SPORT SNIPPETS by Bill Byham

Sport announcer and writer Bill Byham

Sport announcer and writer Bill Byham

LADY COLLEGE HOOPS – The Lady Warriors of Lycoming opened their new season tonight at Penn College and came back to campus with a 90-55 win.Lycoming (1-0) had a hot hand in shooting 53.2 % while checking the Lady Wildcats (3-1) down to just 26.3.

Christine Ditzler put a team on the floor with just one senior, Andrea Cooper (11 pts-8 rebounds), so presented a lot of underclass players throughout the game. Sophomore Allison Mock took on the leadership by shooting for 20 points. In the process she was 7 of 12 from the floor and 6 of 10 in 3 ball shooting. Her six hits from beyond the arc tied her with the Lycoming record of 3-point shots in a single game. That record was first set by Jeff Jones in the 1990’s.

Erica Logan (Montoursville) led the Lady Wildcats with 16 points and 8 boards.

Lycoming will spend Friday and Saturday as part of the Frostburg College Tip Off tourney. The Lady Warriors will play as the defending champions from the 2007 tourney.

Ditzler, in a college decision, was named Sr. Women’s Administrator which means she will leave the post of coaching softball. Jersey Shore’s Dan Lazorka has been named as the new head coach of that sport.

THE LYCOMING SCHEDULE AHEAD – Misericordia will bring their swim teams to Lycoming Thursday evening with the men and women’s Warrior swim teams.

Roger Krebs will take his wrestling team on the road to the Messiah College duals this weekend. The nationally ranked (30th) Warriors 2-1 with all of those matches coming from the Baldwin Wallace Duals from November 8th.

THE PENN COLLEGE SCHEDULE AHEAD – Gene Bruno will have his men’s basketball team busy over the next few days.

The team was 2-0 going into a game at Wilkes University Tuesday night. On Friday they will move to the Susquehanna University tournament where they play host Susquehanna in game two on Friday. King’s College and SUNY Morrisville will open the tourney.

On Saturday the Friday losers will play at 1 P.M. with the title game set for 3 P.M.. An all Tournament team and a tourney MVP will be announced after the Saturday games.

On Tuesday ( Nov 25) of next week the Wildcats will travel cross city to play Lycoming College (1-1).

WINTER SPORTS TAKE THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS STAGE – As of Monday all of the schools registered under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) were allowed to open official practice sessions toward their 2008-09 seasons.

This would include basketball (boys and girls) and wrestling.

There is one fall sports event on this week’s schedule. The Montoursville Warrior (10-1)football team will be in the Silver Bowl in Mt. Carmel (11-0) Friday in a PIAA Class 2A District 4 final.

LYCOMING COLLEGE HEADS OUT FOR POST SEASON – The Lycoming College football Warriors ( 7-3, 5th seed) will head for Geneva, New York and the Hobart College (8-1, 4th seed North Region) campus for a Saturday high noon game in the national NCAA D-3 football tourney.

The Warriors won the right to play post season ball off a wild year of regular season play in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Lycoming College, Albright College and Delaware Valley College all finished with identical records of 5-2 in conference play which called for the conference to use its tie breaker rules.

Lycoming defeated Albright and Delaware Valley during the regular season to own the tie breaker points and earn the automatic bid to the post season. Lycoming, by those same tie breaker points, is the declared champion of the MAC for 2008.

This will mark the 14th time Lycoming has played in the D-3 tournament with two of those years they played all the sway to the national D-3 championship game where they lost. In 1990 they lost in overtime to Allegheny College 21-14 and in 1997 they were defeated by perennial D-3 champion, Mt. Union by a lopsided score of 62-12.

2008 is the first time Lycoming has been back in the playoffs since 2002 when they were 1-1

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