Wildcats Weekly #18

4 Penn College wrestlers get wins at Nittany Lion Open


Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers gained some valuable experience while competing in the Penn State Nittany Lion Open and its men’s and women’s basketball teams split in action through Saturday.


Four Penn College wrestlers posted at least one win last Sunday in the Nittany Lion Open. Going 1-2 against some of the best wrestlers in the East were Wildcats Slade Storm, of New Oxford, in the 149-pound weight class; Tanner Leid, of Terre Hill, at 157; Tony King, of Kingston, at 165; and Dan Frankenfield, of Dushore, at 174. Storm and King scored falls while Leid and Frankenfield won decisions.

“Overall, it was a rough day, but a great learning experience,” Penn College coach Schuyler Frey said. “We had our eyes opened as to how physical the top wrestlers in the country are. Some of our guys learned they can hang with DI wrestlers; and a number of areas we need to improve on. Wrestling in these type of events, while we have limited success, helps to improve our confidence and build on our intensity.”

The Wildcats now are idle until Jan. 17 when they travel to Gettysburg College.

Men’s basketball

Two defensive lapses that allowed Penn State-Berks to go on runs of 13-0 in the first half and 17-0 in the second half proved costly for Penn College Friday night in an 80-65 North Eastern Athletic Conference road loss. Nathaniel Brown, of Philadelphia, led Penn College scorers with 14 points and Kevin Laurence-El, of Milton, added 11 points while James Boylan, of Newton, New Jersey, pulled down 12 rebounds as the Wildcats dropped to 1-2 in the conference and 2-6 overall.

Women’s basketball

On the road in NEAC Friday at PSU Berks, Alicia Ross, of Williamsport, scored 23 points and Charese Bova, of Beech Creek, added 20 points and hauled down 21 rebounds, in an 84-57 Wildcats victory that boosted them to 2-1 in the conference and leveled their overall record at 3-3. Hannah Schoenly, of Hamburg, added 12 points in the win.




Men’s basketball

Overall record: 2-6

NEAC record: 1-2

Friday, Dec. 12 – at PSU Berks, L, 80-65

Sunday, Dec. 14 – host Lycoming College, 3 p.m.

(Idle until Jan. 7)


Women’s basketball

Overall record: 3-3

NEAC record: 2-1

Friday, Dec. 12 – at PSU Berks, W, 84-57

Sunday, Dec. 14 – host Lycoming College, 1 p.m.

(Idle until Jan. 7)



Overall dual record: 1-7

(Idle until Jan. 17)