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Penn College grapplers have 2-2 week; cagers go 0-5

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers posted a 2-2 week while the college’s basketball teams went a combined 0-5.

Competing Saturday at the Southern Duals in Ferrum, Virginia, Penn College finished the day 2-2 to go to 2-3 on the season. In their first match, the Wildcats lost to Greensboro College, 25-23, before posting wins over Southern Virginia University, 32-9, and Bluefield, Virginia., College, 29-21. They ended with a 47-4 loss to University of Mount Union. For Penn College, Christian Fox, of Boyertown, at 141 pounds, and Dylan Gettys, of Etters, at 174, each finished 3-0 while Jared Mooney, of Palmerton, at 197, and Dylan Otis, of Wyalusing, at 285, each went 3-1. Also, Jesse Walker, of Ridgefield, Connecticut, ended 2-2 at 149 and 157.

Women’s basketball
Opening its season on Saturday at Susquehanna University’s Susquehanna Trailways Tipoff Tournament, Penn College kept it close in the first quarter as it trailed 18-14, after leading by three with 2:24 left, but lost, 74-44, as the home team outscored it 40-14 in the two middle periods. Kaylah Brown, of Suffolk, Virginia, topped Penn College scorers with 13 points. Susquehanna outscored the Wildcats 40-18 in the paint, but only outrebounded them 50-47.

On Sunday against Westminster College, in the consolation game of the tournament, Penn College lost 62-56 to drop to 0-2 on the season. The Wildcats trailed 36-25 at the half, but rallied in the second half to close to within two points, 47-45, with 8:25 left in the fourth quarter and to within three, 56-53, with 4:02 remaining. Madison Klock, of Elysburg, led Penn College scorers with 22 points and Gwendolyn Lavelle, of Pocono Summit, added 12. Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, pulled down 10 rebounds.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Wildcats host crosstown rival Lycoming College at Bardo Gymnasium.

Men’s basketball
At Elmira College on Tuesday, the Wildcats fell, 94-69. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led Penn College with 27 points and 10 rebounds while Ryan Lockman, of White Salmon, Washington, chipped in with 15 points. Elmira scored 34 points off 24 Penn College turnovers and got good production from its bench players, who contributed 46 points.

On Friday against Montclair State at the Montclair State Ollie Gelston Classic, Penn College lost, 92-62. Sosa topped the Wildcats with 20 points and Lockman added 17 points. The home team led in points in the paint, 34-22; second-chance points, 20-8; fast-break points, 25-0; and bench points, 50-8.

Wrapping up the week on Saturday in the Montclair State tourney, Penn College fell behind 52-29 at the half and dropped an 89-64 decision to fall to 0-4. Lockman hit 12 of 14 shots from the field to lead the Wildcats with 26 points and also hauled in a team-high 11 rebounds. Cameron Gloster, of Pittsburgh, added 14 points. Moravian scored 34 points off 24 Penn College turnovers.

The Wildcats now are idle until a week from Monday, when they host crosstown rival Lycoming College at 6 p.m. at Bardo Gymnasium.

Men’s basketball
Overall: 0-4
Tuesday, Nov. 13 – at Elmira College, L, 94-69
Friday, Nov. 16 – Ollie Gelston Classicat Montclair State, N.J., L, 92-62
Saturday, Nov. 17 – vs. Moravian College at Montclair State Ollie Gelston Classic, L, 89-64
Monday, Nov. 26 – host Lycoming College, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 – at College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), 3 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Overall: 0-2
Saturday, Nov. 17 – vs. Susquehanna University at Susquehanna Trailways Tipoff Tournament, L, 74-44
Sunday, Nov. 18 – vs. Westminster College in Susquehanna Trailways Tipoff Tournament at Susquehanna University, L, 62-56
Tuesday, Nov. 20 – host Lycoming College, 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 26 – at Wilson College, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 – at College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Penn State Abington (NEAC), 1 p.m.

Overall: 2-3
Saturday, Nov. 17 – Southeast Duals at Ferrum, Va., vs. Greensboro College, L, 25-23; vs. Southern Virginia University, W, 32-9; vs. Bluefield, Va., College, W, 29-21; vs. University of Mt. Union, L, 47-4
Friday, Nov. 30 – at Messiah College Petrofes Invitational, noon
Saturday, Dec. 1 – at Messiah College Petrofes Invitational, 9 a.m.

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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