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College Roundup Moran gets her points across; Fahy stars for Iona

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Susan Moran carried the offensive load for St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia’s women’s basketball team, which split its two games last week. The Hawks led off with a 62-52 victory over St. Bonaventure, in which the junior forward from Tullamore, Co. Offaly had a double-double. She scored 26 points, shooting 10-for-16 from the floor and 6-for-8 from the foul line. St. Joe’s then lost to George Washington, 63-58, with Moran scoring 27 points on 9-for-19 shooting from the floor and 9-for-11 from the line. She had nine rebounds and two steals. St. Joe’s is 13-11 overall and 7-6 in the Atlantic 10.

Iona’s Michelle Fahy performed some high percentage shooting as the Gaels split two games last week. The Galway freshman scored nine points, while playing all 40 minutes, in a 62-59 loss to Canisius. She was 2-for-4 from the field and 5-for-8 from the stripe. She grabbed four rebounds and handed out two assists. Fahy’s shooting eye enabled her to connect on 6 of 8 field goal attempts in an 81-75 win over Niagara. She also threw down 6 of 7 from the line to finish with 18 points. Fahy had 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals. Iona is 6-17 overall and 3-11 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Siobhan Kilkenny took only three shots in Manhattan’s 71-60 triumph over Canisius, but the sophomore from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, found nothing but net each time. She finished with six points. Prior to that, Kilkenny scored 11 points in a 74-64 loss to Fairfield. She nailed 5 of 10 from the

floor. She also earned credit for 2 assists and 4 steals. Manhattan is 13-11 overall and 7-8 in the MAAC.

Sacred Heart’s Kate Maher was inserted into the starting lineup against Quinnipiac. The Kilmaquague freshman scored six points, hitting 2 of 3 from the field and both free throws in a 78-68 loss. She had 3 rebounds in 21 minutes. Maher previously scored 7 points in a 55-42 loss to Central Connecticut State. She made 2 of 8 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from long distance, and 2 of 2 from the foul line. She also grabbed four rebounds and earned 2 assists. Sacred Heart is 11-10 and 7-5 in the Northeast Conference.

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Men’s basketball

Emmet Donnelly scored five points in King’s College’s 74-71 loss to DeSales. The junior from Dublin unleashed only one field goal attempt, a 3-pointer, and made it. He also converted both free throws. He was credited with two assists and two steals. King’s also suffered a close loss to Drew, 84-81. Donnelly chipped in two points and assisted on four buckets. King’s is 14-7 overall and 6-6 in the Mid-Atlantic Conference’s Freedom Division.

Tennis

Nick Malone led Brown to victories over Rutgers and Connecticut. The junior from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, defeated Rutgers’ Akshay Jagdale, 6-4, 6-2, at first singles. He also picked up a win at first doubles with Jamie Cerretami, defeating Jagdale and Greg Schweitzer, 8-4. The UConn victim was Mike Furman, 6-0, 6-0. Malone and Cerretami were 8-3 winners over Furman and Joe Lang at first doubles. Brown edged Rutgers, 4-3, and romped over UConn

7-0.

Harvard’s Jennie Timoney split a pair of matches last week. She handed Seton Hall’s Beth Dugan a 6-2, 6-1 defeat at fifth singles. Harvard won the match, 7-0. Timoney, a junior from Celbridge, Co. Kildare, then lost at sixth singles to Penn State’s Leighann Merryman, 6-2, 6-4. Penn State won the match, 5-2.

Swimming

Cleveland State defeated Valparaiso, 129-84. Dublin freshmen Niall McGrane and Aidan McLaughlin swam the third and fourth legs of Cleveland’s winning effort in the 200 medley relay, which was completed in 1:39.34. McGrane was also a close second to teammate Mauricio Barrios in the 400 individual medley. McGrane’s clocking of 4:16.35 was only 33-hundredths of a second off Barrios’s winning time.

The Valparaiso victory followed on the heels of a loss to Notre Dame, 136-102. The Dublin duo comprised the final two legs of the medley relay, only this time the event covered 400 yards. The final time was 3:30.57.

McGrane’s best individual performance was a third-place finish in the 200 butterfly. He finished in 1:56.73, behind Notre Dame’s Ryan Verlin, whose 1:53.35 won the race. McGrane was also fifth in the 200 individual medley, in 2:02.51. McGrane also swam the second leg of the Vikings’ triumphant 400 freestyle relay. His splits of 22.47 and 24.58 gave him the fastest time for 100 yards of the 16 competitors who took to the pool in this event.

Golf

The spring season has started and Alabama-Birmingham’s Gr’me McDowell teed off with a 21st-place tie in the Gator Invitational at the University of Florida Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla. The junior from Portrush, Co. Antrim, finished at even par 210 after 54 holes, having shot 72, 67 and 71.

McDowell and Daniel Ozley were low men for UAB, which placed 11th in the 15-team field. Florida won its own tournament and was led by Camilo Benedetti, who was the medalist at 196.

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