Behrend basketball players have career-best games against Alfred State

Penn State Behrend basketball player Morgan Altavilla holds her hands up after taking a shot.

Morgan Altavilla, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, scored a career-high 34 points against Alfred State on Jan. 17. The Lions won, 90-78.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — Career-best games by Morgan Altavilla and Rachel Majewski led the Penn State Behrend women’s basketball team past Alfred State, 90-78. Altavilla, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, scored 34 points. Majewski, a junior from Erie, scored 33.

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

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 76, Pitt-Greensburg 51

Penn State Behrend 74, Alfred State 51

Tommy DiRienzo, a senior from Pittsburgh, scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Alfred State. Matthew McDonough, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, scored 23 points against Pitt-Greensburg.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 88, Pitt-Greensburg 73

Penn State Behrend 90, Alfred State 78

Madilyn Boyer, a sophomore from Saxonburg, scored 11 points against Pitt-Greensburg. Alexis Furyes, a junior from Medina, Ohio, had seven rebounds, three blocks, three steals and two assists against Alfred State.

Men’s track and field

Ryan Festa, a senior from Horsham, placed third in the pole vault at the SPIRE Midwest Open. He cleared a height of 4.60 meters.

Women’s track and field

Madison Kappeler, a senior from Cecil, placed fourth in the pole vault at the SPIRE Midwest Open, clearing a height of 3.15 meters. Lindsey Hartle, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, placed sixth in the 3,000-meter race, finishing in 11:25.83.

Men’s volleyball

Kean 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Hobart 3, Penn State Behrend 0

St. Norbert 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Owen Wienczkowski, a senior from Waterford, recorded eight kills and two block assists against St. Norbert. Alex Jackson, a senior from Cochranton, had 23 assists against Hobart.


St. John Fisher 37, Penn State Behrend 9

Lane Dellaquila, a freshman from St. Marys, won a 4-3 decision in the 165-pound bout against St. John Fisher.

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