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Sports - February 24, 2012

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Freshman goalie Evan Cranston from Castilleja School earned CWPA Southern Division honors after helping the Brown women's water polo team to a 4-0 weekend at the Bison Invitational hosted at Bucknell. Cranston earned her first collegiate award as the Southern Division Defensive Player of the Week. Cranston had a great weekend for the Bears as she posted 35 saves in 3 1/4 games in the cage. She played the first quarter of Brown's 20-6 win against Gannon and earned four saves. She then played the next three games, posting 10 saves in an 8-7 win over Bucknell, nine saves in a 7-5 win over Marist and 12 in Brown's final game against Wagner College, a 12-11 victory. Cranston also added three steals and two assists . . . Gunn High grad Alex Lincoln won two individual swimming titles during the SCIAC Championships this week. Competing for Pomona-Pitzer, Lincoln won the women's 100-yard free in 52.21, coming from behind to win by a scant .05. She also won the 200 free in 1:54.27, taking that by just .04 of a second. The titles were the first for Lincoln, a sophomore. She now awaits word on whether her times are fast enough to qualify for next month's Division III nationals in Indianapolis . . . Leslie Airola-Murveit of Portola Valley was a member of a four-woman team that captured the Maureen Connolly Cup Senior World Championship competition recently at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego.

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