Press Release

2010-11 Men's Basketball: PSU York

January 13, 2011

The Wildcats dropped their first conference of the year to York

The Wildcats dropped their first conference of the year to York

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Despite 29 points and 10 rebounds from Leroy Joiner (Williamsport), the Pennsylvania College of Technology lost a nail biter 72-71 to Penn State York. Senior Greg Solyak (Lititz) added 19 and senior Phil Kaylor (Lebanon) had 12 in the loss that marks the first for conference play.

With :27 left on the clock, York missed two from the charity stripe to give the Wildcats the last possession of the game. Joiner missed a jumper outside the key as the Lions pulled the rebound down. Sophomore Jordan McBeth (Biglerville) got the steal with :03 left in the game but Penn College would not be able to convert the win.

York (4-5, 4-1 PSUAC) led for most of the second half before freshman Ethan Kline (Bellefonte) stole an inbound to make a layup and give the Wildcats their first lead of the second half at 54-53 with 12 left. It would be back and forth lead changes

As a team, Penn College (4-7, 3-1 PSUAC) shot .426 from the field and out-rebounded the Lions 45-39.

After going down 3-0 in the opening minutes of the game, senior Nico Italiani (Easton) hit a three to put the Wildcats on the board and give them the lead at 17:06. Over the next ten minutes, they would just edge out York for the lead before the Lions hit a three to take it with 7:40 left.

Italiani added five rebounds and three assists on the night.

A 9-2 run would give York its largest lead of the half at 20-29 with just under three left. Joiner would hit a jumper to bring it to within five before the half ended with the Wildcats down 28-35. Joiner would have 11 points in the half going 5-10 from the field.

Next up, the Wildcats will host Penn State Greater Allegheny on Saturday, Jan. 22 for a conference game at 3 p.m.

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