Behrend basketball team completes season sweep of Penn State Altoona

A member of the Penn State Behrend women's basketball team shoots the ball.

The Penn State Behrend women's basketball team has built an 18-5 record. The team is 10-2 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

The Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team completed a regular-season sweep of Penn State Altoona with an 88-56 win on Feb. 11. The team travels to Alfred State on Feb. 15.

Behrend’s volleyball, track and field, tennis, bowling and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:

Men’s basketball

  • Penn State Altoona 76, Penn State Behrend 69 (OT)
  • Penn State Behrend 81, Pitt-Bradford 49

Tommy DiRienzo, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored a career-high 34 points against Penn State Altoona. Matt McDonough, a freshman from Pittsburgh, scored 31 points against Pitt-Bradford. McDonough made 10 three-pointers – a single-game record for a Behrend player.

Women’s basketball

  • Penn State Behrend 88, Penn State Altoona 56
  • Penn State Behrend 107, Pitt-Bradford 47

Madilyn Boyer, a freshman from Saxonburg, scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds against Pitt-Bradford. Morgan Altavilla, a freshman from Pittsburgh, and Rachel Majewski, a sophomore from Erie, each scored 16 points.

Men’s volleyball

  • Penn State Behrend 3, St. Vincent 1
  • Penn State Behrend 3, Mt. Aloysius 1
  • Penn State Behrend 3, Medaille 0

Kyle Hoffman, a freshman from Carlton, recorded 14 kills against St. Vincent. Alex Jackson, a junior from Cochranton, had 21 assists against Medaille.

Men’s track and field

Samuel Hetrick, a junior from New Bethlehem, won the high jump at the Spire Collegiate Indoor Games, clearing a height of 2.07 meters. He is tied for fourth in the national rankings for the event. Antonio Stello, a senior from Punxsutawney, set a school record in the 200-meter race, finishing in 22.19. He placed ninth.

Women’s track and field

Savanna Carr, a senior from Franklin, set a personal-best time in the 3,000-meter race at the Spire Collegiate Indoor Games. She finished in 10:30.09, placing second. Behrend’s distance medley relay team – Bethany Litwiler, Emily Ferrans, Lindsey Hartle and Izzy Spires – placed fifth, finishing in 14:09.50.

Men’s tennis

  • Otterbein 7, Penn State Behrend 2

Ritvik Nadikude, a freshman from Hyderabad, India, won at No. 1 singles with scores of 6-1 and 11-9. He partnered with Jonathon Laier, a sophomore from Lansing, Michigan, to win at No. 1 doubles, 8-7.

Women’s bowling

  • Penn State Behrend 809, Penn State Altoona 722
  • Penn State Behrend 779, Holy Family 637
  • Penn State Behrend 859, Pitt-Bradford 790
  • Pitt-Bradford 840, Penn State Behrend 774

Sidney Basta, a sophomore from Latrobe, ranked sixth in a field of 45 bowlers at the Br. Patrick Lacey memorial Tournament at St. Vincent. Her average score was 169.80.


Zach Dellinger, a freshman from Williamsville, New York, placed second at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships, held at Junker Center. He wrestled in the 125-pound weight class. Kyle Trim, a sophomore from Bemus Point, New York, placed third in the heavyweight class. Dylan Barber, a senior from Brookville, also placed third. He wrestled in the 197-pound bouts.

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