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Hoops du Jour

Women: PSU at Northwestern

Tipoff: 8 p.m., Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Ill.

Records: Penn State (8-7, 2-3 in Big Ten); Northwestern (11-5, 3-2 in Big Ten)

TV/Internet: Big Ten+

Notable: Penn State is 38-11 in the all-time series but has lost four straight. PSU hasn’t beaten Northwestern since 2018. … According to sources close to her family, Bellwood-Antis graduate Alli Campbell will not play for the Lady Lions this season due to injury and will redshirt, giving her four years of eligibility to play at Penn State starting next season. … Veronica Burton leads Northwestern with a scoring average of 17.4 points per game.

Mirror prediction: Northwestern 77, Penn State 72

Mirror prediction record: 12-2

— Michael Boytim

Panthers lose to Virginia again

PITTSBURGH — The Pitt men’s basketball team lost to Virginia for the second time this season, 66-61, on Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center.

Reece Beekman scored 19 points to lead the Cavaliers, now 11-7 overall. John Hugley had 23 points and seven rebounds to lead Pitt, which saw its record drop to 7-11 overall.

Jamarius Burton scored 12 for the Panthers, and Femi Odukale had 10 points.

VIRGINIA (11-7): Gardner 5-9 4-5 14, Caffaro 2-3 0-1 4, Beekman 8-11 0-0 19, Clark 2-8 2-2 7, Franklin 3-9 0-1 6, Stattmann 1-8 2-2 4, Shedrick 6-6 0-1 12. Totals 27-54 8-12 66.

PITTSBURGH (7-11): Gueye 3-6 2-2 8, Hugley 7-14 8-9 23, Burton 4-7 4-6 12, Ezeakudo 0-0 0-0 0, Odukale 3-7 4-5 10, Jeffress 0-1 0-0 0, Oladapo 2-2 0-0 4, Santos 1-3 0-0 2, Collier 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-42 18-22 61.

Halftime–Virginia 29-25. 3-Point Goals–Virginia 4-17 (Beekman 3-5, Clark 1-6, Franklin 0-2, Stattmann 0-4), Pittsburgh 1-6 (Hugley 1-2, Jeffress 0-1, Santos 0-1, Gueye 0-2). Fouled Out–Caffaro, Shedrick. Rebounds–Virginia 22 (Caffaro 5), Pittsburgh 26 (Hugley 7). Assists–Virginia 19 (Beekman 8), Pittsburgh 8 (Ezeakudo, Odukale 3). Total Fouls–Virginia 19, Pittsburgh 17. A–7,595 (12,508).

Charles paces PSU Altoona

GREENSBURG — Altoona Area High School graduate PJ Charles poured in 22 points to help the Penn State Altoona men’s basketball team down Pitt-Greensburg, 94-73.

Penn State Altoona improved to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.

Andruw Harman scored 16 points for the Lions, Casey Parkins and Mason Bush each scored 14, and Robbie Hicks scored 11.

PENN ST.-ALTOONA (12-4,7-1 AMCC): Charles 9-13 4-6 22; Harman 5-7 6-8 16; Parkins 6-8 0-0 14; Bush 5-8 3-4 14; Hicks 4-9 0-1 11; Ruston 4-7 0-0 8; McClellan 2-7 2-2 7; Gardner 1-2 0-1 2; Darkwah 0-1 0-0 0; Sheetz 0-1 0-0 0; Pierce 0-0 0-0 0; Jarosz 0-0 0-0 0; Frucella 0-2 0-0 0. Totals — 36-65 15-22 94.

PITT.-GREENSBURG (5-10,3-3 AMCC): France 6-15 7-7 20; Swartz 5-8 0-0 14; Johnson 4-13 3-4 13; Williams 6-15 0-3 13; Jones 2-6 1-6 7; Arbuckle 1-2 0-0 3; Crockett 1-5 0-0 2; Gaffney 0-0 1-2 1; Mentzer 0-0 0-0 0; Nalls 0-0 0-0 0; Kotecki 0-4 0-0 0; Vehec 0-3 0-0 0. Totals — 25-71 12-22 73.

Halftime–Penn State Altoona, 48-38. 3-point goals–Penn St.-Altoona 7-16 (Hicks 3-5; Parkins 2-3; McClellan 1-3; Bush 1-2; Sheetz 0-1; Frucella 0-1; Harman 0-1), Pitt.-Greensburg 11-42 (Swartz 4-7; Johnson 2-8; Jones 2-4; Williams 1-6; France 1-7; Arbuckle 1-2; Kotecki 0-4; Vehec 0-1; Crockett 0-3). Fouled out–Penn St.-Altoona-None, Pitt.-Greensburg-None. Rebounds–Penn St.-Altoona 49 (Bush 11), Pitt.-Greensburg 40 (Williams 10). Assists–Penn St.-Altoona 16 (Sheetz 4; Parkins 4), Pitt.-Greensburg 14 (France 5). Total fouls–Penn St.-Altoona 17, Pitt.-Greensburg 16. Technical fouls–Penn St.-Altoona-Gardner, Pitt.-Greensburg-None. A-127

Juniata falls short

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Juniata men fell to Catholic, 51-50, and slipped to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the Landmark Conference.

Evan Eisenhart led Juniata with 16 points, and Chase Husted scored 11. Michael Montecalvo scored eight points, and Kyle Ruggery scored seven.

Mount beaten

PITTSBURGH — The Mount Aloysius men fell to La Roche, 87-65.

Carlos Palacio led the Mount (3-13 overall) with 18 points, and Mike Harris scored 12.

SFU’S Mastellone recognized

LORETTO — Saint Francis women’s basketball guard Jenna Mastellone earned her second Northeast Conference Prime Performer selection of the season, the conference announced Wednesday.

Mastellone, a graduate student, had a career-high 29 points on 8-of-16 shooting in Saint Francis’ 70-62 victory over Merrimack. Her 29 points were the most by a Red Flash player since Karson Swogger scored 29 points on Jan, 11, 2019 — a 53-game span.

PSU Altoona beaten

GREENSBURG — The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team lost, 56-45, at Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Pitt-Greensburg.

It was the Lions’ (2-13, 1-7 AMCC) fourth straight loss.

Senior Alexis Cannistraci (Tyrone) and freshman Ellie Matthews led the Lady Lions in scoring with 12 points each.

PENN ST.-ALTOONA (2-13,1-7 AMCC): Cannistraci 5-10 1-1 12; Matthews 6-19 0-0 12; Huston 4-9 1-1 9; Marines 3-5 1-4 7; Kitko 1-4 0-0 3; Hartman 1-7 0-0 2; Munson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals — 20-54 3-6 45.

PITT.-GREENSBURG (11-3,6-1 AMCC): McCully 5-9 4-4 15; Durand 4-10 4-4 12; Sitler 3-10 2-2 8; Maietta 2-8 2-4 7; McCray 3-6 0-0 6; Penrose 1-4 0-0 3; Barker 1-2 0-0 3; Harris 1-4 0-0 2; Coleman 0-0 0-0 0; Benally 0-0 0-0 0. Totals — 20-53 12-14 56.

Penn St.-Altoona 14 7 15 9 — 45

Pitt.-Greensburg 10 16 11 19 — 56

3-point goals–Penn St.-Altoona 2-10 (Cannistraci 1-1; Kitko 1-3; Huston 0-1; Hartman 0-3; Matthews 0-2), Pitt.-Greensburg 4-12 (Maietta 1-5; Barker 1-1; McCully 1-3; Penrose 1-2; Harris 0-1). Fouled out–Penn St.-Altoona-None, Pitt.-Greensburg-None. Rebounds–Penn St.-Altoona 26 (Matthews 9), Pitt.-Greensburg 43 (McCray 16). Assists–Penn St.-Altoona 9 (Huston 3; Cannistraci 3; Marines 3), Pitt.-Greensburg 11 (McCully 5). Total fouls–Penn St.-Altoona 12, Pitt.-Greensburg 13. Technical fouls–Penn St.-Altoona-None, Pitt.-Greensburg-None. A-82

Mount women lose

PITTSBURGH — Ayanna Mazyck scored 21 points, and the La Roche women’s team rolled past Mount Aloysius, 80-39.

Cameron Bates scored 10 points for the Mount.

MOUNT ALOYSIUS (39): Bates 4-5 2-2 10, Garzel 2-5 0-0 5, Drutarosky 1-6 0-0 2, Harding 1-7 0-0 3, Stigers 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Clemons 1-3 1-2 3, Ha. Rittenhouse 1-1 1-2 3, Ha. Rittenhouse 2-2 0-0 4, Travis 0-0 0-0 0, Cramer 1-1 0-0 2, Dobbins 1-4 0-0 2, Mercier 1-4 0-0 3. Totals — 16-44 4-6 39.

LA ROCHE (80): Abram 5-9 4-6 14, Sanders 3-9 0-0 6, Hairston 2-8 4-6 8, Mazyck 9-14 2-2 21, Butler 4-6 0-0 9, Whittington 0-3 1-2 1, Diallo 0-0 0-0 0, Yoder 1-2 0-0 2, Goins 2-4 0-0 4, Robison 3-7 0-0 8, Thomas 2-4 2-2 7. Totals — 31-66 13-18 80.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Mount Aloysius 5 10 8 16 — 39

La Roche 24 22 14 20 — 80

3-point goals: Mount Aloysius 3 (Garzel, Harding, Mercier); La Roche 5 (Robison 2, Mazyck, Butler, Thomas). Assists: Mount Aloysius 6 (Drutarosky 5); La Roche 21 (Sanders 7). Rebounds: Mount Aloysius 25 (Drutarosky 4, Stigers 4, Mercier 4); La Roche 38 (Mazyck 11).

Records: Mount Aloysius (2-12); La Roche (8-5).

Juniata falls to Catholic

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College women hosted the Catholic Cardinals and ended up on the losing end of a 79-43 score.

Taylor Vrabel scored 12 points for Juniata.

Nuggets acquire Forbes from Spurs

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston.

The Nuggets sent injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics dealt Juancho Hernangomez to San Antonio.

The Spurs also will receive a future second-round draft pick from the Nuggets. The deal was first reported by ESPN.

For the Nuggets, the move gives them a solid outside shooter in Forbes and the potential to add another player.

From Mirror, wire reports

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