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Alumni Update - Brian Heinle (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa: Senior Brian Heinle became the eighth player in school history to reach 1,000 career points, as he dropped 20 in aHeinle PGU losing effort to Hilbert College 99-83 Saturday afternoon in Greensburg.

The Bobcats and Hawks now sit tied at 12-4 in the conference with just two games remaining. UPG holds the tiebreaker over Hilbert for the No. 3 seed based on their earlier win over Penn State Behrend.

Heinle, a St. Joseph graduate, scored points 997 and 998 on a layup with 12:51 left in the first half to cut the Hilbert lead to 13-12 early on. After the Bobcats fell behind by 10 with under 9 minutes to play, Heinle took it upon himself to not only get that 1,000th point, but to also get UPG back in the game.  

Heinle converted a layup for the historic mark, then off a turnover just 2 seconds later drained a three pointer to cut the Hawks lead in half at 32-27, sparking a Hilbert timeout and sending the crowd into a frenzy.

 

(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)

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Girls Basketball: St. Joseph scrambling for a playoff spot

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the St. Joseph girls basketball team.

2015 0205 StJoseph GBasketball(Photo: St. Joseph's Jeana Luciana tries to drive past Vincentian's Sarah Marusic during a Section 2-A game. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"The playoffs started early for the St. Joseph High School girls basketball team.

Scrambling for a playoff spot in tightly packed Section 2-A, games have taken on a must-win atmosphere recently for the Spartans, who are 6-12 and 3-7 in the section with two section games remaining.

Vincentian Academy (17-1, 10-0) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (15-4, 10-1) are the class of the section and will finish as the top two teams. Riverview (13-6, 7-4) is also playoff bound.

After that it comes down to Leechburg (10-9, 4-6) and St. Joseph. Leechburg was scheduled to play Vincentian Monday, but that game was postponed. St. Joseph lost to Riverview Monday but had a game scheduled Tuesday against winless Springdale. A victory in that one sets up a showdown tonight at Leechburg with the winner earning a playoff berth."

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Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CRESSON, Pa -  A pair of free throws by Rocco Contristano broke a 104-104 tie with just 35 seconds left as the Pitt-Greensburg men'sConnelly PGU basketball team hung on for a 110-104 road victory over AMCC foe Mt. Aloysius College Monday evening.

Pitt-Greensburg evens its overall record at 8-8 while improving to a league best 8-1 in the AMCC.  The Mounties fall to 6-10 on the season and 4-5 in conference play.

Pitt-Greensburg was paced by Matt Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, who finished with a career-high 30 points on 11 of 15 shooting and 5 of 7 from three point range.

 

(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)

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Cross Country: St. Joseph runners claim titles

Written by Brittany Goncar on .

St. Joseph's Brian Hackman and Jordan Wiser both won individual titles in Class A action on Thursday.

Hackman held an 11-second lead over Greensburg Central Catholic's Vince Mirigliano for the win in the Tri-State Coaches Association Invitational at the California University of Pennsylvania.

Eli Urban (third) was the only other runner to finish in the top five for St. Joseph.

For the girls, Wiser completed the 5k course in 21 minutes, 20.38 seconds. She was joined in the top five by Kate Ott, who finished in 22:42.60.

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Alumni Update - Kelly Mehal (Waynesburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENVILLE, Pa. – Waynesburg University women's golf team competed in the Thiel CollegeMehal Waynesburg Fall Invitational on Saturday. The event was held at the Tam O'Shanter Golf Course.

 

The Yellow Jackets were led by senior Kelly Mehal, a St. Joseph graduate, who carded a team-best score of 105 on the Par-72 course. Waynesburg placed eighth at the eight-team event.

 

(photo courtesy of Waynesburg University)