W&J locked up a double-bye in the upcoming PAC tournament with an exciting 90-84 triumph over rival Waynesburg. The determined play of senior Beka Bellhy, who scored a game-high 29 points, carried the Presidents to the win. Waynesburg trailed 81-79 with 1:47 remaining and was looking for the game-tying basket, but Bellhy came through for a huge block, and moments later, added a layup to give the Presidents an 83-79 lead and some much needed breathing room. From there, the Presidents put the game on ice for their eighth win in a row. For the second time this season, Bellhy was selected as our Foster Law Offices Player of the Game. The PAC Sports Network’s Dave Floyd spoke with Bellhy on the court when the game went final.
Men’s Basketball – Waynesburg #20 Jon Knab
6-4 Sophomore Wing Stat Line: 14 points (6 of 12 shooting)
The Yellow Jackets continued their second-half surge with a dominating 66-39 win over the W&J Presidents and sophomore Jon Knab was one of the top performers for the orange and black. Leading the charge for Waynesburg in transition, Knab beat the Presidents up the floor for 14 points. Knab’s efforts helped Waynesburg to its third straight win and sixth in the last seven games. Knab was selected as the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game by the PAC Sports Network. Watch Dave Floyd’s interview with Knab following the game.
Men’s Basketball – Thomas More #5 Damion King
5-10 Freshman Guard Stat Line: 18 points (14 of 16 on FT’s)
Following an early season loss to Westminster on December 5, Thomas More had plenty of motivation in its rematch with the Titans and Saints came through for an 87-75 triumph over their conference foe. With guard Daniel Williams out due to injury, freshman guard Damion King stepped up for the Saints, in particular from the free-throw line where he drained 14 of 16 attempts. Also dishing out a team-high seven assists, King was crucial to Thomas More’s win. The PAC Sports Network anointed King as the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game. Watch the interview with PACSN’s Nate Regotti and Damion King on the court following the contest.
Women’s Basketball – Thomas More #24 Madison Temple
6-0 Freshman Guard Stat Line: 14 points, 4 assists
In a heavily one-sided game, freshman Madison Temple was one of many Thomas More players who helped the top-ranked Saints to a 105-31 victory over Westminster. In all, 13 players scored points for the No. 1-ranked team in the country and Temple contributed 14 points and four steals in the win. For her efforts, the freshman guard was selected by the PAC Sports Network as the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game. PACSN’s Nate Regotti chatted with Temple following the game.
Men’s Basketball – Thiel #23 Avril Campbell
6-4 Sophomore Forward Stat Line: Career-high 20 points, 10 rebounds
The Thiel Tomcats picked up their fifth conference win of the season with a 77-63 win at Geneva on Saturday. The Tomcats received a tremendous effort from sophomore Avril Campbell who netted a career-high 20 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double. Thiel built a nine-point lead in the first half thanks in large part to Campbell who scored 16 of his 20 points in the opening half. For his efforts, Campbell was named the Foster Law Offices Player of the Game by the PAC Sports Network. PACSN’s Rob Longo chatted with Campbell following the victory.