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College Roundup Olympian Bree now pooling for Tenn.

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Andy Bree had a good reason for delaying his enrollment at the University of Tennessee until the winter semester. September found the Helens Bay, Co.

Down, swimmer representing the Republic in the Sydney Olympics. Bree has since found his way to Knoxville and taken to the waters there in a manner suggesting his arrival was worth the wait.

Bree racked up two victories in the Vols’ first meet of 2001, a 133.5-102.5 win over Arizona State. Bree parted the waves fastest in both the 200 individual medley, in 1:52.15, and the 200 breaststroke, in 2:05.62.

The sixth-ranked Vols returned to action the next day against top-ranked Texas, upsetting the Longhorns, 121-120. Bree swam the same events in faster times, but found the competition a little deeper on this occasion. He placed fourth in the 200 individual medley, which he finished in 1:51.92. Texas’ Nate Dusing was home first in 1:48.87. Bree’s time of 2:00.84 in the 200 breaststroke entitled him to second place. Teammate Brendan Hansen had the

winning clocking of 2:00.13.

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Women’s basketball

St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia split a pair of Atlantic 10 games last week. The Hawks fell to George Washington, 86-76, despite Susan Moran’s 27 points.

The junior forward from Tullamore, Co. Offaly, found the range on 10 of 15 shots from the floor, while converting all seven free throws. She also had six rebounds. The Hawks then bounced back to defeat Duquesne, 81-69. Moran exploded for a career-high 36 points, shooting 11-for-18 from the floor and 14 of 15 from the line. She also paced the Hawks on the boards, collecting nine caroms. St. Joe’s is 9-6 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Manhattan College has come to rely more on Siobhan Kilkenny’s output. The sophomore from Castlebar, Co. Mayo scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the floor and 5-of-5 from the stripe as the Lady Jaspers knocked off Iona, 67-63. The 19 points and four rebounds she grabbed were both career highs. The Gaels’ Michelle Fahy was held to five points, although her nine caroms, collected in just 19 minutes, were a game high. Fahy is a freshman from Galway. Iona dropped to 4-9 (1-3 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with the loss.

Kilkenny then led Manhattan to a 74-65 victory over Canisius. In a sterling performance, she paced the winners with 16 points, hitting 7-of-15 from the field (including 1-of-4 from long distance) and 1-of-2 from the line. She also had nine rebounds, five assists and three steals. The Lady Jaspers then lost to Niagara, 65-57. Kilkenny was limited to 19 minutes of play, due to foul trouble, which saw her ejected from the game. She was held to four points on 2-of-8 shooting. Manhattan is 9-6 overall and 3-3 in the MAAC.

Men’s basketball

Mick Richardson returned to the court for Teikyo Post and was co-high scorer for the Eagles in a 65-64 loss to Caldwell College. The Dublin senior contributed 18 points. Teammate Peder Madsen scored all of his nine points on launches from outside the three-point arc. Madsen is a junior from Dublin. Teikyo fell to 9-3 with the loss.

King’s defeated Drew, 74-58, with junior forward Emmet Donnelly scoring five points for the winners. The Dubliner also meted out four assists. King’s is now 9-3.

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