Checking In: Alumni Update (12-30-12)

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Temple University senior guard Khalif Wyatt (Norristown) was named NBC Sports National Player of the Week while also picking up his first Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week and second Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week honor of the season for the week ending Dec 23. Wyatt, who scored a career-high 33 points in Temple’s upset of No. 3 Syracuse, averaged 23.3 points and 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists while leading Temple to a 2-1 week. He led the Owls in scoring in all three games, tallying 20 points in a win over Alcorn State on Dec. 17 and 17 points in a loss to Canisius on Dec. 19. He made 28-of-30 free throw attempts (.933) over the three games, including an incredible 15-of-15 in the win over Syracuse. On the season, Wyatt leads the team in scoring (16.2 PPG), assists (3.9 assists per game) and free throw percentage (.825).

Senior guard Jim Connolly (Souderton) scored a team high 12 points in Philadelphia University’s 57-52 non-conference loss to Stonehill on Saturday. Junior guard Nick Christian (Bensalem) added eight points.

Junior point guard Jesse Krasna (Pennsbury) scored a team high 14 points in Ursinus College’s 85-53 loss to Cortland State on Saturday afternoon at the Land of Magic Classic. In Sunday’s 85-77 loss to Hamilton, Krasna had eight rebounds and five assists.

Freshman Ryan Arcidiacono (Neshaminy) scored a team high 17 points, which included five three-pointers, in Villanova’s 70-60 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday.

CJ Aiken (Plymouth Whitemarsh) scored a career high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds and four blocks in St. Joseph’s 96-91 win over Iona on Friday.

Marcus Badger (Plymouth Whitemarsh) had four assists and four points in Randolph-Macon’s 76-40 win over Manhattanville in the title game of the 2012 R-MC Coaches Classic on Sunday afternoon. In Randolph-Macon’s 76-55 win over Washington College, Badger had a game high six assists. For Washington College, both Sean Brooks (North Penn) and Dave Knox (Central Bucks South) scored four points.

Senior Derek Brooks (North Penn) scored 13 points, including nine of his team’s final 15, in Gettysburg College’s 74-64 win over Grove City in the championship game of the York (Pa.) College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Saturday. In Friday’s 71-48 win over Farmingdale State College in the opening round, Brooks shot 5-for-5 to contribute 11 points and a season high five assists.

Sophomore Michael Guldin (Pennridge) had six points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals in DeSale’s 99-84 win over Penn State-Abington on Saturday.

Sophomore Mike Marvin (Hatboro-Horsham) scored 28 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in Penn State Abington’s 81-74 loss to Drew in the consolation game of the Red Robin Holiday Tournament at DeSales University on Sunday. In Saturday’s 99-84 loss to DeSales, Marvin recorded another double-double, scoring 19 points and pulling in 14 rebounds.

Junior forward Kelsey Ryan (Neshaminy) scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds in Lock Haven’s 80-75 win over Pitt-Johnstown on Sunday.

Sam Simononis (Pennridge) scored a team high 13 points, one shy of her career high, in the University of Vermont’s 56-55 loss to Canisius on Saturday.

Junior Brittany Sandone (Souderton) tallied a season high 23 points in Cabrini’s 63-54 win over Kenyon College at the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Sunday. The Souderton grad had career highs of eight field goals and six three-pointers made. In Saturday’s 70-35 win over Western New England University at the Land of the Magic Classic, Sandone scored 11 points.

Senior guard Ashley Rosario (Harry S Truman) came off the bench to score 14 points in Goldey-Beacom’s 82-69 loss to #18 Shaw University on Friday afternoon.

Emily Leer (Abington) contributed five points and six rebounds off the bench in Villanova’s 59-45 loss to Delaware on Saturday.

Bloomsburg’s Matt Rappo (Council Rock South) finished third at 141 at the 2012 Brute Invitational on Saturday at Lock Haven University.