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Penn College Goes on Run – Then Runs Out of Gas – Against Lycoming

Penn College intramural basketball team The Penn College intramural basketball team hosted its Lycoming College counterpart Wednesday night in Bardo Gym, hoping to sweep a season that began with a flag football victory last fall. Penn College started out slow, missing its first eight shots; Lycoming did not do much better, missing seven of its first eight. Five minutes into the game, Lycoming led 5-0. Penn College began pulling away, but Lycoming had a surge of its own and went into halftime with a 24-23 lead. Penn College came out in the second half with a nice run, as Ben Vincent seemed to be everywhere on the court. He and Ryan Klunk hit some key shots and, soon, Penn College was up by 9 with only 4 minutes remaining. Lycoming started to fall apart, losing two teammates to fouls and finishing the game with four players. However, those four rallied for some crucial shots to hold on for a 56-55 win over Penn College. Vincent led the scoring with 14 points. Ryan Klunk had 9 points. and Nate Ranck and Paul McGinn each added 8. Emanuel Small chipped in with 6 points, Kyle Klunk and Matt Strayer each added 4, and Angel Stroud and Donnie Stevenson rounded out the scoring with 2 points each.
Game summary and photo by Jeremy R. Bottorf, intramural assistant