In its last
tune-up before the upcoming Region III championships on February 16, SUNY Erie
Community College’s swimming and diving squads fell to I-90 rival Monroe Community
College, 116-66 (women) and 172-39 (men) inside its home West Herr Natatorium
at the Burt Flickinger Athletic Center on January 31.
losses aside, it wasn’t all bad news for the Kats. Some swimmers—such as
Newfane native Allie DeBiase and the women’s 200-yard freestyle relay
squad—earned individual wins on an otherwise forgettable evening. DeBiase won
the women's 400-yard individual medley with a finishing time of 5:21.15, then
topped the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:44.71.
200-yard freestyle relay quartet—consisting of Amanda Weinreber, Alexis Slimak,
Stephanie Zmuda, and Katlyn Chwalinski—won its event with a finish of 1:51.94.
freshman guard Shamecca Minor scored 35 of her team’s 71 points to lead the
Kats (6-12) past the Mercyhurst North East Saints, 71-52 inside the Flickinger
Center on January 31.
would lead the Kats all game, with 14 points in the fourth quarter, perfection
at the free throw line (7-for-7) and an 8-for-14 tally behind the three-point arc.
Teammate Aaron Shabazz would add 12 points, and Bronx-born guard Jaisy Soto
added 10 in the win.
SUNY Erie will go for its third straight win when it travels to Niagara County
Community College for a date with the Thunderwolves on February 7, starting at
the men’s side, the Shevon Anisca-led Kats extended its current winning streak
to four games with a 101-78 win over Mercyhurst North East at the Flickinger
Center on January 31.
forward Anisca (22 points) led a spread-out offensive effort for SUNY Erie
(12-6), with other four other players—including guards Kyle Harris (16 points)
and Pedro Marquez (15)—scoring in double digits. Brooklyn forward Eniola
Durosinmi added 11 rebounds, leading a Kats effort that out-boarded the Saints,
The men look to continue their winning ways when they face NCCC in Sanborn on
February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
1946, SUNY Erie Community College has met the needs of a diverse student body
while contributing to the economic vitality of Western New York. As a member of
the state’s SUNY system, the three-campus college provides innovative,
affordable and accessible educational programs in an accommodating academic
environment. Equipped with the knowledge of these programs, SUNY Erie’s
faculty, staff and students strive to enrich their host communities through
skill, service and partnership. For more information, visit www.ecc.edu or call (716) 851-1ECC.