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Penn College Wrestlers Coming Off 4-0 Week

Thanks to a 4-0 record by the wrestling team, Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams went 5-4 last week.

Wrestling
The Wildcats continued their early-season domination in the Penn State University Athletic Conference with a 42-21 win over Penn State Fayette on Wednesday to go to 3-0 in the conference. Ryan Hart, of Wyalusing, at 141 pounds; Wade Jacobson, of Alexandria, Va., at 149; and Jasper Ocker, of Burnham, at 197; all recorded falls, and four other Wildcats won by forfeit.

Penn College posted wins over Rutgers University, Valley Forge Military College and Williamson Trade School on Saturday to improve to 7-5 overall. Ocker, at 197 pounds, recorded two pins, as did Jacobson, at 141 and 149. Also scoring falls for the Wildcats were Duval Frederich, of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., at 125; Paul Crutchlow, of Morris Plains, N.J., at 174; and Aaron Shrawder, of Mifflinburg, at 235.

The Wildcats are idle until Jan. 12.

Women’s Basketball
Penn College opened the week with a 72-65 win over Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday in PSUAC action. Freshman Jamie Steer, of South Williamsport, led the way with a personal season-high 26 points, and Danielle Mowery, of Shamokin, chipped in with 15. Jenna Matzinger, of Coudersport, finished with 11 rebounds and Mackenzie Brown, of Lititz, added 10 caroms.

Going up against PSUAC West Division-unbeaten Penn State Beaver on Saturday, the North Division-leading Wildcats turned the ball over 39 times and suffered their first conference loss of the season, 78-55. Jamie Steer scored 22 points and Matzinger added 10 as Penn College went to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in the PSUAC.

In the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Association Coaches’ Poll, Penn College is ranked No. 10, up two spots.

Men’s Basketball
In nonconference action Monday against Williamson Trade School, the Wildcats lost, 69-62. Jason Greenfield, of Wellsboro, and Christopher Carrington, of Ridley Park, each scored 10 points.

Returning to PSUAC play Wednesday, Penn College saw a 37-31 halftime lead slip away in a 69-65 loss to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Jesse Newman, of Waterfall, paced the Wildcats’ offense with 19 points while Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Despite another 19-point scoring effort by Newman, Penn College fell to 1-9 overall and 0-4 in the conference with a 79-62 loss at West Division-leading Penn State Beaver on Saturday. Fenton added 15 points for the Wildcats, but 28 turnovers were too much to overcome.

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 1-9
PSUAC record: 0-4
Monday, Dec. 3 – at Williamson Trade School, L, 69-52
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, L, 69-65
Saturday, Dec. 8 – at Penn State Beaver, L, 79-62
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Berkeley, N.J., College, 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17 – host Rochester, Mich., College, noon

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 5-4
PSUAC record: 3-1
Wednesday, Dec. 5 – host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 72-65
Saturday, Dec. 8 – at Penn State Beaver, L, 78-55
Saturday, Dec. 15 – at Elmira (N.Y.) College, 3 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 17 – host Luzerne County Community College, 2 p.m.

Wrestling
Overall record: 7-5
PSUAC record: 3-0
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – host Penn State Fayette, W, 42-21
Saturday, Dec. 8 – quadrangular at Williamson Trade School, including Rutgers University and Valley Forge Military School, team went 3-0
Saturday, Jan. 12 – at Alfred (N.Y.) State, 1 p.m.

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