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Paz, Swint start hot

Wearing his familiar #3, Justin Paz, Bethlehem Press’s 2018-2019 male athlete of the year from Bethlehem Catholic High School, scored 21 points in East Stroudsburg University’s men’s basketball home opener against Cheyney University on Nov. 16.

The Warrior freshman made four of eight three pointers and had six rebounds and three steals in the 110-51 victory.

Also playing basketball at East Stroudsburg University is Kaitlyn Swint, Bethlehem Press’s 2017-2018 female athlete of the year from Freedom High School.

Swint was instrumental in the Warriors’ 65-61 victory over LeMoyne College on Nov. 13 at East Stroudsburg.

The Warrior junior’s layup on a fast break with 4:37 left in the game cut ESU’s deficit to within two points after trailing by 10.

Swint scored seven points and had four rebounds and one block.

A week earlier, the Warrior women beat Frostburg State 55-48 in their season opener, when Swint gave East Stroudsburg its largest lead, 39-28, on a layup.

This past Saturday, Swint scored 11 points and Paz scored four in ESU’s games against Pitt-Johnstown.