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‘Wildcat Weekly’ Offers Regular Recap of Campus Athletics

Vol. 5, No. 27

Record/Results/Upcoming Games (Through Sunday, Feb. 12)

Men’s BasketballOverall record: 9-13 PSU-AC record: 9-7

Thursday, Feb. 9 at Penn State Hazleton, L, 108-81 Saturday, Feb. 11 at Penn State Fayette, L, 84-83 Monday, Feb. 13 host Penn State York, 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at Penn State McKeesport, 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, 8 p.m. (regular season ends)

Women’s BasketballOverall record: 14-8 PSU-AC record: 10-1

Monday, Feb. 6 at Northampton County Community College, L, 63-43 Wednesday, Feb. 8 host SUNY Cortland, L, 88-55 Saturday, Feb, 11 host Harrisburg Area Community College, W, 72-57 Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 host Penn State York, 7 p.m. (regular season ends)

Men’s VolleyballSaturday, Feb. 11 at Shippensburg University vs. Shippensburg and York College, 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 host Gettysburg College and Dickinson College at Bardo Gym, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at St. Joseph’s Tournament, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Penn State Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 host Penn State Abington, 1 p.m.

ArcherySaturday, Feb. 25 at Virginia State Indoor Championship (Manassas, Va.)

‘Cat TalesArcheryGoing into his team’s first outing of the season, coach Chad Karstetter knew that Michelle Wright was shooting well, and her results at the Pennsylvania Indoor Target Championship proved just that.

Wright, a junior from Kendall, N.Y., won the collegiate division female compound championship. Her 564 points eclipsed by two the state record set last year by now graduated teammate Karen Morse of Canton.

“She did really well,” Karstetter said of his newest state champ.

Wright wasn’t the only bright spot for the Wildcats. Sarah Wilson, a junior from Tyrone, placed third in the college division female compound; Jessica Larson, a freshman from Montoursville, was fourth in the same division; Nate Potteiger, a junior from Middletown, finished third in male college compound; and Chris Keiper, a freshman from Sidman, was fourth in male college compound.

Also for Penn College, Chris Adams (Pen Argyl) was fifth, Jason Kornbau (Red Lion) and Mark Lambert (Venus) 11 th in male recurve; Ryan Rambo (Millville) was sixth, Shawn Tappen (Wellsville) sixth and Brock Smith (Brookville) eighth in male compound; and Lindsey Fackler (Halifax) sixth in female compound.

“I was very pleased. Most all of them shot their average and usually, in competition, you’re a little below your average. They did very well,” Karstetter said.

Teamwise, according to Karstetter, Penn College took first place in the men’s and women’s compound, ahead of Thaddeus Stevens and Penn State, and was second in men’s recurve behind Thaddeus Stevens.

Morse, who graduated last spring, captured the state female senior compound division with 556 points.

Men’s BasketballIn a losing effort against Penn State Hazleton, Matt Melusky (Minersville) scored 22 points, Craig Flint (Port Allegany) had 16 and Rob Valentin had 14.

Penn College rallied in the second half against Penn State Fayette, but fell just short at the finish. Melusky led the offense with 21 points while Steve Young (Dobbins Tech) added 17, Craig Flint 15 and Valentin 12.

Women’s BasketballAmy Fassett (Athens) continued her hot shooting, scoring in double digits for the sixth time in seven games with a team-high 20 points, but it wasn’t enough against non-league foe Northampton County Community College. Rose Crowell (Temple Hills, Md.) added eight points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Against NCAA Division III SUNY-Cortland, which brought a 17-2 record to Bardo Gym, Penn College fell behind by 13 at the half and couldn’t recover. Katlyn Stupar (State College) scored 20 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and came up with six steals while Fassett chipped in with 17 points.

The Lady Wildcats got balanced scoring and closed out the week with a non-league win over Harrisburg Area Community College. Brittany Blessard (Renovo) scored 17 points, Sarah Mehlman (North Schuylkill) scored 15, and Stupar and Fassett each scored 13. Stupar added 10 rebounds and five steals, Blessard had five steals and Plavi had five assists.

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