Komara shines in season opener

HAZLETON - Lourdes Regional graduate Nikki Komara, a freshman at Susquehanna University, opened her collegiate basketball career with a big game Saturday as the Crusaders opened their season with a 80-36 victory over Penn State-Hazleton.

Komara pumped in a game-high 19 points for Susquehanna. She hit on eight of 11 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers. She also pulled down seven rebounds, had three steals and two assists while playing 27 minutes.

The Crusaders open their home season Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. against Elizabethtown.