The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 15, 2014

Local sports in brief 1/16/2014


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JOHNSTOWN — FOOTBALL

New Penn State ticket pricing

STATE COLLEGE – Ohio State is the biggest game on Penn State’s 2014 home football schedule, and the game’s ticket price reflects that.

Penn State is adopting a variable price policy on single-game tickets in which fans will pay more to watch stronger opponents and less to watch games against lesser foes.

The most expensive seats at Beaver Stadium will be $200 for the Ohio State game. The same seats will cost just $150 when Northwestern and Michigan State come to town, and $140 each for all other opponents.

The cheapest seats all season will be $40 for upper tier end zone seats against Akron and UMass.

Fans will pay $100 to sit in the same seats for the Ohio State game, $80 for Northwestern and Michigan State, and $60 for other opponents.



BASKETBALL

Seton Hill trips Pitt-Johnstown

GREENSBURG – Max Kenyi’s layup and free throw with 45 seconds left lifted Seton Hill to an 83-80 PSAC Western Division victory over the Pitt-Johnstown men on Wednesday night. 

Bill Luther scored a game-high 24 points and Matt Palo added a career-high 18 points for Pitt-Johnstown, which dropped to 10-6 overall and 3-3 in conference-play.

After Paul Weatherly’s free-throw gave the Mountain Cats an early two-point advantage, Seton Hill used a 21-7 run to build a 28-16 lead on David Winsor’s jumper at 8:39



Lady Cats drop decision on road

GREENSBURG – Seton Hill University broke open a two-point lead with a 35-12 run over a 14-minute span to close out first half and start the second half on its way to handing the Pitt-Johnstown women an 88-66 PSAC road loss on Wednesday.

Olivia Rizzo scored 13 points for Pitt-Johnstown, which dropped to 6-10 overall and 3-3 in the PSAC Western Division.

Seton Hill, which never trailed, came out of the gate running. Mallory Sanner scored five quick points to help the Griffins take a 7-0 lead two minutes into the gam