Press Release

2013-14 Women's Basketball: PSU Wilkes Barre

January 18, 2014

The win snaps a four-game losign streak for the Lady Wildcats

The win snaps a four-game losign streak for the Lady Wildcats

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Snapping a four-game losing streak, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team defeated Penn State Wilkes Barre 57-47 in conference play Saturday. Sophomore Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) led the team with 15 points while sophomore Margaret Dewire (Beaver Springs) added 12 and a team-leading eight rebounds. With the win, the Lady Wildcats improve to 3-12 overall and 2-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Down 6-2 in the first half, Penn College went on an 8-0 run, four each from Dewire and sophomore Nicole Reyes Molina (Lancaster) to go up 10-6 in the 13th. Reyes Molina ended the game with eight going 4 for 6 (.667) from the field.

Tied at 18, the Lady Wildcats finished the half on a 12-1 run that included back-to-back threes from juniors Alison Van Metter (Saylorsburg) and Niesha Williams (Loyalsock Twp.) to go into the break up 30-19.

In the half, Penn College shot 12 for 26 (.462) from the field and totaled 21 rebounds.

Wilkes Barre (5-10, 3-4 PSUAC) started to inch back and a bucket in the 12th made it a 38-31 game. The Lady Wildcats countered with a 6-0 run, three from freshman Alicia Ross (WilliamsporT) to take it back to double digits.

Ross finished the game with eight points and six assists.

Penn College put it on cruise control from there ending the game with a 16 point cushion.

As a team, the Lady Wildcats shot 21 for 50 (.420) from the field and outrebounded Wilkes Barre 50-44. Both teams struggled with control totaling 62 turnovers in the game.

Penn College next hosts Penn State DuBois on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6p.m.

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