Campus Roundup: Penn State DuBois wins title|
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
With the winter season is coming to a close with several former Progressland athletes having successful seasons in the collegiate ranks. Here's a closer look at our former local standouts:
Cliff Hill, Penn State DuBois: Hill claimed the 197-pound title for Penn State DuBois, which claimed the conference crown at the USCAA-PSUAC National Wrestling Invitational over the weekend at Rec Hall.
The former Clearfield wrestler helped the Lions to a second-place finish in the tournament, just eight points behind Apprentice School.
Penn State DuBois (6-6) returns to the mat on March 2 when it travels to Penn College for the NCWA Mid-East Qualifier.
Tyler Ferguson, Pitt-Bradford: The Panthers finished the regular season by winning their final three contests to take a 13-12 record into the AMCC tournament, which was set to begin on Tuesday. Ferguson, a former Progressland Player of the Year from West Branch, is one of two Pitt-Bradford players to have started in all 25 contests. Ferguson is second on the team with his 11.2 points per game average, while his 6.7 rebounds are tops.
Ferguson has pulled down 167 rebounds to go along with 23 assists, 18 steals and four blocks.
Morgan Biddle, Pitt-Greensburg: Biddle and the Lady Bobcats (11-15) fell in their AMCC quarterfinal contest to Penn State Behrend on Tuesday night. The boxscore was unavailable.
Biddle and Co. also fell in their regular season finale, 65-56, at Medaille College on Saturday afternoon. The former Glendale standout posted an 11-point, 10-rebound effort in the defeat, while adding a block and a steal in 21 minutes of play. Biddle has played in all 25 games and has made 8 starts in totaling 7.3 points per game. Biddle is second on the team with 4.6 rebounds per contest, while adding 34 blocks and 20 steals.
Patience McCullough, Penn State DuBois: The Penn State DuBois' women's basketball team saw its season come to a close with an 88-61 loss at Penn State York on Feb. 12.
Purchase Line graduate Patience McCullough had six points and seven rebounds in the loss for the Lady Lions. Penn State DuBois completed its slate with a 5-15 mark.
Swimming and Diving
Alex Fisher, Gannon: Fisher and his Golden Knights teammates recently competed in the PSAC Championships. The former Clearfield standout helped Gannon's 400 medley relay to a second-place showing and the 200 medley relay to a third-place finish. Fisher's split in the 400 was a 58.08, while he posted a split of 25.84 in the 200. Fisher was 11th in the 200 and 14th in the 100 breaststroke. The Gannon freshman finished the 200 in 2:11.22, while he finished the 100 with a finals time of 59.51. Gannon was fourth in the team standings, as West Chester swept the team titles. The Golden Knights are back in action March 6-10 at the NCAA Division II National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Scott Rosenthal, Penn State: Rosenthal returned to action for the first time this season, overcoming an injury, as No. 1 Penn State topped 11th ranked William & Mary and No. 12 Temple in a tri-meet on Saturday. The Clearfield alum is the school-record holder in the still rings, where he posted a 15.500. Penn State is back in action Saturday when it hosts Springfield College.
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