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Penn College Wrestlers Post First Wins of Season


Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers are coming off a 2-1 week as three of its grapplers went 3-0 while the men’s and women’s basketball teams went a combined 0-3.

FLASHBACK
Wrestling
At the Keystone College Duals on Saturday, Penn College went 2-1, topping SUNY Ulster, 31-30 (criteria D, most near-fall points); and Thaddeus Stevens, 42-12; before losing to host Keystone College, 34-24, to go to 2-5 on the season. Joe Swank, of Shanksville, at 141 pounds; Nick Bruce, of Troy, at 184; and Dylan Otis, of Towanda, at 285, all went 3-0 in their matches with Swank recording three falls, Otis two falls and Bruce one fall. Also for the Wildcats, Christian Fox, of Boyertown, at 133, and Dan Bergeron, of Jackson, New Jersey, at 157, both finished 2-1; each recording a pin.

Men’s Basketball
In nonconference play on Saturday, Penn College dropped a 71-64 home decision against Alfred State University in a game that was decided in the last six minutes. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led the home-standing Wildcats with 20 points. Jesse White, of Harrisburg, had 10 rebounds as Penn College dropped to 1-8 overall.

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

Women’s Basketball
On Saturday against Salve Regina University at Newport, Rhode Island, Penn College led by 1 point at the half before going on for a 62-52 loss. Ericka Lepley, of Lewistown, and Gwendolyn Lavelle, of Pocono Summit, each scored 14 points for Penn College in the nonconference game. Salve Regina scored 24 points off 36 Wildcats turnovers.

Back in nonconference action on Sunday at Fisher (Massachusetts) College, the Wildcats led by 6 points during the first and second quarters, fell behind by as many as 24 in the third quarter and then rallied to within 4 points during the final minute before falling, 75-69, to drop to 1-9 on the season. Lavelle topped Penn College with 23 points, going 6 of 12 from 3-point range, while Lepley added 16 points and Jane Herman, of Greencastle, 14 points. During the game, the Wildcats hit 12 of 25 shots from 3-point range, a sizzling 48 percent. Penn College now is idle until Jan. 8 when it travels to Misericordia University.

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

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s Basketball
Overall: 1-8
NEAC: 0-3
Saturday, Dec. 9 – host Alfred State University, L, 71-64
Friday, Dec. 15 – Crosstown Challenge at Lycoming College vs. York (N.Y.) College, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16 – Crosstown Challenge at Lycoming College vs. Marywood University, 1 p.m.
(Idle until Jan. 9)

Women’s Basketball
Overall: 1-9
NEAC: 0-3
Saturday, Dec. 9 – vs. Salve Regina University at Newport, Rhode Island, L, 62-52
Sunday, Dec. 10 – at Fisher (Mass.) College, L, 75-69
(Idle until Jan. 8)

Wrestling
Overall: 2-5
Saturday, Dec. 9 – at Keystone College Duals vs. SUNY Ulster, W, 31-30; vs. Thaddeus Stevens, W, 42-12; vs. Keystone College, L, 34-24
Friday, Dec. 22 – at Wilkes University Open, 9 a.m.
(Idle until Jan. 6)

For more about the North Eastern Athletic Association, visit the conference website.

For more information, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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