Clarion U. Men’s and Basketball Now a Combined 2-28 in PSAC Play After Seton Hill Sweeps Doubleheader


CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – These are dark days in Clarion University basketball, as the Golden Eagles men’s and women’s teams fell to a combined 2-28 in conference play this season after a sweep at the hands of visiting Seton Hill Saturday.

(Photo: Taylor Moltz, Clarion. Photo courtesy of Clarion University Athletics)

The women’s team, which has the only two PSAC wins of the duo, couldn’t hold onto an early lead and lost 75-65 to the Griffins, while the men’s team couldn’t hold a slim second-half lead and fell 77-68.

The loss dropped the Clarion women to 7-14 overall and 2-13 in conference play. It was Clarion’s ninth straight defeat.

The men, who have now lost 10 in a row, are 3-18 overall and 0-15 in the PSAC.

MOLTZ NETS 14 BUT WOMEN CAN’T HOLD EARLY LEAD

Venango Catholic graduate Taylor Moltz had 14 points in the women’s game, but Clarion couldn’t hold an early lead in falling to Seton Hill.

Clarion led 7-0 right out of the gate and 17-5 late in the first quarter, but Seton Hill roared back and took a 35-34 halftime lead before outscoring the Golden Eagles 25-17 in the third quarter.

Jenna Kaufman exploded for 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Griffins who also got 15 points from Cheyenne Trest and 11 from Alexandra Hay.

Tracy Wiehe came off the bench to score a team-high 19 points for the Golden Eagles while adding eight rebounds.

Amesha Harden-Pullium also added 14 points for Clarion with Yasmin Lewis grabbing a team-best 10 rebounds.

Clarion will close out a three-game homestand at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts Mercyhurst.

CLARION CAN’T HOLD LEAD IN LOSS TO SETON HILL

CLARION, Pa. – Clarion led 52-49 with just under 11 minutes to play but scored just 16 points the rest of the way in dropping the 77-68 decision.

Despite the cold shooting late, the Golden Eagles still trailed by just one, 57-56, with 6:48 to play. But Seton Hill went on an 11-0 run to put the game away and grab its fourth league win of the season.

Cameron Grumley and Mason Mraz both scored 17 points for the Golden Eagles, while Khari Williams added 12 points and seven rebounds and Clarion-Limestone graduate RJ Laugand 10 points and a career-high eight assists.

For Seton Hill, Trevor Blondin led the Griffins with 24 points but the story of the day was center Spencer Casson, who finished with a triple-double as he netted 12 points to go along with 10 rebounds and an impressive 10 blocks.

Clarion finishes a three-game homestand at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday vs. Mercyhurst.

TRACK COMPETES IN EDINBORO

EDINBORO, Pa. – Impressive performances in the field highlighted Clarion’s day at the Al Hall Freedom Games on Saturday, with Haley Frey’s performance in the High Jump standing above the others in the event hosted by Edinboro.

Frey was Clarion’s lone champion on the day, pacing the field in the High Jump that featured competitors from Slippery Rock and Chatham. She cleared the bar at 1.45m, one notch higher that The Rock’s Kaelyn Keane and Amanda Shiftlet. Frey also took fifth place in the triple jump with a leap of 9.76m.

Kari Steuer had her own strong performance in the Shot Put, taking fourth place overall in the crowded field. She tossed the implement 12.30m, coming in just behind the Rock’s Anna Frengel and well ahead of Kelci Yale’s fifth-place put. Katie Brest and Summer Murray did well in the Weight Throw, taking third and fourth place respectively with throws of 13.91m and 13.60m.

Elsewhere, Tiffany Bair won the second heat of the 60m and took sixth place overall with a time of 8.39. She also added a fourth-place finish in the Long Jump with a 4.84m. Nicole Young took fifth place in the 400m, winning the second head with a time of 1:04.97.


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