doin in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals last Saturday at the University of Scranton.
Last Friday, DeCandido collected 16 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks as Tufts topped Messiah 70-39 at Scranton to advance to the elite eight for the fifth straight season.
• Hannah Fox (Plymouth Meeting/Penn Charter) scored 11 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and also had an assist and a steal as the Amherst College women’s basketball team advanced to the Division III Final Four for the third straight season with a 61-38 victory over Rochester (N.Y.) last Saturday.
Fox had a game-high 16 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal last Friday as the Mammoths defeated Montclair State 51-40 in the Sweet 16. Amherst, now 30 30-0, faces Thomas Moore (Ky.) in the national semifinals Friday in Rochester, Minnesota.
• West Chester men’s basketball’s Matt Penecale (Jenkintown/Abington) had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists while Tyrell Long (Philadelphia/Bishop McDevitt) added 11 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block as the Golden Rams claimed their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory by defeating Wheeling Jesuit 82-77 in the Division II Atlantic Regional first round Saturday.
Steve Smith (Ambler/La Salle) chipped in six points, six rebounds, and assist and a steal with Evan-Eric Longino (Furlong/Germantown Academy) scoring two points for WCU.
Sunday in West Chester’s 90-76 loss to East Stroudsburg in the second round, Penecale had 13 points, five assists and two steals while Long finished with nine points, four rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks. Longino had four points and Smith grabbed two rebounds.
For East Stroudsburg, Kitt Najee Walls (Philadelphia/La Salle) had three rebounds and three assists.
• Drexel women’s basketball’s (North Wales/Archbishop Wood) was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association tournament team after finishing with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal as the Dragons fell 57-45 to Elon in the final Saturday.
Drexel’s Aubree Brown (Philadelphia/Archbishop Wood) added eight points, six rebounds and two assists.
Last Friday, Brown posted eight points, six assists and two steals with Greenberg going for six points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocks and steal as Drexel routed UNC-Wilmington in the CAA quarterfinals. The Dragons then defeated Delaware 58-53 in overtime last Friday in the semis with Greenberg scoring 13 points and collecting four rebounds. Brown added 11 points, five rebounds, five steals, four assists and a block.
Delaware’s Lizzie Oleary (Willow Grove/Abington) had two points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal in the Drexel loss. A day earlier, Oleary chipped in four points, two rebounds, two steals, a block and an assists as the Blue Hens bested Northeastern 61-50 in the CAA quarters.
• Jared Melone (North Wales/North Penn) went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Justin Horn (Willow Grove/ Upper Dublin) had an RBI and two run scored as the West Chester baseball team topped Great Valley state 13-4 Sunday at the Diamond 9 Classic in Kissimmee, Florida Sunday.
The Golden Rams picked up a 3-1 win over Minnesota Crookston in their second game Sunday, with Horn going 2-for-5 with a run scored and Melone collecting an RBI.
• Michael Sowers (Dresher/Upper Dublin) had a career-high six assists and scored three goals as the Princeton men’s lacrosse team rallied from four goals down in the fourth quarter to beat Rutgers 15-14 in overtime last Saturday. It was the third time in his career that Sowers, a sophomore, has recorded nine points in a game.
• Worcester Polytechnic Institute wrestling’s Brendan Marion (Norristown/ Methacton) was named a Division III Scholar AllAmerican by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Marion, an aerospace engineering major, was fifth at 165 pounds at the Division III Northeast Regional and finished his freshman season 27-6 with nine pinfall victories.
• Jackie Cerchio (Audubon/Methacton) had a career-high five assists to go along with two goals in the Temple women’s lacrosse team’s 13-4 win over East Carolina last Tuesday.
Amber Lambeth (Harleysville/Souderton) scored four goals while leading the Owls with five draw controls. Jen Rodzewich (Hilltown/Pennridge) added an assist.
is making an impact for the Brandeis University men’s tennis team. Wolfe teamed up with Tyler Ng at No. 2 doubles in an 8-5 win over RPI Friday. The Judges won the match 5-3.