Press Release

2013-14 Men's Basketball: PSU Scranton

February 7, 2014

The 97 points is a season high for the Wildcats

The 97 points is a season high for the Wildcats

SCRANTON, Pa. – Following in the footsteps of the women’s team, the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team scored season high points against Penn State Scranton winning 97-80 Friday. The Wildcats led most of the game and avenged an earlier loss in the season to the Lions. Freshmen Ezra Adams (Muncy) and Jerome Edwards (Philadelphia) each recorded 16 points to lead the team. With the win, Penn College improves to 3-20 overall and 2-12 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

In the first half, both teams had sloppy play with multiple turnovers. Down 13-10, Penn College came back to take the 14-13 edge. After Scranton tied the game at 22, sophomore Nathaniel Brown (Philadelphia) countered with a layup to give the Wildcats back the advantage.

Going into the break, Penn College went on a 9-1 run to take it biggest lead of the half at 42-33.

In the half, freshman Marquis Delgado (Mansfield) led with six points while Brown had five. Delgado ended the game with 14.

In the second half, freshman Thomas Ross (Williamsport) hit a three to make it 53-39 in with 16 remaining. The Lions started to claw their way back bring it to within 69-64 with nine minutes remaining.

Ross ended the night with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Penn College started to turn it up and run away with it from there building to an 82-69 lead before its largest lead came at 90-73 with four minutes left. The kept the lead in the final minutes taking the 17 point victory.

Also for the Wildcats, junior James Boylan (Newton, N.J.) had 14 points while freshman David Ware Jr. (Philadelphia) added 11.

In the team’s last meeting, Penn College was edged out 95-91 on Jan. 30.

Next up, Penn College hosts PSU Hazleton on Saturday, Feb. 8 for a 3 p.m. game.

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