Steer Scores 1,000th in Basketball Loss to Alfred

Published 11.21.2012


Against Alfred University on Tuesday, senior Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) reached the 1,000-point mark to become the first Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball player to reach the milestone in school history.

Steer needed 12 points to accomplish the feat and ended the game with 13, scoring the historic bucket with just over three minutes left in the game. The Wildcats lost to the Saxons, 94-64, with freshman Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) leading the way with 14 points. The loss drops the team to 2-2 overall.

Kierstin Steer acknowledges her historic accomplishment alongside Scott E. Kennell, director of Wildcat athletics (left), and women's basketball coach Matt Wilt.Alfred opened up on a 14-4 run and never looked back. A 5-0 spurt, with three points from sophomore Mackenzie Brown (Lititz), brought the game to within four at the seven-minute mark. Alfred then went on another run, building up its lead and going into the half up 59-35.

Brown ended the game with 12 points, six blocks and 10 rebounds.

In the half, the Wildcats shot .519 (14-27) from the field while Alfred was .449 (22-49).

With only two points in the first half, Kierstin Steer came on strong in the second, scoring all of her remaining points in the last 10 minutes. The Saxons had built up too much of a lead for Penn College to overcome, ending the game with a 30-point margin.

The elder Steer also notched seven assists and two steals.

For the game, the Wildcats shot .357 (10-28) to Alfred’s .319 (15-47). Turnovers were a major issue as Penn College totaled 45; the Saxons had 27 steals.

Kierstin Steer (10) is hugged by her sister and teammate, Jamie, the game's high scorer.Kierstin Steer, en route to her 1,000th career point

Next up, Penn College travels to Alfred State for a 6 p.m. Monday game.

Photos by Whitnie-Rae Mays, student photographer