SCRANTON – For the first time since 1975, Wilkes defeated Scranton in women's basketball, thanks in no small part to Elena Stambone, whose career-high 34 points led the Colonels to the 75-67 win.
The win stands as Wilkes' first at Scranton's Long Center and the first against Scranton since the inaugural matchup, a 37-year stretch that spanned 51 games before Wednesday night.
Stambone finished 8-for-18 from the field, connecting on six shots from three-point range and going 12-for-12 from the free throw line. The six baskets from behind the arc ties a Wilkes record for a single game.
Megan Kazmerski went for 11 points and three rebounds for the Colonels, who improved to 5-2. Chelsea Brown added eight points and six rebounds.
Meradith Mesaris led the 21st-ranked Scranton with 30 points and 12 rebounds, her third game in the past four with 30 or more points. Erin Boggan added 16 for the Royals, who dropped to 6-1.
Freshman Tiffany O'Donnell scored a career-high 14 points and King's forced 29 turnovers in a victory over visiting PSU Schuylkill.
Tara Zdancewicz added 11 points, also a career-high, to go with six rebounds while Celia Rader added nine points.
PSU Wilkes-Barre had no answer for Penn College's Jamie Steer, who notched 26 points and 11 rebounds in the win at home for the Wildcats.
Wilkes got 23 points and eight rebounds from Bernard Edmonds, but saw its three-game losing streak extended to four with a loss on the road.
Tyler Breznitsky scored 11 for Wilkes, while Chris Shovlin, the conference's leading scorer at 23 points per game, was held in check by CCNY, scoring nine points.
PSU Wilkes-Barre overcame a six-point halftime deficit to earn a win on the road.
Jesse Newman led Penn College with 19 points.
Five members of Misericordia women's soccer team have been named to the NSCAA Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic All-Region team.
Sam Helmstetter was named first-team All-Region while Laura Roney, Maureen Ciccosanti and Nikki Hensel made the second-team. Erin Roberts was named to the third team.
Helmstetter was named All-Region for the fourth straight season. Roney earned All-Region honors for the third time.
A first-team All-American, Helmstetter was the named Freedom Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Roney tied for the team lead with 11 assists and ended her career second in assists with 33. Hensel tied for the team lead with 11 assists. She anchored a defense that recorded 15 shutouts.
Ciccosanti started every game in goal and set school records for wins (20), shutouts (13) and goals against average (0.43). Roberts was the MVP of the Freedom Championship match and was named to the Final Four All-Tournament team.
Wilkes University's Lyndsay Ellis and Katy Fissel capped off their four-year careers by being named to the NSCAA Continental Tire Mid-Atlantic All-Region team.
Ellis anchored a defense that recorded a school record 12 shutouts this season. Ellis also led the team with nine assists.
A fifth-year senior, Fissel recorded 19 points on seven goals and five assists to finish her career with 17 goals and 15 assists for 49 points. Fissel was an All-Freedom Conference selection four times and a three-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region performer.