Behrend basketball team rallies to beat Pitt-Bradford

A Penn State Behrend basketball player shoots the ball.

The Penn State Behrend women's basketball team built an 18-7 run in the fourth quarter against Pitt-Bradford. The Lions won, 63-59.

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The Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team trailed Pitt-Bradford until the fourth quarter. The Lions rallied with an 18-7 run, led by Caitlin Carnuche, a sophomore from New Castle, who scored a total of 22 points.

The men’s team and the swimming and diving teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

La Roche 57, Penn State Behrend 55

Penn State Behrend 78, Pitt-Bradford 47

Penn State Behrend 81, Franciscan 71

Penn State Behrend 62, Waynesburg 57

The Lions made 21 of 24 free-throw attempts against Franciscan. The team held Pitt-Greensburg scoreless for more than seven minutes in the first half of that game.

Women’s basketball

La Roche 78, Penn State Behrend 69

Penn State Behrend 63, Pitt-Bradford 59

Penn State Behrend 70, Franciscan 56

Penn State Behrend 63, Washington & Jefferson 60

The Lions shot a season-high 80 percent from the foul line against Franciscan, going 12-for-15. Alanna Dibble, a sophomore from Lakewood, New York, led the team with 20 points.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 128, Washington & Jefferson 79

Liam Watterson, a junior from Brentwood, won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events. Quinn Fischer, a senior from Fairview, won the 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races. With Alex Croll, a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, and Matt Karenbauer, a sophomore from Butler, they won the 200-yard medley relay.

Women’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 119, Washington & Jefferson 50

The Lions won the top two spots in six different events, including the 200-yard medley relay. The winning relay team – Olivia Webster, Barbie Cessar, Valerie Grimes and Trulee Stainbrook – finished in 2:07.88

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