Smith, Harrison and Del Cadia steady for collegiate teams

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PRESTON – Myerscough alumni Shauna Harrison (Class of 2018) continued her hot start to the season while Kyra Smith (Class of 2019) recorded her first collegiate double-double for Tallahassee CC.

Harrison, who helped the Vulcans stay unbeaten to start the year at 4-0, came up big with 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting as Cal U upended No. 5 Virginia Union in just the second-ever meeting between the two schools — she would add nine points and seven rebounds on Saturday against Fairmont State. 

Smith, meanwhile, had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Tallahassee CC in a win over Denmark Technical College. The 5-foot-11 combo guard entered the contest shooting just 18.6 percent, but finished 8-of-18 from the field on Friday night.

Edoardo Del Cadia (Class of 2018) reached double-figures scoring for the 17th and 18th times and recorded his sixth double-double in his collegiate career, with College of Central Florida splitting a pair of games. The sophomore forward tallied 14 points on an efficient 5-of-7 shooting in Tuesday’s win and followed that up with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a two-point loss.

Marist handed Zion Tordoff his first NCAA Division I start of his career against Hartford and he chipped in seven points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes, but the Red Foxes dropped a 62-51 decision on Tuesday.

Mate Okros has remained in the starting line-up for Drexel, including both games last week. The Dragons, however, dropped the pair, with Okros amassing 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting and six boards. He’s currently averaging 7.2 points at a clip of 41.9 percent and 2.6 rebounds through five games.

Jess McGrath (Class of 2019) is beginning to adapt to her role with Cowley College. The guard knocked down 3-of-6 attempts from 3-point range and finished with nine points in the Tigers’ win over Washburn JV.

Milly Knowles (Class of 2018/EWU), Callan Low (Class of 2019/Newberry College) and Kiko Stavrev (Class of 2015/Eckerd College) all return to action this week after extended layoffs in the schedule.

Upcoming week schedule (All times local):

Mate Okros, Drexel: Nov. 20 vs. Bryant (7 p.m.)

Zion Tordoff, Marist: Nov. 23 vs. The Citadel (7 p.m.)

Milly Knowles, EWU: Nov. 18 at Utah (6 p.m.), Nov. 22 at Gonzaga (6 p.m.)

Callan Low, Newberry College: Nov. 22 vs. Piedmont International (7 p.m.), Nov. 23 vs. Warren Wilson (2 p.m.)

Kiko Stavrev, Eckerd College: Nov. 18 vs. University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 23 at Palm Beach Atlantic University (3 p.m.), Nov. 24 vs. Our Lady of the Lake University (7:30 p.m.)

Shauna Harrison, CalUofPA: Nov. 19 at Central State – Ohio (5:30 p.m.), Nov. 23 vs. Lock Haven (1 p.m.), Nov. 24 vs. Mansfield (1 p.m.)

Edoardo Del Cadia, College of Central Florida: Nov. 18 vs. St Petersburg College (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 20 vs. South Georgia Technical College (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 22 vs. Hillsborough Community College (7:30 p.m.)

Samuel Keita, Casper College: Nov. 19 at Western Nebraska Community College (7:30 p.m.), Nov. 23 at Miles Community College (3 p.m.)

Spas Nikolov, Winnipeg: Nov. 21 at Manitoba (8 p.m.), Nov. 23 vs. Manitoba (8 p.m.)

Kyra Smith, Tallahassee CC: Nov. 21 vs. College of Central Florida (3 p.m.), Nov. 22 vs. Snow College (7:30 p.m.)

Jess McGrath, Cowley College: Nov. 19 at NOC-Tonkawa (5:30 p.m.), Nov. 22 at Kansas Wesleyan JV (6 p.m.), Nov. 23 at Bethany JV (12:45 p.m.)

Leon Srisamutr, Tabor College: Nov. 20 vs. (RV) Kansas Wesleyan (8 p.m.), Nov. 23 at Bethel College (7 p.m.)

Ben Gordos, De Anza College: Nov. 20 vs. Porterville (5 p.m.), Nov. 22 at West Hills Lemoore (5 p.m.), Nov. 23 at Foothill (5 p.m.)

Katie Simpson, UNOH: Nov. 20 vs. Lawrence Technological University (5:30 p.m.), Nov. 23 vs. Grace Christian University (1 p.m.)

Kazz Devine-Henry, NDSCS: Nov. 19 vs. Ridgewater College (5:30 p.m.), Nov. 21 at Northland Community & Technical College (5:30 p.m.), Nov. 23 vs. Sheridan College (11 a.m.), Nov. 24 vs. Turtle Mountain Community College (10 a.m.)

Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.