College Corner: Meyers’ Rasheed Moore finishes strong career at ESU

By Bill Arsenault - For Times Leader | March 7th, 2017 6:23 pm - updated: 6:26 pm.

Rasheed Moore capped off his career with the East Stroudsburg men’s basketball team by being named to the PSAC East first team for the second straight season on March 2. He is the first four-time all-conference selection in Warriors history.

The 6-foot-6, 235-pound forward, a Meyers grad, was a second-team choice as a freshman and sophomore and was the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Moore finished sixth in the league in scoring (18.6), 10th in rebounding (7.0), seventh in blocked shots (32) and 11th in field goal percentage (51.3) to lead East Stroudsburg to an 18-11 overall record and a 15-8 mark in the PSAC.

He finished his career fourth in points (1,677) and rebounds (775), tied for seventh in blocks (93) and second in both free throws made (446) and attempts (623). The Warriors were 88-30 in his four years and he played in 116 of 118 games with 113 starts.

“Rasheed Moore is a player who completely maximized his career,” coach Jeff Wilson said. “He got better every year continuously adding to his game and went from the best inside player in our league to an incredibly well-rounded player with his ability to shoot the 3-pointer this season.

“As good of a player as he is, he was an even better teammate. He made our team better every day since his first day here. He bought in 100 percent from day one and was more about the program than he was about himself.”

Lagoski puts on a show

On senior night Elena Lagoski had a sparkling performance in her final home meet with the Michigan State women’s gymnastics team in a 195.6-193.6 victory over Bowling Green Sunday in East Lansing.

The Wyoming Valley West grad captured the vault with a career-best score of 9.875. She also finished second on floor exercise with a score of 9.9. Lagoski was one of four seniors honored after the match.

The Spartans close the regular season at the Big Five Meet on Saturday in Champaign, Ill., with the meet including host Illinois, Nebraska, Maryland and Ohio State.

Nationals for Pasone

Appalachian State senior Vito Pasone will head for St. Louis on March 16 to compete in his first Division I NCAA Wrestling Championship. The Meyers grad finished third at 125 pounds at the Southern Conference Championships last Saturday in Charleston, S.C., to earn an at-large berth into the tourney.

Pasone will take a 14-7 record into the Nationals, including a 10-3 mark in dual matches. He has a pin, two technical falls and four major decisions. He’s 88-49 lifetime.

Jendrzejewski set to go

Lebanon Valley senior Olivia Jendrzejewski prepped for this weekend’s NCAA Division III Indoor Track Championships by capturing the high jump (5-5.5 feet) and finishing third in the long jump (18-5.25) at the ECAC Division III Championship last weekend in Ithaca, N.Y.

Prior to the meet, she was named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Region team in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

The Hanover Area grad, a two-time All-American, is tied for seventh in the long jump (19-0.5) and 11th in the high jump (5-7) on the performance list heading into NCAAs this weekend in Naperville, Ill.

Keen solid in relays

Lebanon Valley’s junior tri-captain Corey Keen and his 4x200 relay teammates came up with two big efforts the past two weekends, nearly making some history.

The Coughlin grad ran the third leg on the unit, which captured the Middle Atlantic Conference title on Feb. 24 with a time of 1:31.21, just missing the meet record of 1:31.08 set back in 2005.

Last weekend, he helped the Dutchmen finish fourth out of 72 teams at the ECAC Division III Championships in Ithaca by helping the relay team finish second in a season-best time of 1:30.44 — 1.9 seconds behind the winner.

Honor for Colley

Widener senior Josh Colley (Tunkhannock) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Field Athlete of the Week on Monday after a standout performance in the league meet Feb. 24-25 in Bethlehem.

He captured the long jump (23-0.75) and the triple jump (46-8.33). Colley wrapped up his indoor season by finishing third in the long jump (22-7.75) and sixth in the triple jump (46-0.5) at the ECAC Division III Championships last weekend.

Good finish for Lewis

Sophomore Alexis Lewis had a pair of double-doubles for the Iona women’s basketball team at last weekend’s Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament in Albany, N.Y.

The Holy Redeemer grad had 14 points and 14 rebounds in a 67-47 quarterfinal victory over No. 4 seed Siena and 10 points and 10 rebounds as the No. 5 Gaels dropped a 64-59 decision to No. 1 Quinnipiac in the semifinals.

Lewis led the team, which finished 18-13, in scoring (15.9) and rebounding (8.3) and hit 75 of 199 3-point attempts (37.7 percent).

Duo helping River Hawks

Junior guard Adam Dizbon and freshman guard Seth Callahan are key reserves for the 23-5 Susquehanna men’s basketball team, which will face Williams in an NCAA Division III Sweet 16 game Friday in Middlebury, Vt.

Dizbon, a Lake-Lehman grad, has played in all 28 games with three starts and is averaging 2.7 points with 48 rebounds and 21 assists. He’s 12 for 39 from 3-point range.

Callahan, a GAR alum, is the team’s top 3-point shooter having hit 39 of 80 from outside the arc (48.8 percent). He’s averaging 5.4 points with 44 rebounds and 30 assists.

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A two-time all-conference selection, Meyers alum Rasheed Moore leaves East Stroudsburg with some impressive numbers. two-time all-conference selection, Meyers alum Rasheed Moore leaves East Stroudsburg with some impressive numbers. Bob Shank | East Stroudsburg Athletics

By Bill Arsenault

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