Berger, Hicks deliver first win for Lady Lions
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.
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.
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.