By Mel Greenberg
University of Sciences star Caitlin Shaw was named star of this week’s Division II East region report and the Devils, on a school-record 12-game win streak, moved into the rankings for the first time this season at No. 8.
The Devils are 17-4 in the region and hold the same record overall.
Holy Family, which leads USP by one game in the Southern Division of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference, is ranked second (17-3 both), behind Bentley (20-3 both), whom the Tigers beat back at the start of the season.
TNJ Dispatches Rowan
Rowan in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, suffered a season-ending loss at College of New Jersey, 62-55, Wednesday night in Ewing Township near Trenton.
The Profs (12-11, 7-6 NJAC) won’t play in the conference tournament but the Lions (14-10, 7-6) have the tiebreaker and will be the South Division’s third seed.
Rowan’s Gina Catanzariti had 17 points and finished her career with 1,017 points overall.
TCNJ’s Keri Washington had 15 points.
On Saturday, TCNJ will meet host Rutgers-Newark, the No. 2 seed in the North, in the first round, while South second-seed Richard Stockton (17-8) will host North third-seed Montclair State (1`3-12).
Next Wednesday, South 1 seed Kean (22-3), which had a bye, will meet the Rutgers-Newark/College of New Jersey winner while No. 1 North William Paterson will host the Richard Stockton winner.
The championship for the automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament will be a week from Saturday.
Kutztown Muzzles Cheyney
The Golden Bears (13-0, 6-5 PSAC-East) stopped the Wolves 84-62 at home at the Keystone Arena, snapping a two-game losing streak in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East.
Melissa McQuade scored 20 points, dealt 8 assists, and reached 1,558 career points. Meredith Starr finished with a career-high 17 points.
Cheyney fell to 6-17 overall and 2-9 in the PSAC-East asd Nidirah Brown had a game-high 23 points and Brittany Jenkins scored 22.