District college notes: Derry grad Gulibon captures Big 10 honor
Penn State sophomore Jim Gulibon (Derry) was named the Big 10 wrestler of the week.
Gulibon, who is ranked No. 5 at the 133-pound weight class, upset No. 2 Mason Beckman of Lehigh, 8-3.
It was Gulibon’s first Big 10 honor and he becomes the first Penn State wrestler since David Taylor on Jan. 7, 2014, to win the honor.
St. Vincent upsets Bethany
St. Vincent football ended the season on a high note by upsetting Bethany, 41-35.
After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, St. Vincent scored the next four touchdowns to grab a 27-14 lead.
Shavonta Craft rushed for two touchdowns and quarterback Matt Deakins tossed four touchdown passes, two to Damon Black.
Craft rushed for 123 yards, while Deakins completed 28 of 41 passes for 304 yards. Black had nine catches for 119 yards.
Lazaro Garcia and Dustin Lowman each caught touchdown passes.
Matt McCarthy had 14 tackles and Nick Revis 12.
St. Vincent finished the season 4-6 under first-year coach Ron Dalciato.
Bearcats men drop opening games
St. Vincent men’s basketball lost two games at the Marietta College Classic.
The Bearcats fell to Denison University, 58-52, on Saturday despite 20 points from Pat Jones. Then they dropped a 72-60 decision to Marietta.
J.C. Howard led St. Vincent with 13 points. Jones, who did not play, was named to the Marietta Shrine All-Tournament team.
St. Vincent returns to action Saturday at the College of Wooster Tournament. The Bearcats will play The College of Wooster and then Mount Union on Sunday.
SVC women begin long road trip
The St. Vincent women’s basketball team will be on a four-game road trip beginning Friday at La Roche College.
The team then visits Juniata on Wednesday before opening Presidents’ Athletic Conference action Dec. 1 at Chatham and Dec. 3 at Bethany.
Dunlap receives PAC honor
Washington & Jefferson senior Valerie Dunlap (Latrobe) earned MVP honors at the Penn State-Behrend Tip-Off Tournament, helping her team defeated Rochester Institute of Technology, 71-69.
She scored 17 points and had 17 rebounds in the title game.
Dunlap also was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Player of the Week as she averaged 9.5 points and 12 rebounds in the two games.