AAU team fills in for Canadian team as Conquistadors' opponentBy STEVE LEE, Times Staff Writer
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published December 27, 2001
NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco-Hernando Community College's scheduled game on Monday against the University of Guelph (Ontario) has been canceled, but PHCC coach Bobby Bowman has found a substitute.
PHCC (5-10), which has won two straight games, will host an Amateur Athletic Union team of Tampa Bay players at 4 p.m.
The Canadian team cancelled, Bowman said, due in part to last week's airplane incident in which a man with explosives in his shoes was subdued aboard an international flight redirected to Boston's Logan Airport.
"We didn't want to go all that time without playing a game," Bowman said.
PHCC last played Dec. 11, an 80-70 win over Seminole, and, other than Monday's game, was not scheduled to play again until next Wednesday at Central Florida.
Chris Thompson is PHCC's leader in scoring (19.5 average) and rebounding (9.8).
Michael Morris averages 15.1 points per game and Jason Byrd 12.2 and 8 rebounds.
STOLARD REWARDED: Saint Leo men's basketball player John Stolard was named Sunshine State Conference Male Athlete of the Week for almost singlehandedly snapping the Lions' three-game losing streak.
The 6-foot-5 senior forward scored 23 points and had seven rebounds in Saint Leo's 92-60 win over Lakeland's Southeastern College. Stolard (Tampa Leto) shot .714 (10 of 14) and made three of five free throws in that contest.
HOME COOKING: The Saint Leo women's basketball team begins its SSC schedule after the winter break with hopes of improving on a 2-6 start.
The first SSC game is Jan. 9 when the Lions host Florida Tech.
Before that game, though, are four non-conference home games: Friday against Bryant College (RI); Saturday against Grove City College (PA); Sunday against Keene State College (NH); and next Thursday against Molley College (N.Y.).
Saint Leo is in a shooting slump, making just 5-of-47 3-point shots in three consecutive defeats.
Last season, the Lions led the conference in 3-point accuracy.
Angela Sclafani leads three Saint Leo players averaging double figures in scoring. Sclafani averages 12.1 points per game.
Ebony Winn, the Lions' rebounding leader with a 10.8 average, also scores at a 10.8 clip. September Harrison is at 10.6.
GOLF TOURNEY: Saint Leo's baseball team is hosting a golf tournament Jan. 20 at the Carrollwood Golf and Country Club. The fundraiser for the baseball team costs $400 per foursome.
For more information, call tournament director Dave Garcia at (813) 931-4900 or Lions baseball coach Ed Stabile at (352) 588-8227.
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