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Winter Sports Seasons Resume

Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball and wrestling teams returned to action following the semester break with the wrestlers winning all three of their matches while the basketball squads found the going tougher.

Flashback WrestlingSaturday, in a Penn State University Athletic Conference quadrangular at Penn State Beaver, Penn College defeated Penn State Fayette, 28-15; Penn State Beaver, 30-6; and Penn State Mont Alto, 41-6, as it improved to 4-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Five Wildcats won all three of their bouts on the day, including Kyle Sunseri, of Athens, at 141 pounds; Derek Leiby, of Troy, at 149; Tyler Myers, of Centre Hall, at 157 and 165; Logan Gresock, of Wadsworth, Ohio, at 184 and 197; and Jasper Ocker, of Burnham, at 197 and 235.

Men’s Basketball During the semester break, Chris Lemasters was named the interim head coach of the men’s team.

“It’s going to be a tough year. We lost nine of our top 10 guys from last year and two (of them were) 1,600-point career scorers,” pointed out Lemasters. “We have a very young group of guys, but they play extremely hard. I think they have a good cohesiveness. This year is going to be a rebuilding process,” he added.

“Chris brings a wealth of experience as both a player and coach to our program,” said athletic director Scott Kennell. “His experience and enthusiasm will prove to be invaluable as he and the current members of our program continue their quest to qualify for the PSUAC Tournament.”

Lemasters played high school basketball at Mansfield, where he was a three-year varsity starter and captained the team in his junior and senior years before graduating in 2002. Afterward, he started four years at Alfred, N.Y., University and was a team captain three years.

In addition to coaching, he works as a coordinator of residence life at Penn College.

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, Lemasters said, “I think there are going to be some very winnable games in the conference and that’s our biggest thing just to give it a fight every single game.”

In a nonconference game Thursday against NCAA Division III Wilkes University, the score was tied at 30-all at the intermission, but Wilkes took control with a 70-point second half in a 100-61 Penn College loss. Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, led the Wildcats with 18 points.

Returning to PSUAC action on Saturday, Fenton again scored 18 points, but the Wildcats lost to Penn State Fayette, 104-53.

On Sunday at Penn StateYork, Penn College fell, 89-50, to drop to 1-11 overall and 1-4 in the conference. Fenton scored 21 points and Colton Acorn, of Wellsboro, added 10.

Women’s BasketballPlaying in her first game of the season after joining the team over the semester break, Dana Reed, of Sunbury, scored 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep Penn College from falling to Penn State Fayette, 87-66, on Saturday. Reed also led the team with 10 rebounds.

At Penn State York on Sunday, the Wildcats fell, 63-60. Kierstin Steer, of South Williamsport, led Penn College with 17 points but had four fouls the entire second half limiting her playing time as the team dropped to 1-10 overall and 1-4 in the PSUAC.

Student Scholars HonoredForty-four Pennsylvania College of Technology student-athletes were named to the Penn State University Athletic Conference fall 2011 All-Academic Team. The award is given to those with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better in the semester of competition. Those honored, by sport:

  • Cross-CountrySeth Beckman, of Jersey Shore; Travis Cain, of Bloomsburg; Joe Chadowski, of Fairfax, Va.; Dan Flynn, of Blairstown, N.J.; Robert Forbes, of Warren; William Fuka, of Clifton, Va.; Ed Knyff, of Ocean Gate, N.J.; John Kriner, of Lancaster; Corvin Oberholtzer, of Wellsboro; Dan Rose, of Albrightsville; Dan Starr, of Stewartstown; Wade Tyrpin, of Jonestown.
  • Golf Alex Howe, of Lake Ariel; Corey Teeple, of Lake Ariel.
  • Men’s SoccerWilliam DeAngelo, of Dallas; Dan Demille, of Bethel; Isaac Hostetter, of Lebanon; Ben Shade, of Fleetwood; Cody Sollenberger, of Lancaster.
  • Women’s SoccerElizabeth Greis, of Pottsville; Lauren Hammer, of Center Valley; Brandy Krause, of Pine Grove; Cassandra Mohr, of Lewistown; Jocelyn Moyer, of Tower City; Valeria Passalacqua, of McAlisterville; Haley Richter, of Selkirk, N.Y.; Kierstin Steer, of South Williamsport; Shelby Straub, of South Williamsport; Samantha Stutz, of New Philadelphia; Tiffany Turgeon, of Hooversville; Kerry Weber, of Saylorsburg; Catherine Wise, of Mechanicsburg; Emily Yoder, of Catawissa.
  • Tennis Kyle Eccher, of Wellsboro; Rachel Emmons, of Washington, N.J.; Laurea Lapp, of Muncy; Adam Smith, of Duncannon; Caleb Wise, of Manheim.
  • Women’s VolleyballCortney Gernert, of Palmyra; Lindsay Goas, of Etters; Kelly Hebert, of Wellsboro; Rachel Heller, of Allison Park; Paula Karine Monteiro, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lyndsey Smith, of Mechanicsburg.

In addition, three Wildcats tennis players Emmons, Wise and Adam Smith earned United States Collegiate Athletic Association honors by earning spots on the National All-Academic Team for non-USCAA sports. The team is comprised of student-athletes who have an overall (cumulative) GPAs of 3.5 or greater.

Schedule/Results/Records Men’s Basketball Overall record: 1-11 PSUAC record: 1-4Thursday, Jan. 5 host Wilkes University, L, 100-61 Saturday, Jan. 7 host Penn State Fayette, L, 104-53 Sunday, Jan. 8 at Penn State York, L, 89-50 Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Penn State Harrisburg, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at Arcadia University, 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 1-10 PSUAC record: 1-4 Saturday, Jan. 7 host Penn State Fayette, L, 87-66 Sunday, Jan. 8 at Penn State York, L, 63-60 Tuesday, Jan. 10 host Elmira, N.Y., College, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at Penn State Greater Allegheny, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at Penn State Scranton, 6 p.m.

Wrestling Overall record: 4-2 PSUAC record: 4-1Saturday, Jan. 7 at Penn State Beaver, def. Penn State Fayette, 28-15; Penn State Beaver, 30-6; and Penn State Mont Alto, 41-6 Saturday, Jan. 14 host Penn State Mont Alto, 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 host Penn State Fayette, 7 p.m.

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