Centennial Conference honors trio for basketball

Posted: December 13, 2004

Three Southeastern Pennsylvania area players were named to the Centennial Conference women's basketball honor roll for the week ending Dec. 5.

Dickinson's Laura Housel, a 5-foot-9 freshman forward, joined Ursinus' Sarah Hennessey and Washington's Lauren Duckworth on the weekly roll. Housel, a Souderton graduate, averaged 10 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the Red Devils split a pair of games.

Hennessey, also a freshman, scored 10 points in a 77-71 loss to Moravian for her fourth straight double-digit game. She is a graduate of Marple Newtown.

Duckworth, a sophomore, scored a game-high 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked a career high four shots in a her team's 101-62 loss to Muhlenberg.

Three honors for Bogan

Freshman Damon Bogan was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Southern men's basketball co-player of the week for the week ending Dec. 5. That same week, the former Oxford standout was picked as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference player of the week by the conference's sports information directors.

Bogan averaged 21.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week for Alvernia. During the week, he shot 53 percent from three-point range and was named named MVP after leading the Crusaders to the Optimist Tournament at Salisbury, Md.

The PAC also named Cabrini's Messiah Reames, Neumann's Andre Wright, and Gwynedd-Mercy's Badou Gaye to the men's basketball honor roll.

Reames, a graduate of Simon Gratz, averaged 17 points as the Cavaliers won two games. Wright, a graduate of Ben Franklin, registered 15 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 58-57 loss to Arcadia. Gaye, a Kennedy-Kenrick grad from Norristown, averaged 13 points and 14 rebounds as Gwynedd went 2-0 for the week.

Gwynedd-Mercy's Candice Ober made the PAC women's basketball honor roll for the same week. The Cardinal O'Hara graduate from Swarthmore averaged 18 points in a 2-0 week.

Here and there

Kristina Wedo, a 2001 graduate of Downingtown, was cocaptain of the Pratt Institute volleyball team which posted a 10-2 record and finished second in the Hudson Valley Conference tournament. She was a middle hitter.

Mount St. Joseph Academy graduate Ellen Balkovec earned recognition on the all-Freedom Conference field hockey team. Her game-winning goal against New England College put Drew University into the Division III playoffs for the first time since 1986. Balkovec, a resident of Lower Gwynedd, finished the season with eight goals and 26 points.

Senior Jim Martelli scored a career-high 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded nine assists as the Dickinson men's basketball team hung on for a 67-64 win over Johns Hopkins on Dec. 4. Martelli, the son of St. Joseph coach Phil Martelli, was 3 for 3 from the field, including 2 for 2 from three-point range. He's a graduate of St. Joseph's Prep from Media.

Sophomore guard Mike McGowan scored a game-high 17 points, all in the second half, to lift Scranton to a 68-57 basketball win over Moravian last Wednesday. McGowan, a guard, is a graduate of Lansdale Catholic from Lansdale.

Contact suburban staff writer Don Beideman at 610-701-7613 or dbeideman@phillynews.com.

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