College Corner: Former Phantoms Deyo, Keys, DiFebbo continue hoops

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At Division III Alvernia University in Reading, Harrison Deyo (Phoenixville) scored 10 points and pulled down eight rebounds as his team defeated Johns Hopkins, 81-65, on Nov. 20.

In Division II, redshirt-freshman Marcus Williams (Perkiomen Valley) scored six points and grabbed five rebounds in Shippensburg’s 78-62 loss to Cheyney on Nov. 23.

Williams earned his first career start on Nov. 20 against Lock Haven as he played a team-high 35 minutes and corraled 14 rebounds.

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Cabrini junior Amber Keys (Phoenixville) scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds off the bench as her team improved to 3-1 to start the season following a 73-58 victory over No. 25 Widener University at Nerney Field House on Nov. 23.

The victory extended Cabrini’s home winning streak to 16 regular season games, dating back to the 2011-12 season.

Gwynedd Mercy’s Chandler DiFebbo (Phoenixville) scored 11 points, but the Griffins fell victim to a Juniata comeback, 86-81, Nov. 23.

VOLLEYBALL

At Division II Millersville University, Katie Lesinski (Pope John Paul II) was named PSAC All-Conference for a third straight season after being named freshman of the year in 2011 and getting onto the second team as a sophomore.

Lesinski led the team in kills with 339, which ranked eighth in the conference and ninth in program history for kills in a season.

The Schwenksville native also moved up to seventh ont he career charts for attack attempts in a career with 2,730. Her 2.97 kills per set were good for eighth in the league.

At Division III Eastern University, Amy Guarino (Pope John Paul II) saw her season conclude during the national quarterfinals against the Emory University Eagles on Nov. 21.

Eastern closed out the year with a 32-5 record and advanced to the quarterfinals for just the second time in school history.

WATER POLO

Sophomore Carl Dowzicky (Collegeville, Germantown Academy) of Navy was honored as the Collegiate Water Polo Association South Division Player of the Year.

Dowzicky was recognized as the CWPA South Player of the Year after leading the Midshipmen with 65 points and 52 total goals. An all-around solid performer, accumulated 28 steals in 28 games. He is the first Navy player to earn this honor since Conor Handley was named in 2011. It marked the eighth time a Navy player has been chosen as the CWPA South Player of the Year.

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CROSS COUNTRY

In Division I, La Salle completed its highly successful campaign on Nov. 23 at Van Cortlandt Park in New York by finishing fifth in a 10-team field at the IC4A Championships despite running without several of its top performers.

Vince Perozze (Perkiomen Valley) finished in 10th place overall and second on the Exploers team with a time of 25:25.5.

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In Division III, Elizabethtown placed 29th overall out of 32 teams with 644 points during the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Traci Tempone (Perkiomen Valley), who competed in her final collegiate cross country race, finished in the top quarter of the competition on Nov. 23. The four-time All-Region runner crossed in 22:21.1 and took 66th overall in a field of 280 runners.

Rachel Carr (Phoenixville) is also a member of the Elizabethtown squad.

FOOTBALL

In the Division II playoffs, Kayo Bakare (Perkiomen Valley) made one tackle as No. 15 West Chester University defeated American International College, 38-7, in the first round of the NCAA Division II Football Tournament on Nov. 23 at John A. Farrell Stadium.

In the Division III playoffs, Tyler Pollick (Pope John Paul II) recorded five tackles while Ryan Ignatovig (Pope John Paul II) helped anchor the offensive line that permitted Franklin & Marshall to amass 456 total yards as the Diplomats eliminated Delaware Valley College, 38-14, to win its fifth ECAC title and first since 209.

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Moravian junior defender Lewis Cooper (Spring-Ford) was named to the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll for a second straight year.

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SWIMMING

At Division I Towson University, Caroline Hodgins (Perkiomen Valley) was a standout in a 201-75 victory over McDaniel on Nov. 23 at Burdick Pool. Hodgins won the 50- and 1,000-yard freestyle events and placed second in the 200-yard butterfly.

Towson’s swimming and diving team moved to 10-0 this season with the victory. The Tigers have now won 10 or more meets in one season for the seventh consecutive year under head coach Pat Mead.