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Published 02.26.2006

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 5, No. 29

Record/Results/Upcoming Games(Through Sunday, Feb. 26)

Men's BasketballFinal Overall record: 10-16 Final PSU-AC record: 10-10

Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, L, 93-77 Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, L, 83-74 Friday, Feb. 24 at Penn State McKeesport, L, 72-70

Women's BasketballOverall record: 17-8 PSU-AC record: 13-1

Monday, Feb. 20 host Penn State Harrisburg, W, 88-74 Wednesday, Feb. 22 host Penn State Mont Alto, W, 83-28 Friday, Feb. 24 host Penn State York, W, 98-75 March 3-4 Penn State University Athletic Conference final four at Bryce Jordan Center (University Park), TBA

BaseballSunday, March 5 vs. Cornell University JVs, 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 6 vs. John Jay, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 vs. Anna Maria, 11 a.m.

Men's VolleyballOverall record: 8-3 MACVC record: 4-0

Friday, Feb. 24 at Penn State Harrisburg, W, 25-22, 25-13, 25-20 Saturday, Feb. 25 host Penn State Abington, W, 25-15, 25-15, 24-26, 25-19 Wednesday, March 1 host Lock Haven University, 9 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Haverford College, 1 p.m.

ArcherySaturday, Feb. 25 at Virginia State Indoor Championship (Manassas, Va.) Friday-Sunday, March 10-12 at U.S. Indoor Championship (Harrisonburg, Va.)

'Cat TalesMen's BasketballMatt Melusky (Minersville) scored 23 points while Matt Michaels (Williamsport) and Tony Flint (Port Allegany) each had 12 in a loss to Penn State Harrisburg.

In a loss to Penn State Mont Alto that ended its shot at the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs, Port Allegany brothers Craig and Tony Flint led the way offensively by scoring 18 and 17 points, respectively. Tom Little (Woodland Regional, Conn.) chipped in with 12 points and Melusky added 11 points.

The Wildcats rallied in their season finale against once-beaten Penn State McKeesport and lost by only two. Tony Flint led the offense with 22 points, Little added 17 and Michaels 10.

For the season, Melusky led the team in scoring with 409 points and a 16.4-per-game average, Tony Flint scored 308 and averaged 13.4, Craig Flint scored 255 and averaged 9.8, Michaels scored 173 and averaged 7.9 and Young scored 124 and averaged 5.2. Over the last 13 games he played, Roberto Valentin (Lebanon) scored 112 and averaged 8.6.

Teamwise, the Wildcats averaged 76.7 points per game on offense and allowed 78.5.

"We were solid in second place until just a couple of weeks ago. The last few games, our rebounding pretty much disappeared and, defensively, we couldn't stop anybody," coach Gene Bruno said. "We were good enough to stay in the game, but, at crunch time ... "

"Being on the road 16 games, and we played a lot of close ones this year, also; that will prepare us, hopefully, for a better season next year," Bruno added.

Women's BasketballKatlyn Stupar (State College) scored 36 points and got outstanding offensive support from Amy Fassett (Athens) and Brittany Blessard (Renovo), who finished with 22 and 17 points, respectively, as the Lady Wildcats beat Penn State Harrisburg to clinch the top seed for the season-ending Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs. Stupar also pulled down a dozen rebounds.

In a 55-point rout of Penn State Mont Alto, Blessard scored 21 points, while Stupar and Fassett chipped in with 17 points each and Erin Mahoney (Conneaut Valley) added 12.

The Lady Wildcats closed out their regular season with their biggest offensive outburst of the season ? 98 points. Stupar tied her own school single-game record of 43 points, Blessard added 25, Sarah Mehlman (North Schuylkill) 14 and Fassett 10.

Going into next weekend's Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs, Stupar has a 19.4-point-per-game scoring average, Blessard is averaging 13.3, Fassett 10.9 and Mehlman 10.6. For her career, Stupar has scored 934 points and averaged just under 25 points per game.

Teamwise this season, Penn College is averaging 66.4 points per game and allowing 60.1.

Men's Volleyball Penn College won both of its matches during the week, taking three straight games off Penn State Harrisburg and three of four against Penn State Abington.

"Phil Neiderer (New Oxford) was a blocking machine," said coach Wes Strayer. "They all stepped it up."

Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site .