Fayette Roaring Lions receive post-season basketball honors
As a follow-up to the most successful season in the history of women’s basketball at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, three members of the team were named to post-season Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference honors. Sophomore forward David Winns was also named Second Team All-Conference for the men.
Sophomore Kasey Ruble and freshman Jill Guthrie were named First Team All-PSUAC, while sophomore Kayla Hatfield was named Second Team All-PSUAC. Guthrie was also named Freshman of the Year.
Uniontown Area High School graduate Guthrie led the team in scoring with a 12.3 points per game average, while averaging nearly six rebounds per game. She also led the team in steals with 57.
Ruble, a sophomore from Albert Gallatin, averaged 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while dishing out 4.6 assists.
Hatfield, a graduate of Trinity High School, averaged nearly nine points a game and averaged 5.1 rebounds per contest.
The Lady Roaring Lions finished the season 11-4 in the PSUAC, for third place in the final regular season standings. It marked the highest win total in the program’s short four-year history and its highest finish in the final conference standings. Fayette defeated Penn State Schuylkill in the PSUAC quarterfinals, earning at trip to the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park where they lost a semifinal round matchup with eventual champion Penn State Brandywine.
Winns averaged a team-high 16.9 points per game for the men’s team, which finished eighth in the conference. Winns’ .571 shooting percentage ranked second in the PSUAC. He also pulled down 186 rebounds for an 8.1 rebounds per game average (fifth in the PSUAC) and he posted six double-doubles on the year.