The College Report: Army’s Ferguson of Berkeley Heights Comes Alive in Patriot League Tournament Win
Thursday, March 7, 2013 • 9:22pm
There's certainly been a learning curve for Kevin Ferguson (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) of Army’s men’s basketball team, but the 6-10 center out of Gov. Livingston High appears to have caught on in a big way at just the right time for the Black Knights. He scored the first two buckets of Wednesday's first-round Patriot League tournament game against American in West Point, N.Y., which resulted in a 65-44 Army win. Ferguson ended up with a career-high 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the floor and 2-for-2 from the foul line. He also rejected five shots and claimed four rebounds. Army (16-14) next faces Bucknell on Saturday in Lewisburg, Pa. in a semifinal-round game.
Drew Marley (Maplewood, Soph.) led New Jersey City with 11 points as the Gothic Knights were eliminated from the ECAC Metro tournament, 65-52, by SUNY-Old Westbury in Galloway on Saturday. The Columbia High grad came off the bench to plunk down four of eight shots from the floor and three of five from the foul line. He also picked off five caroms. NJCU ended the season with a 15-13 record.
Abigail Martin (Maplewood, Sr.) scored 11 points for Monmouth in the Hawks' 71-63 victory over Mount St. Mary's in West Long Branch on Monday. The Columbia High product jammed four of her six field goal attempts and three of her four free throws through the hoop. Her six rebounds were co-high for Monmouth (15-14, 12-6 Northeast Conference).
Columbia's Tony Zou (Short Hills, Sr.) capped his collegiate career with a runner-up finish in the championship match of the consolation bracket at the College Squash Association's Individual National Championships in Hartford, Conn. last weekend. Zou, playing for the Molloy Cup (B Division), was slotted in the consolation bracket after a first-round loss, 3-1 (8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6), to Middlebury's Parker Hurst. Then it was Zou's turn to rally against William Mohr of Rochester, 3-1 (9-11, 11-2, 11-2, 11-8). Franklin & Marshall's Antonio De La Torre was next to fall, 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 11-3), followed by Princeton's Michael LeBlanc, 3-2 (6-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-10, 11-7). Zou was twice ahead in the consolation championship against Matthew Mackin of Trinity (Conn.), but that rival was tenacious and defeated Zou, 3-2 (6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6).
The Rutgers tandem of Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) and Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, Soph.) qualified for the 'A' final of two events at last week's Big East Conference Championships in Indianapolis. Guinee finished fifth in both the 100-yard butterfly (her time of 54.86 against a meet record 51.55) and the 200-yard butterfly (her 2:00.17 against a winning 1:55.75). Leberfinger got sixth place in the 200-yard backstroke (her 2:13.97 against the winner's 2:08.24) and seventh place in the 100-yard breaststroke (her 1:02.14 against the winner's 58.84, a meet record).
The Patriot League named Bucknell's Kelly Pontecorvo (New Providence, Jr.) to its Swimming and Diving Academic All-Patriot League Team, the second straight year in which the Mount St. Mary grad has achieved this distinction. A management major, she carries a 3.45 grade point average.
Rebecca Morse (Westfield, Jr.) assisted on the first goal for Providence College in Saturday's 5-4 come-from-behind overtime victory over New Hampshire in the Hockey East Tournament in Durham, N.H. That was Morse's 16th feed of the season. The Friars (15-15-5) next face Boston University on Saturday in a semifinal-round tilt in Hyannis, Mass.
Sonny Round (Summit, Soph.) is off to a quick start for Lafayette. The Summit High grad leads the team with 17 goals through the first six contests, which have the Leopards at 2-4. An 11-9 loss to Delaware on Tuesday in Easton, Pa. found Round scoring twice within a five-minute span late in the third quarter. He also assisted on two other tallies. Three ground balls rolled Round's way, while teammate Mac Ahsler (Chatham, Jr.) picked up one.
Kevin Mulvey (Westfield, Fr.) erupted for three goals, the first of his collegiate career, to help Skidmore edge Bates, 12-11, in Cambridge, Mass. on Sunday. Mulvey, a graduate of the Taft School, notched his first goal late in the first quarter, and then scored his side's 10th and 11th markers early in the fourth quarter. Matt Proto (Chatham, Fr.) got credit for two ground balls for Bates (0-1). Skidmore is now 1-1.
Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Sr.) scored a goal and assisted on four others as Susquehanna knocked off Shenandoah, 15-6, in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Thursday. Three of Fritts’ feeds were to Austin Lein, a Madison High grad from New Vernon. Fritts also caused one turnover and recovered one ground ball. Greg Rabiecki (Maplewood, Fr.) earned credit for one ground ball. The Crusaders are now 3-1.
Will Stuhler (Madison, Jr.) scored a goal and lifted a ground ball for Castleton State in the Spartans' season-opening 12-10 win over Southern Maine at home on Saturday. Stuhler, a Madison High alum, then scored a goal and picked up an assist on Tuesday as Castleton fell, 11-5, to visiting Rensselaer Poly.
James Kennedy (Summit, Sr.) and Terry McKenna (Summit, Soph.) both scored unassisted goals for Holy Cross in Tuesday’s 9-8 win over Rutgers in Piscataway. Kennedy also caused two turnovers and came by four ground balls, while McKenna had one of each for the Crusaders (3-2).
Colgate's Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Jr.) brought up five ground balls in the Red Raiders' 9-8 overtime loss to Hobart in Geneva, N.Y. on Tuesday. The Summit High grad also got credit for causing one turnover. Colgate is 3-2.
Penn suffered a 15-12 loss to Denver in the Mile High City on Saturday. Danny Feeney (Summit, Jr.) won eight of 14 faceoffs and lifted five ground balls for the Quakers (2-1). Teammate Mark Leonhard (Summit, Fr.) got credit for two ground balls, while Brian Feeney (Summit, Jr.) made six saves in goal.
Frances Bird (Summit, Soph.) and Jaclyn Leto (Chatham, Fr.) each scored a goal for Dartmouth in the Big Green’s 11-7 win over Boston University in Beantown on Wednesday. Bird also came by one ground ball, while Leto caused one turnover and scooped up a pair of ground balls. Dartmouth is 4-0.
Columbia got two goals from Kelly Buechel (South Orange, Sr.) and one from Kate Murphy (Chatham, Fr.) in Saturday’s 11-10 overtime loss to Brown in Providence, R.I. Buechel has now scored six goals this season, while Murphy has two. Buechel also got credit for four ground balls, three draw controls and one caused turnover as the Lions fell to 1-2; Murphy came up with one ground ball.
Kristen Masullo (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) made 10 saves in goal for Liberty in the Flames’ 9-5 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) in Lynchburg, Va. on Wednesday. Liberty improved to 3-2.