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Mann, Sheehan played in Final Four

EDITOR’S NOTE: A successful 2018-19 college and high school season is wrapping up for JB Hoops alums and current players. The JB Hoops blog will be recapping the winter seasons of its players over the next two weeks.

Bridgette Mann wrapped up one of the most productive careers in the illustrious history of University of Scranton women’s basketball at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III Final Four at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. March 15.

The JB Hoops alum scored 10 points when the Lady Royals fell to eventual unbeaten national champion Thomas More from Kentucky, 69-56.

Despite injuries interrupting her season, Mann was an honorable mention All-American choice by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association for the second straight year.

The only senior to play for Scranton this season, Mann finished with a school-record 235 made 3-pointers. She also wound up seventh on the school’s career scoring list with 1,459 points.

Mann, the Landmark Conference Player of the Year as a junior, repeated as a first-team conference all-star. She led the team with 57 made 3-pointers.

In 22 games, including 18 starts, Mann averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.6 steals. She hit 40.0 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from 3-point range and 81.8 percent from the line.

Mann was one of three JB Hoops alums on the Lady Royals team that won the Landmark Conference, spent most of the season in the national top 10 and wound up 29-3.

Junior guard Emily Sheehan from Dunmore and freshman forward Erin Worzel from Wallenpaupack are the other two.

Sheehan earned Landmark Defensive Player of the Year honors and was a second-team conference all-star.

Along with conference Player of the Year Makenzie Mason, Sheehan was one of just two players to start every game for the team.

Sheehan averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists while leading the team with 1.3 steals per game. She was second to Mann in 3-pointers made while shooting 45.0 percent from the floor, 35.2 percent from 3-point range and 75.8 percent from the line.

Worzel made 19 appearances, including a start. She averaged 1.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists. She shot 34.6 percent from the field and 69.2 percent on free throws.

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