Lady Wildcats Top Penn State Scranton for Season's First Win

Published 12.10.2006

Wildcat Weekly

Vol. 6, No. 17

Schedule/Results/Records (Through Sunday, Dec. 10)

Men's BasketballOverall record: 1-6 PSUAC record: 1-2

Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Penn State Scranton, L, 63-62 Friday, Dec. 8 at Messiah Tournament vs. Messiah, L, 104-35 Saturday, Dec. 9 at Messiah Tournament vs. Neumann College, L, 113-61 Monday, Dec. 11 host Penn State Schuylkill, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Penn State Mont Alto, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at Lycoming College, 7 p.m. (Idle until Jan. 5)

Women's BasketballOverall record: 1-5 PSUAC record: 1-1

Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Susquehanna University, L, 66-22 Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Penn State Scranton, W, 82-47 Friday, Dec. 8 at Elmira (N.Y.) College Tournament vs. Elmira, L, 87-49 Saturday, Dec. 9 at Elmira (N.Y.) College Tournament vs. Lycoming College, L, 70-64 Monday, Dec. 11 host Penn State Schuylkill, 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at Penn State Mont Alto, 1 p.m. (Idle until Jan. 5)

'Cat TalesMen's Basketball Joe Simon (Renovo) and Tom Little (Beacon Falls, Conn.) scored 14 points each, but it wasn't enough to keep Penn College from falling by one to Penn State Scranton. Craig Flint (Port Allegany) had three 3-point goals for the Wildcats.

Facing NCAA Division III schools in a tournament at Messiah, Penn College was outmatched against a strong Messiah team in Friday's opener as it trailed 49-19 at the half and was outscored 55-16 in the second half.

Ryan Scott (Dallastown) topped Wildcat scorers with 11 points and Danor Luma (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 10. In Saturday's consolation game against Neumann College, Flint hit 4 of 5 3-point shots and finished with 19 points while Scott and Simon each finished with 11 points in a loss that dropped the team to 1-6. Scott was named to the All-Tournament team.

"We're not shooting the ball well at all," Penn College coach Gene Bruno said. The Wildcats finally get to play on their own court for the first time this season Monday night, hosting Penn State Schuylkill at Bardo Gym at 8 p.m.

Women's Basketball Amanda Ault (Athens) scored 13 points and hauled down 15 rebounds, but the Lady Wildcats turned the ball over 40 times in a lopsided loss to NCAA Division III Susquehanna.

Against Penn State Scranton, everything came together for Penn College as Ault pumped in 27 points and Meagan Morris (Herndon) added 24. Ault also had 18 rebounds in her team's first win of the season.

In tournament action at Elmira, N.Y., Morris hitsix of 10 3-point goals in Friday's opener against the host team and finished with a team-high 22 points, but the Lady Wildcats couldn't overcome a 47-19 halftime deficit and lost to the NCAA Division III Soaring Eagles.

Against Lycoming College, also a Division III school, in the consolation game on Saturday, Ault scored 22 points and hadseven rebounds while Stephanie Pietroski (Ringoes, N.J.) added 18 points. Penn College trailed the Warriors, 38-28, at the half, but outscored them 12-0 during the first five minutes of the second half to take a 40-38 lead. Lycoming tied the score at 45 and went on to win by six.

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