Wildcats Weekly #17

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Penn College basketball teams have 1-2 week


Pennsylvania College of Technology basketball teams had a combined 1-2 record in games last week while its wrestlers squared off against some stiff competition at Penn State’s Rec Hall.


Men’s basketball


Winning back-to-back games for the first time since early last December, the Wildcats posted a 71-64 home victory over North Eastern Athletic Conference rival Gallaudet University last Sunday. Kevin Laurence-El, of Milton, led the Penn College offense with 27 points and Thomas Ross, of Williamsport, added 21.


Hosting Gordon College in NEAC action on Friday, Penn College led 35-32 at the intermission before Gordon outscored the Wildcats 28-12 over the final 10:17 to secure an 84-78 victory that dropped Penn College to 2-5 overall and 2-1 in the conference. Marquis Delgado, of Mansfield, led Penn College with a career-high 30 points while Laurence-El added 13 points and Bryce Lonsway, of Tiffin, Ohio, 10. Gordon out-rebounded the Wildcats 51-30 during the game.


Also, during the week it was announced that Laurence-El had been named the NEAC men’s player of the week for Nov. 29-Dec. 6 after the senior averaged 26 points and seven rebounds in three games, shooting 53 percent from the field, 50 percent from the 3-point line and 92 percent from the foul line.


Women’s basketball


Hosting Gallaudet University last Sunday in their final game of the semester, the outcome was decided early as the visitors scored the first 19 points and led 31-5 after the opening quarter of what turned out to be a 64-43 loss for the Wildcats. Jamie Steer, of South Williamsport, led Penn College with 19 points. The Lady Wildcats, 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference, now are idle until Jan. 5




Facing some of the best competition on the East Coast at the Nittany Lion Open last Sunday, eight of nine Penn College wrestlers went 0-2 in their matches, however, Tanner Leid, of Terre Hill, went 1-2 in the 165-pound weight class after losing a decision, winning by medical forfeit and then losing on a technical fall. Also for Penn College, Ben Doll, of Glen Rock, lost by decision and fall at 125; Aaron Doll, of Glen Rock, lost by fall and technical at 133; Ron Smith, of Belleville, New Jersey, lost on a pair of technical falls at 149; Mason Replogle, of New Enterprise, dropped decisions at 149; Dan Frankenfield, of Dushore, lost by fall and major decision at 174; Connor Route, of Canton, lost by fall and technical fall at 184; Pat Fitzgerald, of Port Royal, lost by technical fall and fall at 197; and Zach Kane, of Higganum, Connecticut, lost by falls at 285.


“We had a couple of guys who were wrestling well, and a position here, a position there possibly could have gotten a win. I was definitely looking for more of that but we were wrestling some of the best people in the country,” coach Schuyler Frey said. “… A couple of guys actually said afterward, ‘I know what I’ve got to do and I know I can do it (as far as improving).’ We’re happy with that result,” the coach added.



Men’s basketball

Overall record: 2-5

NEAC record: 2-1

Sunday, Dec. 6 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC), W, 71-64

Friday, Dec. 11 – host Gordon College (NEAC), L, 84-78

Sunday, Dec. 13 – at Lycoming College, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 5 p.m.


Women’s basketball

Overall record: 1-3

NEAC record: 1-1

Sunday, Dec. 6 – host Gallaudet University (NEAC), L, 64-43

Tuesday, Jan. 5 – host Penn State Berks (NEAC), 7 p.m.



Overall record: 1-3

Sunday, Dec. 6 – at Nittany Lion Open

Sunday, Dec. 13 – quadrangular with Ursinus College, College of Mt. St. Vincent and SUNY Sullivan at Collegeville

Saturday, Jan. 9 – at Penn State Mont Alto Duals with University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Towson University, Delaware, Penn State Fayette and Penn State Mont Alto