Behrend men's basketball team remains undefeated in AMCC

Penn State Behrend basketball player Andy Niland dribbles toward the hoop.

Andy Niland, a junior from Fairview, scored 18 points against Medaille on Jan. 3. He added eight assists and two steals.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The men’s basketball team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is undefeated in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play. The team's defense has held opponents to just 57.6 points per game — the lowest in NCAA Division III.

In addition to men's basketball, the college's women's basketball and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 74, Mt. Aloysius 49

Penn State Behrend 77, Medaille 76

Penn State Behrend 71, Eastern 56

Eastern Connecticut State 63, Penn State Behrend 60

Penn State Behrend 79, Pitt-Greensburg 53

Dan Wanker, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored a three-pointer with five seconds left in the game to defeat Medaille, 77-76. Andy Niland, a junior from Fairview, led the team with 18 points, eight assists and two steals.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 84, Pitt-Bradford 75

Medaille 77, Penn State Behrend 66

St. Mary’s 73, Penn State Behrend 60

Penn State Behrend 66, Pitt-Greensburg 39

Erika Woll, a senior from Erie, scored a career-high 32 points against Pitt-Bradford. She also had seven steals, six rebounds and five assists.


Fourteenth (of 16 teams) at the Waynesburg Invitational

Jacob Paulson, a freshman from Erie, won three matches in the 184-pound weight class. Donnie Kerr, a senior from Ellwood City, won two matches in the 157-pound class.

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