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Penn College Basketball Teams Go 2-4 on Week


Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams went a combined 2-4 during the last week while the wrestlers competed against some of the best in the nation in the Nittany Lion Open on Sunday at University Park.

Men’s Basketball
Jason Greenfield, of Wellsboro, scored 23 points while Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, added 17 and Jesse Newman, of Waterfall, 13 but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to Central Penn College on Monday, 99-82.

Facing Penn State Hazleton in its Penn State University Athletic Conference opener Wednesday, Penn College dropped a 77-61 decision. Greenfield topped the Wildcats’ offense with 16 points. Bryant House, of Columbia Cross Roads, finished with eight rebounds.

On Saturday at Penn State Mont Alto, 28 Penn College turnovers were too much to overcome in a 72-52 loss that dropped the team to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the PSUAC. Fenton scored 14 points and Parris Wragg, of Baltimore, had 10 rebounds.

Also during the week, it was announced that Fenton, a sophomore guard, was named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and PSUAC Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25.

Women’s Basketball
Playing at NCAA Division III Alfred (N.Y.) State on Monday, Penn College built a 40-34 halftime lead, but couldn’t hold on in a 66-62 loss. Danielle Mowery, of Shamokin, scored 14 points and added 11 assists for the Wildcats. Also scoring in double figures for Penn College were Jenna Matzinger, of Coudersport, with 13, and South Williamsport sisters Jaime Steer and Kierstin Steer, who finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

On Wednesday in its conference opener against Penn State Hazleton, Penn College rallied from a 41-33 halftime deficit and posted a 69-66 win. Jamie Steer poured in a personal season-high 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Matzinger added 15 points and 15 rebounds, Kierstin Steer scored 14 points and Mackenzie Brown, of Lititz, added 11 rebounds.

Kierstin Steer had the hot hand Saturday, scoring 23 points in a 65-39 win at Penn State Mont Alto. Matzinger helped out with 14 points and 13 rebounds as the Wildcats improved to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

During the week, it was announced that Kierstin Steer, a senior forward, was named the PSUAC Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 25 as she scored 13 points against Alfred (N.Y.) University and became the first Penn College woman to surpass the 1,000-point career scoring mark.

Wrestling
In the 20th annual Nittany Lion Open, Penn College’s wrestlers went 0-for-6 as D.J. Frederich, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in the 125-pound weight class; Kyle Sunseri, of Athens, at 141; Wade Jacobson, of Alexandria, Va., at 141; and Paul Crutchlow, of Morris Plains, N.J., at 174, all went 0-1 while Jasper Ocker, of Burnham, at 197, went 0-2.

“There were some good things that they were doing, but then there were just the simple little things that they made a mistake and the guy they were wrestling scored on them. It was a pretty short day for us,” Penn College coach Schuyler Frey said. “I think each of the guys learned a lot, and that’s one of the main reasons we go there, just open their eyes to the best wrestling that we can.”

The Wildcats resume dual meet competition Tuesday hosting Penn State Fayette..

Wrestling
Overall record: 3-5
PSUAC record: 2-0
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – host Penn State Fayette, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 – at Williamson Trade School, 9 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 1-6
PSUAC record: 0-2
Monday, Nov. 26 – at Central Penn, L, 99-82
Wednesday, Nov. 28 – host Penn State Hazleton, L, 77-61
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Penn State Mont Alto, L, 72-52
Monday, Dec. 3 – at Williamson Trade School, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 – at Penn State Beaver, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Berkeley, N.J., College, 6 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 4-3
PSUAC record: 2-0
Monday, Nov. 26 – at Alfred (N.Y.) State College, L, 66-62
Wednesday, Nov. 28 – host Penn State Hazleton, W, 69-66
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Penn State Mont Alto, W, 65-39
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 – at Penn State Beaver, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Elmira (N.Y.) College, 3 p.m.

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