Penn College basketball teams open conference play

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

Last Sunday at unbeaten crosstown rival Lycoming College, ranked No. 11 among NCAA Division III schools, the Wildcats fell, 92-70. Robert Young, of Abington, led Penn College with 17 points and Brandon Fedoriw, of Williamsport, added 11 points. Lycoming outscored the Wildcats 46-26 in the paint and had 40 points off 34 Wildcats turnovers.

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 Young added 15.

Hosting SUNY Cobleskill in NEAC play on Saturday, Penn College lost, 77-52, to drop to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference. The Wildcats fell behind 42-25 at the half and couldn’t recover. Sosa led Penn College with 13 points.

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, to drop to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference. 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.

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: 1-6

NEAC: 0-2

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), noon

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: 1-6

NEAC: 0-2

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), 2 p.m.

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.

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