Second Behrend basketball player scores 1,000th career point

Penn State Behrend basketball player Justin Gorny prepares to pass the ball.

Penn State Behrend's Justin Gorny, a senior from South Park, scored his 1,000th career point in an 84-76 win over Penn State Altoona.

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ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend basketball player Justin Gorny scored his 1,000th career point in a win over Penn State Altoona. Gorny, a senior from South Park, is the second member of the team to reach that mark this season, and the 20th in program history.

The college’s wrestling, bowling and swimming and diving teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 84, Penn State Altoona 76

Penn State Behrend 96, Hilbert 54

Five Behrend players scored double-digit points against Penn State Altoona. Against Hilbert, the team made 60 percent of its shots from beyond the 3-point line.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 77, Penn State Altoona 75

Hilbert 48, Penn State Behrend 37

Behrend trailed Penn State Altoona in the fourth quarter but built a 9-0 run to win the game. Kara Haslett, a freshman from Baden, led the team with 17 points.

Men’s swimming and diving

First (of five teams) at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invite

Three Behrend swimmers recorded NCAA qualifying times at the Blue Devil Invite. James Connolly, a freshman from Allentown, set AMCC, school and Fredonia pool records in the 1650-meter freestyle. Chase Bietz, a freshman from Clearfield, set an AMCC and school record in the 200-meter breaststroke. Mark Patterson, a senior from North Huntingdon, won the 200-meter backstroke.

Women’s swimming and diving

Second (of five teams) at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invite

Allegheny College won the three-day Blue Devil event. The Lions edged Fredonia to place second. Marcella Puglia, a freshman from Beaver Falls, had the best finish on the final day of competition, placing second in the 1650-meter freestyle.


Brockport 41, Penn State Behrend 9

Lycoming 42, Penn State Behrend 8

Thiel 39, Penn State Behrend 14

Jake Paulson, a sophomore from Erie, won his sixth-straight match with a pin in the 184-pound weight class against Brockport. It was his third pin of the season.

Women’s bowling

Penn State Behrend 2, Hilbert 0

The Lions won a five-game match in the Baker format for their first win against Hilbert. They swept the second match, 4-0.

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