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The College Report: Bucknell's Brendan Burgdorf of Westfield Named to All-Region Squad

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Bucknell’s Brendan Burgdorf (Westfield, Jr.) was named to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Division 1 All-Mid-Atlantic Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Although Burgdorf scored only two goals this season, to go along with six assists, his presence on the pitch commanded the attention of opposition defenses, and allowed teammates to exploit mismatches. This is the third straight year that Burgdorf, a Pingry grad, has drawn All-Region honors and his second time on the first team. Bucknell finished the season with a 7-9-2 record.

MEN’S HOOPS

Duane Morgan (West Orange, Fr.) had a double-double on Saturday as Adelphi suffered a 68-66 loss to Bloomfield College in the Adelphi Tournament at its gym in Garden City, N.Y. Morgan, a 6-6 forward out of West Orange High, notched 12s in both points scored and rebounds. He got his points on 3-for-7 shooting from the floor and 6-for-8 from the foul line. He also blocked three shots. Morgan then pulled down a game-high nine rebounds on Sunday, when the Panthers defeated Molloy, 80-69. Morgan also put eight points on the scoreboard, clicking on four of five shots from the floor. Adelphi is now 9-2.

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Kevin Udo (West Orange, Soph.) scored nine points and reeled in eight rebounds for Bloomfield in Sunday’s 66-61 victory over St. Rose at the Adelphi Tournament. All four of Udo’s field goal attempts found paydirt, as did one of two free throws. He also blocked two shots as the Deacons ran their season mark to 8-5. Previously, Udo scored three points and had four rebounds in Saturday’s victory over Adelphi.

Billy Oliver (Chatham, Jr.) needed only 20 minutes on the floor to attain a career-high 13 points as Penn State whistled past Mount St. Mary’s, 72-43, in State College, Pa. on Sunday. Oliver, a 6-8 forward out of Chatham High, connected on four of five shots from the floor, including two of three from bonus territory, and all three free throws. He also blocked three shots and pulled off a pair of thefts. Penn State is now 7-5.

Ken Rubenstein (South Orange, Jr.) scored 11 points as Montclair State knocked off Vaughn College, 79-40, in Montclair on Sunday. Rubenstein, a 6-1 guard out of Columbia High, hit four of six field goal attempts, including three of five from 3-point land. He also grabbed four caroms as the Red Hawks improved to 8-3.

WOMEN’S HOOPS

Michelle Montagna (New Providence, Jr.) hit two big free throws with seven seconds left on the game clock that made the difference in Montclair State’s 77-76 win over Gwynedd-Mercy in a Saturday road game. Montagna, a 5-2 guard out of New Providence High, also sank a 3-point try to finish with five points. The Red Hawks improved to 5-4.

Abby Martin (Maplewood, Jr.) scored 14 points and hauled down seven boards as Monmouth lost, 71-59, to Manhattan College in the Bronx on Saturday. Martin, a 5-10 forward out of Columbia High, successfully converted five of seven field goal attempts and four of six free throws. Monmouth fell to 3-8 with the loss.ma

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