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Penn College men get first conference basketball win


Last week, Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams resumed North Eastern Athletic Conference play, which will dominate the remainder of their schedules, and the men’s squad earned its first conference win of the season.

Men’s basketball
Hosting South Division leading Lancaster Bible College on Wednesday, the Wildcats played on near-even terms with their opponent in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to make up the first-half deficit in a 68-52 loss. Spencer Bartron, of Camden, Delaware, led Penn College with 12 points and Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, scored 11 points.

At home with North Division opponent Wells College on Saturday, Penn College raced to a 40-29 halftime lead and posted an 81-70 win that snapped a two-season, nine-game NEAC loss streak. Ryan Lockman, of White Salmon, Washington, led the Wildcats with 21 points and Elijah Vazquez, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, came off the bench to add 20 points. Penn College outscored Wells in points in the paint, 32-20, and points off turnovers, 30-14.

On Sunday in the third of a four-game homestand, the Wildcats lost, 78-56, to go to 2-13 overall and 1-5 in the conference. Vazquez continued his hot scoring hand for the second game in a row with a 22-point performance and Bartron tallied 12 points. Penn College was outscored in the paint, 46-28.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: Host College of St. Elizabeth (7-6 overall, 2-3 NEAC through Sunday), 8 p.m. Wednesday; at Gallaudet University (2-12 overall, 2-4 NEAC through Sunday), 3 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. College of St. Elizabeth: Lost, 87-57, Nov. 28.

Last meeting vs. Gallaudet University: Lost, 82-63, Jan. 15, 2017.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 4-0, Penn State Abington 3-0, College of St. Elizabeth 2-1, Gallaudet University 1-3, Penn State Berks 1-3, Penn College 0-4.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: Morrisville State College 3-0, SUNY Cobleskill 2-1, Keuka College 2-1, Cazenovia College 2-2, Wells College 1-2, SUNY Poly 0-4.

Statistically speaking: Lockman is fourth in the NEAC, hitting 59.3 percent of his field goal shots, 13th in scoring with a 14.2-per-game average and 15th in rebound average with 7.1 per game.

Women’s basketball
On Wednesday at home with Lancaster Bible College, Penn College lost, 79-53. Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, topped the Wildcats with 17 points and Tori Wolfe, of Dalmatia, had 10 rebounds.

Hosting North Division foe Wells College on Saturday, the Wildcats, who led after one quarter, fell, 56-46. Madison Klock, of Elysburg, led the team with 14 points. Wolfe pulled down 11 rebounds. Twenty Penn College turnovers resulted in 30 points for the visitors.

At home on Sunday for the third game in a row, Penn College dropped a 59-39 decision to Keuka College to fall to 1-13 overall and 0-6 in the conference. Kaylah Brown, of Suffolk, Virginia, led the Wildcats with eight points. Keuka scored 25 points off 25 Penn College turnovers.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: Host College of St. Elizabeth (5-4 overall, 4-1 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Wednesday; at Gallaudet University (7-8 overall, 4-2 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. College of St. Elizabeth: Lost, 63-51, Nov. 28.

Last meeting vs. Gallaudet University: Lost, 68-59, Jan. 15, 2017.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Penn State Abington 3-0, Gallaudet University 3-1, College of St. Elizabeth 2-1, Penn State Berks 2-2, Lancaster Bible College 1-3, Penn College 0-4.

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

Statistically speaking: Wolfe is 14th in the NEAC with an average of 6.8 rebounds per game. Kuhns is 20th in the NEAC, hitting 41 percent of her field goal attempts. Gwendolyn Lavelle, of Pocono Summit, is 18th in the NEAC, hitting 29.6 percent of her 3-point shots. Brown is 21st in the NEAC, hitting 28.3 percent of her 3-point shots.

Wrestling
Hosting the Mid-Winter Classic on Saturday at the Liberty Arena, Penn College went 0-4 after losses to Johns Hopkins University, 33-10; McDaniel College, 36-21; Hunter College, 29-27; and Rhode Island College, 33-21, to drop to 9-11 on the season.

For the Wildcats, Daniel Bergeron, of Jackson, New Jersey at 165 pounds; Colin Browne, of Wilkes-Barre, at 171; Dylan Gettys, of Etters, at 184, and Dylan Otis, of Wyalusing, at 285, each finished the day with three wins and one loss.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s basketball
Overall: 2-13
NEAC: 1-5
Wednesday, Jan. 9 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), L, 68-52
Saturday, Jan. 12 – host Wells College (NEAC), W, 81-70
Sunday, Jan. 13 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 78-56
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 7:30 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Overall: 1-13
NEAC: 0-6
Wednesday, Jan. 9 – host Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), L, 79-53
Saturday, Jan. 12 – host Wells College (NEAC), L, 56-46
Sunday, Jan. 13 – host Keuka College (NEAC), L, 59-39
Wednesday, Jan. 16 – host College of St. Elizabeth (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 19 – at Gallaudet University (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 23 – host Penn State Abington (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), 1 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 27 – host Marywood University, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – at Lancaster Bible College (NEAC), 5:30 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall: 9-11
Saturday, Jan. 12 – host Mid-Winter Classic at Liberty Arena vs. Johns Hopkins University, L, 33-10; vs. McDaniel College, L, 36-21; vs. Hunter College, L, 29-27; vs. Rhode Island College, L, 33-21
Saturday, Jan. 19 – host Scranton, 11 a.m.; host Bergen County Community College, 1 p.m.; host College of New Jersey, 3 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26 – at York College quadrangular vs. York College, noon; vs. Penn State Mont Alto, 2 p.m.; vs. Southern Virginia, 4 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 – at Wilkes University, 7 p.m.

For more about NEAC, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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