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Basketball ‘Opening Night’ Held in Bardo Gym

Lady Wildcats Abigayle MacDonald (15) and Kierstin Steer engage the Central Penn offense Student boosters spell out their loyalty The Dance Team takes to the court for a halftime performance James Boylan (31) rises above a defender to take a shot A contestant puts his all into a half-court attemptThe Penn College Wildcats’ 2011-12 basketball season opened Thursday with back-to-back home games against Central Penn College. There were numerous giveaways, and students had the opportunity to sink a half-court shotand win a $200 declining-balance meal plan from Dining Services. (No one did.) The Dance Team performed during halftime of both games, which were broadcast live on WLYC/ESPN (1050 AM and 104.1 FM). “The Bardo Gym was packed with Penn College students and fans,” said Lisa J. Worth, coordinator for club sports, intramural sports and marketing for athletics. “At times, it was so loud you could not hear what the person next to you was saying. Thunder sticks and hand clappers were given out, which helped increase the level of noise. We hope the teams continue to get the support that we had last night.”
Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer

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