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Penn College Mat, Men’s Hoops Teams Win

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball and wrestling teams scored victories over the past week.

Jesse White (14) scored 10 points in the Wildcats' losing effort against Bryn Athyn College on Saturday.
Jesse White (14) scored 10 points in the Wildcats’ losing effort against Bryn Athyn College on Saturday.

Men’s Basketball
In home North Eastern Athletic Conference action on Saturday, Penn College lost to Bryn Athyn College, 63-53. The Wildcats were outscored 37-18 in the second half. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, topped Penn College with 14 points and added 12 rebounds and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

A nine-point, second-half advantage helped lift Penn College to a 90-83 NEAC home win on Sunday over Penn State Berks as the Wildcats improved to 3-17 overall and 2-9 in the conference. Sosa notched his second straight double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds while Robert Young Jr., of Abington, added 17 points; White scored 16; Spencer Bartron, of Camden, Delaware, scored 13; and Erik Perry Jr., of Waldorf, Maryland, scored 12. The Wildcats outscored their opponents 52-34 in the paint and connected on 48 percent of their shots from the field.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:

At Wells College (6-15 overall, 4-8 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Wednesday.

At Cazenovia College (5-16 overall, 4-8 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday.

At SUNY Poly (15-6 overall, 11-1 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Lost 76-67 on Jan. 24.

Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College: Won 77-67 on Jan. 17.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Lost 74-52 on Jan. 28, 2017

Statistically speaking: Young Jr. is 22nd among NEAC scorers with a 12.9-points-per-game average and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, is ninth in rebounding with an 8.1-per-game average.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: SUNY Poly 7-1, Morrisville State College 7-2, Keuka College 6-3, Wells College 3-5, Cazenovia College 3-5, SUNY Cobleskill 2-7, Penn College 1-6.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 9-0, Wilson College 5-3, Penn State Abington 4-4, Gallaudet University 5-4, Bryn Athyn College 3-6, St. Elizabeth 2-6, Penn State Berks 2-7.

Women’s Basketball
Tuesday’s scheduled nonconference game at University of Valley Forge was postponed with no makeup date yet announced.

At home on Saturday in NEAC action against Bryn Athyn College, the Wildcats lost, 66-56, to drop to 2-16 overall and 1-9 in the conference. Tori Wolfe, of Dalmatia, scored 20 points for Penn College and Ericka Lepley, of Lewistown, tallied 17 points.

On Sunday at home facing Penn State Berks, Penn College was outscored 41-14 in the second half in a 78-46 loss that dropped it to 2-17 overall and 1-10 in the NEAC. Lepley led the Wildcats with 14 points and Wolfe added 12 points.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:

At Wells College (7-14 overall, 6-6 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Wednesday.

At Cazenovia College (7-12 overall, 3-9 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday.

At SUNY Poly (15-6 overall, 11-1 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Sunday.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Lost 54-34 on Jan. 24.

Last meeting vs. Cazenovia College: Lost 76-67 on Jan. 17.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Lost 91-60 on Jan. 28, 2017

Statistically speaking: Wolfe is tied for 28th among NEAC scorers with 11.5 points per game and Wolfe and Kuhns are tied for 16th in rebounding with 7.1 per game.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: SUNY Poly 7-1, Keuka College 7-2, Morrisville State College 6-3, Wells College 3-5, SUNY Cobleskill 3-6, Cazenovia College 3-5, Penn College 0-7.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 8-1, Penn State Abington 5-3, Penn State Berks 5-4, Gallaudet University 5-4, St. Elizabeth 3-5, Wilson College 3-5, Bryn Athyn 1-8.

Wrestling
In a quadrangular Sunday at Penn State Mont Alto, Penn College went 3-0, beating the home team, 48-12; Pitt-Bradford, 54-6 and Penn State Fayette, 42-15. In contested bouts, Joe Swank, of Friedens, went 3-0, all on pins, at 141 pounds; and Christian Fox, of Boyertown, at 133, and Jared Mooney, of Palmerton, at 197, each went 2-0 with two pins. Also scoring falls for the Wildcats were Nick Bruce, of Troy, at 165; Ty Gardener, of Pottstown, at 174; Patrick Ostrowsky, of Lewisburg, at 184; and Dylan Otis, of Towanda, at 285. With the wins, Penn College improved to 7-17 in dual matches.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s Basketball
Overall: 3-17
NEAC: 2-9
Saturday, Feb. 3 – host Bryn Athyn College (NEAC), L, 63-53
Sunday, Feb. 4 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), W, 90-83
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – at Wells College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), 1 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall: 2-17
NEAC: 1-10
Tuesday, Jan. 30 – at University of Valley Forge, ppd.
Saturday, Feb. 3 – host Bryn Athyn College (NEAC), L, 66-56
Sunday, Feb. 4 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), L, 78-46
Wednesday, Feb. 7 – at Wells College (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), 3 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall: 5-18
Sunday, Feb. 4 – at Penn State Mont Alto vs. Penn State Mont Alto, W, 36-12; vs. York College, L, 48-9
Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Rochester Institute of Technology Duals, 11 a.m.

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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