Penn College Winter Sports Seasons to Resume

Published 01.01.2012

Wildcat Weekly

With the holiday break behind it, Pennsylvania College of Technology winter sports teams are set to resume their seasons. The men's basketball team hosts NCAA Division III Wilkes University at 7 p.m. Thursday, the women's basketball squad hosts Penn State Fayette at 1 p.m. Saturday and the wrestling team travels to Penn StateBeaver, also at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Even though we've had some mixed results as far as wins and losses, we've definitely wrestled higher levels of competition and have been somewhat on a learning curve," coach Schuyler Frey said of his 1-2 Wildcats. "The guys wrestled tough and aggressive, and now, as we are getting into the second semester, we'll have a lot more dual meets with the Penn State campus schools and I think we'll be very competitive."

Women's basketball coach Matt Wilt was frank about his team's 1-8 start, calling it "horrible," but he said the second semester should be better.

"We picked up Shelby Straub, a point guard from South Williamsport; Dana Reed from Shikellamy; and Mackenzie Brown, of Lititz, returns. As a team and as a coach, we are excited to get back into things with the additions. Now that we have some bench players we should be a lot better off," said Wilt, in his second season as coach.

"Dana is a very good offensive player. She will take the scoring pressure off Kierstin Steer a lot. She's a very smart player, like Kierstin,"he continued. Steer leads the team in scoring with 167 points and an 18.5 points-per-game average.

"We definitely are going to be a lot more competitive and a lot better off than we were at the beginning of the year," Wilt said. "For as much as we struggled at the beginning, everybody has a very positive attitude and is working hard."

For the Penn College men, also off to a 1-8 start, freshman Scott Fenton, of Dickson City, leads the team in scoring with 97 points and a 10.7 per game average.

Schedule/Results/Records Men's Basketball Overall record: 1-8 PSUAC record: 1-2Thursday, Jan. 5 host Wilkes University, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 host Penn State Fayette, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Penn State York, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at Penn State Harrisburg, 7 p.m.

Women's Basketball Overall record: 1-8 PSUAC record: 1-2Saturday, Jan. 7 host Penn State Fayette, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at Penn State York, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 host Elmira, N.Y., College, 7 p.m.

Wrestling Overall record: 1-2 PSUAC record: 1-1Saturday, Jan. 7 at Penn State Beaver, 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 host Penn State Mont Alto, 1 p.m.

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