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November 11, 2013

College notebook: Shikellamy grad Osborne sets school record

By The Daily Item

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va.-- Shikellamy High graduate Brantley Osborne became the career leader in 3-pointers for Shepherd College in the Rams' opening 83-77 win over California (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon.

Osborne had 19 points in the victory, including three 3-pointers, giving him 233 for his career. He broke the previous record of 232 set by Brian Stephens (1989-92).

He added a game-high 21 points in a championship game loss to Slippery Rock. Osborne had 10 points in the 29-11 run that fueled the Rams' comeback from a 25-point second-half deficit to within five before falling 76-68.

Osborne's performance earned him all-tournament team honors at the Clarion Hotel Conference Challenge hosted by Shepherd.

The Rams were picked in the preseason to finish fourth in the Mountain East Conference.

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The NCAA announced the bracket for the Division I field hockey tournament on Sunday and several local athletes will compete for their schools on the field.

Four of the 16 schools in the tournament have local field players on it.

Two of the schools earned automatic berths by virtue of winning their conference tournaments.

Miami of Ohio took advantage of its home field to win the Mid-American Conference title, winning the final four games of its season all on its home field on Oxford, Ohio.

Selinsgrove graduate Jenna Kaspar is a freshman midfielder and back for the Red Hawks. Kaspar has played in 12 games for Miami of Ohio (12-9), including one start against Penn State on Sept. 28. Miami of Ohio travels to Michigan State on Wednesday in a play-in game. The winner will play No. 2-seed Syracuse on Saturday.

American University won the Patriot League title this weekend, beating Lafayette and Boston University. Selinsgrove graduate Jess Davis is a sophomore midfielder for the Eagles. Davis played in both games of the Patriot League tournament, netting a shot against Boston in the championship game. American will host Quinnipiac in a play-in game on Wednesday. The winner will play top-seed Maryland on Saturday.

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