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Juniata Men's Basketball Records Back-to-Back Winning Seasons

(Posted February 23, 2004)

MEN?S BASKETBALL(13-12, 6-8 Commonwealth):

Juniata earned a win its season finale at the Eagles topped Lebanon Valley 83-72 and also dropped an 86-72 decision against Susquehanna. In the finale, Travis Boyd (Juniata Valley/Barree) scored 23 points on as he hit seven three pointers. Senior Travis Martin (Huntingdon/Huntingdon) scored 19 points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds as Juniata?s seniors scored the Eagles? final 16 points of the game. Greg Ebert (Forbes Road/Waterfall) another senior, added 12 points for the Eagles, while another of Juniata?s seniors Jeff Lau (York Catholic/Glen Rock) scored 11 points. Craig Biller (Penn Cambria/Loretto) passed out a career-high eight assists in his final game. Juniata?s final senior Josh Tyler (Bellwood-Antis/Altoona) scored six points in the win. Against Susquehanna Biller scored a team-high 15 points while passing out a team-high three assists. Tyler was also in double figures as he scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds. Boyd led the team with six rebounds, and matched Biller with three assists. By finishing the season 13-12, Juniata claimed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since the 1987-88 and 1988-89 seasons.

WOMEN?S BASKETBALL (5-19, 2-12 Commonwealth):

Juniata closed the season with a pair of close set-backs against conference opponents. Kristen Kirk (Newport/Newport) led Juniata with 17 points as Juniata fell 54-41 to Susquehanna. Gretchen Hall (Cocalico/Denver) was also in double figures with 10 points. Freshman Dana Reist (Manheim Central/Manheim) matched her career high with 11 rebounds. All three players passed out a team-high two assists. Kirk again led the Eagles as she scored 21 as Juniata dropped its season finale. Kirk?s 21 points marked the 19th time during the season she scored in double figures. Hall closed out her career by scoring 11 points, passing out five assists and grabbing four steals. Senior Jen Uhich (Palmyra/Palmyra) finished with nine points and three rebounds, and the Eagles third senior Colleen McShane (Gloucester Catholic/Gloucester City, N.J.) scored five points and added four assists. Reist again led the team in rebounding as she grabbed nine rebounds.

INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD: at MAC Indoor Championships.

For the second consecutive week the Juniata College men?s and women?s indoor track teams competed at a meet at Susquehanna University. Juniata got strong showings from both its men?s and women?s team as the Eagles prepare for the MAC Indoor Championships which will also be held at Susquehanna next week.
On the men?s side, the Eagles had a number of strong performances, particularly in the field events. Juniata got a pair of second-place finishes as Adam Loser (Central York/York) and Shawn Miller (Altoona/Altoona) placed second in the high jump and pole vault respectively. Also earning a top finish was Dusty Sier (Smithsburg (MD)/Smithsburg) who placed seventh in the 55-meter dash. Randy Anderson (DuBois/DuBois) placed seventh in a pair of jumping events. Anderson finished seventh in both the long jump and the triple jump in the meet.The Eagle women made their mark in the middle distance and distance running events. Katey Glunt (Bellefonte/Bellefonte) posted a pair of high finishes. Glunt finished second in the 3,000 and added a seventh-place finish in the 1,500. Elena Amato (Notre Dame Prep./Baltimore, Md.) finished eighth for Juniata in the 800-meter run. Rounding out the high finishes for Juniata was the Eagle 4x200 relay team which finished fifth.

MEN?S VOLLEYBALL (7-3, 3-2 EIVA Tait): Feb. 25 at George Mason*.
*EIVA Tait match.

Juniata posted three wins on the week, including a huge victory over Division III rival Springfield College. Juniata entered the match ranked second in the AVCA Division III top-15 poll, behind only number one Springfield. The Eagle topped Springfield 30-32, 30-24, 30-28, 30-28. Kenny Eiser (Central Bucks West/Doylestown) paced Juniata with 17 kills and a .394 hitting percentage while adding a team-best nine blocks. Ryan Genova (Antietam/Reading) added 15 kills for the Eagles, while recording a .345 attack percentage. Glenn DeHaven (Walt Whitman/South Huntington, N.Y.) added 10 finishes for Juniata while adding five blocks. Ricky Ziegler (Northeastern/Manchester) added 54 assists while adding seven digs and eight blocks. Cordt Withum (Penn Manor/Holtwood) added seven blocks, and libero Tim Cole (Pennsbury/Yardley) brought up a career-high 12 digs. Juniata then swept past Lees-McRae 30-20, 30-28, 32-30 later in the week. Eiser again led the Eagle attack with 11 kills and a .588 attack percentage. Jeremy Barndt (Souderton/Souderton), Genova and Withum all had seven kills. Barndt led the Eagles as he notched a career-high seven blocks. Ziegler passed out 34 assists and added a team-best eight digs. Juniata closed the week with a 30-17, 30-22, 30-28 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology. DeHaven and Nate Ocasio (Northeastern/Manchester) each posted a team-high 13 kills in the match. The 13 kills was a career high for Ocasio. Barndt added 10 kills and a team-high seven blocks. Ziegler and Casey Dale (Cochranton/Cochranton) each dished out 18 assists in the match. Steve Yeager (Hempfield/East Petersburg) joined teammate Josh Owens (Corona Del Sol (AZ)/Reedsville) with a team-high nine digs apiece.

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