Men’s Basketball: Wildcats Finish Season with 91-75 Loss to PSU Scranton
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Freshman Christopher Carrington (Ridley Park) scored 14 and sophomore Jesse Newman (Waterfall) notched a double-double with both 10 points and rebounds in the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's basketball team's 91-75 loss to Penn State Scranton Sunday. Penn College out-rebounded the Lions 64-45 in the game including 32 offensive rebounds. With the loss, the Wildcats finish their 2012-13 season 4-21 overall and 3-13 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
Sophomores James Boylan (Newton, N.J.) and Jason Greenfield (Wellsboro) hit back-to-back baskets to open the game in the Wildcats' favor. Scranton countered with a 9-0 run to quickly take the lead. Boylan ended the game with four and Greenfield had nine.
A good jumper from Carrington followed by a free throw in the 15th put Penn College to within two at 11-9. Carrington finished the game going 5-10 (.500) from the field.
The Wildcats ended the half on a 4-0 run, three from sophomore Scott Fenton (Dickson City) to go into the break down 49-34. Fenton finished the game with six.
In the half, Penn College committed 16 turnovers and shot 13-34 (.382).
In the second, the Wildcats started to chip away at the lead outscoring Scranton in the first six minutes 15-10. Scranton was not swayed and built back the lead taking its highest lead of the game in the fifth at 83-61. The team held on to win with the 16-point cushion.
In the half, the Lions just out-scored Penn College 42-41.
As a team, the Wildcats shot 29-80 (.363) from the field as well as going 16-26 (.615) from the charity stripe.
Also for Penn College, sophomore James Fortenberry (Lemoyne) had eight rebounds and seven points.