SRU tops Mansfield, Clarion

SLIPPERY ROCK — Led by six players in double figures, the Slippery Rock University women’s basketball team cruised to an 84-59 victory against Mansfield University last Saturday afternoon in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference crossover competition at Morrow Field House.

The victory improved The Rock’s record to 9-7 overall and 7-4 in PSAC games going into Wednesday’s game at Pitt-Johnstown. Saturday, Slippery Rock hosts Edinboro at 1 p.m.

Slippery Rock had a great day shooting from the field, finishing the game with a 43.3 (29-for-67) field goal percentage overall and a 54.5 percent (12-for-22) mark from 3-point territory. The 12 3-pointers were a season-high for The Rock. Defensively, Slippery Rock forced Mansfield into 20 turnovers and held the Mounties to a 31.3 percent (21-for-67) showing from the field.

Sierra Fordham scored 15 points to lead the way with Morgan Henderson finishing with 13 points. Krista Pietropola and Skyla O’Connor each scored 12 points while Redbank Valley’s Brooke Hinderliter had 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a stat-stuffing performance.

Keystone’s Madison Johnson also scored 10 points while Karns City’s LeeAnn Gibson finished with seven points.

In last Wednesday’s 68-53 at Clarion, the former D9 standouts Hinderliter and Johnson had big games as Hinderliter finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. Johnson had 17 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Hinderliter is averaging 15.1 points per game while leading the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg.) and assists (3.0 apg.).

In the PSAC, Hinderliter ranks 14th in points per game, 18th in rebounding, 11th in field goal percentage (45.1), third in free throw percentage (89.2) and 15th in assists.

Junior high wrestlers win twice

BROCKWAY — The Redbank Valley junior high wrestlers improved their dual meet record to 3-2 with a 37-27 win over Brockway Tuesday night.

The Bulldogs and Rovers split their eight bouts on the mat with the Bulldogs getting wins from Kristopher Shaffer (major) at 138, Zeldon Fisher (pin) at 155, Ray Shreckengost (pin) at 185 and Kolby Barrett (decision) at 210. They also took advantage of three forfeits while giving up one. There were no bouts at six different weights.

Last Friday’s match at Warren was postponed and the Bulldogs needed criteria to beat Punxsutawney last Tuesday after a 39-39 tie.

Against the Chucks, the Bulldogs went 3-3 on the mat with Ridge Cook (pin), Shreckengost (decision) and Barrett (pin).

The Bulldogs (3-3) visit Ridgway Thursday before hosting St. Marys next Tuesday.

Grumley reaches 1,000 for CUP

CLARION — Cameron Grumley netted his 1,000th point in a Clarion University uniform but the Golden Eagles fell at home to Gannon last Saturday afternoon, 87-65.

The Johnsonburg native, the 30th Golden Eagle to reach four digits, finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. One of his baskets was a first-half dunk to bring the fans to their feet at Tippin Gymnasium.

Grumley was averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles, who were scheduled to visit Edinboro University Wednesday and Indiana Saturday.

Clarion-Limestone’s R.J. Laugand finished with four points and three assists in 23 minutes off the bench. Laugand is averaging 6.5 points per game.

The Golden Eagles are back home next Wednesday against California.

CUP women lose to Gannon, Slippery Rock

CLARION — The Clarion University women’s basketball team rallied from a three-score deficit to take a late lead, but the Golden Eagles were unable to totally complete the comeback in falling 50-46 to Gannon at Tippin Gymnasium last Saturday.

The Golden Eagles (7-10, 2-9 PSAC) were back in action on Wednesday against Edinboro on Wednesday before traveling to Indiana Saturday. They host California next Wednesday.

Last Wednesday, the Golden Eagles lost 68-53 to Slippery Rock, which has three former District 9 standouts on the roster. Redbank Valley’s Brooke Hinderliter scored 18 points with eight rebounds, Keystone’s Madison Johnson had 17 points and five rebounds, and Karns City’s LeeAnn Gibson added four points and three rebounds.

Little League signups starting

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

It’s $30 per individual and $60 per family. After that, it’s $40 per individual and $70 per family. Remaining signups are 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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