Men’s Basketball Loses to Lock Haven
11/25/13 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball lost at home to Lock Haven University by a score of 98-60 on Monday night. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-4 overall. All four of the team’s loses have been to NCAA opponents. Junior Kenneth Randall finished the night with twelve points, while freshman Devante Queen added ten points, four assists and two steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will open up PSUAC conference play at home against Penn State Worthington-Scranton on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm.
Men’s Basketball Falls to Trinity College
11/23/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost to Trinity College by the score of 60-63 in the second game of the Susquehanna University Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-3 overall. Senior Keith Johnson finished the night with nineteen points, while junior Kenneth Randall added fifteen points. Randall was also named to the All-Tournament Team for his accomplishments over the tournament’s two games. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Monday at home against Lock Haven University at 7:00 pm.
Men’s Basketball Loses to Susquehanna
11/22/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost to Susquehanna University by the score of 87-65 in the first round of their Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-2 overall. Junior Kenneth Randall finished the night with eighteen points, while senior Denzel Mensah added eleven points. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will play on Saturday at 1:00 pm vs. Trinity College in the tournament’s consolation game.
Men’s Basketball Loses to DeSales
11/20/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost at home to DeSales University by the score of 89-94 on Wednesday night. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-1 overall. The score was tight throughout the game, with Wilkes-Barre having an impressive showing against the NCAA Division III school. Senior Keith Johnson finished the night with nineteen points, hitting seven three pointers. Senior Denzel Mensah added nineteen points and six assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Susquehanna University for a two-day tournament that begins on Friday.
Wilkes-Barre Improves to 3-0 by Defeating SUNY-ESF
11/10/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won at home on Sunday against SUNY-ESF by a score of 85-73. Wilkes-Barre improved their record to 3-0 overall. Senior Keith Johnson ended the night with fifteen points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while junior Kenneth Randall added fourteen points and three steals defensively. Freshman Emmanuel Young had nine points, five rebounds, and three steals, and freshman Robert Heft also helped offensively, adding nine points. Senior Denzel Mensah had a strong game defensively with eight rebounds and two blocks. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next host DeSales University Wednesday, November 20th, at 8:00 pm.
Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Beats LCCC
11/7/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team traveled to Luzerne County Community College on Thursday evening, defeating LCCC 80-60 and moving their record to 2-0 overall. Senior Denzel Mensah had seventeen points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Freshman Emmanuel Young had a strong game, bringing down eleven rebounds; junior Kenneth Randall added twelve. The Mountain Lions will next host SUNY-ESF on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Defeats Johnson College
11/5/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (1-0) men’s basketball team defeated Johnson College in their season and home opener on Tuesday night. The Mountain Lions came out strong, defeating Johnson College 67-49. Junior Kenneth Randall finished with sixteen points and six rebounds, and added defensively with two blocks and two steals. Junior Denzel Mensah had a double-double, with thirteen points, ten rebounds and three assists. Freshman Emmanuel Young finished with ten points and six rebounds, while senior Keith Johnson added seven assists and two steals. Junior AJ Jones and senior Greg Cooper also helped defensively, bringing down eight rebounds apiece. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Luzerne County Community College on Thursday at 8:00 pm.
PSU Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball 2013-14 Season Preview
10/24/13 – The Mountain Lions return six players from last season’s team. Seniors Greg Cooper and Keith Johnson will be looked to for their leadership and energy. With 20 more rebounds, Johnson will be the second player in school history with 200 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals and 500 career points. Juniors Drew Walker, Breyan Jones, William Dankwah and Denzel Mensah also bring lots of experience to the lineup. Johnson and Walker lead the team with 89 and 76 3-pointers throughout their career. Breyan Jones led the team with 115 total rebounds last season, while Mensah returns as the Mountain Lions’ leading scorer.
With a nice mix of size, talent and depth, Coach Miner expects this year’s incoming recruiting class to have an immediate impact on the program. The Mountain Lions’ backcourt added junior college transfer Kenneth Randall(Thadeus Stevens College), who already has scored 1,000 points in his college career. Joining Randall at the guard position will be Robert Heft (Dimock/Elk Lake HS), a First Team Lackawanna League All Star who scored his 1,000th career point in that league’s all-star game; Fatai Williams (Jersey City, NJ/County Prep HS), who also scored 1,000 points in his high school career; Austin Walker (Sicklerville, NJ/Atlantic Christian School), an All-Conference South Jersey selection with a 17 points-per-game scoring average; Devante Queen (Easton/Easton HS), a Lehigh Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection; and Eddie Powell (Philadelphia/Boys’ Latin HS), a 17 points-per-game scorer selected to the Philadelphia All-Public Third Team. Wyoming Valley Conference All Stars Devon Mazonkey (Shickshinny Lake/Northwest Area HS) and Kendric Wiggins (Pittston/Pittston Area HS) round out a deep and talented class of backcourt recruits for the Mountain Lions.
Perhaps the most visible player on the Mountain Lions’ roster will be 7’ 0”, 270- pound center Jordan Adams, (Maceo, KY/Daviess County HS), selected as one of the top 10 prospects in Kentucky by Scoutsfocus.com. Bulking up the frontcourt with Adams will be 6’ 6” Emmanuel Young (Philadelphia/Ben Franklin HS), a Philadelphia Public League Division “C” Coaches Selection Third Team All Star, while another Wyoming Valley Conference athlete, Nick Valente (Nanticoke/Nanticoke Area HS), at 6’ 8” will add length to the Mountain Lions’ frontcourt.
The Mountain Lions open up their season at home against Johnson College on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00 pm. The team’s competitive schedule is highlighted by six games against NCAA opponents.
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