Since becoming eligible to play in late December, Olivia Bresnahan has made a difference for the Duquesne University women's basketball team.
Bresnahan, a former star at Butler High School, transferred from Florida State in 2012 and had to sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules. She became eligible to play Dec. 21. Since then, Bresnahan, a 5-foot-11 junior guard, has started 10 games and has averages of 8.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists. She scored 19 points in one game against West Virginia and had helped Duquesne to a seven-game winning streak.
The Dukes play at home Saturday against Dayton.
* Jesse Reed, a graduate of Greensburg Central Catholic who also played at Kiski School, was recently named the Patriot League men's basketball player of the week for American University. Reed, a 6-5 sophomore guard, scored 20 points in games against Boston University and Army. Reed leads the team at 14 ppg and averages 4.2 rebounds per game. American is 14-8 overall, 10-1 in the Patriot League.
* Former Schenley standout D.J. Kennedy is playing professionally with Hapoel Holon in Israel. Kennedy played on Schenley's state championship team in 2007 before playing at St. John's.