Jessica Babe made history recently for the Central Connecticut State women's basketball team.
Babe, a 5-foot-5 senior guard from Mt. Lebanon High School, had the first triple-double in school history when she had 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 61-58 loss to Rider. Babe is having an excellent season for Central Connecticut State, averaging 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.6 steals.
Babe is one of three WPIAL players on Central Connecticut (5-4). Lauren Arbogast, a senior forward also from Mt. Lebanon, is averaging 9.7 points and Lauren Wolosik, a freshman guard from North Catholic, has played in three games and is averaging seven points.
* Val McQuade, a junior forward for the University of Niagara, is the team's second-leading scorer at 11.1 points. McQuade, who made the Post-Gazette Fab 5 as a senior at Shaler, also averages 3.3 rebounds, shoots 88 percent from the free-throw line and 40 percent from 3-point range. Vincentian graduate Gabby Baldasare also plays for Niagara (2-8) and is averaging 3.6 points.
* Mercyhurst defensive lineman Ryan Carroll was named the ECAC Division II defensive rookie of the year. Carroll, a freshman from Keystone Oaks, had eight tackles for loss and 20 solo tackles.