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Alumni Update - Amirah Moore (Washington & Jefferson)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH -- Amirah Moore finished just three assists short of a triple-double while leading the Washington &Moore WJ Jefferson women's basketball team to comeback win at Chatham,82-74, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 7, in Presidents' Athletic Conference action.

 

Trailing by seven points early in the second half, the Presidents used an 8-2 run to cut their deficit to just one point with 5:44 to play in the third. Then, trailing by four with 1:22 to play in the third, the Presidents went on a 15-3 run, spanning into the fourth quarter, to take a 66-60 lead.

 

After Chatham responded with six points to tie the game, the Presidents got hot once again, this time going on a 14-3 run spanning nearly three and a half out of the final four minutes of the game to take an 80-69 lead.


Moore, a Moon graduate, totaled 17 points in the game to go along with a career-high 12 rebounds, her first career double-digit rebound game. Moore also dished out seven assists in the game and blocked a shot.

 

(photo courtesy of Washington & Jefferson College)

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Hockey: Moon hoping to pull away from the pack

Written by Keith Barnes on .

No team in the Class 2A West Division has really been able to get on a hot enough streak to pull away from the rest of the pack.

Moon, though, might have just the right amount of mojo.

Not only are the Tigers (9-1-1) only one point behind first-place Mt. Lebanon, they have two games in hand on the Blue Devils. Not to mention, they have also reeled off a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) to put them into that position.

And they could take over sole possession of first place tonight with a win over third-place Quaker Valley (9-4-0) at 9 p.m. at the Baierl Complex in Warrendale. It will be the first time the two teams have met this season with their encore slated for Feb. 13.

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Alumni Update - Kyle Bondi (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

HAMBURG, N.Y. - Hilbert shot 51.9% for the game connecting on 40-of-its-77 field goal attempts on the afternoon as itBondi PGU defeated the Pitt-Greensburg men's basketball team 104-62 in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference battle Saturday afternoon.

 

Pitt-Greensburg came out hot in the first half shooting 44.8% from the field as it knocked down 13-of-29 and trailed 51-35 at halftime, but went cold in the second 20 minutes shooting just 34.4 percent.


Kyle Bondi, a Moon graduate, came off the bench and led the Bobcats with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting.

 

(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg)

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Boys Basketball: Moon-Mars no longer waiting for punchline

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It hasn't been all that long since every contest in every sport between Moon and Mars High Schools featured some space travel joke. When the football teams met, there was even talk of T-shirts being printed.

When the boys' basketball teams meet at Moon tonight at 7:30, though, there will be more than a punchline at stake. The teams meet with a combined record of 15-3 and are both undefeated in Class 5A Section 2 play – Mars is 3-0 and Moon is 2-0.

The game will feature Division I prospects on each side, as well. Mars has Robby Carmody and Moon has 6-8 Jarrod Simmons, who has Ivy League offers but is getting other looks, as well. To ignore Simmons would obviously not be opponents' best interests, but ignoring the rest of the team isn't wise, either. In a 72-65 home win over perennial power Hampton, guard Nick Castleveter came through with 29 points.