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Hoops du Jour

Lady Flash falter in final frame

LORETTO — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team was held to seven points in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon, falling in its home opener to Youngstown State, 56-46, in area collegiate action.

Haley Thomas and Samantha Miller each scored eight points for the Red Flash (2-6), who trailed, 45-39, heading into the final frame.

Phee Allen added seven points off the bench for Saint Francis, which trailed, 34-27, at halftime.

Youngstown State (5-3) got 13 points from Maddie Schires, 12 from Jen Wendler and 11 each from McKenah Peters and Chelsea Olson.

Saint Francis is off until a week from today, Dec. 15, at Duquesne with a 2 p.m. tipoff.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE (56): Schires 5-10 0-0 13, Wendler 2-6 8-10 12, Peters 4-14 2-2 11, Olson 5-14 0-0 11, Petit 1-3 0-0 2, Hatcher 0-0 3-4 3, Lupardus 0-3 2-2 2, Jackson 1-5 0-0 2, Aulbach 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 18-56 15-18 56.

SAINT FRANCIS (46): Thomas 4-9 0-0 8, Swogger 1-8 2-2 5, Mastellone 2-5 1-4 5, Dettwiller 1-1 1-2 3, Benzel 0-4 0-0 0, Miller 4-9 0-0 8, Allen 3-8 0-0 7, Sabino 2-4 0-0 5, Carroll 1-3 0-0 3, Dapaa 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 19-53 3-4 46.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Youngstown State 19 15 11 11 — 56

Saint Francis 16 11 12 7 — 46

3-point field goals: YSU 5-24 (Schires 3-8, Peters 1-6, Olson 1-8, Petit 0-2); SFU 5-23 (Thomas 0-3, Swogger 1-4, Mastellone 1-4, Benzel 0-2, Miller 0-1, Allen 1-3, Sabino 1-3, Carroll 1-3). Rebounds: YSU 34 (Olson 8); SFU 32 (2 tied with 6). Assists: YSU 9 (Jackson 3); SFU 9 (Swogger 5). Technical fouls: None. Attendance: 510.

McErlane leads Mounties men

BUFFALO — The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team improved to 4-3 overall Saturday, thanks to a 62-57 win over Medaille in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference matchup.

Trent McErlane’s 16 points were tops for the Mounties, who led 32-23 at halftime. Teammate Julian Stover added 14 points as the Mount improved to 1-1 in the league. Nate Christian also contributed 11 points for the winners.

Medaille (2-6, 0-3) got 16 points from Jon Smith, 14 from Rod Graves and 10 from Kirk Hawkins.

Hot Hicks sparks PSU Altoona men

Robbie Hicks hit on 12 of 22 from the field, totaling 32 point to lead the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team to a 78-69 victory over Alfred State in a game at the Adler Gym.

Andruw Harman added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions, who led, 36-31, at halftime. The win improved Penn State to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Alfred State (3-4, 2-2) got 14 points from Jahmel Demery.

Juniata men drop fifth game of season

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College men’s basketball team fell to 1-5 overall, thanks to a 72-65 loss to Susqhehanna in a Landmark Conference matchup.

Juniata, which trailed 38-30 at halftime, got 14 points each from Cameron Keck and Nathan Markey. The loss dropped the Eagles to 0-1 in the league.

Susquehanna (5-3, 1-0) got 23 points from Danny Frauenheim, 15 from Lukas Yuratis, 13 from Zach Knecht and 10 from Matt Lacorte.

Lady Mounties’ Harding hard to cover

BUFFALO — Zoe Harding scored 19 points off the bench to lead the Mount Aloysius women’s basketball team to a 69-64 win at Medaille in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference matchup.

The Mount (2-5, 1-1) led 53-41 going into the fourth before Medaille (0-7, 0-3) made things close. Lea Sammarco and Ryanna Hockenos each scored 11 points for the Mount, while teammate Rachel Robinson added 10 points.

Medaille, down 35-24 at halftime, got 19 points each from Katherine Willett and Morgan Kennedy to go with 12 from Amanda Arnold.

Christine’s offense key for Lady Lions

The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team got double-digit scoring from four starters in an 87-49 win over Alfred State at the Adler Gym.

Finnley Christine’s 20 points were tops for the Lady Lions, who used a 24-7 showing in the second quarter for a 43-22 halftime lead. Alexis Cannistraci added 15 points as Penn State improved to 4-3. Sydney Snyder and Kaley Strittmatter added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Sarah Huston came off the bench to add 13 for the winners.

Alfred State (2-4) got 16 points from Rayanna Anderson.

Juniata women come up short at home

HUNTINGDON — Despite 14 points from Gracie Stauffer and 10 points from Madison Colyer, the Juniata College women fell to Susquehanna, 78-69, in a Landmark Conference matchup.

Juniata, which trailed 40-26 at halftime, fell to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the league.

Susquehanna (6-1, 1-0) got 22 points from Erin McQuillen and 11 points from Nevin Hoenninger. Isabella Schwabe and Sadie Comfort came off the bench to add 12 and 10 points, respectively.

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