One way or another, JB Hoops alum Bridgette Mann will end her college
basketball career March 16 at Roanoke College in Salem, Va.
Mann is playing with the University of Scranton in the Sweet 16 Friday night
at home against Christopher Newport, trying to continue on the path to the
National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III women’s basketball
national title game that day.
On Wednesday, Mann learned she had been selected as one of 18 players for
the inaugural Beyond Sports Division III All-Star Game that will be played
prior to the national championship March 16 at 5 p.m.
The senior guard from Wallenpaupack was selected by a committee of head
Division III women’s coaches.
Mann, the Landmark Conference Player of the Year in 2017-18 and a
first-team, all-star in an injury-interrupted senior season, is coming off a
team-leading 19-point effort in a 59-46 victory over Johns Hopkins in the
second round of the NCAA Tournament March 2.
Scranton’s all-time leader in career 3-pointers with 230, Mann ranks seventh
in scoring in program history with 1,433 points.
Mann is one of two JB Hoops alums in the starting lineup for the Lady
Royals. She is joined by Emily Sheehan, a junior guard from Dunmore who had
eight points against Johns Hopkins.
In each of Mann’s four college seasons, Scranton has won the Landmark
Conference and advanced to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.
Mann had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the NCAA opener, a 69-49
victory over New England College.