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Penn College Teams Back in Action


Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling and men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to action last week following the semester and holiday break.

Wrestling
Competing for the first time in more than a month, Penn College stopped the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 38-19, and lost to host Penn State Mont Alto, 41-12, and Gloucester County (N.J.) Community College, 28-12, on Saturday. For the Wildcats, Troy Leid, of Terre Hill, went 3-0 on the day with a win by technical fall and two decisions at 157 pounds while Taylor Porter, of Milton, and Joe Champluvier, of Laceyville, both finished 2-1 – Porter at 165 and 174 and Champluvier at 174 and 165. Also for the Wildcats, Patrick Fitzgerald, of Port Royal, went 1-1 at 285 and 197. Penn College now is 1-7 overall and 0-2 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Men’s Basketball
After falling behind 41-23 in the first half, Penn College fought its way back with a 15-point run to pull within two points of Penn State Fayette with a little more than three minutes to play before losing 63-54 at home on Saturday. Marquis Delgado, of Mansfield, scored 14 points for the Wildcats and Tom Ross, of Williamsport, added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Penn College now is 1-10 overall and 1-3 in the PSUAC.

Women’s Basketball
Freshman Charese Bova, of Beech Creek, notched a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds on Thursday as the Lady Wildcats returned to action with a 64-50 loss at SUNY Morrisville. Morrisville held leads of 15-0 and 19-2 early before Penn College went on a 13-1 run of its own to get back within five points of the lead. The home team, however, would not be denied as it pulled away for the victory.

Back in action on Saturday at home against Penn State Fayette, the Wildcats fell, 90-54, to drop to 2-10 overall and 1-3 in the PSUAC. Alicia Ross, of Williamsport, led Penn College with 11 points while Niesha Williams, of Loyalsock Township, scored 10 points and Margaret Dewire, of Beaver Springs, scored 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Penn College Student-Athletes Excel in Classroom
Forty-three Penn College student-athletes recently were honored, in conjunction with the Penn State University Athletic Conference, as recipients of the Fall 2013 All-Academic Team awards. The honors are given to student-athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better in the semester of competition.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS
Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 1-10
PSUAC record: 1-3
Saturday, Jan. 11 – host Penn State Fayette, L, 63-54
Monday, Jan. 13 – host Berkeley (N.J.) College, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16 – at Penn State Hazleton, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 – host Penn State DuBois, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 2-10
PSUAC record: 1-3
Thursday, Jan. 9 – at SUNY Morrisville, L, 64-50
Saturday, Jan. 11 – host Penn State Fayette, L, 90-54
Monday, Jan. 13 – at Wells College, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16 – at Penn State Hazleton, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 – host Penn State DuBois, 6 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall record: 1-7
PSUAC record: 0-2
Saturday, Jan. 11 – quadrangular at Penn State Mont Alto vs. Penn State Mont Alto, L, 41-12; vs. University of Maryland-Baltimore County, W, 38-19; and vs. Gloucester County (N.J.) Community College, L, 28-12.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – host Penn State Greater Allegheny, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 19 – Shorty Hitchcock Open at Millersville University, TBA
Wednesday, Jan. 22 – host Thaddeus Stevens, 7 p.m.

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