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Penn College Teams Post 4-3 Week


Through action Sunday, Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams had a combined record of four wins and three losses during the week. Last Monday’s scheduled home basketball games against Penn State Scranton were postponed due to weather until Feb. 10.

Women’s Basketball
After leading Penn State Schuylkill by just three points at the intermission, 30-27, Penn College poured it on in the second half en route to a 72-48 Penn State University Athletic Conference victory on Wednesday. Jamie Steer, of South Williamsport, finished with 20 points for the night while Jenna Matzinger, of Coudersport, added 14 points and 13 rebounds.

In a sister-sister act Saturday at Penn State DuBois, Jamie Steer, a freshman, scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds and her senior sister, Kristen, scored 16 in a 71-60 Penn College win. Also for the Wildcats, Mackenzie Brown, of Lititz, scored 13 points and Matzinger added 12 points.

On the road again Sunday at Penn State Fayette, Penn College fell, 90-83. Jamie Steer tied her personal and team season-high offensive effort with 33 points as the Wildcats, who dropped into second place in the PSUAC North Division with the loss, went to 6-5 in the conference and 11-9 overall. Matzinger scored 17 points for Penn College.

Earlier in the week, it was announced that Jamie Steer, a freshman, was named both the PSUAC and United States Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending Jan. 27. Steer led the Wildcats in a 2-1 week averaging 21 points and 12.7 rebounds in the three games with two double-doubles. Penn College is ranked No. 13 in the Feb. 1 Week 10 USCAA Coaches’ Poll.

Men’s Basketball
Thirty-six turnovers were too much to overcome Wednesday as the Wildcats dropped a 67-50 decision to Penn State Schuylkill. Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, led the Penn College offense with 14 points.

On Saturday at Penn State DuBois, Penn College outscored the home team 4-2 in the closing minutes to pull out a 62-60 victory. Jesse Newman, of Waterfall, led the Penn College offense with 14 points while Nathaniel Brown, of Philadelphia, added 13 as the Wildcats snapped a five-game losing streak.

Closing out the week at Penn State Fayette on Sunday, the Wildcats lost, 81-57, to drop to 3-9 in the conference and 4-17 overall. Newman scored 13 points and Fenton added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Wrestling
Ryan Hart, of Wyalusing, at 133 pounds, and Tyler Myers, of Centre Hall, at 157, each won by fall and four other Wildcats won by forfeit in a 36-3 win at Thaddeus Stevens on Wednesday. Hart remained undefeated with a 9-0 record and three pins while Myers improved to 17-1 with 13 falls. Overall, Penn College is 12-7 for the campaign.

In Saturday action at the Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College Open, Myers went 2-1 with two pins and a one-point decision loss to finish second at 157 for Penn College. Hart, at 133, and Dan Frankenfield, of Dushore, at 174, both placed third while Paul Crutchlow, of Morris Plains, N.J., was fourth at 184. Also for the Wildcats, Austin Clark, of Elysburg, finished 1-2 at 165 while Cesar Gonzales, of Woodbridge, Va., and Tim Kuntz, of Wyalusing, both went 0-2 at 149 and Alex Muller, of Sparta, N.J., went 0-2 at 184. No team scores were kept.

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 4-17
PSUAC record: 3-9
Monday, Jan. 28 – host Penn State Scranton, postponed to Feb. 10
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – host Penn State Schuylkill, L, 67-50
Saturday, Feb. 2 – at Penn State DuBois, W, 62-60
Sunday, Feb. 3 – at Penn State Fayette, L, 81-57
Tuesday, Feb. 5 – host Penn State York, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7 – at Penn State Scranton, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – at Penn State New Kensington, noon
Sunday, Feb. 10 – host Penn State Scranton, 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 11-9
PSUAC record: 6-5
Monday, Jan. 28 – host Penn State Scranton, postponed to Feb. 10
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – host Penn State Schuylkill, W, 72-48
Saturday, Feb. 2 – at Penn State DuBois, W, 71-60
Sunday, Feb. 3 – at Penn State Fayette, L, 90-83
Tuesday, Feb. 5 – host Penn State York, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 7 – at Penn State Scranton, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 9 – at Southern Virginia University, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 10 – host Penn State Scranton, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 – PSUAC playoffs, TBA

Wrestling
Overall record: 12-7
PSUAC record: 4-0
Wednesday, Jan. 30 – at Thaddeus Stevens, W, 36-3
Saturday, Feb. 2 – at Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College Open, no team scores recorded
Monday, Feb. 4 – at Penn State New Kensington, 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 8 – preliminary bouts at Bucknell University, 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12 – host Penn State DuBois, 7 p.m.

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