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Penn College Basketball Teams Get First Wins

On the basketball court, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s teams split during the week, each winning one and losing one as the Penn State University Athletic Conference season began. The Wildcats close out the semester Saturday hosting Penn State Beaver with games at 1 p.m. (women) and 3 p.m. (men) at Bardo Gymnasium. In wrestling Sunday, six Penn College grapplers competed in the Nittany Lion Open at Penn State’s main campus.

Flashback WrestlingOf the six Wildcats who saw action against some of the top collegiate competition in the northeast, only Alex Myers, of Horsham, at 285, recorded a win. In his opening bout, Myers pinned Brendan Kahle, of Navy, in 5 minutes, 19 seconds. Myers then lost his next two bouts by decision.

“Two of our guys, Tyler Myers, of Centre Hall, at 157, and Derek Leiby, of Troy, at 149, both wrestled some pretty good kids and lost by decision. One of the things we really need to work on is staying in our stance better because both of those guys were taken down a number of times when they came out of their stance,” observed Wildcats coach Schuyler Frey. “But they both wrestled better than they did last week at Lock Haven, and Alex definitely wrestled a lot better than last week.”

Men’s BasketballOn Wednesday at Penn State Hazleton, the Wildcats dropped a 57-56 nail-biter that saw Hazleton hit two foul shots in the final 10 seconds to take the lead and a final Penn College shot miss the mark. Bryant House, of Columbia Cross Roads, led the way for the Wildcats with 16 points and nine rebounds. Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, added 15 points, while Jason Greenfield, of Wellsboro, scored 12.

On Saturday at home against Penn State Mont Alto, it was the Wildcats’ turn to shine as they posted their first win of the season against seven losses, 63-59. Fenton led the offense with a season-high 22 points. House pulled down 10 rebounds as Penn College evened its conference record at 1-1.

Women’s BasketballAt Penn State Hazleton on Wednesday, Penn College lost 79-49. Kierstin Steer, of South Williamsport, recorded a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits for the Wildcats were Brianna Savini, of Reading, with 11, and Niesha Williams, of Loyalsock Township, with 10.

Playing at home Saturday, Steer, Williams and Abby MacDonald, of Red Lion, all notched double figures as Penn College won, 58-39, to go to 1-7 overall and 1-1 in the PSUAC. Steer finished with 19 points, Williams added 13 and MacDonald 10. Two 13-0 runs during the first half gave the Wildcats a 31-10 halftime lead and they coasted from there, building their largest lead of the game at 42-14.

Schedule/Results Men’s Basketball Overall record: 1-7 PSUAC record: 1-1Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Penn State Hazleton, L, 57-56 Saturday, Dec. 3 host Penn State Mont Alto, W, 63-59 Saturday, Dec. 10 host Penn State Beaver, 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 1-7 PSUAC record: 1-1Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Penn State Hazleton, L, 79-49 Saturday, Dec. 3 host Penn State Mont Alto, W, 58-39 Saturday, Dec. 10 host Penn State Beaver, 1 p.m.

Wrestling Overall record: 1-2 PSUAC record: 1-1Saturday, Jan. 7 at Penn State Beaver, 1 p.m.

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