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Penn College teams have slow week

Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams had a slow week to start the new year. The women’s basketball team went 1-1 with one game canceled, the men’s basketball team went 0-1 with one cancellation and one postponement, and the wrestling team withdrew from its scheduled competition in the Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming College.

Women’s basketball
A 28-point fourth-quarter outburst lifted the Wildcats to a 66-51 nonconference win Monday at Mt. Aloysius College. Leading the way on offense were Rachel Teats, of Middleburg, with 19 points; Ja’Quela Dyer, of Dover, Delaware, with 14 points; Maci Ilgen, of Spring Mills, with 13 points; and Allie Troup, of Huntingdon, with 10 points. Dyer led the team with nine rebounds. Penn College outscored Mt. Aloysius in the paint, 34-20, and in points off turnovers, 24-7 in recording its second win against seven losses

Wednesday’s scheduled game at Wilkes University was canceled.

Returning to United East Conference play for the first time in more than a month, Penn College dropped a 74-46 decision at Lancaster Bible College on Saturday. LB led from start to finish, leading by as many as 34 points with 1:12 left in the third quarter while improving to 6-6 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Penn College fell to 2-8 overall and 1-2 in the UEC. Kayleigh Miller, of Sayre, led the Wildcats in scoring with nine points. Ilgen was tops with seven rebounds.

UEC standings: Lancaster Bible College, 3-0; Penn State Abington, 1-0; St. Mary’s (Md.) College, 2-1; Gallaudet University, 1-1; Penn State Harrisburg, 1-1; Morrisville State College, 1-1; Penn College, 1-2; Wells College, 0-2; Penn State Berks, 0-2

Men’s basketball
In its only game of the week after a cancellation on Jan.  2 and a postponement on Saturday, Penn College lost in nonconference play on Tuesday at Juniata College, 72-55, to fall to 1-8. Corey Blackwell, of Hammonton, New Jersey, led the Wildcats with 17 points and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, was tops with eight rebounds. Juniata raced to a 47-16 halftime lead and outscored Penn College in points off turnovers, 38-9.

UEC standings: Penn State Harrisburg, 3-0; Lancaster Bible College, 2-0; St. Mary’s (Md.) College, 2-0; Penn College, 1-1; Gallaudet University, 1-2; Penn State Abington, 0-0; Wells College, 0-2; Morrisville State College, 0-2; Penn State Berks, 0-2.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s basketball
Overall: 1-8
UEC: 1-1
Sunday, Jan. 2 – at Misericordia University, canceled
Tuesday, Jan. 4 – at Juniata College, L, 72-55
Saturday, Jan. 8 – at Lancaster Bible College (UEC), ppd. to Jan. 17
Tuesday, Jan. 11 – at Penn State Abington (UEC), 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 14 – host Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), 5 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 17 – at Lancaster Bible College (UEC), 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 – at Wells College (UEC), 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22 – host Morrisville State College (UEC), 1 p.m.

Women’s basketball
Overall: 2-8
UEC: 1-2
Monday, Jan. 3 – at Mt. Aloysius College, W, 66-51
Wednesday, Jan. 5 – at Wilkes University, canceled
Saturday, Jan. 8 – at Lancaster Bible College (UEC), L, 74-46
Tuesday, Jan. 11 – at Penn State Abington (UEC), 5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 14 – host Penn State Harrisburg (UEC), 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 – at Wells College (UEC), 5 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22 – host Morrisville State College (UEC), 1 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall: 2-3
Friday, Jan. 7 – 33rd Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming College, withdrew
Saturday, Jan. 8 – 33rd Budd Whitehill Duals at Lycoming College, withdrew
Saturday, Jan. 15 – host Mid-Winter Classic at Liberty Arena vs. Muhlenberg College, 1 p.m.; vs. Scranton University, 2:30 p.m.; vs. McDaniel College, 4 p.m.; vs. New York University, 5:30 p.m.; vs. Elizabethtown College, (5:30 p.m.)
Friday, Jan. 21 – host Alvernia University (alumni & friends) at Liberty Arena, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 29 – at Wilkes University Duals vs. Wilkes, 10 a.m.; vs. Lackawanna College, 11:30 a.m.; vs. Elmira College, 1 p.m.

For more about the United East, visit the conference website.

For additional information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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