It has been a rough start to the non-conference season for almost every President’s Athletic Conference team as the 10 PAC men’s teams have combined for a 6-26 mark to begin the season.
While it has been especially rough for some local PAC teams, it was a good week for Saint Vincent senior guard Pat Jones.
Jones was named the PAC Player of the Week after a pair of strong performances for the Bearcats at last weekend’s season-opening Frostburg State Invitational Tournament. Jones averaged 17.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game against Randolph Macon and Hood and was named to the All-Tournament team.
– Locally, Chatham College is off to an 0-3 start to the season, the inaugural season in the PAC for the Cougars. Chatham has had at least three players score in double figures in each game, but is still looking for its first win of the season.
– Geneva junior guard Chaese Vaudrin averaged 22 points per game while sophomore Jimmy Leichliter averaged 21.3, but the Golden Tornados had an 0-3 week as they are allowing 94.0 points per game.
– Grove City was one of the only PAC teams to win a game during the week, pulling out a 69-67 win over Kenyon. Seniors Stephen Tam (17), Caleb Knudsen (14) and Joe Vermilya (13) all scored in double figures for the Wolverines.
– The Bearcats opened the season by splitting games at the Frostburg State Invitational; including a 70-68 victory over Randolph-Macon and a 75-72 loss to Hood in the Championship Sunday. Saint Vincent hosts11th-ranked Marietta on Tuesday.
– W&J is off to an 0-3 start to the season. With a pair of losses last week, W&J fell to 0-3 on the season. Brian Graytok led W&J with 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting an 89-83 loss to Penn State DuBois to close the week.
– Waynesburg is also off to an 0-3 start after going 0-2 in the Great Lakes Challenge last weekend. Seniors B.J. Durham and D.J. Ritchie paced the Yellow Jacket attack by averaging 18.5 and 14.5 points per game.
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