By John Manley
Susan Moran was forced to shoulder a heavy burden in St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia’s two basketball contests last week. The junior from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, comprises half of a potent dual attack with teammate Angela Zampella, but the latter was ineffective in the Hawks’ 67-51 defeat of La
Salle, and then sat out the Duquesne match, which the Dukes won, 69-66.
Foul trouble limited Moran to 28 minutes in the La Salle win, but she sparked a rally that saw the Hawks storm back from a 3-point halftime deficit. Moran drained eight of 12 field-goal attempts and converted all four free throws for 20 points. She also had five rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
Moran played all 40 minutes in the Duquesne loss, scoring 26 points on 7-for-19 shooting from the floor and 12-for-12 from the stripe. Her eight rebounds and six assists were game highs. St. Joe’s is 11-9 overall and 5-4 in the Atlantic 10.
Manhattan College’s Siobhan Kilkenny was held to 4 points in each of the first two of three Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference games that the Jaspers played last week. While the sophomore from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, shot a respectable 2-for-5 from the field in a 72-63 loss to Fairfield, she was ice cold in a 76-59 victory over Marist. She connected on only one of eight field goal attempts and was 2-for-3 from the foul line. She found her shooting eye against Siena, going 6-for-8, including two of four from long range, for 14 points. She also had two assists and three steals in just 17 minutes. Manhattan lost, however, 85-74, and dropped to 10-9 overall and 4-6 in the MAAC.
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MAAC rival Iona had even less luck than Manhattan. The Gaels lost to both St. Peter’s, 75-68, and Siena, 68-54. Freshman Michelle Fahy from Galway led Iona in rebounding in the St. Peter’s loss with eight. She scored five points, shooting 2-for-6 from the floor and 1-for-3 from the line. She also had four assists before fouling out. Fahy shot 3-for-8 from the field against Siena for six points. Five caroms landed in her hands and she forced three turnovers. Iona fell to 5-14 overall and 2-8 in the MAAC.Men’s basketball
Peder Madsen scored 12 of his 15 points from outside the three-point arc in Teikyo Post’s 82-69 loss to Felician. The Dublin junior’s output was co-high for the Waterbury, Conn., school. Mick Richardson, a senior from Dublin, added six points, while Derry sophomore Ronan O’Leary converted a free throw for one point. Post is 12-6.
King’s College features some prolific scorers, so Emmet Donnelly’s role centers more around getting the ball to them than finding a way to flush it through the net. The Dublin junior scored two points, both on free throws, in King’s 94-75 victory over Misericordia. He attempted no shots from the floor, but added three assists and three steals to the Monarchs’ cause. King’s then went to overtime against Lycoming, dropping a 97-94 verdict. Donnelly chipped in eight points on 2-for-4 shooting from the floor, including one of three from long range, and 3-for-4 from the foul line. He padded his stats with six assists, five rebounds and three steals. King’s record stands at 12-5.
Gary Dredge is off the injured list and put in 13 minutes as Azusa Pacific defeated California Baptist, 79-73. Dredge, a junior from Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, scored two points and grabbed two boards for the 20-2 Cougars, ranked eighth in the NAIA.Swimming
When you compete at the Div. III level, there linger questions as to your ability to step up and do it at the top level, Div. I. Kenyon College recently met Ohio State in a dual meet, and while the latter squad prevailed, 126-79, Kenyon’s Erica Carroll showed that she has the stuff to swim at the Div. I level. Kenyon won two of the 11 events contested, with Carroll picking up an individual victory and contributing to a relay
win. She won the 100 backstroke in 1:00.33 and led off the 200 medley relay, which was won in 1:50.28. Carroll’s father and mother come from Milford, Co. Cork, and Charlestown, Co. Mayo, respectively.
Niall McGrane is on the scene at Cleveland State and has added depth to the Vikings’ efforts in the water. The Dublin freshman swam the second leg of Cleveland’s winning effort in the 400 medley relay in a tri-meet with Duquesne and Xavier of Cincinnati. Fellow freshman Aidan McLaughlin, also from Dublin, swam the anchor leg. Individually, McGrane finished second in the 200 butterfly, with a time of 1:57.35 to winning teammate Andrew Hancock’s 1:55.85. McGrane was also fourth in the 200 individual medley, which he swam in 2:02.97. Cleveland’s Warren Vickers won this heat in 1:55.30. McLaughlin also posted a pair of second-place finishes in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. The Vikings defeated both rivals and improved to 5-3.
Tennessee’s Andrew Bree was a three-time winner in the Vols’ 147-88 win over Louisville. The freshman from Helens Bay, Co. Down, was a winner in the 100 breaststroke (timed in 55.63) and the 400 individual medley (3:55.54). He also took a turn on the third-ranked Vols’ win in the 200 medley relay, which they swam in 1:31.88.