Monday's Griffins Sports Update

Seton Hill cross country runs in National Championships; SHU women's basketball hosts first Thanksgiving Classic

Mon Nov 22, 2021 - 1:55PM

Dan Flickinger Dan Flickinger
Seton Hill ran to 32nd place in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Saturday at St. Leo University.Seton Hill ran to 32nd place in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Saturday at St. Leo University.

Last Updated: Tue Nov 23, 2021 - 3:28PM

SHU Cross Country: For the third time in school history and for the second consecutive cross country season, the Griffin women's cross country team took part in the NCAA Division II National Championships. This year's finals took place on the Abbey Course at St. Leo University in Florida on Saturday morning.

The team tied their best ever finish in a national championship coming in 32nd. The 2016 team was also 32nd in the national championships. Adams State captured the national title. Grand Valley State was second. Hannah Becker of Grand Valley won the individual title.

Sydney Wolf led the Griffins and finished in 129th place. She completed the 6K course in a time of 22:31.9. Just behind Wolf was freshman Hannah Smrcka who came in in 136th place. Smrcka ran a time of 22:36.2.

SHU Women's Basketball (4-3, 0-0): Seton Hill hosted its first Tri-State Thanksgiving Classic at the McKenna Center over the weekend. In addition to the Griffins, the small tournament featured Tiffin, Lock Haven and Salem University.

SHU opened the classic with a 60-49 loss to Tiffin on Saturday afternoon. Seton Hill was down by just two points, 17-15, after a low-scoring first half but was outscored 43-34 over the final two quarters. Katie Nolan registered a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.

The Griffins closed out the weekend with a lopsided 83-58 triumph against Salem. Nolan posted another double-double finishing with 17 points and 15 boards. Samantha Kosmacki collected 17 points, Chrisiane Frye put in 13 and Rena Enterline tallied 11.

Just one game is on tap for the team this week as Seton Hill welcomes Penn State Fayette on Sunday at 4 p.m. Their PSAC opener is on Friday, December 3rd at East Stroudsburg.

SHU Men's Basketball (0-5, 0-0): The Seton Hill men's basketball team had a tough week last week, dropping three non-conference contests.

On Monday, the Griffins suffered an 85-79 road loss to West Virginia Wesleyan. Seton Hill trailed by 18 points with under 10 minutes left in the game but went on a 20-4 run to cut the deficit to 71-69 with 3:08 on the clock. But the Bobcats connected on back-to-back three-pointers to re-extend the lead. Drew Green put up 30 points to pace SHU including 17-of-19 from the foul line. Samuel Tabe added 15.

Seton Hill played its first home game since the 2019-20 season on Wednesday, falling to Davis & Elkins 77-71. Jimmy Moon posted 21 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Griffins. Ryan Meis came in with 18 points.

The final contest of the week came on Saturday, an 89-61 defeat at Salem University. Tabe scored 20 points while Moon collected nine boards to lead SHU.

The Griffins are off until opening PSAC play at East Stroudsburg on Friday, December 3rd at 3 p.m.

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