Black Bears drop opener
The Penn Highlands men’s team opened the season with a loss in the USCAA Tip-Off Classic at PSU-Allegheny against four-year, Apprentice College, 82-53.
The Black Bears could not recover from a dismal first half, but played the Builders even in the second half. Rashaud Kelley led the way with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Michael Robinson added 10 points and nine rebounds. Josh Corbett contributed 10 points, five rebounds, and two blocks.
Tevin Andrews led all scorers with 27 points. The Black Bears will play host PSU-Greater Allegheny tonight night at 7.
UPJ wins WVIAC match
Johnstown native Beth Kendera had 15 kills and Kelsey Shanabrook hit 13 kills as the Pitt-Johnstown women’s volleyball team defeated Alderson-Broaddus 28-26, 25-20, 16-25 and 27-25 in a WVIAC match at the Sports Center.
The Lady Cats (17-7, 9-4) have secured no less than the No. 5 seed in the upcoming conference tournament, which begins next week. Alderson-Broaddus (18-5, 11-2) is the likely second seed for the tournament.
Shanabrook added 12 digs to her statistics, while Karen Schmidt finished with six kills, 11 digs and two solo blocks. Kayla Petrilla and Nikki Oaks each had 23 assists, while Kelsey Kohler had a game-high 21 digs.
UPJ concludes the regular season today at 1 p.m. against Davis & Elkins at the Sports Center.