Press Release

2011-12 Men's Basketball: Wilkes University

January 5, 2012

Freshman Michael Acquaro added seven points off the bench for the Wildcats

Freshman Michael Acquaro added seven points off the bench for the Wildcats

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. –Freshman Scott Fenton (Dickson City) sank 18 to lead the Pennsylvania College of Technology but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 70 point second half from Wilkes University in the 100-61 loss Thursday night. The Wildcats were tied at 30 at the break but could not combat the offensive show put on by Wilkes (8-3) that saw the team shoot .545 (24-44) from the field.

In the opener down 18-9 at 12:23, Penn College (1-9) put together a 6-0 run, three from freshman Michael Acquaro (Oakhurst, NJ) to pull within two. After keeping it close over the next couple minutes, sophomore Ethan Kline (Bellefonte) hit a layup to give the team its first lead at 22-21 with just over five in the half.

Kline finished the game with 12 and a team high eight rebounds. Acquaro finished with seven and four assists.

After the Colonels took back the lead, it was Kline again hitting a layup and a bonus free throw on the foul to give the Wildcats the 29-27 lead with under a minute. The Colonels’ Jourdon Wilson hit a three to take back the lead but Kline sank another free throw to take the two teams into the break tied.

In the half, Penn College out-rebounded Wilkes 27-22.

Out of the half, both team traded leads. The Wildcats had their biggest lead of the game at 40-37 off a layup from Fenton. Things went down though as fatigue set in for the Wildcats and Wilkes found its grove surging to the 100 points over the next 15 minutes.

As a team, Penn College shot .400 (24-60) from the field. Also in double figures was freshman Colton Acorn (Wellsboro) with 10.

Next up, the Wildcats host Penn State Fayette on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m.

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