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Sports Shorts from Around the Valley: Week of March 18th

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Ayo-Faleye’s Catamounts Fall to Duke

On Friday evening, Cedar Crest alum Ileri Ayo-Faleye was on the court at the Barclay’s Center when his Vermont Catamounts met the Duke Blue Devils in the 1st Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. While #13 Vermont played hard against Duke, the #4 seed, a 34-29 Blue Devil halftime advantage concluded with a 64-47 victory. Ayo-Faleye finished the game with 5 points. He added a rebound and an assist. To Vermont’s credit, they held Duke star Kyle Flipowski to just 3 points.



Shuey Re-signs with Inferno

ELCO alum Ryelle Shuey has spent the four seasons tearing it up as a member of the Lehigh Women’s Soccer Team. In her final season this past fall, Shuey was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year. With her collegiate playing days now over, it was announced that she has re-signed with the Lancaster Inferno, the club team that she has helped lead to three national championship tournament appearances since joining the squad in 2018. One overlooked item in the Cornwall-Lebanon School Board Meeting when Nick Lambros was named the Cedar Crest Football Coach was that Shuey was approved as a high school biology teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. We wish Shuey all the best on the pitch and in the classroom.



Pera, Rice Part Ways

After seven seasons, Rice University has decided to part ways with Head Coach Scott Pera. The coach who led Annville-Cleona to the 1999 State Championship saw his Owls go 11-21 in their first season in the American Athletic Conference. He finishes his career at Rice with a 96-127 record, ranking him the third most-winningest coach in school history. His best season came just last year when Rice went 19-16.



The Dutchmen Now Available

Earlier this week, the documentary chronicling Lebanon Valley Men’s Basketball’s run at the 1994 National Championship was made available on YouTube. The 82-minute film highlights the rebuild orchestrated by Coach Pat Flannery and how the unit bonded to develop into a championship contender. Check it out by clicking here: The Dutchmen



ELCO Gifted Sixers Jersey

ELCO received a special jersey from the Philadelphia 76ers in celebration of the Raider Boys and Girls Basketball teams playing at the Wells Fargo Center in January. The jersey arrived this week as a token of commemoration.



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