Westmoreland Campus Clippings: Minnie makes watch list
Eastern Michigan redshirt senior Elijah Minnie (Monessen) was added to a national college basketball watch list on the eve of his final season at Eastern Michigan.
Minnie is among 20 players up for the Julius Erving Award.
The fifth-year award recognizes the best small forward in Division I. A national committee formed the preseason watch list.
The 6-foot-9 Minnie led the Eagles in scoring last season with 16.8 points per game, to go with 6.1 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.8 steals.
Previous winners include: Mikal Bridges of Villanova (2018), Josh Hart of Villanova (2017), Denzel Valentine of Michigan State (2016), and Stanley Johnson of Arizona (2015).
Grove City : Senior Laura Buchanan (Norwin) posted a career-high nine blocks in a 3-2 victory over Saint Vincent. The 6-foot-3 Buchanan added 12 kills.
Penn State Behrend: Senior setter Lexi Irwin (Hempfield) dished 39 assists to lead the Lions (16-9, 7-1) AMCC to a 3-2 victory over Mt. Aloysius.
In a 3-2 win against Pitt-Bradford, Irwin had 36 assists and 10 digs.
Seton Hill: Sophomore Viktoria Farian had 12 kills, junior Jessica Hanson added nine and redshirt junior Leah Bisignani (Greensburg Central Catholic) had seven as the Griffins (15-8, 9-4 PSAC) blanked Millersville, 3-0.
Pitt-Greensburg : Senior Javon Trout (Hempfield) was named to the All-AMCC First Team for the fourth time. Trout led the conference in scoring average (77.14) and tied for seventh at the AMCC Championship. He had four top-10 finishes in the event. Trout was the AMCC Golfer of the Year in 2015 and ‘16.
Penn State Behrend: Senior Mark Patterson (Norwin) won the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes and contributed to the winning 200 medley relay in a 210-75 win over Alfred State.
Gannon: Senior Courteney Hubert (Norwin) swam a leg of the winning 200 freestyle (1 minute, 39.79 seconds) in a 125-113 loss to Clarion.
Saint Vincent: Senior Lucy Bujdos and freshman Maura Skelley were named to the All-PAC First Team for their play at first doubles. Each made the second team as singles players. Seniors Autumn Miller (Norwin) and Lisa Marthens were honorable mentions. Skelley and Bujdos went 6-4 as a tandem. Skelley had an 8-3 mark in singles, including a 5-1 record in PAC matches.
Penn State Behrend : Freshman Brianna Lundy (Norwin) was named AMCC Athlete of the Week as she averaged 179.6 on the second day of the Bud Whitman Invitational and averaged 16.84 in Baker’s play.
Bill Beckner is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill at [email protected] or via Twitter @BillBeckner.