Monday's Griffins Sports Update

SHU women run winning streak to six games; Griffins track and field participate in Al Hall Freedom Games

Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 2:22PM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger
Cheyenne Trest rang up 20 points to help the Griffins knock off No. 15 Gannon Monday.Cheyenne Trest rang up 20 points to help the Griffins knock off No. 15 Gannon Monday.

Last Updated: Mon Jan 17, 2022 - 10:41PM

SHU Women's Basketball (13-4, 6-1): Seton Hill's winning streak now stands at six as the Griffins won a pair of PSAC contests last week.

On Monday, Seton Hill knocked off the No. 15 ranked team in the country in Gannon 66-60. After a slow start, the Griffins outscored the Golden Knights in the second, third and fourth quarters to secure the victory. Cheyenne Trest racked up 20 points to lead the SHU attack. Christian Frye put in 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds while Rena Enterline chipped in with 12 points and Katie Nolan finished with 11.

Seton Hill headed to Clarion on Wednesday and scored a 68-59 win. The Griffins held a 23-10 scoring edge in the second quarter to take control of the game. Nolan registered a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds. She also had four steals. Samantha Kosmacki tallied 15 points and Frye tacked on 12 points and seven rebounds.

This week is a busy one for the Griffins as they host Mercyhurst on Monday, IUP on Wednesday and travel to Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday.

Seton Hill moved up three spots to No. 4 in the latest D2SIDA Atlantic Regional Poll. It's the highest the program has ever been ranked in the poll.

SHU Men's Basketball (1-13, 1-8): The SHU men dropped both PSAC West match ups last week to Gannon and Slippery Rock.

On Monday, Seton Hill dropped a 63-53 contest against the Golden Knights. Sean Dillon's 17 points paced the Griffins with Ryan Meis putting in 13. Dillon connected on five 3-pointers in the game.

Seton Hill played well against Slippery Rock on Saturday but things unraveled late. The Griffins jumped out to a 30-22 lead at halftime and were in front 50-48 with under six minutes to play. After Slippery Rock fought to take the lead, Seton Hill cut its deficit down to 63-61 with 1:33 on the clock. But The Rock connected on a three-pointer and closed the game out at the foul line.

Meis hit five 3-pointers in the game finishing with 21 points while Drew Green connected on four shots from beyond the arc, tallying 20 points.

The Griffins host first place IUP on Wednesday and travel to Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday.

SHU Indoor Track & Field: Seton Hill returned to the track after the holiday break at the Al Hall Freedom Games in Edinboro on Saturday afternoon. The women's and men's teams finished with 20 top eight finishes and added three first place finishes in the event.

Andrew Smith placed first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:03.45. Samuel Hartman claimed first place in the 60 hurdle finals in a time of 8.19 seconds while Andrew Campbell was first in the triple jump with a leap of 13.73 meters.

Hunter Martin had two top three finishes for Seton Hill. He was second in the long jump (6.80 m) and finished third in the triple jump (13.31 m). Barry Ozimek came in third place in the pole vault (2.45 m). Zakharee Williams was second in the 400 meter dash in a time of 52.39 seconds.

The 4x4 relay team of Haley Brenny, Alyson Taylor, Jensen Scamardi and Anna Roberts were second in a time of 4:21.46.

Lauren Ritenour finished third in the pole vault, clearing 3.05 meters. Elyssa Pemu was fourth in the high jump, clearing 1.45 meters.

The teams will compete in the YSU Collegiate Invite next Friday.

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