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Penn College Basketball Teams Taste Success

Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams closed out their week (Dec. 1-7) on Saturday in fine fashion as both tasted victory for the first time this season. The college’s wrestling team was idle.

FLASHBACK
Men’s Basketball
Stepping into Penn State University Athletic Conference play for the first time this season on Tuesday at Penn State York, the Wildcats fell, 85-65. Bryce Lonsway, of Tiffin, Ohio, scored 12 points.

Back in action one night later at home with Penn State Mont Alto, Penn College won the war on the boards, 44-41, but lost the game, 82-56. Tom Ross, of Williamsport, led the Wildcats with 16 points. After falling behind 20-9 early, Penn College rallied to knot the score at 31 early in the second half before Mont Alto pulled away.

Ross scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds as a big second half lifted the Wildcats Saturday in a 63-54 home win over Penn State Schuylkill. Also scoring in double figures for Penn College were Chris Johnson, of Lorton, Va., with 14, and Vince Mauck, of Philadelphia, with 10. Two Penn College second-half runs, one of seven points and another of 14, broke open a game that had been tied at 30 at the half.

Women’s Basketball
Despite getting double-digit scoring from Charese Bova, of Beech Creek, 12 points, and Margaret Dewire, of Beaver Springs, with 10, Penn College dropped its PSUAC opener at Penn State York, 81-52, on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Wildcats got 12 points from Niesha Williams, of Loyalsock Township, and 11 from Danielle Mowery, of Shamokin, in a 64-55 home loss to Penn State Mont Alto. Bova pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds. Dewire had five blocks for the Wildcats.

Penn College found its offense on Saturday, getting 17 points from Mowery in a 69-48 win over Penn State Schuylkill. Chelsea Burger, of Millersburg, and Nicole Reyes-Molina, of Lancaster, each added 11 points for the Wildcats and Dewire had another game with five blocked shots.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS
Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 1-7
PSUAC record: 1-2
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – at Penn State York, L, 85-65
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – host Penn State Mont Alto, L, 82-56
Saturday, Dec. 7 – host Penn State Schuylkill, W, 63-54
Sunday, Dec. 8 – at Alfred (N.Y.) University
Monday, Dec. 16 – host Central Penn College, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 – host Penn State Fayette, 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 1-7
PSUAC record: 1-2
Tuesday, Dec. 3 – at Penn State York, L, 81-52
Wednesday, Dec. 4 – host Penn State Mont Alto, L, 64-55
Saturday, Dec. 7 – host Penn State Schuylkill, W, 69-48
Sunday, Dec. 8 – at Alfred (N.Y.) University
Saturday, Dec. 14 – host Elmira (N.Y.) College, 2 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 16 – host Central Penn College, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 9 – at SUNY Morrisville, 1 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall record: 0-5
PSUAC record: 0-1
Saturday, Dec. 14 – at Penn State Beaver, noon
Saturday, Jan. 11 – quadrangular at Penn State Mont Alto vs. Penn State Mont Alto, noon; Penn State Altoona, 2 p.m.; and Gloucester County (N.J.) Community College, 4 p.m.

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