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College Roundup: On court and off, Moran’s a winner

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley The St. Joe’s of Philly women’s basketball team has been reeling this winter, but they’ve righted themselves in time for the Atlantic 10 Tournament by winning their last two regular-season games. Junior forward Susan Moran of Tullamore, Co. Offaly, recorded double doubles in each game. In a 57-47 victory over Conference rival Temple, she scored 14 points, hitting 5 of 12 from the floor and all four free throws, and pulled down 10 rebounds. The Hawks then feasted on Fordham, 89-55. Moran poured in 26 points, connecting on 9 of 12 field goal attempts and 8 of 9 foul shots. Once again, she had 10 caroms. Moran finished the regular season averaging 22.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. St. Joe’s went 15-12 overall and 9-7 in the Atlantic 10. Moran was recently honored as a Verizon Academic All District 2 selection. A Marketing major, she carries a 3.67 grade point average. Kate Maher made the most of a starting assignment in Sacred Heart’s 68-52 loss to Maryland-Baltimore County. Maher, a freshman from Kilmaquague, was co-high on the team with 12 points, shooting 4 of 7 from the floor, including 2 of 4 3-popinters, and was 2 of 4 from the line. She was also co-high on the squad with seven rebounds. Sacred Heart dropped to 12-13 overall (9-7 Northeastern Conference) with the loss. Iona defeated Manhattan, 68-61, in a match of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals. Siobhan Kilkenny, a sophomore from Castlebar, Co. Mayo, led the Lady Jaspers with 14 points on 5 of 11 from the floor, including 1 of 3 from Gaelic Park, and 3 of 5 from the line. She also managed four steals and two assists. On the other end of the floor, Iona freshman Michelle Fahy, from Galway, chipped in five points, while grabbing six boards. Iona is 9-18 overall and 6-12 in the MAAC. Subsequent to that outing, Manhattan fell to Siena, 62-59. Kilkenny had six points on 3 of 8 from the field. She also had five rebounds for the 14-13 Jaspers (8-10 MAAC).Men’s basketball King’s College ran roughshod over Rutgers-Camden, 83-54. Emmet Donnelly, a Dublin junior, scored six points (2 of 3 from the floor and 2 of 2 from the line), handed out five assists, pulled off four steals and brought down three rebounds. Gary Dredge usually doesn’t go deep, but the 6-foo-9 junior from Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, swished two launchers from downtown in Azusa Pacific’s 100-74 victory over Christian Heritage. Dredge also dropped in a two-pointer and sank 3 of 5 from the line to finish with 11 points. Azusa, which is ranked third in the NAIA rankings, is 30-2 overall and 17-1 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Swimming Tennessee finished second in the Southeastern Conference Championships, garnering 632.5 points to Auburn’s 814. The Volunteers won the 800 freestyle relay for the first time since 1976 with freshman Andrew Bree swimming the second leg. The Vols finished in 6:28.14. Bree, whose home is in Helens Bay, Co. Down, also swam to a fifth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke in 1:57.16. Auburn’s David Denniston won the race in 1:55.52. Bree also tried the 200 individual medley, in which he was 11th in 1:48.27. Florida’s Duncan Sherrard was the winner in 1:45.38.Track & Field Keith Kelly ran 3,000 meters in 7:56.37 to win the New England Indoor Championship at that distance and also qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championship. Kelly, a senior from Drogheda, was followed to the tape by teammates Hamish Thorpe and Paul Reilly, who recorded times of 8:03.02 and 8:23.69, respectively. Reilly is a junior from Loughrea, Co. Galway. His time is an IC4A qualifier. The Friars’ Larry Morrissey qualified for the IC4A Mile with his fourth-place finish in the New England Championships. The Waterford senior was timed in 4:12.87. Providence’s Ciaran Lynch, a Limerick senior, ran fourth in the 5,000 meters, with a 14:50.20 clocking. RayTreacy’s team finished fifth in the team standings. The women Friars trod the boards as well, with Emer O’Shea earning a trip to the ECAC Indoor Championships with a second place finish in the 1,000 meters. The Limerick sophomore’s time was 2:53.61.

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