2013-14 Men's Basketball: Williamson Trade
November 21, 2013
The Wildcats hit seven threes in the first half but were unable to match it in the second
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Despite outscoring its opponent 29-22 in the first half, the Pennsylvania College of Technology lost 63-55 to Williamson Trade Thursday. The Wildcats were outscored 41-26 in the half. Freshman Thomas Ross (Williamsport) led the team with 12 points while sophomore Nathaniel Brown (Philadelphia) had 10. The loss drops Penn College to 0-4 overall.
In the second half with just over three minutes left in the game, Brown hit a layup to tie it at 52. Over the next two minutes both teams traded baskets keeping it tight. Forced to decide the game in on the free throw line, Williamson (4-2) hit six of nine free throws while the Wildcat were only able to hit one.
In the half, Penn College shot 4-10 (.410) from the free throw line and struggled from beyond the arc making no shots compared to its seven in the first half.
Opening the game, Ross hit a three putting Penn College up early. Three lead changes and four ties ensued until a 9-1 run, capped off by a three from Ross put Penn College up 29-18, its largest lead of the game. The Mechanics hit two more layups in the half to cut the lead to 29-22 going into the break.
The Wildcats held the lead for the first 11 minutes of the second half before Williamson took it with back-to-back free throws in the ninth to make it 46-44.
For the game, Penn College 41 rebounds with Ross leading with nine. Freshman Marquis Delgado (Mansfield) was sharp on passing notching six assists.
The Wildcats next hosts Rochester College (Mich.) for a 7 p.m. game on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.