Press Release

2010-11 Women's Basketball: PSU Wilkes Barre

February 3, 2011

Sophomore Kirstin Steer led the Wildcats with 23 points

Sophomore Kirstin Steer led the Wildcats with 23 points

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Sophomore Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) had 23 points and nine rebounds but it wasn’t enough to overcome Penn State Wilkes Barre as the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team lost 65-57. Freshman Hilary Rice (Biglerville) added 21 points and eight rebounds.

With Wilkes Barre (7-13, 6-5 PSUAC) up 53-41, the Wildcats clawed away at the lead and Steer put in a layup to make it 59-55 with 1:42 remaining. Wilkes Barre held strong and took the game 65-57.

Steer opened up the second half with a jumper to start a 4-0 run and bring it to 29-37. After Wilkes Barre hit a three, Penn College (7-10, 5-3 PSUAC) countered with a 7-0 run to make it 36-39 with under 15 to play.

As a team, the Wildcats shot 20 for 62 (.323) and had 34 rebounds. Turnovers were an issue as both teams combined for 49.

The Lions controlled the game from the start opening with a 9-2 run. Turnovers and free throw shooting from freshman Tosha Stover (Bellefonte) would bring the game to 18-16 with just over 10 to play.

Stover finished the game with nine points and went 7 for 10 from the charity stripe.

Wilkes Barre ended the half with a 5-0 run to go into the break up 34-25. The half was plagued with turnovers as the Wildcats committed 12 to Wilkes Barre’s 16. Penn College was 10 for 30 (.333) from the field and was out-rebounded 24-15.

Rice scored 16 of Penn College’s 34 points in the half.

The Wildcats will host Penn State DuBois on Saturday, Feb. 5 for a 1 p.m. game.

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