Seasons Winding Down for Basketball, Wrestling Teams

  • Last updated February 12, 2017
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Coming off a combined 0-6 week, the regular seasons end this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball and wrestling teams.

Men’s Basketball
With their hopes still alive for a berth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference playoffs after winning their previous three games, the Wildcats fell at home against Cazenovia College on Saturday, 81-70. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led Penn College with 16 points while Thomas Ross, of Williamsport; Erik Eichinger, of Villanova; and Marquis Delgado, of Mansfield, each finished with 12 points.

Wrapping up its home season on Sunday against Morrisville State College, Penn College lost, 99-88, to drop to 9-14 overall and 7-11 in the NEAC. Eichinger led Penn College scorers with 17 points while Sosa and Delgado each chipped in with 15 points. Ross had 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: At Keuka College (3-18 overall through Sunday, 3-13 NEAC through Sunday), 8 p.m. Friday; at Wells College (15-8, 12-4), 3 p.m. Saturday. Penn College is seeking its first 10-win season since 2010-11.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Lost last Feb. 14, 90-72. Ross scored 16 points.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Lost last Feb. 13, 85-59. Ross scored 22 points.

Statistically speaking through Sunday: Delgado was fifth in the NEAC with an average of four assists per game, Ross was eighth with an average of 7.5 rebounds per game and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, was 11th with an average of 7.1 rebounds per game.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Gallaudet University 17-2, Lancaster Bible College 10-7, Penn State Abington 8-9, Bryn Athyn College 8-9, Penn College 7-11, St. Elizabeth 6-12, Wilson College 6-13, Penn State Berks 5-12.

Women’s Basketball
In its final nonconference game of the season on Monday, Penn College lost at Misericordia University, 80-38. Gwendolyn Lavelle, of Pocono Summit, topped the Wildcats with 18 points.

Returning to conference play at home on Saturday, Alicia Ross, of Williamsport, and Jane Herman, of Greencastle, each scored 22 points but Penn College lost to Cazenovia College, 63-55.

Penn College closed out the home portion of its season on Sunday with a 59-47 loss to Morrisville State College that dropped the Wildcats’ record to 3-20 overall and 3-15 in the NEAC. Herman scored 19 points for Penn College and Ross 15 as the latter pushed her career total to 1,499 points.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week: At Keuka College (12-9 overall through Sunday, 9-7 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Friday; at Wells College (9-11, 8-7), 1 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Lost last Feb. 14, 74-54. Ross scored 21 points.

Last meeting vs. Wells College: Lost last Feb. 13, 104-60. Ross scored 30 points.

Statistically speaking through Sunday: Ross was sixth in the NEAC in steals per game (3.0), ninth in blocks (1.0 per game) and 12th in scoring average (17.1 points per game).

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 16-1, Bryn Athyn College 14-3, St. Elizabeth College 13-5, Penn State Abington 8-9, Penn State Berks 6-11, Penn College 3-15, Wilson College 2-17, Gallaudet University 2-17.

Wrestling
In its final home match of the season, Penn College dropped a 47-4 decision on Friday against Rochester Institute of Technology to fall to 1-11 in dual meets. Dylan Otis, of Towanda, earned the Wildcats’ lone points with a win by major decision at heavyweight.

Road matches Thursday and Saturday close out the regular season for the Wildcats.

On the Horizon
Before the month ends, seasons are scheduled to begin for the archery and baseball teams, with both stepping into action Feb. 25.

SCHEDULES/RECORDS/RESULTS
Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 9-14
NEAC record: 7-11
Saturday, Feb. 11 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), L, 81-70
Sunday, Feb. 12 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), L, 88-66
Friday, Feb. 17 – at Keuka College (NEAC), 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 – at Wells College (NEAC), 3 p.m.
(end of regular season)

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 3-20
NEAC record: 3-15
Monday, Feb. 6 – at Misericordia University, L, 80-38
Saturday, Feb. 11 – host Cazenovia College (NEAC), L, 63-55
Sunday, Feb. 12 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), L, 59-47
Friday, Feb. 17 – at Keuka College (NEAC), 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 – at Wells College (NEAC), 1 p.m.
(end of regular season)

Wrestling
Overall record: 1-11
Friday, Feb. 10 – host Rochester Institute of Technology, L, 47-4
Sunday, Feb. 12 – at East Stroudsburg Warriors Winter Open, canceled
Thursday, Feb. 16 – triangular at Wilkes University vs. Wilkes and King’s College, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18 – at Ursinus College, 11 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25 – at National College Open, Lancaster, TBA

For more, visit the Wildcat Athletics website.

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