McCabe makes history for UPJ women’s hoops

From Mirror reports

Olivia McCabe, a Portage graduate, made history at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown by becoming the school’s first-ever first team selection to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West team since the school joined the conference in 2013.

McCabe led UPJ in rebounding with 10.2 per game and free-throw percentage at 81.3 percent. She also was second on the team in points, averaging 14.5 per game.

She’s second in the PSAC in rebounding and had 12 double-doubles. She’s ranked 11th nationally in offensive rebounds.

McCabe closed out her UPJ career ranked 24th on the all-time scoring list with 1,173 points and seventh on the rebounding list with 823 rebounds.

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Cambria Heights graduate Isaac Vescovi, a two-time PSAC West Player of the Week this season, was picked for the PSAC Western Division’s first team squad for his efforts on the UPJ men’s basketball team this season.

Vescovi averaged 20.3 points per game to lead his team and shot 88.6 percent from the free throw line. Vescovi ended his UPJ with 1,394 points, good enough for 12th all-time at the school. Vescovi scored 18 points and had six rebounds in a 77-67 loss to Edinboro in the PSAC playoffs. UPJ ended up 15-12.

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Altoona graduate Darby Lee helped the Hartford women’s basketball team clinch a spot in the American East championship Friday against Maine.

Saturday, Lee had a career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds against Binghampton in the quarterfinals. On Sunday, Lee had 12 points and six rebounds in Hartford’s semifinal win against Albany, 58-56.

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Tom McConnell, a former Bishop Guilfoyle boys and Saint Francis coach, was named the PSAC West Coach of the Year for his efforts at the helm of the IUP men’s basketball team. IUP is 26-2 and will host the Final Four as the No. 1 seed in the West.

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Altoona graduate Dreux Stamford was named the PSAC Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week after running the 55-meter dash in 6.47, winning the finals at Kutztown.

Stamford also made a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region selection in the 60-meter with a time of 6.87.

Teammate and fellow Altoona graduate Dominic Stroh got All-Region honors in the mile (4:15.58) and DMR (10:12.34).

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Hollidaysburg graduate Tyler Treese’s pinch hit, solo home run in the top of the seventh inning started a three-run rally to help the UPJ baseball team defeat Charleston, 3-2. The Mountain Cats are now 2-7 on the season.

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Catcher Cumming, an Altoona graduate, went 2-for-4 with an RBI to account for two of Penn State Altoona’s five hits in a 4-3 loss to Waynesburg in college baseball Sunday.

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