Messiah wrestling capped off a strong weekend at the Budd Whitehill Duals with a title win over College of New Jersey, 26-15, to win its fifth-straight Bud Whitehill title — good for the longest streak by any team in the tournament's history. All of Messiah's points were scored in successive fashion, starting with Stephen Maloney's pin (2:17) at 149. Kevin Edwards (157) and Jeff Hojnacki (165) followed with back-to-back decisions to tie the score. Ben Swarr continued the momentum with a 15-0 tech. fall, while Victor DeFrance (184) made it 20-12 and Kyle Koser (197) sealed the win with a pin in just 1:38.
Shippensburg men's basketball surged past Cheyney 84-50 on Saturday. Shippensburg overcame a sluggish start in the first five minutes of play with an 18-2 run over a seven-minute stretch to take control and held a 38-16 lead at the half. Dustin Sleva notched 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in just 19 minutes, while Justin McCarthur had nine points and four assists.
Shippensburg women’s basketball had Kristin McGeough record her fifth double-double of the season as the Raiders won their second straight game with an 82-65 victory over Cheyney. Ariel Jones totaled 16 points, five assists and three steals in the win.
Messiah men's basketball was down by three points against Albright College in triple OT when Colin Sareyka took the ball off the inbounds, and as the opposing team tried to foul him, banked in a 3 to tie the game at 100 apiece. Sareyka nailed the resulting free throw to take the lead and Messiah held on for the incredible 101-100 victory. Sareyka finished the game with a career-high 31 points to go with six assists and seven steals.