SRU women drop two games

INDIANA — The Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team took a two-game losing streak into Wednesday’s PSAC game at Clarion.

Monday, the Rock (7-7 overall, 5-4 PSAC) fell to a second straight nationally ranked team as per the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in a 76-50 loss to Indiana.

Redbank Valley’s Brooke Hinderliter led all Rock scorers with nine points to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Morgan Henderson and Mallory Heinle each chipped in seven points apiece with Keystone’s Madison Johnson and Sierra Fordham rounding out The Rock’s leading scorers at six and five points, respectively.

Hinderliter’s streak of 23 straight made free throws came to an end as she finished 5-for-6 from the line. The last time she had missed a free throw came at the end of the Rock’s game against Walsh back on Nov. 25.

For the year, Hinderliter has hit 88.9 percent (56-of-63) of her free throws.

In last Saturday’s 71-62 loss to No. 10 California, Hinderliter scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. Last Wednesday, the Rock beat Mercyhurst, 60-57, as Hinderliter scored 14 points and dished out five assists with three steals.

For the season, Hinderliter is averaging 15.2 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Saturday, the Rock hosts Mansfield starting at 1 p.m.

Jr. high wrestlers at tourney

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Redbank Valley junior high wrestling team won the team title at last Saturday’s 10-team Slippery Rock Tournament, crowning four champions and placing 13 in the top-four spots.

The Bulldogs scored 187.5 points, ahead of Mars (155.5), Sharon (137), Slippery Rock (114.5), Sharpsville (66), Laurel (55.5), Cranberry (52), Keystone (24), Jamestown (12) and West Middlesex (6).

Winning titles for the Bulldogs were Dalton Bish at 117 pounds, Brenden Shreckengost at 124, Kristopher Shaffer at 132 and Kolby Barrett at 212. Runner-up finishes came from Ridge Cook at 112, Gavin Copenhaver at 132, Gage Snyder at 140 and Ray Shreckengost at 187. Ethan Young (147) and Gabe Carroll (HWT) were third while Jacob Kundick (97), Kaden Rupp (102) and Zeldon Fisher (157).

Dustin Yager and Caiden Kron also wrestled for the Bulldogs, who wrestled Tuesday night at home against Punxsutawney. Next Tuesday, the visit Brockway followed by a trip to Ridgway next Thursday.

Clarion U. hoops swept

at Mercyhurst

ERIE — Both Clarion University basketball teams dropped Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference games at Mercyhurst Monday night.

The men fell to 3-12 overall and 0-9 in the PSAC with a 91-62 loss despite the efforts of Johnsonburg’s Cameron Grumley who scored 30 points. Former C-L standout R.J. Laugand finished with three points and three assists.

Going into Monday, Laugand was averaging 6.6 points per game in 13 games. Grumley was scoring 16 points per game, for the Golden Eagles who host Slippery Rock Wednesday. Saturday, they host Gannon.

The Clarion women lost as well as Amesha Harden-Pullium set a career-high in scoring for the second straight game, in a 79-62 loss.

Harden-Pullium shot 8-of-18 from the field for 26 points, knocking down 4-of-10 shots from the three-point line, and also pulled down five rebounds. Tracy Wiehe added 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds, and Jordan Bekelja added six points and five assists.

The women also host Slippery Rock and Gannon Wednesday and Saturday at 5:30 and 1 p.m. respectively with the men following both days.

Little League signups starting

RIMERSBURG — The Southern Clarion County Little League is starting its registration for the 2018 season.

Early-bird signup at the Rimersburg Community Building is Jan. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s $30 per individual and $60 per family. After that, it’s $40 per individual and $70 per family on Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon and Feb. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. also at the Rimersburg Community Building.

Baseball ages are 5 to 15 with players needing to turn five by Aug. 31 of 2017 to be eligible for T-ball. Softball is 5 to 16 with players needing to turn five by Jan. 1 of this year to be eligible for T-ball.

The league is also accepting players for a baseball team for ages 13 to 15.

For more information, contact Nicole Salvo at 814-221-3728.

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