College Corner: Keys helps lift Cabrini

Amber Keys (Phoenixville), a 5-10 sophomore forward, has been one of the Cabrini College women’s basketball leaders.

Keys has played in 24 games for the Cavaliers this season with two games as a starter. She is averaging 16.5 minutes per game.

Keys has scored 239 points for an average of 10.0 points per game. Keys is shooting 108-for-219 from the field (.493 percentage) and 23-for-55 at the free throw line. Keys has grabbed 161 rebounds with 94 off the offensive glass and 67 defensive for an average of 6.7 per game.

Keys also has 22 assists, 24 steals and 10 blocked shots for the Cavaliers, who are enjoying a fine season at 22-3 overall and 16-0 in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC).


Janay Winston (Phoenixville) scored a season-high 23 points, but Penn STate-Abington dropped its season finale to Penn State-Harrisburg, 71-62, to close out the year at 9-16 overall and 7-11 in conference action.

Chrissy Esbensen (Royersford, St. Pius X) led Immaculata University in scoring (13.9 points per game), assists (75), steals (55) and 3-point field goal percentage (40.9 percent) while averaging nearly 35 minutes per game for the Mighty Macs.

Esbensen capped her career by scoring a game-high 19 points Wednesday night to go along with seven rebounds in a 60-41 victory over Cairn University.

Kutztown University senior Ashley Wood (Spring-Ford) scored a team-high 16 points in the Bears’ 68-63 loss to Millersville last Saturday.

Saint Vincent senior Melissa Mansur (St. Pius X) scored 11 points and pulled down six rebounds in a 75-52 loss to Thomas More.



Vermont junior and Collegeville native Chris McCarthy had two goals in the Catamounts’ 3-1 victory over Northeastern last Saturday, helping to secure a weekend sweep of the Huskies.

The victories allowed Vermont to gain some breathing room in Hockey East, where eight of the 10 teams make the playoffs. Vermont moved uip tos eventh place with a four-point margin over ninth-place Maine.

Fellow Collegeville native Adam Berkle, a sophomore at Bowling Green, scored in a 4-3 loss to Ferris State. Berkle also assisted on a goal in the second period.



Elizabethtown freshman Rachel Carr (Phoenixville) helped the distance medley post the second-fastest time in school history at the Susquehanna Open with a 12:15.52. Carr was joined by junior Traci Tempone (Perkiomen Valley).

Carr also helped set a season-best in the 4x400 relay with a 4:08.79.


Marist sophomore Billy Drennen (Spring-Ford) finished fifth in the 1,650 freestyle (16:12.09) at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships.