2013-14 Men's Basketball: PSU Scranton
January 30, 2014
Davis Ware Jr. totaled seven points for the Wildcats
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team hit four three pointers in the final minute and a half of play but it wasn’t enough as Penn State Scranton held on for the 91-95 win Thursday night. Down 88-77, freshmen Thomas Ross (Williamsport) and Marquis Delgado (Mansfield) each sank two threes with Delgado also adding a jumper in the mix to make it a four point game. Scranton held strong on the free throw line going 5 for 6 (.833) to clinch it. Delgado led Penn College with 21 points while Ross had 11. The loss now drops the team to 2-18 overall and 1-10 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
The Wildcats led through most of the first half of play. Opening the game, Delgado capped off a 5-0 run with a three to give the team the early lead. Junior James Boylan (Newton, N.J.) hit a layup in the eighth to give them their biggest lead at 30-19.
Boylan scored 10 points in the half, ending the game with 12.
Scranton (8-10, 6-4 PSUAC) came back to tie in the third before ending the half on a 7-0 run to go into the break up 42-34.
The Lions led throughout the entire second half with Penn College keeping the game tight through most of it. A 4-0 run in the seventh including three from freshman David Ware Jr. (Philadelphia) brought the game to within three at 74-71.
Ware finished the game with seven points.
The Lions stretched their lead back out to double figures before Penn College started hitting threes in the final plays of the game.
Scranton’s Dequan Jackson put on a show scoring 43 points for his team.
For the Wildcats, freshman Ezra Adams (Muncy) led with 12 rebounds. Freshman Laquinn Thompson (York) also was in double figures with 10 points including going a perfect 4 for 4 from the free throw line.
Penn College next hosts Penn State New Kensington on Saturday Feb. 1 for a 1 p.m. game.