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College Basketball: Steve Matlack’s 17 points help Widener climb the charts

The Widener men’s basketball team moved up three spots to No. 16 in Tuesday’s D3hoops.com Top 25 poll. On Wednesday evening, the Pride trounced Messiah College, 98-63, for their fourth consecutive win.

Widener (19-3, 9-2 MAC Commonwealth) was buoyed by Steve Matlack’s 17-point performance. Anthony DiCaro and Howie Rankine added 11 apiece for.

Fifteen players scored at least two points for the Pride, who shot 59.1 percent (39-of-66) from the field, including 50 percent (12-of-24) from 3-point distance.

PSU-Brandywine 79, PSU-Scranton 50 >> Colin Hockenbrock led the way for the Delco Lions with 18 points and 12 doubles. Jamar Wright netted 12 points, while Devon Jones and Johnta Dunson chipped in 10 apiece.

Brandywine shot 44 percent from the field and knocked down 10 3-point field goals.

Marymount 74, Cabrini 59 >> The Cavaliers (7-16) held a one-point advantage at halftime, but were outscored 43-27 the rest of the way en route to their third straight loss.

Isaac Brady tallied a team-high 15 points, Jayden Blakey added 11, and Donoven Mack and Eric Neal both had eight.

Eastern 88, Alvernia 81 >> Zubair Lee accumulated 20 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal for the Eagles (15-7). Kaeshawn Ward supplied 18 points and nine assists. Jaron Fairweather contributed 12 points, six boards and four assists.

Swarthmore 68, Ursinus 64 >> Michael Caprise scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Vinny DeAngelo (Sun Valley) added 11 points and four steals for the Garnet Tuesday.

Eddie Paquette and Cal Hanson chipped in 10 points apiece for the Garnet (13-8).

Muhlenberg 82, Haverford 65 >> Gabriel Franklin’s 20-point performance wasn’t nearly enough for the host Fords (4-18) Tuesday night..

Women’s

Jordan D’Ambrosio (Springfield, All-Delco) scored 18 points as Widener snapped Messiah’s 11-game winning streak with a 56-50 decision.

Mary McFillin accrued eight points and five steals for the Pride (18-4, 8-3 MAC Commonwealth). Lindsay Kurtz had 11 points in the victory. It was Messiah’s first MAC loss of the season.

PSU-Brandywine 95, PSU-Scranton 61 >> Interboro grad Amanda Floyd made her first seven attempts from the field and finished with a game-high 27 points to lead Brandywine (11-9, 9-5 PSUAC).

Sierra Diawara (Interboro) provided 18 points, while Dairayonna Stewart-Harold and Athena Brombacher (10 rebounds) had 10 each for the Delco Lions. Kiara Kroger totaled seven points, five assists and steals in the winning effort.

Swarthmore 67, Ursinus 55 >> Dana Bandurick finished with 19 points and three steals as the Garnet (10-12, 8-9) fell Tuesday evening.  Alyssa Hayashi had 15 points and Katelyn Becker tallied 12 in the losing cause.

Chinwe Irondi powered the Bears (13-9) with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Haverford 44, Muhlenberg 41 >> Gia Flamini scored 13 points and Audrey Jakway scored 11 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, as the Fords held on down the stretch of a close game Tuesday night to improve to 7-15, 4-13 in the Centennial Conference. Shae Mercer scored seven points and collected 12 rebounds for the Fords, while Ava Connolly scored 18 for Muhlenberg.