Pictured: Cecelia Collins in a file photo from last season at Bucknell.
Former NEPA Elite Clark 17U and Scranton Prep teammates Cecelia Collins and Rachael Rose each scored more than 20 points and handled heavy workloads Saturday to help their National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball teams to victories.
Both are sophomore guards.
Collins played all 45 minutes as Bucknell won at Cornell, 65-58, in overtime for its first win in 4 games this season. She scored 8 of her game-high 22 points during overtime and also had 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
Rose played 38 of 40 minutes and contributed 24 points and 4 assists to an 88-79 victory over High Point to even Wofford’s record at 2-2.
“Rachael was fantastic,” coach Jimmy Garrity said, according to a recap posted on the Wofford athletic website.
Kylie Lavelle, another former NEPA Elite Clark team member, also scored in double figures in a Drexel win. The Riverside graduate, who had 11 points, has done so in each game of a 2-1 start.
It was a big day all around for players who have come through AAU programs at Riverfront Sports in Scranton.
Leo O’Boyle, a Scranton Prep graduate on the Lafayette men’s team, also scored in double figures in a victory.
Ethan Meuser, an NEPA Elite Coyle 17U team alum from Wyoming Seminary, provided 5 points in 12 minutes of a Stonehill win over Holy Cross.
Victoria Toomey from Dunmore scored in double figures for Rider during a loss in Ireland.
For more details on each of their performances, see the daily NCAA Division I basketball Alumni Report at: D-I BASKETBALL: O’Boyle, Rose, Collins, Lavelle help teams to wins – NEPA Sports Nation.