The Behrend College collegian. (Erie, Pa.) 1993-1998, January 21, 1993, Image 12

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Sports
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by Joe Mottillo
Caflagian Siaff
Da Bears: Dallas defensive
coordinator Dave Wannstedt
was named as the Chicago
Bears head coach. Wannstedt
replaces the popular Mike
Ditka, who was fired January
5. The Bears had their worst
season in 17 years as they went
5-11 last year.
Route 66 temporarily
closed: Hockey god Mario
Lemieux will be out
indefinitely as he is being
treated for Hodgkin's disease.
The Pittsburgh Penguin's
center was leading the NHL in
total points, 105, before the
shocking announcement was
made.
Schott Update: Cincinnati
Reds owner Marge Schott
submitted an extensive
response to a committee
investing her alleged racial
slurs. No date has been set for
a decision on possible
discipline for Seim, who face*
fine and/or suspension.
Super Bowl XXVII: The
three-time defending AFC
champions, the Buffalo BIBS,
take on the young guns of the
NFC, the Dallas Cowboys, in
the Super Bowl at Pasadena's
Rose Bowl. My pick for the
game is that the Cowboys will
win 30 to 23 as &mitt Smith
rushes for over 110 yards and ,
captives MVP honors.
on the road again :
(cubed): The Indiana
floosiers improvtd to 16.2
overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten
as they defeated Michigan,
Illinois and Purdue. The No. 2
ranked Hoosiers got all three
victoria; on the road . the last
coming at Purdue, 66.39, on
Tuesday.
High School Hoopla:
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ended the week .as the No, t o
high school basketball team
according to the. USA today
Super 25 poll. Tillifioys (min
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Hoop It up: Byron Thorne goes up strong in
warm ups.
Lady Lion named athlete of
by Matt Cissne
Co-Editor
Flexibility.
Just as an employer appreciates
an employee who will be able to
handle a variety of tasks, coaches
appreciate an athlete that can step
up and play effectively at more
than one position.
Becky Swartz, this week's
athlete of the week, is an
example of someone who
possesses this valued quality.
Junior guard/forward Swartz is
enjoying her best season as a
member of the Lady Lions
basketball team, "it's been
challenging playing both
positions, but I have really
enjoyed doing it."
Although she has averaged 8.1
points per game and 4.2 rebounds
per game and scored 19 points in
the championship game of the
King's College Invitational, she
feels that she can do better.
"So far my play has been okay
but I am not satisfied and I know
I can do better," Swartz said.
Assistant coach Paul Benim
agreed, "she has the ability to
become a dominant player at this
level and she is starting to realize
that."
"She is very talented and over
the last three or four games has
been playing more consistently,"
Sports
Arnel Balcita/Collegian Photographer
head coach Jenepher Banker said.
The Lady Lions are 11-3 and
are ranked number five in the
region. "We are playing very
well. We are well balanced. On
any given night a different player
can come through and lead the
team," Swartz said.
She started to play basketball
in seventh grade, and in her
junior year of high school her
team won the District 10
championship.
Swartz decided to come to
Behrend because she wanted to go
to a small school where she
would not be just another
number, and she wanted to play
for Banker.
Swartz is a Psychology major
and is from Sharon. Pa. Besides
playing basketball, she enjoys
drawing and doing volunteer
work.
Over the summer, Swartz
worked at a YMCA camp for the
mentally and physically
handicapped in Hermitage, Pa.
"She has a great deal of
patience and worked well with the
kids. She is a good person and is
a good role model for the kids,"
said freshman Carrie Hoffacker,
who worked with Swartz this
summer.
Swartz is thinking about
teaching or becoming a guidance
counselor after she graduates.- -
Victories possibly
lead Lions to second
ECAC playoffs
by Joe Mottillo
Collegian Staff
"Faster than a speeding bullet.
More powerful than a
locomotive. Able to leap tall
buildings in a single bound."
Yes, this does describe
Superman, but not the one you
are thinking of. This Superman
is not an individual, but our
own Penn State-Behrend Men's
Basketball team.
Within a six day swing, they
went from a 5-9 team looking
for an identity to an 8-9 ECAC
playoff caliber team.
The most recent victim was
the Saxons of Alfred University.
having defeated them 57-52
Back on November 29 in the
Fredonia Tournament. The
Lions came in Tuesday night
knowing that they had a good
chance of victory. Alfred had
other plans.
The Saxons came out and
silenced the Erie Hall crowd by
leading the Lions 30-20 at half
time. The Lions were out
rebounded 20 to 11 and outshot
46% to 32%.
The Lions came out in the
second half like a new team.
They outscored Alfred 28 to 16
and held off the scoring of Scan
Athlete of the week: Becky Swartz standing
tall against Alfred University.
Thursday, January 21, 1993
McCartney, 17 points ( A game
high), to post a 48-46 victory.
The roll started on the 13th
when the Lions marked up a 60-
57 victory over SUNY-
Fredonia. The Lions won it in
the end, but lost starting point
guard and leading scorer, 14.7
points per game, Don Plyler.
The question for the Lions
would be, who would take
.on
the scoring load? Fortunately
for the Lions, many people
responded in the victory over
Bethany 68-51 and Alfred.
Rob Hunt, 15 points and 12
rebounds, Stephen Respress, 10
points and 11 rebounds, and
John Hawthorne, 17 points and
2 for 2 from 3 point range, led
the Lions to victory over
Bethany. This was revenge for
the loss they received from the
Bisons back on December Bth
In the game against Alfred,
Steven Berger, 12 points, 8 in
the second half; and Tim Cook,
10 points, led the Lions to their
eighth victory of the season.
For the rest of the season, the
Lions have 8 games remaining,
6 of which are on the road.
If the Lions win at least 6 of
those, they should be almost
guaranteed a trip to the ECAC
playoffs for the second straight
season.
the week
Arnel B
Collegian Photographer