Temple wins three of four quarters vs. Montava


Temple wins three of four quarters vs. Montava

Temple made a six-hour trip on Monday to Montava, Italy, to take on the Montava Sting during Day 6 of its European trip. The Owls won three of four quarters in a scrimmage format in which no final score was kept.

Temple took the first quarter by two points, 23-21, with Josh Brown, Daniel Dingle, Jimmy McDonnell, Dalton Pepper and Mark Williams on the floor. The Owls then won the second quarter handily, 31-18, before securing the third, 21-15. The Sting won the final quarter, 25-17.

A pair of sophomores led the way for Temple. Quenton DeCosey finished the scrimmage with a team-high 18 points and also tallied four assists and three steals, while big man Devontae Watson posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Brown, a freshman guard, did a little bit of everything with 12 points, five assists and four steals. Williams, also a freshman, notched 10 points and seven boards.

The Owls will play their final game of the trip against Liomatic Perugia in Foligno on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

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West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

West Chester University baseball is moving on to the 2017 NCAA National Championships.

The Golden Rams won the Division II Atlantic Regional Final on Monday with a 12-7 decision over Winston-Salem State at Russell Diethrick Park.

Sophomore first baseman Jared Melone reached base six times, going 5 for 5 with a walk and four RBIs, while shortstop Nick Ward scored four runs and collected three hits to help West Chester capture its fourth regional title in program history.

Senior right-hander Josh McClain picked up the win in relief with three innings of one-run ball, as the Golden Rams scored five in the eighth inning to win their first regional crown since 2012, the year they won the national championship. 

West Chester is now 40-11 overall and will open national championship tournament play on Saturday at 3 p.m. against North Georgia in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over Duke, Kentucky

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Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over Duke, Kentucky

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart has won the recruiting sweepstakes for highly-ranked forward Mohamed Bamba.

The 6-foot-11 Bamba signed with the Longhorns on Thursday, picking Texas over Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Harvard. Bamba is ranked by national recruiting services as one of the top players in the country and already projected by some as an early 2018 NBA draft pick.

Signing Bamba is a huge boost for Smart after a 22-loss season, Texas' worst in more than 30 years. Freshman center Jarrett Allen has entered this year's NBA draft and freshman guard Andrew Jones is still considering whether to return to Texas.

Bamba average 12.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks as a high school senior in Westtown, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, and was a McDonald's All-American.