WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With the help of 27 points from sophomore Scott Fenton (Dickson City), the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's basketball team defeated Alfred University 61-53. The win is the first on the season for the Wildcats that now improve to 1-3 overall. Adding to the win and notching a personal high 22 points was sophomore Jesse Newman (Waterfall).
Alfred opened the game on a 7-0 run before a three from Fenton stopped it. The Wildcats slowly chipped away at the lead and with a jumper from freshman Christopher Carrington (Ridley Park) in the fourth minute, tied the game 22-22. They finished the half on a 6-0 run, two each from Newman, Carrington and sophomore Nicholas Deleon (Bronx, N.Y.) to go into the break up 28-22.
Both Carrington and Deleon finished the game with six points. In the half, Penn College shot .353 (12-34) from the field while the Saxons were .333 (9-27).
Alfred opened the second on an 8-0 run to take back the lead with 16 minutes remaining. Three more lead changed occurred before a 9-0 run, six from Newman, gave the Wildcats a 42-35 lead at 11:44. Alfred would bring it to within five but the Wildcats held on for the eight point victory.
For the game, the Wildcats out-rebounded Alfred 45-24 and shot .344 (21-61) from the field.
Next up, Penn College travels to Central Penn College on Monday, Nov. 26 for a 7 p.m. game.