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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men's Basketball Team 2013-14

Mensah Leaves His Mark at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

2/20/15 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball player Denzel Mensah has definitely left his mark on the campus. A recent article in the Citizens’ Voice describes Mensah as a huge part of the team’s success. Denzel will graduate this May, departing Penn State Wilkes-Barre as the school’s all-time leading scorer, with 1,168 career points, 533 rebounds, 220 assists, and 127 steals.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Falls at York

2/21/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost their semi-final playoff game at Penn State York on Saturday afternoon, 87-80. With the loss, the team ends its playoff push and season, going 14-12 overall and 11-6 in PSUAC play. The team was led in scoring by Denzel Mensah’s 24 points; he had 5 assists and 6 rebounds as well. Emmanuel Young contributed 16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, and 3 blocks. Young recorded a stat in each category today. The Mountain Lions fought hard all game and played with heart; they left it all out on the court today and made our university proud. The team will now prepare to go into the off-season and will look to rebuild and make another push next season.

Penn State Men’s Basketball Victorious Against Penn State Worthington Scranton

2/18/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their opening home playoff game vs. Penn State Worthington Scranton on Wednesday evening, 81-74 in overtime. The team improved to 14-11 and 11-5 in PSUAC play. The night was energetic, to say the least. The team trailed going into half time, but rallied in the 2nd half to push it into overtime. The Mountain Lions had some close calls towards the end but came out on top. The team was led in scoring and assists by Denzel Mensah’s 20 points and 10 rebounds. Emmanuel Young also contributed 19 points and 9 rebounds. With the win, the team will travel to Penn State York on Saturday at 1 pm for their semi-final game. The winner of that game goes on to State College to play in the Bryce Jordan Center next Tuesday!

Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Defeats Penn State Schuylkill

2/12/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their final regular season game vs. Penn State Schuylkill on Thursday evening, 79-63 in the ARB. With the win, the team improves to 13-11 overall and 10-5 in the PSUAC, securing their 4th seed in the playoffs. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah’s 20 points, while Robert Heft contributed 14 points, going 4-7 from 3-point range. On a night where Denzel Mensah and AJ Jones were among the senior athletes honored, it was clear that they were deserving. AJ was dominant in the paint, getting 10 rebounds, and Denzel continuously set the pace in the game. The team is looking to ride this win throughout the playoffs. The first game in the playoffs is on Wednesday at 6 pm against Worthington Scranton, a team they split the series with this season. Come out and support your Penn State Wilkes-Barre Mountain Lions as they look to advance in the playoffs!

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Loses at Penn State Worthington Scranton

2/10/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost their final regular season away game at Penn State Worthington Scranton 70-64 on Tuesday evening. With the loss, the team falls to 12-11 overall and 9-5 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions were led by Austin Walker's double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Denzel Mensah added 13 points to the contest with 3 assists. The Mountain Lions looked to be coming back but fell short and ran out of time. Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball will look to end their three-game losing streak on Thursday night against Penn State Schuylkill at 8 pm. This game is the final regular season home game and also the annual senior night white-out. There will be games, music, giveaways and food for sale at the event, along with a ceremony honoring the senior athletes from all sports.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Falls to Penn State York

2/06/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost their home game against Penn State York 69-66 on Friday evening. With the loss, the team falls to 12-10 overall and 9-4 in the PSUAC. The game Friday night pinned the top two seeds against each other. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Menzah’s 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists. AJ Jones contributed 15 points and 7 rebounds to the contest. With the standings being so tight, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Mountain Lions have fallen from second to third place. The team has their final regular season games this week. The Mountain Lions will play their last away game on Tuesday, February 10th at 8pm at Penn State Worthington Scranton. The Lions also have their last home game and their senior night next week as well. This matchup is on Thursday, February 12th at 8 pm in the Athletic and Recreation Building vs. Penn State Schuylkill. Come out and support our graduating senior athletes on their terrific careers!

Men’s Basketball Falls at Penn State Mont Alto

2/04/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost their away game at Penn State Mont Alto 67-53 on Wednesday evening, snapping their six-game winning streak. With the loss, the team falls to 12-9 overall and 9-3 in the PSUAC and currently sits in second place. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah and Emmanuel Young, both of whom scored 16 points. The Mountain Lions will host first-place Penn State York on Friday, February 6th at 6 pm in the ARB

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Defeats Penn State Beaver

1/31/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their home game against Penn State Beaver 84-79 on Saturday afternoon. The game was very energetic and left most of the fans on the edge of their seats. The team improved 11-9 overall and 8-3 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions were led by Austin Walker’s career-best 24 points, and AJ Jones had his second straight double-double game with 14 points and 12 rebounds. The team will look to jump into first place in the conference with a win over Penn State York at home at 6 pm on Friday, February 6th.

Men’s Basketball Wins vs. Penn State Greater Allegheny

1/30/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their home game against Penn State Greater Allegheny 94-68 on Friday night. The team improved 10-9 overall and 7-3 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions started and ended the game strong. The team never trailed in the game, which isn’t uncommon for them since they haven’t trailed going into half-time since they played King’s College. It was also an historic night in Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball. Denzel Mensah needed 19 points to tie the university’s all-time career scoring record. In the game he contributed 21 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds and in so doing, became Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s all-time leading scorer with 1,067 points and counting. Robert Heft went 5-10 from 3-point range and had 19 total points. AJ Jones also contributed to the night with his double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. The team will look to continue their winning streak against Penn State Beaver at home on Saturday January 31st at 5 pm.

Men’s Basketball Defeats Penn State Worthington Scranton

1/23/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their home game vs. Penn State Worthington Scranton 78-70 on Friday night. After trailing 5-0 in the first minute of the first half to Scranton, Wilkes-Barre never stopped scoring; in fact they did not trail for the rest of the game. Wilkes-Barre was led in scoring by Austin Walker’s 20 points. Anthony Kaiser also contributed to the win with his numerous 3 pointers, which always seemed to energize the team. With the win, the team improved to a .500 record of 9-9 and 6-3 in the PSUAC. The team is currently riding a four-game winning streak, which has moved them into third place in the conference. The team plays Penn State Greater Allegheny at 8 pm this Friday night at home.

Denzel Mensah Scores 1,000th Career Point vs. Penn State DuBois

1/19/15 – On Saturday afternoon during the second half of the game against Penn State DuBois, the crowd that filled the ARB witnessed a special moment. Denzel Mensah, a forward on the men’s basketball team, scored the 1,000th point of his intercollegiate athletic career. The 6'3" senior from South Plainfield, NJ, scored 24 points in the game to help his team get the victory. Based on his statistics this season and in previous seasons, Mensah is having a career year in games started and points per game, and is on pace to have the most points in a season of his career as well. His 15.5 points per game and 263 total points so far this season may be a result of his 46.3% field goal percentage, which is also his career high. Mensah also has had his three highest point games in his career this season. He captured his career high on November 8th, when he scored 26 points. Since then, he came close to beating that record when he scored 24 points on January 15th and 17th. Mensah wears the number 2 on the back of his jersey and has worn the number 22 in past seasons. Denzel  will strive to help his team keep on winning and will look to score more points this Friday at home against Penn State Worthington Scranton at 8 pm.

Men’s Basketball Gets Road Win vs. Penn State Hazleton

1/19/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their away game vs. Penn State Hazleton 89-55 on Monday afternoon. With the win, the team improved to 8-9 overall, and tied for 3rd in the PSUAC with a record of 5-3. They have now won 3 straight games. Wilkes-Barre was led by Emmanuel Young’s 19 points, while Austin Walker added 13 points. The team shot 54% from the field and had 6 players in double digits. The team will next play against Penn State Worthington Scranton at home Friday, January 23th at 8 pm.

Men’s Basketball Gets Home Win vs. Penn State DuBois

1/17/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their home game vs. Penn State DuBois 82-65 on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the team improved to 7-9 overall and 4-3 in the PSUAC. Wilkes-Barre was led by Denzel Mensahs 24 points, while Emmanuel Young added 21 points. During the game, Mensah was honored after he scored his 1,000th point. The team will next play at Penn State Hazleton on Monday, January 19th at 4 pm.

Men’s Basketball Gets Road Win at PSU Schuylkill

1/15/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre mens basketball team won their away game at Penn State Schuylkill 67-51 on Thursday night. With the win, the team improved to 6-9 overall and 3-3 in the PSUAC conference play. Wilkes-Barre was led by Denzel Mensahs 24 points, while Robert Heft added 12 points. The team shot 50% from the field and 36.4% from behind the arc. The team will next play against Penn State DuBois at home this Saturday, January 17th at 3 pm.

Mens Basketball Loses Close Battle with King’s

1/10/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre mens basketball team (5-9 overall, 2-3 PSUAC) played NCAA Division III's King’s College tough all game before falling 56-53 on Saturday afternoon. Wilkes-Barre was led by Denzel Mensah with a game high of 20 points, while Robert Heft added 15 points. The team will next travel to Penn State Schuylkill for a PSUAC matchup on Thursday, January 15th at 8 pm.

Mens Basketball Defeated at NCAA DIII’s Wilkes

01/08/15 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (5-7 overall, 2-3 PSUAC) mens basketball team fought hard before falling at NCAA Division III opponent Wilkes University 78-53 on Thursday night. Denzel Mensah led Wilkes-Barre in scoring with 15 points, while Austin Walker added 12 points. AJ Jones led the team with 11 rebounds. This was the first game after the holiday break for the Mountain Lions. The team will next travel to Schuylkill Haven, PA to play at Penn State Schuylkill on Thursday, January 15th at 8 pm in a PSUAC matchup.

Mens Basketball Battles to the End But Is Defeated by Penn State Hazleton

12/12/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre mens basketball team (5-7 overall, 2-3 PSUAC) played Penn State Hazleton to the very end before falling 64-59 on Friday night. Wilkes-Barre was led by Manny Young with 19 points, while Robert Heft added 11 points. Austin Walker also scored in double digits with 10 points. AJ Jones led Wilkes-Barre with 8 rebounds. This was the final game before the holiday break for the Mountain Lions. The team will return after the new year to play at Wilkes University on Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm before hosting King’s College on Saturday, January 10th at 1 pm.

Mens Basketball Falls in Overtime at Penn State Fayette

12/6/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre mens basketball team (5-6 overall, 2-2 PSUAC) put out a tremendous effort before losing in overtime at Penn State Fayette on Saturday 79-69. Wilkes-Barre was led by four players who scored in double-digits. Denzel Mensah (14 points, 13 rebounds), AJ Jones (14 points), Shakur Jackson (13 points), and Austin Walker (12 points) paced the Mountain Lions. The team will next host PSUAC North rival Penn State Hazleton on Tuesday, December 9th for an 8 pm tip-off.

Mens Basketball Starts Western Road Trip Off With a Loss

12/5/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team (5-5 overall, 2-1 PSUAC) fell on the road at Penn State New Kensington 55-47 on Friday night. Shakur Jackson led the Mountain Lions with 16 points. The team will continue their western road trip tomorrow at Penn State Fayette for a 2 pm tip-off.

Men’s Basketball Wins at Home Against Penn State Lehigh Valley

12/3/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (6-4 overall, 2-0 PSUAC) won their second straight conference game with a 71-66 win home against Penn State Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. The Mountain Lions were led by Austin Walker, with 18 points and 8 rebounds. Denzel Mensah added 17 points, and James Cottrell added another 16 points for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will play their next game away at Penn State New Kensington Friday, December 5th at 7 pm.

Men’s Basketball Bounces Back Against Penn State Brandywine

11/23/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (5-4 overall, 1-0 PSUAC) won their first conference game of the year with a 102-76 win at Penn State Brandywine on Sunday. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Austin Walker added 13 points, and Nick Valenti contributed stellar defense with 7 blocks, 7 rebounds, and 7 points. Wilkes-Barre will play their second conference game against Penn State Lehigh Valley home Wednesday, December 3 at 8 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses to Davis

11/21/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (4-4 overall) lost their third straight road game of the season with a 73-59 loss to Davis College on Friday. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. AJ Jones added 8 points and 7 rebounds, while Gerald Rollins came off the bench with 14 points. The team will have its first conference game at Penn State Brandywine on Sunday, November 23 at 3 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses at DeSales

11/19/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (4-3 overall) lost their second road game of the season with a 59-46 loss to DeSales University on Wednesday. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah with 11 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds. Austin Walker provided 9 points and 4 rebounds for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will try to bounce back against Davis on Friday, November 21st at 7 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses First Road Game

11/15/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (4-2 overall) lost the first road game of the season with a 71-58 loss to Marywood University on Saturday. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Shakur Jackson added 15 points and 6 rebounds, and Austin Walker added another 15 points for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will look to rebound at DeSales University on Wednesday, November 19th at 7 pm.

Men’s Basketball Wins at Luzerne County Community College

11/13/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team (4-1 overall) won their third straight road game this season with a 81-41 win over Luzerne County Community College on Thursday. The Mountain Lions were led by AJ Jones with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Austin Walker added 13 points off the bench. Wilkes-Barre will look to stay undefeated on the road at Marywood University on Saturday, November 15th at 2 pm.

Mens Basketball Drops First Home Game of the Season

11/10/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team (2-1 overall) lost their first game of the season with a 93-66 loss to Central Penn. This was the home opener for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre was led by Denzel Mensah's 16 points, while James Cottrell added 15 points. Wilkes-Barre will look to rebound at Luzerne County Community College on Thursday, November 13th at 8 pm.

Mens Basketball Wins at SUNY ESF

11/8/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team (2-0 overall) won their second straight road game to open up the season with an 85-80 win at SUNY ESF on Saturday. The Mountain Lions were led by Denzel Mensah's 26 points. AJ Jones added 16 points for the Mountain Lions. The team will next play in their home opener on Monday, November 10th at 7 pm vs. Central Penn.

Mens Basketball Opens Season With a Win

11/4/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team (1-0 overall) won their season opener on the road at Johnson College 68-50 on Tuesday night. Denzel Mensah led the Mountain Lions with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while James Cottrell added 14 rebounds. Manny Young added 13 points for Wilkes-Barre. The team will next travel to SUNY ESF on Saturday, November 8th for a 1 pm game against the USCAA non-conference opponent.

Former Men’s Basketball Player Keith Johnson Joins Steel City of ABA

10/29/14 – Former men’s basketball player Keith Johnson has joined the Steel City Yellow Jackets of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Johnson scored over 1,000 points during his career with the Mountain Lions, and was named to the USCAA All-American Team and PSUAC All-Conference Team last year. Congratulations to Keith!

 

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Scott Miner
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