza's basket with one second remaining gave W & amp;J the victory.
Trutza finished with seven points for the Presidents (5-14, 2-3 PAC). Jon Koch led W & amp;J with 19 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Matt Vorndran added 14 points.
Thiel (4-15, 0-5) was led by Joe Herrmann's 24 points and 10 rebounds. Daryl Moore added 17 points and Ross Watson scored 10.
Shippensburg 68, Slippery Rock 55
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Todd Johnson and Chuck Davis scored 16 points apiece to lead Shippensburg in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-West game.
Johnson also had 11 rebounds, sharing team honors with Greg Wojdowski, while Marcus Hudson scored 10 points for Shippensburg (14-5, 4-0).
Slippery Rock (4-16, 2-3) was led by Mason Glick, with 16 points. Glenn Reepmeyer added 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Bill Johnson had 12 points and four assists. Brandon Thompson finished with 10 points.
Allegheny 63, Kenyon 59
MEADVILLE, Pa. -- Matt Majzlik led all scorers with 22 points and Bill Babe added 21, to lead Allegheny.
Justin Schmitt and Alex Alper had six rebounds each for the Gators (7-11, 4-6 North Coast Conference), while Casey McCloskey had six assists and three steals.
Kenyon (3-17, 2-8) was led by Matt Formato, with 16 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and four assists.
DELAWARE, Ohio -- Allegheny's Raelynn Miles scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Gators to their sixth consecutive win, 69-58, over Ohio Wesleyan.
Miles was 10-of-13 at the foul line. Meredith McDonough added 14 points for the Gators (13-5, 6-4 NCAC), while Katie Kestler had 12. Meghan Vasilisan had 11 rebounds, while Courtney Steding finished with eight points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots.
Ohio Wesleyan (13-6, 7-3) was led by Kelly Heil with 26 points and nine rebounds, while Erica Brizendine added 13 points.
Wilmington 99, Mount Union 68
WILMINGTON -- Mount Union's Ashley Bourdeau scored a season-high 34 points in defeat.
Jen Brozak added five assists and three steals for the Raiders (4-15, 1-11 OAC).
Wilmington (16-3, 11-1), the defending Division III national champion, was led by Katie Streck, who scored 14 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds. Courtney Balser scored 18 points for the Quakers.
Grove City 61, Bethany 50
BETHANY, W. Va. -- Four players finished with 10 points each to lead Grove City.
Abby Moose, Rachel Romance, Rachel McCoy and Sandy O'Keefe all scored 10 for the Wolverines (10-8, 3-2 PAC). O'Keefe added eight rebounds, and Romance had six assists.
Bethany (7-12, 2-3) was led by Katie Resanovich's 10 points. Nicole Vlajkovich (Canfield) had 13 rebounds, and Renee Shehady had five assists.
Washington & amp; Jefferson 84,Thiel 58
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Leigh Sulkowski scored 21 points and Amanda Stanonik added 10 for W & amp;J.
The Presidents (16-3, 5-0 PAC) led 44-21 at halftime.
Fontella Jones scored 13 points for Thiel (5-15, 1-4), while Sarah McCoy and Kenecia Streeter added five rebounds each. Jones also had three assists.
Shippensburg 62, Slippery Rock 33
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Slippery Rock was held to 20.8 percent shooting for the game.
Amber McFeely led The Rock (7-12, 1-4 PSAC-West) with eight points and three assists, while Stacey Green had six rebounds. Slippery Rock was only 11-of-53 from the floor.
Jennifer Scaffidi scored 18 points and Shanna Oaddams added 17 for Shippensburg (12-6, 3-1).