Behrend men’s basketball team begins AMCC action with 2-0 record

The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team is 2-0 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play. Tommy DiRienzo, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, scored a career-high 26 points against Mt. Aloysius. He was 6-for-8 from three-point range.

Other scores and highlights from last week:

Men’s basketball

  • Penn State Behrend 73, Mt. Aloysius 68
  • Penn State Behrend 83, Hilbert 62

PJ Gourley, a senior from Butler, scored 20 points against Hilbert. He scored 16 more against Mt. Aloysius, with four rebounds.

Women’s basketball

  • Penn State Behrend 90, Mt. Aloysius 47
  • Penn State Behrend 88, Hilbert 71

Caitlin Carnuche, a senior from New Castle, scored 25 points against Mt. Aloysius. Kara Haslett, a senior from Baden, scored a career-high 24 points against Hilbert.

Men’s swimming and diving

  • Penn State Behrend 141, Penn State Altoona 118

Tim Compton, a freshman from Pittsburgh, won the 1000 freestyle, finishing in 10:19.67, and the 200 IM, finishing in 2:03.68. James Connolly, a senior from Allentown, won the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1:52.81, and the 500 freestyle, finishing in 5:08.27.

Women’s swimming and diving

  • Penn State Altoona 132, Penn State Behrend 125

Marcella Puglia, a senior from Beaver Falls, won the 1000 freestyle, finishing in 11:34.84, and the 50 breaststroke, finishing in 35.36.

Men’s track and field

Phoenix Myers, a senior from Erie, won two events at the Toy Drive Invite, hosted by Mount Union: He placed first in the mile run, finishing in 4:33.34, and in the 5000m, finishing in 16:10.55.

Women’s track and field

Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, won the mile run at the Toy Drive Invite, hosted by Mount Union. She finished in 5:38.78.


Heavyweight Joe Newara, a senior from Harborcreek, placed fifth at the RIT Invitational, finishing with a 5-1 record. He won three of his matches by pin.

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Last Updated December 06, 2021