WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With the help of 20 points and 13 rebounds from sophomore Jenna Matzinger (Coudersport), the Pennsylvania College of Technology women's basketball team defeated Central Penn College 80-71 Monday. With the game delayed over an hour due to the inclement weather, the Lady Wildcats had to shake off a rough start in the first half that saw them go into the break tied at 38. Also for the team, freshman Jamie Steer (South Williamsport) scored 18 points and added 21 rebounds while sophomore Mackenzie Brown (Lititz) had 13 and 16, respectively. The win improves the team to 8-7 overall.
After going down 4-0 in the opening minutes, Brown and Jamie Steer hit back-to-back jumpers to tie it up. Central Penn took the lead back and after three more ties, a jumper from sophomore Dana Reed (Sunbury) put the Lady Wildcats back on top at 17-16 with just over 12 minutes remaining in the half.
Reed ended the game with six points.
Penn College held the lead for the rest of the half until a buzzer beater from Jasmine Robinson tied the game at 38.
Out of the break, senior Kierstin Steer (South Williamsport) hit a three to put the Lady Wildcats back on top. Central Penn kept the game close and even tied it at 7:33 but would not regain the lead for the rest of the game.
Steer ended the game with 15.
As a team, Penn College out-rebounded the Knights 72-23.
Next up, the Wildcats host Penn State Brandywine on Thursday, Jan. 24 for a 6 p.m. game.