Behrend basketball teams lose in AMCC tournaments

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

Penn State Behrend junior Andy Niland scored 22 points against La Roche in the AMCC championship game. The Lions lost, 77-74.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

The men’s basketball team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, lost to La Roche in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship game. The women’s team lost to Hilbert in the semifinals.


The college’s volleyball, wrestling, tennis, water polo and baseball teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:


Men’s basketball

La Roche 77, Penn State Behrend 74

Penn State Behrend 79, Medaille 76

Justin Gorny, a junior from South Park, scored a career-high 28 points against Medaille. Andy Niland, a junior from Fairview, scored 22 against La Roche. He also had 10 assists.


Women’s basketball

Hilbert 56, Penn State Behrend 47

Penn State Behrend 63, Medaille 57

Erika Woll, a senior from Erie, scored a game-high 22 points against Medaille. She also had 10 assists. Emily Kinecki, a junior from Erie, scored 15 points against Hilbert.


Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Penn State Altoona 2

Penn State Behrend 3, Thiel 1

Dillon Hildebrand, a sophomore from Red Lion, had 17 kills and 13 digs against Thiel.


Men’s wrestling

Twelfth (of 18 teams) at the NCAA Regionals

Jake Paulson, a freshman from Erie, placed fourth in the 184-pound weight class. Jacob Parsons, a senior from Titusville, was fifth at 197 pounds.


Men’s tennis

Penn State Behrend 9, Westminster 0



Franklin 15, Penn State Behrend 3

Franklin 15, Penn State Behrend 6

Mason McGuire, a junior from Pittsburgh, was 3-for-4 in the first game against Franklin, hitting a double and two singles.


Women’s water polo

Mercyhurst 14, Penn State Behrend 2

Gannon 17, Penn State Behrend 8


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