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Penn College wrestlers end regular season

Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers wrapped up their regular season over the weekend while the men’s and women’s basketball teams, which close out their seasons with home games on Wednesday and Saturday, went a combined 0-6.

WRESTLING

In a quadrangular last Sunday at Penn State Mont Alto, Penn College went 3-0, beating the home team, 48-12, Pitt-Bradford 54-6 and Penn State Fayette 42-15. In contested bouts, Joe Swank, of Friedens, went 3-0, all on pins, at 141 pounds; and Christian Fox, of Boyertown, at 133, and Jared Mooney, of Palmerton, at 197, both went 2-0 with two pins. Also scoring falls for the Wildcats were Nick Bruce, of Troy, at 165; Ty Gardener, of Pottstown, at 174; Patrick Ostrowsky, of Lewisburg, at 184; and Dylan Otis, of Towanda, at 285.

On Saturday at the Rochester Institute of Technology Tiger Duals, Penn College lost to RIT, 48-6; Southern Maine, 44-9; and SUNY Oneonta, 48-12, to end a 7-20 dual match campaign in coach Jamie Miller’s first season. Otis ended the day 2-1 for the Wildcats with all of his matches decided by falls. Penn College now is idle until Feb. 23 and 24 when its grapplers compete in the NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships at Rocky Mount, Virginia, seeking berths in the March 9-10 NCAA Division III Championships at Cleveland, Ohio.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

On Thursday, in a road game postponed from one night earlier due to snow, Penn College lost to Wells College in North Eastern Athletic Conference play, 90-54. Robert Young Jr., of Abington, and Erik Perry Jr., of Waldorf, Maryland, each scored 13 points for the Wildcats.

After leading by two points at halftime, Penn College gave up 42 second half points in a 63-45 NEAC loss at Cazenovia College on Saturday. Young Jr. paced the Wildcats offense with 15 points.

On the road at SUNY Poly on Sunday, Penn College made a game of it during the first half for the second day in a row as it led 27-21 at one point and trailed by just one at the intermission. But after that the home team took charge en route to an 87-72 win that dropped the Wildcats to 3-20 overall and 2-12 in the conference. Young Jr. again led Penn College scorers with 20 points.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:

Host Keuka College (10-11 overall, 8-6 NEAC through Sunday), 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Host SUNY Poly (16-7 overall, 8-2 NEAC through Sunday), 1 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Lost 69-60 on Nov. 29.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Lost 87-72 on Sunday.

Statistically speaking: Young Jr. is 22nd among NEAC scorers with a 13.3 ppg average and Jesse White, of Harrisburg, is eighth in rebounding with an 8.1 per game average.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: Morrisville State College 9-2, SUNY Poly 8-2, Keuka College 6-4, Cazenovia College 5-5, Wells College 4-6, SUNY Cobleskill 3-8, Penn College 1-9.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 10-0, Wilson College 7-3, Penn State Abington 5-5, Gallaudet University 6-4, Bryn Athyn College 4-7, St. Elizabeth 2-8, Penn State Berks 2-9.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

At Wells College in NEAC action on Thursday, Penn College lost, 63-34. Tori Wolfe, of Dalmatia, led the Wildcats with 16 points and Ericka Lepley, of Lewistown, added 14 points. Penn College was outscored 28-8 in the paint.

On the road Saturday in the conference at Cazenovia College, the Wildcats dropped an 86-62 decision. Wolfe scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Penn College while Jane Herman, of Greenville, added 16 points and Cassi Kuhns, of Loyalsock Township, added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Penn College was outscored in the paint 40-22.

At NEAC North Division-leading SUNY Poly on Sunday, Penn College lost, 62-49, to fall to 2-20 overall and 1-13 in the conference. Wolfe and Herman each scored 13 points for the Wildcats, which were outscored by 20 points in the paint.

In North Eastern Athletic Conference action this week:

Host Keuka College (16-5 overall, 11-3 NEAC through Sunday), 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Host SUNY Poly (17-6 overall, 9-1 NEAC through Sunday), 3 p.m. Saturday.

Last meeting vs. Keuka College: Lost 68-35 on Nov. 29.

Last meeting vs. SUNY Poly: Lost 62-49 on Sunday.

Statistically speaking: Wolfe is tied for 28th among NEAC scorers with 11.8 points per game and Kuhns and Wolfe are tied for 19th in rebounding with 6.9 per game.

NEAC North Division standings through Sunday: SUNY Poly 9-1, Keuka College 8-2, Morrisville State College 7-4, Cazenovia College 5-5, Wells College 4-6, SUNY Cobleskill 3-8, Penn College 0-10.

NEAC South Division standings through Sunday: Lancaster Bible College 9-1, Penn State Abington 7-3, Gallaudet University 6-4, Penn State Berks 6-5, Wilson College 4-6, St. Elizabeth 3-7, Bryn Athyn 1-10.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Men’s basketball

Overall: 3-20

NEAC: 2-12

Thursday, Feb. 8 – at Wells College (NEAC), L, 90-54

Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), L, 63-45

Sunday, Feb. 11 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), L, 87-72

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), 1 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Women’s basketball

Overall: 2-20

NEAC: 1-13

Thursday, Feb. 8 – at Wells College (NEAC), L, 63-34

Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Cazenovia College (NEAC), L, 86-62

Sunday, Feb. 11 – at SUNY Poly (NEAC), Lost, 62-49

Wednesday, Feb. 14 – host Keuka College (NEAC), 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17 – host SUNY Poly (NEAC), 3 p.m.

(End of regular season)

Wrestling

Final overall: 7-20

Sunday, Feb. 4 – at Penn State Mont Alto vs. Penn State Mont Alto, W, 36-12; vs. York College, L, 48-9

Saturday, Feb. 10 – at Rochester Institute of Technology Tiger Duals vs. RIT, L, 48-6; vs. Southern Maine, L, 44-9; vs. SUNY Oneonta, L, 48-12

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 23-24 – NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships, Rocky Mount, Virginia

Friday, Saturday, March 9-10 – NCAA Division III Championships at Cleveland, Ohio

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