Denny Karas' three pins helped Messiah go 2-1 in the first day of the Budd Whitehill Duals in Williamsport. The Falcons beat Wesleyan 23-18 and SUNY Cortland 26-22 before falling to Stevens Point 25-24 after an upper-weight rally by the Pointers. Messiah will fight for fifth place Saturday, needing two wins.
Central Penn women's basketball thumped Mid-Atlantic Christian 98-50 behind a 29-point night from Ja'Lynn Burton-Jones and 28 points from Jahrae Patterson. Burton-Jones added 11 rebounds and seven assists and Patterson 10 boards.