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AMCC tabs three Panthers POTW

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference named three Pitt-Bradford Panthers to its Player of the Week awards list on Monday afternoon. 

Junior forward Alicia Kimmel was named the AMCC women’s basketball player of the week. Matt Patterson received the award for men’s swimming, and Elizabeth Prager received the award for women’s swimming.

Kimmel finished off a spectacular week on the court, where she went 17-of-33 for 39 points, 17 rebounds and 1 assist in just two games. She was a perfect 2-for-2 from behind the arc and walked away shooting 3-for-6 from the charity stripe. She was able to pick up one steal along the way. 

For the year, Kimmel leads the team with 134 minutes on the court and has tallied a team-high 61 points. Her 27 rebounds are also good for first on the squad. 

Patterson captured three first place finishes during the Panthers’ swim meet on Saturday against Washington and Jefferson in Washington, Pa. 

Patterson’s first victory came in the 200 free. He clocked in at 1:51.25, just ahead of Washington and Jefferson’s Mike Magdic, who finished in 1:51.27.

His second win came in the 100 free. Again, it was Patterson and Magdic racing down the final stretch to decide a winner. This time Patterson claimed the top spot with more time to spare, reaching the wall in 50.62, compared to Magdic’s time of 51.11. 

Patterson’s final victory came by way of a group effort. He swam the first leg of the 200 free relay, the final event in the meet. The Panthers outpaced the Presidents to a first place finish with a time of 1:35.27, just edging their competition that finished in 1:35.79.

Prager established herself as one of the meet’s dominant swimmers in only the third event. She raced out to a large lead in the ever-exhausting 1650 free and sustained it for the entire race. She clocked in at 19:05.34, almost a full minute ahead of Washington and Jefferson’s Amber Miller, who finished in 19:55.03. 

Prager also swam the first leg of the 200 free relay. Her fast start helped put the Panthers in position to take the win, and they did just that. The final leg reached the wall with a time of 1:51.86, almost eight seconds of the opposition that finished in 1:59.63 

The swim teams return to the pool on Friday, Dec. 6, as they compete in the SUNY Fredonia Invitational in Fredonia, N.Y., at 1 p.m. 

Kimmel and the women’s basketball team are back in action on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the KOA Arena as Houghton comes to town for an 8 p.m. tip-off.