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Erica Logan, en route to a 17-point game against Penn State Wilkes-Barre.Vol. 7, No. 26

Recent Results/Upcoming Games (Through Feb. 8)

Men’s Basketball
Overall record: 11-9
PSUAC record: 9-3
Monday, Feb. 2 at Penn State Hazleton, L, 93-74 Thursday, Feb. 5 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 75-62 Saturday, Feb. 7 at Penn State Abington, L, 72-68 Monday, Feb. 9 host Penn State Brandywine, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 host Penn State Scranton, 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Penn State Fayette, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at Penn State New Kensington, 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 host Penn State Schuylkill, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball
Overall record: 13-8
PSUAC record: 9-3
Monday, Feb. 2 at Penn State Hazleton, W, 83-74 OT Thursday, Feb. 5 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, W, 69-44 Saturday, Feb. 7 at Penn State Abington, L, 74-71 Monday, Feb. 9 host Penn State Brandywine, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 host Penn State Scranton, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 at Penn State Fayette, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at Penn State New Kensington, 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 host Penn State Schuylkill, 6 p.m.A Leroy Joiner layup contributes to his team-leading tally against Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

Men’s Volleyball
Overall record: 3-3
Saturday, Feb. 7 host Rider University/Kutztown University; def Rider, 15-9, 25-7, 25-16; lost to Kutztown, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22, 26-28, 8-15. Sunday, Feb. 8 triangular at Harrisburg Area Community College with Penn State Altoona; lost to Penn State Altoona, 17-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-11. 11-15; lost to Harrisburg Area Community College, 15-25, 18-25, 11-25. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Lock Haven, 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 host Dickenson College, 2 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
At Penn State Hazleton, the Wildcats led by two at the half, but couldn’t keep up in the second half. Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) led Penn College scorers with 24 points and Joe Simon (Renovo) added 20. Against Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Joiner scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Tom Little (Beacon Falls, Conn.) added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Craig Flint (Port Allegany) scored 16 points and Simon added 12. In a road loss at Penn State Abington, Penn College trailed by 11 at the half but battled back to make it a four-point game at the finish. Joiner led the Wildcats with 15 points and Flint added 14. Penn College plays four games this week, two at home and two on the road, and is in a good position to qualify for the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs, which begin Feb. 19.

Women’s Basketball
Against Penn State Hazleton, Penn College went into overtime for the second time in a week, and this time was victorious. Erica Logan (Montoursville) scored a team-high 26 points and April Gallagher (Avis) added 23. Chelsey Holmes (Hughesville) scored 20 points and Logan added 12 in a home win over Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Penn College built a 16-point, 37-21, halftime lead against Penn State Abington but wound up losing by three. Logan scored 17 points in the game and Holmes tallied 10. The Wildcats play four games this week, two at home and two on the road, and also are in good stead to qualify for PSUAC playoffs.

Men’s Volleyball
Over the weekend, the Wildcats defeated Rider, but lost to Kutztown, Penn State Altoona and Harrisburg Area Community College in its other matches. Penn College coach Wes Strayer called the Kutztown loss a heartbreaker.

“We had them, then we let down a little bit and they ended up beating us.” While his young team is making strides, Strayer admitted, “We haven’t figured out how to finish somebody.” The coach added that, other than Rider, the weekend competition “was great.”

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site. For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online. )

Photos by Kenneth L. Barto, student photographer