One of the leading scorers in NCAA Division I women's basketball this season is a former City League player.
Shalonda Winton, a Westinghouse High School graduate who plays at Cleveland State, entered the week averaging 24.1 points a game, good for second in the country in the latest NCAA statistics. She had a triple double (double figures in three different statistical catetories) last Saturday against Miami (Ohio) when she had 29 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in an 87-75 win.
Winton, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, is averaging 11 rebounds a game, along with four assists and three steals. She has had an outstanding career at Cleveland. State, scoring more than 1,000 career points. She was only the fourth player in Cleveland State history to post a triple double. Cleveland State takes a 4-4 record into a game sunday against Tennessee State.
• Shady Side Academy graduate Geoff Alexander is one of the top wrestlers on the 17th-ranked University of Maryland wrestling team. Alexander, a Fox Chapel resident, entered the week with a 9-3 record and was ranked 16th in the country at 133 pounds by WrestlingReport.com. Alexander and Maryland will participate in the "Grapple at the Garden" Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. Maryland will face Ohio State and Nebraska.
• Pitt-Johnstown basketball player Bill Luther, a graduate of Hampton, tied a school record when he had 10 3-pointers in a recent game against Bowie State. Luther finished with 34 points. Luther is averaging 15.3 points in seven games for the Mountain Cats and is shooting 49 percent (24 of 49) from 3-point range. Franklin Regional graduate Nick Novak, the leading scorer in the WPIAL in the 2008-09 season, is averaging 22.4 points a game for Pitt-Johnstown, an NCAA Division II school.
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