By John Manley
Gary Dredge scored 13 points, including some crucial buckets in overtime, as Azusa Pacific defeated Westmont, 114-106. Dredge, a 6-foot-9 sophomore from Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, connected on 5-of-6 attempts from the floor and 3-of-5 foul shots. He also had seven rebounds for Azusa, which is ranked ninth among NAIA teams.
"Gary did a great job," said Bill Odell, head coach of the Cougars. "He played with intensity and confidence. He played the way I expect him to all the time."
In other recent action, Dredge scored four points (2-for-4 from the floor) and had four rebounds before fouling out in an 88-74 victory over Point Loma Nazarene. He then contributed six points (1-for-3 field goal attempts and 4-for-4 from the line), while grabbing six boards in a 104-77 blowout of Hope International.
Dredge is averaging 5.4 points per game, with a field goal percentage of 53.4 percent. He has also been good for 4.5 five rebounds per contest, while starting at center for the Cougars. Azusa, which is located northwest of Los Angeles, is 14-3.
Also, Teikyo Post fell to 3-9 with an 84-68 loss to New Hampshire College. Sophomore guard Peter Madsen from Dublin hit double figures with 10 points. Kieran Quinn, a 6-6 senior forward from Cappagh White, Co. Tipperary, contributed nine points, while Mick Richardson, a 6-4 junior from Dublin, chipped in with two.
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Every point counted as King’s downed Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison, 82-79, and four of those King’s points were deposited by Emmet Donnelly. The Dublin
sophomore had a field goal and two free throws. King’s is now 9-4.
Mercy isn’t a word that seems to be in the vocabulary used by the St. Joseph’s (Pa.) women’s basketball team. The Hawks ran roughshod over two Atlantic-10 rivals last week. They had their way with St. Bonaventure, 73-44, then crushed Fordham, 77-29. St. Joe’s forward Susan Moran led the scoring parade in the St. Bonnies rout with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor and 1-of-2 from the line. She also reeled in five rebounds in 25 minutes of action. The Tullamore, Co. Offaly sophomore then scored 15 points against Fordham, hitting 5-of-10 from the floor and 5-of-6 from the line. She had four rebounds. St. Joe’s is 14-2 overall and 5-0 against Atlantic-10 rivals.
If those St. Joe’s scores looked lopsided, then how about Stevens Tech’s 82-17 mauling of Kings Point? Niamh Joyce pitched in with two points for Stevens, while handling six rebounds. Joyce, a 5-9 junior, is an Irish native now living in Edison, N.J. Stevens, located in Hoboken, N.J., is riding a seven-game winning streak after losing their first two contests of the season.