2010-11 Men's Basketball: PSU Wilkes Barre
February 3, 2011
Senior Greg Solyak's 18 points sealed his place at the top of Penn College men's basketball all-time leading scorers
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With 18 points senior Greg Solyak (Lititz) helped the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team to an 85-80 victory over Penn State Wilkes-Barre and became the all-time leading scorer for Penn College men’s basketball. Solyak needed 15 to take the lead over alum Joe Simon who had 1,425 career points. Junior Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) led all scorers with 30 points.
Down 39-38 at the break, Solyak hit a jumper to take back the lead at 18:52. It was the first of 15 lead changes in the half along with four ties.
Penn College (7-11, 6-2 PSUAC) stopped the back and forth with a 12-0 run to take the lead 71-59 with 4:44 to play. Solyak hit his 16th point of the game to put his name at the top of the list.
Wilkes Barre (14-8, 8-4 PSUAC) came close to recapturing the lead as the Wildcats missed eight free throws in the last minute. They shot 25 for 43 (.581) for the game.
For Penn College, senior Nico Italiani (Easton) led with 12 rebounds and added nine points. Freshman Ethan Kline (Bellefonte) had 12 and senior Phillip Kaylor (Lebanon) added 11.
The Wildcats were out-rebounded 43-39 and shot 28 for 62 (.452) in the game.
The game started on a scathing pace with each team trading baskets. The Wildcats made a 6-0 run, four from Joiner to take an 18-12 lead at 14:56.
Penn College led for most of the half until the Lions put together a run in the closing minutes and tied it at 36 with 1:14 left. A missed shot on the next play allowed a jumper and the lead to Wilkes Barre.
Sophomore Allen Regan (Woodbine, N.J.) hit a free throw to put the Wildcats within one at the break. In the half they shot 14 for 32 (.438) and had 20 rebounds to the Lions’ 22.
Next up, Penn College will host Penn State DuBois on Saturday, Feb. 5 for a 3 p.m. game.