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Basketball Teams Roll On; Archers Impressive in Area Shoot


Vol. 7, No. 24

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Jan. 25)

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 9-5
PSUAC record: 7-1
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Penn State Scranton, W, 85-75 Saturday, Jan. 24 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 69-53 Monday, Jan. 26 at Penn State Schuylkill, 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 host Luzerne County Community College, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 at King’s College, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at Penn State Hazleton, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 10-5
PSUAC record: 7-1
Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Penn State Scranton, W, 65-48 Saturday, Jan. 24 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 60-49 Monday, Jan. 26 at Penn State Schuylkill, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Elmira (N.Y.) College, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at Davis College, 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 at Penn State Hazleton, 6 p.m.

Archery
Friday, Jan. 23 at Early Bird Expo, Bloomsburg Sunday, Jan. 25 at Early Bird Expo, Bloomsburg Saturday, Jan. 31 at PA State Indoor Championships, Taylor

Men’s Basketball
Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) scored 22 points and Tom Little (Beacon Falls, Conn.) tallied 20 as the Wildcats beat Penn State Scranton.

Penn College made it a 2-0 week and extended its win streak to four games with a Saturday victory at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. In that game, Craig Flint scored 16 points and Little and Joe Simon (Renovo) each added 13. Flint now is 13 points shy of breaking the college men’s career scoring record of 1,043 points. That mark is held by his older brother, Tony, whose career ended in 2006.

After a Penn State University Athletic Conference game road game Monday, the Wildcats step out of the conference for games Thursday and Saturday before returning to PSUAC play Feb. 2. Penn College continues to hold a game-and-a-half lead over Penn State Schuylkill and Penn State Hazleton in the conference’s North Division. Penn State York leads in the South Division and Penn State Beaver in the West Division.

In the Jan. 20 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II coaches’ poll, Penn College was ranked No. 12 of 20 teams.

Women’s Basketball
Kelsey Mack (Douglassville) scored 20 points and Chelsey Holmes (Hughesville) added 16 in a win over Penn State Scranton.

Erica Logan (Montoursville) scored 15 points to lead the Penn College women past Penn State Wilkes-Barre as they won their fourth straight game and held onto second place in the Penn State University Athletic Conference North Division behind Penn State Schuylkill. Penn State Brandywine leads in the South Division and Penn State Beaver in the West Division.

In the Jan. 20 United States Collegiate Athletic Association coaches’ poll, Penn College was ranked No. 13 of 25 teams. After a road PSUAC game Monday night, the Wildcats will be back on the court Tuesday at Elmira (N.Y.) College in nonconference play. They have another nonconference game Thursday, then return to conference action Feb. 2.

Archery
Competing for the first time in the Early Bird Expo in Bloomsburg, the college archers opened their season with one first-place finish, one second and one third.

Glen Thomas, a freshman from Mercer, won the Men’s Open Class Third Flight; Lindsey Fackler, a senior from Halifax, finished second in the Women’s Class; and Dan Wido, a sophomore from Shickshinny, was third in the Men’s Open Class First Flight. Also for Penn College, Zach Plannick (sophomore/Coraopolis) was seventh in the Open Class First Flight, Brad Ferguson (junior/Lewistown) was seventh in the Open Class Third Flight and Jered Boers (sophomore/Pine Grove) was 10th in the Open Class Second Flight.

“There was some great competition at this event,” Wildcats coach Chad Karstetter said. “I am very pleased with the results and feel that the team is right on track for this year. It is great that we can go to a local event like this and shoot against some of the best shooters in the sport.”

(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.)

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