Behrend men's basketball team opens season with win

Penn State Behrend basketball player Andy Niland dribbles the ball.

Andy Niland, a junior from Fairview, scored a career-high 28 points against Fredonia State on Nov. 15.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team beat Fredonia State to open the 2017-18 season. The Lions shot 54.8 percent from the field in the second half.

The college’s bowling, water polo and wrestling teams also competed last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 75, Thiel 46

Any Niland, a junior from Fairview, scored a career-high 28 points, including six three-pointers. He also had five rebounds, five steals and four assists.

Women’s basketball

Fredonia 65, Penn State Behrend 57

Allegheny 84, Penn State Behrend 47

Erika Woll, a senior from Erie, had 15 points, six rebounds and five steals against Allegheny.

Women’s cross country

Savanna Carr, a freshman from Franklin, ran in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Elsah, Ill. She finished the 6K race in 22:18.9, placing 113th.

Men’s wrestling

John Carroll 32, Penn State Behrend 15

Otterbein 45, Penn State Behrend 9

Penn State Behrend 27, Lourdes 20

Lycoming 44, Penn State Behrend 7

Thiel 23, Penn State Behrend 21

Jake Paulson, a freshman from Erie, was undefeated at the John Carroll Duals, where he wrestled in the 184- and 197-pound weight classes. He scored back-to-back pins in the matches against Otterbein and John Carroll.

Men’s water polo

California 27, Penn State Behrend 3

Southern California 17, Penn State Behrend 2

Stanford 15, Penn State Behrend 0

Women’s bowling

St. Vincent 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Hali Hartley, a freshman from Seven Fields, rolled three consecutive strikes to open the second game. She went on to score a 173.

Scores, results and udpates for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at