Gwynedd-Mercy senior Frank Champion (Mainland Regional) scored 10 points, including the 1,000th of his career, in a 64-60 win over Neumann. He now has 1,005 for his career. He hit the milestone with a layup in the second half.
Teammate Justin Knight (Oakcrest) matched his career high with 23 points.. The duo helped the Griffins clinch the No. 2 seed in the Colonial States Athletic Confer-ence Tournament.
Champion posted a game-high 22 points to lead Gwynedd-Mercy over Baptist Bible 77-70 to put him five away from the mark in the Griffins’ previous game.
Champion was chosen to the CSAC All-Conference first team, averaging 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting more than 52 percent (118-for-224) from the field in 25 games, ranking him fourth in the conference.
The University of the Sciences sophomore forward Garret Kerr (Middle Township) earned Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week honors for the fourth time. Kerr also notched his 15th double-double in a 71-59 win against Chestnut Hill College. He scored 17 points and had a career-high 21 rebounds. He became the second Devil to record 20 or more rebounds in a game since the school entered the NCAA, and the first to collect 21 since Bill Tedor did on Dec. 12, 1975.
New Jersey City University senior David Jones (Cumberland Regional) grabbed a team-high eight rebounds in a 65-53 win against The College of New Jersey as the Gothic Knights clinched a spot in the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament.
Lucas Levenson (Atlantic City) had five points, seven rebonds, two steals and a block as Drew University dropped a 61-57 decision to Goucher College.
In his first collegiate start, Gettysburg freshman Brent Slotoroff (St. Augustine Prep) totaled seven points to go along with nine rebounds and two blocks. The Bullets lost 61-58 to Dickinson.
Rowan’s Matt Whitworth (Ocean City) had three points, two steals and two assists in a 71-56 loss to William Paterson in the opening round of the NJAC tournament.
Bentley sophomore forward Jate Chesul (Holy Spirit) collected seven rebounds in a 69-46 victory over Southern New Hampshire.
Rowan swimmers Brad Hawkins (Cumberland Regional), Mike Demarest (Absegami) and Ben Cain (Holy Spirit) finished 14th (54.52), 16th (56.21) and 24th (58.86) in the 100-yard backstroke at the Metropolitan Championships at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Hawkins was 15th in the 200 backstroke (2:01.65) and Demarest anchored Rowan’s sixth-place 400 freestyle relay (3:11.20).
TCNJ’s Stephen Gibson (St. Augustine Prep) was eighth in the 100 butterfly in 51.87 and sixth in the 100 freestyle in 46.21 at the MET Champion-ships. Gibson anchored the Lions’ second-place 200 medley relay (1:30.81) and the winning 200 freestyle relay (1:20.69).
In the 100 breaststroke, junior Michael Oliva (Vineland) was seventh in 58.89 as the Lions won the team title for the seventh consecutive time, with 1,455 points.
The College of St. Rose junior Andrew Sutherland (Holy Spirit) recorded five top-five finishes this season, including a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.36) and a fourth-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11:06.53) in a win against Adelphi 133-63.
Senior Teresa Stearns (Holy Spirit) swam the third leg of Rowan’s fourth-place 200 freestyle relay at the Metropolitan Championships at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The relay finished in a school-record 1:37.47. Stearns also was a member of the Profs’ fifth-place 200 medley relay and fourth-place 400 freestyle relay.
Individually, Stearns finished 16th (24.92) in the 50 freestyle and 17th in the 200 freestyle (1:59.74). Also for Rowan, Casey Sickler (Mainland Regional) was 19th in the 400 individual medley in 5:06.11 and 24th in the 200 breaststroke (2:43.77). Rowan senior diver Kylie O’Rourke (Lower Cape May Regional) took seventh in the 1-meter diving competition with 377 points.
For TCNJ, freshman Noelle DeLusant (Oakcrest) was 19th in the 100 butterfly and 23rd in the 200 individual medley at the MET championships to help the Lions finish. De-Lusant also finished first in the C final of the 200 butterfly (2:25.57).
Men’s indoor track
Freshman Tom McLaughlin (Egg Harbor Township) won two events—the mile in 4 minutes, 23.10 seconds and was also a member of the winning 4x800 relay as Rider defeated The College of New Jersey in a dual meet 100-64.
Freshman Darnell Charles (Oakcrest) placed first in the 55-meter dash in 6.60 seconds, second in the 200-meter run in 22.97 seconds and took part in the winning 4x200 relay team.
For TCNJ, Jake Lindacher (Egg Harbor Township) was third in the 55-meter hurdles in 8.02.
For Monmouth, senior Ford Palmer (Absegami) took the mile in a school-record 4:00.4 at the New York University Challenge Fastrack Meet, while TCNJ sophomore James O’Connor (Ocean City) cleared 1.85 meters for sixth in the pole vault.
Women’s indoor track
Freshman Kelly Williamson (Ocean City) ran the third leg of TCNJ’s fourth-place 4x800 relay (10:07.89) at NYU. Meanwhile, Rowan senior Lisa Jones (Oakcrest) ran the second leg as the Profs took second in the 4x800 relay in 9:54.88.
Jones was third in the 5,000-meter run in 18:54.06 behind teammate Meghan Borz (Buena Regional), who was second in 18:39.60.
Jessica Carlson (Southern Regional) took sixth place in the 60-meter hurdles (9.35) and triple jump (35-10) for the Profs.
For Monmouth, senior Amanda Eller (Millville) won the 1,000 meter race in a school-record 2:52.5.
Alexandra Romanelli (Ab-segami) won the triple jump 383/4 and was fourth in the long jump 17-7½ as Bucknell University won the team title at the Patriot League Championships.