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 non-conference 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 one 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 non-conference game. Salve Regina scored 24 points off 36 Wildcats turnovers.

Back in non-conference action on Sunday at Fisher (Mass.) College, the Wildcats led by six points during the first and second quarters, fell behind by as many as 24 in the third quarter and then rallied to within four 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

FridayDec. 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

FridayDec. 22 – at Wilkes University Open, 9 a.m.

(Idle until Jan. 6)

For more on Penn College athletics visit: athletics.pct.edu

For more on the North Eastern Athletic Association visit: neacsports.com

PIAA District IV Football Scoreboard – Playoff Week #6

PIAA Class AA State Championship
(D4-1) Southern Columbia 48, (D10-1) Wilmington 0 F

PSAC Statement On Cheyney Football

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. — The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference is aware of Cheyney University’s announcement of dropping football from its sports sponsorship menu.

We have been in contact with Cheyney University President Aaron Walton as he and his staff deliberated potential actions.  The communications between the Conference and President Walton have been objective and forthright on both sides.

These are very difficult times financially for many institutions of higher education in the country and the Commonwealth. Cheyney’s decision is a result of that.

The Conference Office will work with its member institutions to find potential opponents in the 10 now open dates in mandated league schedules.

Penn College Basketball Teams Have Tough Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball teams were winless as they started North Eastern Athletic Conference play last week, while the wrestling team had a fourth-place finisher during an invitational at Messiah College.

FLASHBACK:

Men’s basketball

At Keuka College on Wednesday in their first conference game of the season, Penn College got off to a slow start and lost, 69-60. Ben Sosa, of Loyalsock Township, led the Wildcats in scoring with 20 points and Robert Young, of Abington, added 15.

Hosting SUNY Cobleskill in NEAC play on Saturday, Penn College lost, 77-52. The Wildcats fell behind 42-25 at the half and couldn’t recover. Sosa led Penn College with 13 points.

Home again on Sunday against Morrisville State College, the Wildcats fell, 78-57, to drop to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the conference. Diyel Stewart, of Allentown, topped Penn College with 11 points and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, grabbed 10 rebounds. Morrisville outscored Penn College in the paint, 38-19.

Statistically speaking: Sosa is third in the NEAC, having hit 58.3 percent of his 3-point shots.

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

Women’s basketball

Hosting Elmira College in non-conference play on Monday, Penn College lost, 63-49. Jane Herman, of Greencastle, led the Wildcats with 13 points and Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, added 12. Elmira scored 28 points off 25 Penn College turnovers.

In their first NEAC game of the season at Keuka College on Wednesday, Penn College dropped a 68-35 decision. Tori Wolfe topped the Wildcats with 11 points.

At home in NEAC action with SUNY Cobleskill on Saturday, Penn College fell, 49-34. Ericka Lepley, of Lewistown, led Penn College in scoring with 12 points and Wolfe added 10, but the team hit just 18.5 percent (10 of 54) of its field goals and 13.6 percent (3 of 22) of its 3-point shots.

Facing Morrisville State College at home on Sunday, the Wildcats fell behind early and lost, 87-69, to drop to 1-7 overall and 0-3 in the conference. In the loss, Penn College got a balanced scoring attack with four players in double digits as Herman scored 18 points, Lepley had 17, Kuhns 16 and Wolfe 11. Kuhns also had 10 rebounds.

Statistically speaking: Wolfe is tied for 18th in the NEAC, averaging 7.3 rebounds per game.

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

Wrestling

Competing on Friday and Saturday at the Messiah College Petrofes Invitational, Dylan Otis, of Towanda, went 3-2 and finished fourth at 285 pounds for Penn College. Also for the Wildcats, Christian Fox, of Boyertown, ended 2-2 at 133; Scyler Phillips, of Port Jervis, New York, went 1-2 at 285; Dan Bergeron, of Jackson, New Jersey, went 0-2 at 157; Nick Bruce, of Troy, went 0-2 at 184; and Pat Ostrowsky, of Lewisburg, went 0-2 at 197.

 

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Men’s basketball

Overall: 1-7

NEAC: 0-3

Sunday, Nov. 26 – at Lycoming College, L, 92-70

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – at Keuka College (NEAC), L, 69-60

Saturday, Dec. 2 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), L, 77-52

Sunday, Dec. 3 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), L, 78-57

Saturday, Dec. 9 – host Alfred State University, 3 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15 – Crosstown Challenge at Lycoming College vs. City University of New York, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 – Crosstown Challenge at Lycoming College vs. Marywood, 3 p.m.

(Idle until Jan. 9)

Women’s basketball

Overall: 1-7

NEAC: 0-3

Monday, Nov. 27 – host Elmira College, L, 63-49

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – at Keuka College (NEAC), L, 68-35

Saturday, Dec. 2 – host SUNY Cobleskill (NEAC), L, 49-34

Sunday, Dec. 3 – host Morrisville State College (NEAC), L, 87-69

Saturday, Dec. 9 – vs. Salve Regina at Newport, Rhode Island, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 10 – at Fisher (Mass.) College, 3 p.m.

(Idle until Jan. 8)

Wrestling

Overall: 0-4

Friday-Saturday, Dec. 1-2 – at Messiah College Petrofes Invitational

Saturday, Dec. 9 – at Keystone College Duals vs. SUNY Ulster, 10 a.m.; vs. Thaddeus Stevens, 2:30 p.m.; vs. Keystone College, 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 – at Wilkes University Open, 9 a.m.

(Idle until Jan. 6)

For more on Penn College athletics visit: athletics.pct.edu

For more on the North Eastern Athletic Association visit: neacsports.com

PIAA District IV Football Playoffs Updated Brackets

PIAA Class AA State Championship
(D4-1) Southern Columbia vs (D10-1) Wilmington @ Hersheypark Stadium, Friday 12/8 1:00 p.m.

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