Press Release

2010-11 Men's Basketball: PSU DuBois

February 5, 2011

Freshman Ethan Kline had 11 points in the victory over DuBois

Freshman Ethan Kline had 11 points in the victory over DuBois

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Senior Greg Solyak (Lititz) scored 28 points and went six for six from three point range as the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team defeated Penn State DuBois 93-82. It was a full team effort as five players scored in double figures.

In the second half, an 11-2 run, four from senior Phillip Kaylor (Lebanon), gave Penn College (8-11, 7-2 PSUAC) the 55-54 lead at 14:55. Kaylor ended the game with 10.

The Wildcats would proceed to build its lead to 82-72 with just over two minutes remaining. DuBois (10-10, 7-4 PSUAC) would play the odds and send Penn College to the line. Senior Nico Italiani (Easton) made five trips and scored six in the last two minutes. He went 11 for 16 (.688) scoring 19 total points for the game.

In total, Penn College shot 27 for 72 (.375) and were out-rebounded 45-54.

The Wildcats opened the game on a 4-2 run, two each from junior Leroy Joiner (Williamsport and freshman Ethan Kline (Bellefonte). DuBois tied it up before Italiani hit a three to take back the lead.

Joiner finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Kline added 11 points.

Down 19-27, Solyak hit three consecutive shots from the arc to give Penn College a 28-27 lead with 7:45 left. He went four for four in three point attempts and scored 14 in the half.

The Lions countered with five consecutive points to get a cushion before going into the break up 48-39.

The Wildcats shot 12 for 45 (.267) and were out-rebounded 28-26 in the half.

Prior to the start, Penn College honored former leading scorer Joe Simon ’10, with a 1,000 point scorers banner prior to the beginning of the game. In his four years as a Wildcat, Simon scored 1,425 points.

Next up, Penn College will host Penn State Brandywine on Monday, Feb. 7 for an 8 p.m. game.

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