No. 1 Saint Francis tops Carlow; Scharbo among best in tournament field


The Carlow men’s basketball team wrapped up play in the Walters Auto Classic at the University of Pikeville with a 95-60 loss to No. 1 University of Saint Francis, on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The Cougars set a program record for consecutive wins to start the season, bringing their record to 7-0. They have now won 40 of their last 45 games and 24 of their last 25 games. It was also the sixth time this season they scored more than 90 points in a contest.

The Celtics (0-5/0-0 RSC) hung with Saint Francis on the boards and in the turnover battle, but could not keep up with the Cougars’ balanced attack and hot shooting. Saint Francis shot 53 percent from the field and from three-point range, while Carlow shot 39 percent from the field and 22 percent from three.

Carlow was led by Charlie Scharbo (JR/Jefferson Hills, Pa.), who scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Greg Mennona (SR*/Stafford, Va.) added seven rebounds.

Scharbo finished the tournament in the top five players in the field in all statistical categories. He led the field in rebounds per game, with nine, and blocks per game, with 1.5. He was second in scoring per game, averaging 17.5 points. He was third in shooting percentage, shooting nearly 54 percent from the field. He was part of a three-way tie for third in steals per game, with 1.5. He was also fifth in assists per game, with 3.5.

The Celtics next play Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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