WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology women's basketball team had four players with double-doubles but it wasn't enough as the team lost 67-61 to Penn State Scranton. Junior Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport), had 13 points and 12 rebounds while freshmen Dana Reed (Sunbury), Mackenzie Brown (Lititz) and Bryanna Valentine (Mifflinburg) had12 and 10, 12 and 12 and 10 and 16 respectively. Scranton's Jessica Seglia notched a double-double as well with 20 points and 13 boards. The loss drops the Wildcats to 2-20 overall and 1-11 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
The first half was back and forth with 12 lead changes and three ties. Scranton opened up on a 3-0 run, but Penn College countered with a 5-0 run, four from Brown. Steer hit a jumper at 11:40 to give the team its highest lead of the game at 21-17.
Freshman Brianna Savini (Reading) hit a three with just under a minute left to give the Wildcats to 35-34 lead going into the break. In the half, Penn College shot .333 (15-45) and had 36 rebounds to the Lions' 29.
Scranton came out of the break on fire taking the lead right away and building it up to 10 with just under 16 to play. The Wildcats chipped their way back and a jumper from Reed made it 53-52 with eight to play. It was the closest they would get as Scranton built the lead back up and finished the game with the six point win.
Also for the Lions, Danielle Segilia led all scorers with 21 and Mar Tsakonas added 14.
The Wildcats next host Penn State Wilkes Barre for a 6 p.m. game on Thursday, Feb. 9.