Pitt basketball keeping up with JonesFor those who tuned...

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February 05, 1993|By Tara Finnegan | Tara Finnegan,Contributing Writer

Pitt basketball keeping up with Jones

For those who tuned in to ESPN on Wednesday night for the Pittsburgh-Villanova basketball game, yes, that was Southwestern graduate Antoine Jones starting in the frontcourt for the Panthers.

Jones, a 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior forward, has started in all 17 games for Pitt (13-4 overall, 6-4 Big East Conference), which lost to the Wildcats, 82-76, in Pittsburgh.

Entering Wednesday's game, Jones was ranked third in team scoring (11.4 average) and rebounding (4.6 average).

Jones can be seen on CBS-TV on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 3:45 p.m., as Pitt will play Big Ten opponent Illinois.

* St. Paul's graduate Zeke Marshall is a regular for the Cornell basketball team (9-7 overall, 2-2 Ivy League), getting the start at forward in all 16 of the Big Red's games.

The 6-4 junior, who been a starter for Cornell since his freshman season, is the team's leading shot-blocker, averaging 1.1.

Shooting 47.2 percent, Marshall ranks second in team scoring (12.3average) and third in rebounding (6.4). He has led the Big Red in rebounding three times this season, pulling down a

team-high nine against Syracuse and St. Francis (Pa.) and seven against North Carolina.

* Loyola will play Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponent Niagara tomorrow night, but Broadneck's Clint Holtz won't be able to square off against the visiting Greyhounds.

Holtz, who is in his fifth and final year of eligibility after transferring from George Washington, is out for the season with a fractured kneecap. He started for Niagara last season after sitting out the 1990-91 season. Niagara sports information director Jim Mauro said the school is in the process of appealing the NCAA for another year of eligibility for Holtz.

Women's basketball

Mercy graduate and 1989-90 first-team All-Catholic selection Violaine Romans is leading Marymount College in scoring through its first 15 contests, averaging 18.4 points.

"Violaine has shown tremendous progress as a player in her three years at Marymount," Saints coach Bill Finney said. "She is a consistent scorer from any area of the court and her ability to run contributes to our up-tempo style of play."

The Saints (12-3, 5-0) are first in the Capital Athletic Conference and average 86.7 points to lead Division III schools in scoring.

Marymount will play at St. Mary's on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.


Shippensburg's Marty Pyles (Chesapeake-AA) finished fourth in the 134-pound weight class at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in California, Pa.

Pyles, who upset No. 1 seed and All-American Brad Rozanski (Bloomsburg) in the first round by a 6-4 decision, was Shippensburg's highest finisher.

OC His three wins and two losses boosted his season record to 8-9.


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