Basketball Teams Stay Unbeaten in Conference Play
Playing on the road Thursday, Penn College outscoredPenn StateHazleton 30-27 in the second half to pull out a 70-67 win. Leroy Joiner (Williamsport) had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds, while Greg Solyak (Lancaster) scored 18 points, Noor Ford (Williamsport) matched his previous personal-season high with 15 points, and Joe Simon (Renovo) added 13 points.
At home Saturday against Penn StateScranton, Joiner had another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a 99-70 win that pushed their overall record to 5-7. Phil Kaylor (Lebanon) added 14 points and Solyak 11. Simon's scoring total for the week moved him to within20 points of the all-time school record of 1,196 set by Craig Flint last season.
The Penn College men are ranked No. 8 in the most recent United States Collegiate Athletic Conference Coaches Poll.
Thursday at Penn StateHazleton, the Wildcats opened a 31-22 halftime lead and went on for a 53-36 victory. Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) scored 14 points, while Jessica Hohman (South Williamsport) pulled down 10 rebounds.
Saturday at home against Penn StateScranton, Steer hit on 10 of 14 shots from the field to finish with 21 points and Hohman added 14 points in a 61-42 victory.
Penn College is 4-5 overall.
Busy, Busy, Busy
Playing a schedule stacked heavy with games this semester, both the men's and women's teams will be busy, to say the least. Over the next five weeks, the men play 14 regular-season games and the women play 16. This week alone, each team plays four times, and the women hit a stretch in early February where they are in action four consecutive days and five out of six.
Recent Results/Upcoming Games
Overall record: 5-7
PSUAC record: 3-0
Thursday, Jan. 14 at Penn StateHazleton, W, 70-67 Saturday, Jan. 16 host Penn StateScranton, W, 99-70 Monday, Jan. 18 host Penn StateWilkes-Barre, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Penn State York, 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 host Penn State Fayette, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 host Penn State Mont Alto, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 host Lycoming College, 8 p.m.
Overall record: 4-5
PSUAC record: 3-0
Thursday, Jan. 14 at Penn State Hazleton, W, 53-36 Saturday, Jan. 16 host Penn StateScranton, W, 61-42 Monday, Jan. 18 host Penn StateWilkes-Barre, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20 at Penn State York, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 host Penn State Fayette, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 host Penn State Mont Alto, 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25 at Misericordia University, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 21 at Johnson College (Green Ridge Lanes), 3 p.m.
(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college's Athletics Web site. For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)