Berger, Hicks de­liver first win for Lady Lions

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Penn State-Scran­ton wom- en’s bas­ket­ball team placed four play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures to earn its first win of the sea­son, 72-43, over Cen­tral Penn Col­lege on Tues­day.

Western Wayne grad­u­ate Jes­sica Berger led the way for lo­cal Lady Lions (1-2) with 18 points. North Po­cono grad­u­ate Monique Hicks added 15 points, while Delaware Val­ley grad­u­ates Jenna Pa­cella and Jor­dan Peters each had 10 points. Dun­more grad­u­ate Molly Burke grabbed 11 re­bounds.

Deveja Cooper led Cen­tral Penn with 19 points and 10 re­bounds. Natasha Glover added 12 points and 11 boards.

Lack­awanna 84 Val­ley Forge Mil­i­tary 19

At Scran­ton, Mileisha Troche scored 20 points as Lack­awanna rolled to vic­tory in its NJCAA Re­gion 19 Di­vi­sion II opener.

Qui­eter­riua Gross added 16 points, eight re­bounds, four as­sists and three steals for the Lady Fal­cons. Tay­lorRae Styles had 11 points. Colleen Cwalina grabbed eight re­bounds and Tearia Hart­ley and Troche each had three steals.

Men’s bas­ket­ball

At Scran­ton, Alphonso Gee scored 14 points as Lack­awanna Col­lege de­feated Val­ley Forge Mil­i­tary Col­lege, 73-61, in its NJCAA Re­gion 19 Di­vi­sion II opener.

Keyon Faulkner Smith added 13 points for the Fal­cons. Ste­van Ro­driguez had 12 and Dun­more grad­u­ate Jonathan Wil­liams chipped in 10. Kris­tian Gill grabbed nine re­bounds and Javon­tay Pip­kin had 13 as­sists and five steals.

Cen­tral Penn 106 PSU-Scran­ton 69

At Scran­ton, Daylin Davis had 17 points and seven as­sists to lead Cen­tral Penn past Penn State-Scran­ton.

Jeff Griffin led PSU-Scran­ton (1-2) with 20 points and seven re­bounds. Scran­ton grad­u­ate Char­lie Peters added 12 points. Chris­tian Fer­raras had 11 points and Justin Ar­riola chipped in with 10.

Cross coun­try

Mary­wood Univer­sity fresh­man and North Po­cono grad­u­ate David Haines be­came the first men’s cross coun­try run­ner in school his­tory to be named to the United States Track and Field and Cross Coun­try Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-Mideast Re­gion team.

Haines fin­ished 12th at the NCAA Mideast Re­gion­als in 25 min­utes, 31.1 sec­onds and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Di­vi­sion III Cham­pi­onships on Satur­day in El­sah, Illi­nois. Mis­eri­cor­dia Univer­sity ju­nior and Scran­ton Prep grad­u­ate Clare Schoen was cho­sen to the USTFCCCA women’s All-Mideast Re­gion team. She placed ninth at the Mideast Re­gion­als in 22:17.1.

Schoen also re­ceived an at­large bid to Satur­day’s NCAA Di­vi­sion III cham­pi­onship race, as did Univer­sity of Scran­ton fresh­man and Holy Cross grad­u­ate Abby Cor­ri­gan.

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