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Basketball Teams Go 3-1 During Past Week

During a week that included a weather-related postponement, cancellation and a win by forfeit, the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams went 3-1 overall.

Men On Thursday at home with Penn State York, the Wildcats fought back from a 38-25 halftime deficit to take a 54-53 lead with 12 minutes to play. From there, it was nip and tuck down to the wire as York pulled out a 72-71 win and handed Penn College its first loss in Penn State University Athletic Conference play. Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) scored 29 points, Greg Solyak (Lititz) added 19 and Phil Kaylor (Lebanon) scored 12 for the Wildcats.

Saturday against Penn State Greater Allegheny, Solyak scored 22 points, Joiner 16, Kaylor 14 and Nico Italiani (Easton) 11 in an 89-74 victory as Penn College improved to 4-1 in the conference and 5-7 overall.

Tuesday’s game at Penn State Beaver was postponed until Feb. 13 due to snow.

Penn College leads the PSUAC North Division by a half-game over Penn State Wilkes-Barre and three games over Penn State Scranton and Penn State Hazleton. Penn State York leads the South Division and Penn State Beaver leads the West Division.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Solyak received United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Player of the Week honorable mention for the period ending Jan. 9, during which he averaged 23.5 points and 11 rebounds in two games. In the most recent USCAA Coaches Poll, Penn College is ranked No. 19.

Women With the postponement of Tuesday’s game at Penn State Beaver and cancellation and forfeit win in Saturday’s game against Penn State Greater Allegheny, the only action Penn College saw during the week was a 66-54 win over Penn State York on Thursday. Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) scored 14 points and Hilary Rice (Biglerville) added 13. Penn College, 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the conference, leads the PSUAC North Division by two games over Penn State Wilkes-Barre, three games over Penn State Hazleton and four games over Penn State Scranton. Penn State Brandywine leads the South Division and Penn State Beaver leads the West Division. In the most recent USCAA Coaches Poll, Penn College is ranked No. 22.

On the HorizonAt 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, men’s basketball player Joiner will be featured in “Who Are They? Where Are They Now?” during the Cable Sports Production’s Game of the Week. The segment will air during the televised Williamsport Area High School vs. Chester High School basketball game on local Comcast Channel 70. Paul “Babe” Mayer, associate professor of fitness and lifetime sports at Penn College, and local radio personality Gary Chrisman host the show.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS Men’s Basketball Overall record: 5-7 PSUAC record: 4-1 Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Penn State Beaver, postponed to Feb. 13 Thursday, Jan. 13 host Penn State York, L, 72-71 Saturday, Jan. 15 host Penn State Greater Allegheny, W, 89-74 Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Penn State Scranton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Wilkes University, 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 6-5 PSUAC record: 4-1 Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Penn State Beaver, postponed to Feb. 13 Thursday, Jan. 13 host Penn State York, W, 66-54 Saturday, Jan. 15 host Penn State Greater Allegheny, won by forfeit Saturday, Jan. 22 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Elmira (N.Y.) College, 7 p.m.

Bowling Monday, Jan. 24 at Johnson 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.)

Wildcat Weekly Vol. 9, No. 22

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