Press Release

2011-12 Men's Basketball: PSU Hazleton

November 30, 2011

Scott Fenton had 15 points for the Wildcats

Scott Fenton had 15 points for the Wildcats

HAZLETON, Pa. –Sophomore Bryant House (Columbia Cross Roads) notched 16 points and nine rebounds but the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s basketball team lost a 57-56 heartbreaker to Penn State Hazleton Wednesday night. The Wildcats had the lead going into the last minute of play when freshman Jason Greenfield (Wellsboro) hit a layup to go up 56-55. He then fouled on Hazleton’s next position that allowed for the game to tie at 56 with just ten seconds remaining. Another foul, this time from freshman Colton Acorn (Wellsboro) sent Hazleton back to the line where it hit one of two to take the lead by one. With only three seconds remaining, the Wildcats were unable to hit a shot for the win.

Freshman Scott Fenton (Dickson City) had 15 points while Greenfield ended with 12.

In the opening half, the Wildcats controlled the tempo with Fenton hitting the first jumper on the game. After some back and forth play, the Wildcats took the lead in the 16th and never gave it up going into the break up 30-26. House hit a jumper at 10:16 to give Penn College its largest lead of the half up 19-11.

In the second half, turnovers were an issue with Penn College (0-7, 0-1 PSUAC) committing 14. The team held onto the lead for the first 10 minutes before Hazleton hit a three at 9:20 to go up 43-42. In the last 10 minutes there were seven lead changes.

As a team, the Wildcats out-rebounded Hazleton 32-31. They totaled 11 steals and shot .444 (24-54) from the field.

Next up, the Penn College hosts Penn State Mont Alto on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.

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