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College Round-up: Donna Lohrey named NYCAC Rookie of the Year

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She didn’t accomplish her main goal of leading her team to the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament, but for Glendale native Donna Lohrey, winning Rookie of the Year honors is a nice consolation prize.

The 5-foot-4 freshman point guard led Molloy College in scoring (15.4 points per game), her 5.0 assists per game was good for second in the league and she was third in the league in assists-turnover ratio (1.23).

“It feels great,” Lohrey said. “There are a lot of good players. Erin [White at Queens College] had a great year so I was surprised.”

The former Mary Louis Academy star scored in double figures in all but four games for the Lady Lions and netted a career-high 28 points at Queens College on Feb. 1. She shot 72.4 percent from the foul line, 41.4 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from three-point range.

Lohrey’s backcourt mate Liz Fryer finished her junior season strong, breaking her own single-game mark with 14 steals and added 14 points in the Lady Lions 82-71 win over C.W. Post Saturday.

The 5-foot-6 junior out of St. Francis Prep — already the single-season steals leader — became Molloy’s all-time steals leader with 294 thefts, two more than Beth Hein’s mark set in 1998.

The Bellerose native finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 11.7 points per game.

Men’s Basketball

Queens College 75, New York Tech 72 (OT). On Senior Night at Fitzgerald Gymnasium Friday, the Knights overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to rally and tie the game at 67 on a pair of free throws by Greg Dickinson (career-high 16 points) with 1.8 seconds left in the second half. Shaun Bertin (18 points) iced the game with a pair of foul shots with 9.2 seconds left in the extra session for Queens.

Lance Hazel had 16 points, senior Mike Leonce recorded a double-double (10 points and 11 rebounds) and Alex McLean had 5 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks, setting the record for career blocks with 113.

Patrick Tunstead scored a game-high 23 points, Kendell Holloman scored 20 points and former Holy Cross standout Chris Fileti added 16 points for New York Tech (16-10, 14-9 NYCAC).

The victory came three days after the Knights won at Philadelphia University for the first time in school history as Queens left the City of Brotherly Love with a 64-59 victory. Bertin again led Queens, scoring 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting while Dave Trani and McLean added 11 points apiece.

City College of New York 79, York College 68. A late 10-0 run lifted second-seeded CCNY (17-11) over York in the CUNY semifinals Feb. 26 at the Baruch ARC Arena. Queens native Darryl France scored a game-high 19 points, Dana Warner had 18 points and Edwin Caceres from Queens added 11 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for the Beavers. Jason Daniel and Michael Thompson scored 13 points apiece but combined to shoot 8-for-30, and Roberto Tapia scored 12 points off the bench for York (10-15).

Women’s basketball

Georgetown 67, St. John’s 52. Shemika Stevens scored a career-high 26 points, including 8-for-8 from the foul line, and Reka Szavuly had 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals for St. John’s (8-18, 2-13 Big East) Saturday at Alumni Hall. Georgetown (15-11, 6-9) was led by Rebekkah Brunson, who notched her 15th double-double of the year (15 points, 12 rebounds).

New York Tech 70, Queens College 52. Georgia Gordon had a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, Christina Papadapoulou had 12 points and 6 assists and Lindsay Klimlowski had 10 points and 9 rebounds for New York Tech (12-15, 11-13), which scored the last 11 points of the first half to tie the game at 34 before dominating the second half Friday at Fitzgerald Gymnasium.

Erin Dollard had 15 points and 5 steals and Patti Cronin had 10 points and 6 assists for the Lady Knights.

Hunter College 58, York College 41. Jen Rogers had 19 points and Jezel Rodriguez added 15 points and 9 rebounds for second-seeded Hunter (20-9) in the CUNY semifinals Feb. 25 at the Baruch ARC Arena.

No. 3 York (9-15) was led by Tashana Watson, who had 13 points and 6 steals, Garrianne Brown added 12 points and Tara Grubbs scored 10 points.

Reach Associate Sports Editor Dylan Butler by email at TimesLedger@aol.com or call 718-229-0300, Ext. 143.

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