Both Penn State York’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were in action on Thursday night, with the men’s side prevailing over PSU Wilkes-Barre, 78-63, while the women fell to Wilkes-Barre, 67-43, at Spooky Nook.
In the men’s game, the local Lions broke open a six-point halftime advantage by outscoring PSU Wilkes-Barre by nine in the second half to cruise to the 15-point victory.
Lucas Jewell led all PSU York scorers with 18 points off the bench, while Jordan Lilly also put up 14 points coming off the bench. Judd Gemmill led all local Lion starters with 13 points and Derrick Hoffman finished with 11.
The win for PSU York was the team’s first on the season, improving to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
In the women’s game, the local Lions were done in by poor second and third quarters when they were outscored 37-21. That saw PSU York’s one-point deficit after the opening quarter expand to 17, sending the team to 0-3 on the season and 0-1 in PSUAC action.
Karra Thomason (17) and Charizma Johnson (16) combined to score 33 of the team’s 43 points.