Basketball Teams Split in Season Openers; Joiner Officially Honored

Pennsylvania  College of Technology men%E2%80%99s basketball player Leroy Joiner, of Williamsport, right, has had his name added to the 1,000-point career scoring plaque at the college. With Joiner is coach Gene Bruno.The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams opened their seasons Thursday at home against Central Penn College with split results: the men lost, 72-63, and the women won, 75-44.

FLASHBACK Men Junior Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Phil Kaylor (Lebanon) added 11 points. The Wildcats shot just 37 percent from the field. Prior to the contest, Joiner was honored for scoring his 1,000th career point in a Penn College uniform, an achievement accomplished late last season (but not officially recognized until now). His career scoring total now stands at 1,042.

WomenSophomore Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Wildcats in coach Matt Wilt’s debut. Freshman Tosha Stover (Bellefonte) added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Penn College Athletes Earn USCAA Postseason Accolades A number ofPenn College fall sports student-athletes have received postseason honors from the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Earning All-American honors in addition to men’s cross-country runner Jake Shedden (freshman/Canton), who finished second in the USCAA individual championship, was women’s soccer player Kierstin Steer (sophomore/South Williamsport). Receiving honorable mention were women’s soccer player Samantha Wallish (junior/Harrisburg) and men’s soccer players Tristan Smith (freshman/Bermuda) and Chris Brennan (freshman/New Hope).

Honored as USCAA Academic All-Americans (with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher) were men’s cross-country runners Corvin Oberholtzer (junior/Wellsboro), Brian West (senior/Newark, Del.), Joe Chadowski (sophomore/Fairfax, Va.), Travis Cain (sophomore/Bloomsburg) and William Fuka (sophomore/Clifton, Va.); women’s soccer players Wallish and Brandy Krause (sophomore/Pine Grove); women’s volleyball players Paula Karine-Monteiro (freshman/Brazil) and Lyndsey Smith (junior/Mechanicsburg); and tennis player Rachel Emmons (junior/Washington, N.J.).

ON THE HORIZONThe women’s basketball team travels across town Tuesday for a 7 p.m. game at NCAA Division III rival Lycoming College. On Friday, the men’s basketball team faces Division III Susquehanna University at 8 p.m. in the Pepsi-Weis Markets Tip-Off Tournament at Selinsgrove. Other teams in the tournament are King’s College and Bridgewater State (Mass.) University. The tournament concludes Saturday.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS Men’s Basketball Overall record: 0-1Thursday, Nov. 11 host Central Penn College at Bardo Gym, L, 72-63 Monday, Nov. 15 host Arcadia College at Bardo Gym, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 vs. Susquehanna University in Pepsi-Weis Markets Tip-Off Tournament at Susquehanna University, 8 p.m. (King’s College vs. Bridgewater State (Mass.) University, 6 p.m.) Saturday, Nov. 20 at Susquehanna University Pepsi-Weis Markets Tip-Off Tournament, TBA Monday, Nov. 22 host Alfred (N.Y.) University, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 1-0Thursday, Nov. 11 host Central Penn College at Bardo Gym, W, 75-44 Tuesday, Nov. 16 at Lycoming College, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 host Davis College, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at Pitt-Titusville, 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 host Alfred (N.Y.) University, 6 p.m.

BowlingThursday, Nov. 18 at Lehigh Carbon Community College Invitational, 3 p.m.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site . For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

Vol. 9, No. 14

Photo by Jami L. Hughes, coordinator of intercollegiate athletics and sports information

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