Men's Basketball Downs Baptist Bible, Earns Lofty Pre-Season Ranking

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team raced out to a 47-31 halftime lead against Baptist Bible College, then finished strong to grab a 77-58 victory Monday, November 15.


Just one day after the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) announced that the Wilkes-Barre team was one voting point away from being the top ranked team in the conference's pre-season poll, the second ranked Mountain Lions' Pre-Season All-Conference selection Frank Peters led the game with 19 points. 


Putting forth a strong team effort, fellow Pre-Season All-Conference selection John Sanderson led a charge of Mountain Lions, including Jon Kelly, Matt Clemons, and Desmond Simms, who chipped in with 8 points each.  In all, 12 different Wilkes-Barre players scored in the victory over Baptist Bible College.  Playing unselfishly as a team, the men were awarded 24 assists while turning the ball over only 8 times.  Shawn Washington grabbed a game-high 8 rebounds, as Penn State Wilkes-Barre out-rebounded Baptist Bible, 31-21.