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Hardwood Honors

Dibble, Bowen Complete Strong First Seasons

Penn State Behrend freshman Alanna Dibble was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Third Team All-Conference after averaging 10.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this season. Photo courtesy of Penn State Behrend Athletics

ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend women’s basketball freshman Alanna Dibble was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Third Team All-Conference.

Dibble (Lakewood/Southwestern Central School) led the team averaging 10.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game. Dibble had a 52.8 field goal percentage for the second best in the conference, also finishing fifth in the conference for rebounds per game. Dibble had eight double-doubles on the season.

She had her highest career game against La Roche on Jan. 31 scoring 21 points, finishing the season with a total of 284 points and 22 rebounds.

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COBLESKILL — Coming off a fall season that saw them capture a pair of invitational titles while posting three second-place finishes, the SUNY Cobleskill men’s golf team enters the 2019 campaign ranked fourth overall in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll. The Fighting Tigers finished fourth in a field of nine team’s at the league’s 2018 NEAC championship tournament.

SUNY Brockport’s Josh Nelson, center, is pictured with his family and members of the men’s basketball staff prior to his final home game for the Golden Eagles. Submitted photo

“The ranking is more a reflection on last year’s conference tournament finish so it’s not surprising that we are ranked where we are,” Fighting Tigers head coach Joseph McCarthy. “Hopefully by the time we get to the championship tournament we will play well enough to move up in the standings.”

Cobleskill’s success will be dependent on a pair of Second Team All-NEAC honorees in senior Cody Latimer (Mayville/Chautauqua Lake-Jamestown Community College), who placed eighth at the league’s 2018 championship tournament and senior Colin Hizny (Endicott/Union-Endicott High School-SUNY Broome), who finished ninth at the league’s championship event.

Also returning for the Fighting Tigers this season is sophomore Joe Perry (Watertown/South Jefferson High School), who was named the NEAC Golfer of the Week during the fall after winning the 2018 SUNY Cobleskill Jug Classic on Sept. 7.

Among the freshman Brock Ricketts (Cherry Creek/Pine Valley High School) had an excellent fall season and will be counted on to continue to improve during the drive towards the league championship tournament.

The Fighting Tigers will open the spring season when they travel to Bloomfield, New Jersey for the 2019 New York University Spring Invitational hosted by the Violets at the Forest Hill Country Club on Saturday, March 30, beginning at 1 p.m. and Sunday, March 31 at 8 a.m.

Loyola University Maryland freshman midfielder Chase Scanlan (18) was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second straight week. Photo courtesy of Loyola University | Chris McNulty

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BROCKPORT — Josh Nelson (Jamestown/Frewsburg Central School) recently completed his senior season at SUNY Brockport.

The Golden Eagles finished 17-11 overall and 11-7 in SUNYAC play, defeating SUNY Potsdam in the conference tournament quarterfinals and SUNY Plattsburgh in the semifinals before dropping a 55-50 championship game decision to SUNY Oswego.

Nelson started all 28 games for SUNY Brockport this season, averaging 5.1 points, and 1.5 rebounds per game while handing out 17 assists and picking up 15 steals. Nelson made 42 3-pointers, hitting on 39.6 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

Nelson’s season-high in points came in the Golden Eagles’ first game of the season when he scored 13 points. He scored 10 points against SUNY Potsdam on Jan. 26 and 11 in the conference tournament semifinal win over SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Alfred University freshman Elliot Bowen (Salamanca/Ellicottville Central School) was named the Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year.

Bowen is only the second Alfred player to be named the Empire 8 Rookie of the Year. Dillon Stein (’07) earned Rookie of the Year honors in 2003-04. Bowen finished the season averaging 10.8 points per game, leading all freshman across the conference. His mark of 5.0 rebounds per game ranked second among first-year players, trailing only teammate Brewster Marshall (Horseheads/Horseheads Central School) who finished the regular season with 5.2 rebounds per game. Bowen also finished seventh among all players in the Empire 8 with 0.8 blocks per game while playing 22.3 minutes per game.

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Loyola University Maryland midfielder Chase Scanlan (Irving/Silver Creek Central School-IMG Academy) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second time in as many weeks on Monday after scoring three goals to go with two assists last week at Duke University.

The freshman led the Greyhounds in both goals and points against the Blue Devils, bringing his 2019 totals to 18 goals, seven assists and 25 points through six games.

His 18 goals are tops amongst all NCAA Division I freshmen this season and his 25 points are the most by a freshman midfielder. Scanlan has tallied two or more points in all six of Loyola’s games this year, and he has three or more points in each of the last five. He also has four games with three or more goals scored thus far in 2019.

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