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Penn College basketball, wrestling teams compete

All three Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams saw action over the past week, although none tasted victory.

Men’s basketball
At home with King’s College on Wednesday in nonconference play, Penn College fell, 87-58, and dropped to 0-2. Max Jackowsky, of Garnet Valley, scored 11 points and Obens Luxama, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, was tops with six rebounds as 17 players saw action for the Wildcats. Penn College turned the ball over 30 times that led to 30 points for King’s.

Playing their most competitive game in seven tries against crosstown rival Lycoming College, the Wildcats pushed Saturday’s nonconference encounter to overtime, during which they were outscored 8-3 and lost, 67-62.

After trailing 5-0 early, Penn College went on a 15-point run, sparked by five points from Corey Blackwell, of Hammonton, New Jersey, to lead 15-5, and was up 32-29 at the half. The Wildcats led by seven, 58-51, with 4:12 left in regulation before the Warriors knotted the score at 59 with 17 seconds remaining and sent the game into OT. In the extra period, there was a tie and two lead changes before Lycoming broke on top, scoring the game’s last six points for its win.

Jesse White, of Harrisburg, topped Penn College (0-3) with 13 points and nine rebounds, while Gavin Barrett, of Roselle, New Jersey, added 12 points and Jackowsky 10 points.  Steven Hamilton led Lyco (3-2) with 15 points.

Women’s basketball
Hosting Carlow University in nonconference action on Wednesday, Penn College lost, 59-52, falling to 0-3. Carlow improved to 4-5. Penn College led 7-1 early and 12-9 after one quarter before Carlow fought back to take its first lead at 16-15 in the second period and stayed on top the rest of the way, leading by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter. Rachel Teats, of Middleburg, led Penn College and all scorers in the game with 25 points and topped the Wildcats with 10 rebounds.

Back on the court one night later hosting Penn State Altoona in a nonconference game, the Wildcats dropped a 63-46 decision and went to 0-4 overall. Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, topped Penn College with 11 points and Ja’Quela Dyer, of Dover, Delaware, led with 18 rebounds.

Wrestling
Hosting the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday at Liberty Arena, Penn College placed eighth with 19.5 points in a nine-team field. Individually for the Wildcats, Colin Jens, of Centreville, Maryland, at 141 pounds, and Jake Kallenborn, of Port Allegany, at 184, both ended the day with three wins. Also posting wins for Penn College were Cullen Van Rooyan, of Dresden, Ohio, at 149; Matt Carpenter, of Tioga, at 149; and Michael Malloy, of Levittown, at 157.

Castleton topped the field with 223.5 points and six champions, one runner-up, three thirds and two fourth-place finishes. Wilkes (169.5), The College of New Jersey (145.5), Lycoming (80.5)  and Scranton (69.5) rounded out the top five, followed by Gettysburg (67.5), Elizabethtown (62), Penn College and Union County College (14).

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s basketball
Overall: 0-3
Wednesday, Nov. 17 – host King’s College, L, 87-58
Saturday, Nov. 20 – host Lycoming College, L, 67-62 OT
Tuesday, Nov. 23 – at Wilson College, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 30 – at Elmira (N.Y.) College, 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 3 – host Gallaudet University (UEC), 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4 – host St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UEC), 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 – host Clark’s Summit University, 1 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Overall: 0-4
Wednesday, Nov. 17 – host Carlow University, L, 59-52
Thursday, Nov. 18 – host Penn State Altoona, L, 63-46
Tuesday, Nov. 23 – host Lycoming College, 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 3 – host Gallaudet University (UEC), 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 4 – host St. Mary’s (Md.) College (UEC), 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 – at Houghton College, 2 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall: 0-0
Saturday, Nov. 20 – host Wildcat Invitational at Liberty Arena, finished eight of nine
Saturday, Dec. 4 – at RIT Invitational, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12 – at Rhode Island College, noon
Monday, Dec. 20 – Rennie Roadarmel Allstate Duals at Lycoming College, 11 a.m.

For more about the United East, visit the conference website.

For additional information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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