The surging Penn State York women's basketball team knocked off first-place Penn State Brandywine on Tuesday night, 59-56.
Playing on its home floor, PSY built up a 48-38 lead after three quarters and then held on for its fourth-straight triumph.
The local Lions are now 12-10 overall and 8-5 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. Brandywine suffered its first PSUAC loss and dropped to 18-6 overall and 12-1 in the conference.
Corina Rivera came off the bench to lead PSY with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. West York High School graduate Charizma Johnson (11 points, six rebounds, three assists), Red Lion grad Sky Warner (11 points) and Bermudian grad Karra Thomason (nine rebounds, five steals, four points) also excelled for PSY.
Penn State York men also win: The Penn State York men also beat first-place Penn State Brandywine, 78-73.
Susquehannock grad Richard Grant led PSY with 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists. PSY also got big games from Larry Rascoe (15 points), Justin Luton (15 points, 11 rebounds), Khalil White (14 points) and Northeastern grad Derrick Hoffman (11 points, six rebounds, three blocks).
PSY improved to 15-7 overall and 11-4 in the PSUAC. Brandywine fell to 17-6 and 12-3.
York swimmers honored again: For the third time this year, York College sophomore swimmer Justine Wantz has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week.
Wantz won a pair of events in the Spartans' season finale against Mary Washington on Saturday. Wantz won the 100 and 200 backstroke. She finished with a time of 53.79 seconds in the 100 backstroke, while her time in the 200 was 2:09.55.
Wantz's time in the 100 backstroke is the best in the CAC this year. Wantz also owns the top time in the CAC in the 200 backstroke.
For the sixth time this year, York College freshman standout Keven Stahl has been named the CAC Men's Swimmer of the Week.
In the Spartans' win over Mary Washington, Stahl posted three individual wins and was a part of one winning relay. In a battle of conference unbeatens, Stahl won the 1,000 freestyle in 9:33.44. He was victorious in the 200 butterfly in 1:54.97 and closed out the day with a win in the 500 freestyle in 4:42.22. Stahl also swam leadoff on the winning 400 relay team that clinched the win for the Spartans.
For the year, Stahl owns the top times in the CAC in all three of the events that he won. The 400 free relay time was also the top time in the CAC at 3:12.88.
Northeastern grad Arentz honored again: For the second week in a row, Penn State Altoona men's volleyball's sophomore opposite hitter Brandon Arentz was chosen as the North Eastern Athletic Conference's Defensive Player of the Week.
The Northeastern High School graduate finished his week with a team-high 52 digs (2.74 digs per set) while adding seven total blocks (0.37 blocks per set; three solo blocks, four block assists). The 6-foot, 2-inch standout also contributed 32 kills (1.68 kills per set).
Penn State Altoona is 6-8 overall.