WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With the help of 17 points from sophomore Scott Fenton (Dickson City), the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's basketball team defeated Penn State Greater Allegheny 57-55 in Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) action Saturday. The win snaps an eight-game losing for the Wildcats as they improve to 2-11 overall and 1-4 in the PSUAC. Adding to the victory was sophomore Jesse Newman (Waterfall) with 11 points and freshman Christopher Carrington (Ridley Park) with 14.
With the game tied at 55 with 18 seconds remaining in the second half, a costly shot clock violation from Greater Allegheny put the ball in the Wildcats' hands. Fenton put up a good jumper that went unanswered by the Lions for the win.
After leading the entire first half, Penn College opened the second with a 14-point advantage. The Lions slowly chipped away at it before taking the lead at 9:00 off a good three from Petrie Addison.
Petrie ended the game with 18 points including going 3-7 (.429) from the arc.
Penn College took back the lead and went on a 10-0 run, six from Carrington, making it 47-41 at 6:29. The Lions countered with their own run that was capped off by a layup from Eric Cottman giving them a two-point advantage with just over three remaining.
In the half, Greater Allegheny outscored the Wildcats 38-26.
In the opening half, Penn College was hot building to a 13-4 lead with just over 13 minutes remaining. The team shot 13-32 (.406) from the field and was able to go into the break up 31-17.
For the game, the Wildcats outrebounded Greater Allegheny 46-35 with Fenton and freshman Nathaniel Brown (Philadelphia) leading the team with nine each.
Next up, Penn College travels to Penn State Lehigh Valley for a 7 p.m. conference match on Monday, Jan. 14.