Press Release

2010-11 Men's Basketball: PSU Wilkes Barre

January 22, 2011

The Wildcats led at the half 32-29

The Wildcats led at the half 32-29

WILKES BARRE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker 64-62 to Penn State Wilkes Barre Saturday. Senior Greg Solyak (Lititz) and junior Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) each had 20 in the loss that sees the team drop to 4-2 in the PSUAC and 6-7 overall.

Despite having a 32-29 lead at the break, the second half was a back and forth battle. Tied at 62 with only four seconds left, the Lions hit a shot to take the lead. Penn College had the opportunity to equalize, but could not hit the shot.

Wilkes Barre proved to be stronger in the paint pulling down 43 boards to Penn College’s 23. Of the 43, 21 were offensive resulting in second change opportunities. Joiner led the team with nine rebounds while Solyak had six.

Also for the Wildcats, senior Phil Kaylor (Lebanon) had eight while senior Nico Italiani (Easton) had five. As a team they went 19-25 (.760) from the line.

Penn College will travel to Wilkes University on Monday, Jan. 24 for its next non-conference game at 7 p.m.

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