The Misericordia University softball team came within three outs of a sweep at Moravian before settling for a split.
The Cougars took the opener, 10-2, in five innings and dropped the nightcap, 4-3, on a walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh.
Megan Gowe had two hits in each game, including a three-run homer in the opener. Melissa Parker added two hits in the win.
Wilkes swept at home
Wilkes University softball team dropped a pair of games against visiting SUNY New Paltz, 10-1 and 10-2.
Alex Hoops plated the lone Colonels (1-9) run, singling home Makenna Rushannon in the bottom of the first in the opener. Lacey Bixler had two of Wilkes’ four hits.
Jordan Borger had two hits in the second game for the Colonels.
COLLEGE MEN’S TENNIS
King’s 8, Lebanon Valley 1
In their first match since March 4, King’s improved to 4-3.
In singles, George Parkhurst, Stephen Brand, Tony Bevevino, Jake Rohring, and Chris DiMino were all straight set winners. Parkhurst was dominant in winning 6-1, 6-0 while Brand was equally impressive in a 6-2, 6-2 triumph.
COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS
Lebanon Valley 8, King’s 1
Host Lebanon Valley College swept doubles, then won five-of-six singles matches against King’s (4-5).
King’s lone victory came at number-one doubles when Madeline Griffin posted a hard-fought 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 triumph over Christie Graf.
H.S. BOYS BASKETBALL
PIAA Class 4A final
New Castle 52, La Salle College 39
HERSHEY — New Castle from Pittsburgh completed a perfect season Saturday night.
The Red Hurricanes became the first WPIAL (District 7) school to win a PIAA Class 4A boys’ basketball championship since 2004 with an explosive final nine minutes against La Salle College.
Ohio State football recruit Malik Hooker saved his best for that late push by New Castle. The 6-1 senior scored nine of his 13 points in that final nine minutes to help lift the Red Hurricanes to a 52-39 victory at Giant Center.
New Castle’s defense limited La Salle to only 15 field goals and 38 percent shooting from the floor.
Hooker and fellow senior Drew Allen each finished with 13 points.
La Salle junior Najee Walls led all scorers with 15 points, and Shawn Witherspoon added 10.