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    page 10- The Behrend College Beacon - December 3, 1998
Men’s basketball off to 3-1 start
By Matt Buser
staff writer
The Penn State Behrend men’s
basketball team opened their 1998-
99 season in convincing fashion
winning the Hamot Classic on
November 21 and 22 in Erie Hall.
The men tipped-off against
D’Youville in the first round. A
solid team effort by the Lions
enabled them to take an early lead
that they held on to for a 91 -70 win.
Andy Lawrence led Behrend with
15 points as three other Lions
reached double-figures. Chris
Hughes, Jason Paloskey and Brock
Bovaird scored 14,14 and 12 points,
respectively. The Behrend men
were able to hold off the strong play
of D’Youville’s Jason Cwiklinski
who scored 27 points and Todd
Zielinski who finished with 20.
The Lions shot 54% from three
point land on 13 of 24 shooting.
Paloskey went 4-8 from behind the
arch. Bovaird provided the
playmaking for the Lions with a
game high 10 assists.
The win put the men in the
championship game where they
Lady Lions place third at Tip-off Tournament
By Jason Snyder
sports editor
The Behrend women’s basketball
team got their season underway on
a positive note at the Penn State
Behrend Tip-Off Tournament held
in Erie Hall on November 20 and
21. The Lions showed positive
signs on their way to finishing in
third place at the highly competitive
The Lady Lions tipped off against
Mount St. Joseph in the first round.
Behrend entered the game with the
disadvantage of not knowing much
about their opponent. Coach
Rosalyn Fornari commented on
their opening round opponent
saying, “they had a new coach and
only three returning players on that
team, so there wasn’t much scouting
to do. That was different for our
players.” The biggest surprise came
in the form of Nadeana Stormer, a
Division I transfer. Stormer scored
a game high 27 points on 10-20
shooting. The Lions, however, kept
the game close due to the play of
Lisa Sanders and Jen O’Lare who
Behrend vs. D’Youville
Ist h. 2nd h. Final
49 42 91
D’Youville 34 36 70
Behrend High Scorer: Andy Lawrence (15 points)
D’Youville High Scorer: Jason Cwiklinski (27 points)
Behrend Stats:
Field goal %- (36-65) 55%, 3-point %-(13-24) 54%,
Free throw % - (6-9) 67%, 28 assists, 9 turnovers.
D’Youville Stats:
Field goal % - (28-54) 52%, 3-point % - (5-11) 45%,
Free throw % - (9-11) 82%, 9 assists, 14 turnovers.
Behrend vs. Whitman
Ist h. 2nd h. Final
Behrend 35 38 73
Whitman 23 32 55
Behrend High Scorer: Chris Hughes (17 points)
Whitman High Scorer: Jimmy Hill (14 points)
Behrend Stats:
Field goal % - (27-51) 53%, 3-point % - (8-16) 50%,
Free throw %-(9-14) 64%, 15 assists, 15 turnovers.
Whitman Stats:
Field goal %-(20-51) 39%, 3-point %-(8-20) 40%,
Free throw %- (6-15) 40%, 10 assists, 10 turnovers.
faced Whitman who defeated S.
Vermont in the first game of the
tournament. Behrend jumped out to a
35-23 halftime lead behind their
consistent long range shooting. They
went 4-6 in the first half and finished
8-16 for 50%. The Lions didn’t let
down in the second half, as they
continued to shoot well. They shot 27-
51 for the game for 53% as Whitman
only shot 39%. Behrend won 73-55 for
the championship.
Chris Hughes led Behrend in scoring,
shooting 6-7 from the field and 5-6 from
the free throw line to finish with 17
points. Again, three other Lions
reached double-figures as Andy
Lawrence, Bovaird and Paloskey scored
15,15 and 11, respectively.
The Behrend men then took their 2-0
record into Division I Cornell
University on November 24. In front
of 784 fans, the Lions were able to
challenge the Big Red throughout the
game. Cornell took advantage of 12
Behrend turnovers which resulted in 17
points and turned nine offensive
rebounds into 19 more.
Four of the five Cornell starters
scored double-figures which helped
lead the Big Red to a 80-70 win.
scored 18 and 17 points, respectively.
Carrie Nestor also contributed with
seven assists. The Lions, however, fell
short 74-63. “It was a typical first game
for us,” commented Fornari.
The Behrend women then faced the
Hilbert Hawks in the consolation game
the next day. The Lady Lions jumped
on their opponent early with their strong
defensive pressure. For the game,
Behrend forced 38 turnovers, resulting
in the majority of their points. Erin
Phillips led the teams in scoring with
20 points as Tiffany Buck and Jen
O’Lare scored 18 and 16 points,
respectively. The women kept that
intensity throughout the game to finish
with a convincing 91-33 win.
Behrend’s Jen O’Lare was named to
the All-Tournament team. She scored
a combined 33 points and 15 boards for
the tournament. Fornari said, “she had
a nice game both days. She played
really well.”
In the Championship game, Mount
Union showed their ability as they
defeated Mount St. Joseph 78-52.
Mount Union’s Chelsey Bevington was
named the Tournament Most Valuable
Men’s Basketball
Leading the Lions was Paloskey who
hit five three-pointers to finish with 18
points. Bovaird and Brian Emmick
finished with 15 and 11.
The Behrend men improved to 3-1
on the season with a 52-49 win over
visiting Grove City College on Tuesday
night. Behrend overcame poor second
half shooting and a rebounding deficit
of 24-35 to hold off a late rally by
Grove City.
“We found a way to win,” Behrend
Coach Dave Niland commented. “We
didn’t do the little things that are
usually necessary to accomplish that,
so I think we were fortunate to come
away with the victory.”
Behrend opened strong, however,
when trailing 8-7 they scored eight
unanswered points to take a 15-8 lead.
They held the lead, in varying amounts,
for the remainder of the game.
A Grove City score made it 17-14
with five minutes remaining in the first
half. Behrend responded with a 10-0
run that included 3-pointers from
forwards Andy Lawrence and Brian
Emick, which widened the lead to 27-
14. Lawrence, along with guard Jason
Paloskey, paced the Lions with 11
points each. The Lions led 27-20 at
the half.
Of the young Lady Lions’ team, Fornari
commented on the tournament.
“Overall, I thought we played well. I’m
not disappointed on how we played
Friday and I’m happy about how we
played on Saturday. We had a lot of
good players as far as what people did,
we just didn’t come out with a win on
Friday night. Saturday we just played
really well.”
Since the tournament, the Behrend
women have had nearly two weeks to
prepare themselves for last night’s
game against Washington and
Jefferson. In that time, the team has
made strides to improve on their play
and execution. “We spent quite a bit
of time going over the things that I don’t
think we did so well,” said Fornari who
feels the team’s main weakness at this
point is execution. “Playing a lot of
young players, you don’t have that right
at the beginning of the season.” She
added, “we’ve been switching some
people around trying to see where
people fit best. That will take a while
though. It’s probably going to take us
till January to really come around as a
group and know our strengths. We look
forward to that time.”
S coreboard
November 24
Behrend vs. Cornell
Ist h. 2nd h. Final
Behrend 30 40 70
Cornell 37 43 80
Behrend High Scorer: Jason Paloskey (18 points)
Cornell High Scorer: Wallace Pather (19 points)
Behrend Stats:
Field Goal %-(22-48) 45%, Three-point %-(10-21) 48%,
Free throw %- (16-21) 76%, 19 assists, 12 turnovers.
Cornell Stats:
Field Goal % - (31-60) 52%, Three-point % - (8-20) 40%,
Free throw %- (10-10) 100%, 16 assists, 7 turnovers.
Behrend vs. Grove City
lsth. 2ndh. Final
Behrend 27 25 52
Grove City 20 29 49
Behrend High Scorer:
Cornell High Scorer:
Behrend Stats:
Field Goal % - (20-50) 40%, Three-point % - (6-18) 33%,
Free throw %-(6-12) 50%, 12 assists, 5 turnovers.
Grove City Stats:
Field Goal % - (20-49) 41%, Three-point % - (4-13) 31%,
Free throw % - (5-8) 63%, 5 assists, 15 turnovers.
Behrend Lions: 3-1
The men’s basketball team sets up their offense in Tuesday night’s win photo by
over Grove City.
In the beginning of the second
half, the two teams exchanged
baskets until, with Behrend up .36-
28, Grove City went on a 7-0 run to
tighten things up at 36-35. The run
included two missed layups by
The Lions will be able to test their
execution this weekend in their
second of two tournaments that they
host this year. In the Winter Classic,
Behrend will host Grove City,
Albright, and Wilmington. On
Friday night, the women will play
Grove City at 8:00 in Erie Hall.
Fornari realizes, “last year we were
unsuccessful with them. They’re
very talented. The other two teams
are as strong.”
Coach Fornari sees the keys to
victory as, “to start doing our things
right and if we start playing well
then I think the wins will come along
with it. We’ve got to put the ball in
the basket in order to press, which
is a big part of our game. We have
to play good defense so they miss
and we can run the ball.”
The Winter Classic will tip-off at
6:00 in Erie Hall with Wilmington
facing Albright, followed by
Behrend and Grove City. The
consolation game will be at 1:00 the
following day, with the
championship being decided at 3:00.
Jason Paloskey, Andy Lawrence (11
Dave Pifer, Michael Cratsley (11 points)
Behrend. Behrend shot only 359 f (9/
26) in the second half, as opposed to
shooting 4b c /< (11/24) in the first.
“They must have done a good job
of scouting, because they defended
us very well.” Behrend senior guard
Brock Bovaird said.
Behrend couldn’t miss, however,
during a two minute stretch that
yielded three consecutive 3-pointers,
two by Paloskey and one by Bovaird.
Behrend opened the game back up
to 45-35 with eight minutes
For the next 7:30, Grove City
chipped away at the Behrend lead.
They slowly closed Behrend's lead
with help from two 3-poinlers from
guard Dave Piler. His second came
with 26 seconds left in the game, to
make the score 50-49.
Winter Classic
Friday, December 4
Wilmington vs. Albright 6:00 p.m.
Behrend vs. Grove City 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 5
Consolation game 1:00 p.m.
Championship game 3:00 p.m.
Women’s Basketball
-f Tournament - Novem
Behrend vs. Mount St. Joseph
lsth. 2nd h. Final
Behrend 36 27 63
Mount St. Joes4o 34 74
Behrend High Scorer: Lisa Sanders (18 points)
Mount St. Joseph: Nadeana Stormer (27 points)
Behrend Stats:
Field Goal % - (27-59) 46%, Three-point % - (2-12) 17%,
Free throw % - (7-16) 43%, 11 assists, 24 turnovers
Mount St. Joseph Stats:
Field Goal % - (28-53) 53%, Three-point % - (2-7) 29%,
Free throw % - (11-23) 48%, 7 assists, 19 turnovers
Behrend vs. Hilbert
lsth. 2nd h. Final
Behrend 48 43 91
Hilbert 20 13 33
Behrend High Scorer: Erin Phillips (20 points)
Hilbert High Scorer: Shequira Feaster (12 points)
Behrend Stats:
Field Goal % - (41-73) 56%, Three-point % - (4-12) 33%,
Free throw %-(5-13) 38%, 33 assists, 15 turnovers
Hilbert Stats:
Field Goal % - (8-40) 20%, Three-point % - (1-5) 20%, Free
throw % - (16-24) 67%, 3 assists, 38 turnovers
Behrend Lions: 1-1
Bovaird drew a blocking foul on the
ensuing in-bounds pass, but missed the
front end of a one-and-one. Center
Nate Wilson, who led Behrend with
six rebounds, fought through traffic to
tip the rebound in, and Behrend led 52-
Grove City missed a 3-point attempt
on their next possession, and Brian
Emick was fouled after he grabbed the
rebound with nine seconds remaining.
Emick missed the first foul shot, and
Grove City got the rebound, but their
3-point attempt from the left corner
bounced off the rim as the final buzzer
sounded to the delight of the Behrend
Behrend's next game is on Saturday,
when they travel to Elmira. The next
home game isn’t until Tuesday,
January 5, when they host Thiel.
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