Press Release

2013-14 Men's Basketball: PSU Hazleton

January 16, 2014

James Boylan added 12 points into the mix for the Wildcats

James Boylan added 12 points into the mix for the Wildcats

HAZLETON, Pa. – Freshman Thomas Ross (Williamsport) scored 18 while junior James Boylan (Newton) added 12 as the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team lost 72-65 to Penn State Hazleton Thursday. The Wildcats outscored Hazleton in the second half 44-35 but only scored 21 points in the first half. As a team, Penn College out-rebounded the Lions 43-37 with sophomore Nathaniel Brown (Philadelphia) leading the team with eight. The loss now drops the team to 1-12 overall and 1-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Hazleton led the entire first half jumping out to a quick 11-3 lead in the first four minutes. The Wildcats were streaky in their scoring going 9-31 (.290) in the half from the field. Freshman David Ware (Philadelphia) scored seven points off the bench in the half.

Hazleton went into the break up 37-21.

Penn College opened up the second half on a 7-0 run, five from Ross to bring the game to within nine in the 18th.

Ross hit a three in the 13th to make it a 45-51 game. The Wildcats kept it close for the remainder of the game, but Hazleton stayed ahead and hit six free throws in the final two minutes of play to record the seven point victory.

Next up, Penn College hosts Penn State Wilkes Barre on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m.

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