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2013-2014

Brathwaite Earns USCAA All-American Honors

3/5/14 – Senior Tiaira Brathwaite was named USCAA Women’s Basketball All-American Honorable Mention. Brathwaite averaged a double-double on the season for Wilkes-Barre, with 11 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. Brathwaite finished her career at Wilkes-Barre with over 1,000 points. Congratulations, Tiaira!

Brathwaite Named PSUAC All-Conference

3/5/14 – Senior Tiaira Brathwaite was named PSUAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Honorable Mention. Brathwaite averaged a double-double on the season for Wilkes-Barre, with 11 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game. Her 10.6 rebounds ranked her fifth in the PSUAC. Brathwaite finished her career at Wilkes-Barre with over 1,000 points. Congratulations, Tiaira!

Lady Mountain Lions End Season with a Close Loss

2/16/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team lost a close game at Penn State Mont Alto by a score of 72-70 on Sunday afternoon. Not only did senior Tiara Braithwaite lead the night, she also recorded a double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Helping her out were freshman Breana Moore, who had 19 points on the night, and freshman Katelyn McLaughlin, who added 18. Putting up a good fight, the Mountain Lions end their season 8-16 overall and 5-10 in the PSUAC.

Mountain Lions Lose at Beaver

2/12/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team lost to Penn State Beaver on Wednesday night by a score of 48-76, which moves the Lady Mountain Lions to 5-9 in the PSUAC and 8-15 overall. Starting freshman Breana Moore had 19 points on the night, while starting senior Tiara Brathwaite added 13 points. The team will play next at Penn State Mont Alto, Saturday, February at 1:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Defeats Penn College with Help of Senior

2/10/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team defeated Penn College Monday evening 65-55. This win increased their record to 5-8 in the PSUAC and 8-14 overall. This was not just an ordinary win, but kicked off a spectacular celebration of our senior athletes on our first ever Senior Night White Out! Congratulations to senior Tiara Brathwaite who had 15 points on the night! The team was led by freshman Breana Moore with 24 points for the Lady Mountain Lions, while freshman Katelyn McLaughlin scored 18 points. Wilkes-Barre will play next when they travel to Penn State Beaver on Wednesday February 12 at 6:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Falls to Penn State Brandywine

2/8/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team fell to Penn State Brandywine on Saturday afternoon 50-72. The loss moved the team to 4-8 in the PSUAC and 7-14 overall. Senior Tiaira Brathwaite led the team while recording a double-double with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Freshman Breana Moore added 12 points for the Lady Mountain Lions. The women’s basketball team will play again on Monday, February 10th at 6:00 pm, when they host Penn College.

Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball Defeats PSU Schuylkill

2/7/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team defeated Penn State Schuylkill on Friday evening by a score of 42-38. This win improved the team’s record in the PSUAC to 4-7 and 7-13 overall. Freshman Katelyn McLaughlin scored 16 points for the Lady Mountain Lions, while freshman Breana Moore added 11 for the team. The team will play next tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 pm, when they host Penn State Brandywine.

Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball Falls to PSU Fayette

2/1/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women's basketball team lost to Penn State Fayette on Saturday afternoon by a score of 65-52. The loss moved the team's record to 3-7 in the PSUAC and 6-13 overall. Freshman Breana Moore scored an outstanding 26 points for the Lady Mountain Lions, while freshman Sierra Eskridge added 11 points. The team will play next on Saturday, February 7th at 1:00 pm when they host Penn State Schuylkill.

Wilkes-Barre Defeats LCCC

1/30/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team won against Luzerne County Community College Thursday night 49-38. The win improved the team’s record to 6-12 overall. Wilkes-Barre was led by senior Tiara Brathwaite’s outstanding 23 points, while freshman Katelyn McLaughlin added 11 points. Wilkes-Barre will play again Saturday, February 1st at 1:00 pm, when they host Penn State Fayette.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Loses to PSU Hazleton

1/27/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost Monday night to Penn State Hazleton by a score of 71-39. Wilkes-Barre is now 3-6 in the PSUAC and 5-12 overall. Freshman Katelyn McLaughlin led the Lady Mountain Lions with 10 points, while senior Tiara Brathwaite scored 9 and freshman Breana Moore had 8. The team will play next when they host Luzerne County Community College on Thursday night at 6:00 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Falls at PSU Worthington Scranton

1/22/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost at Penn State Worthington Scranton 43-67 on Wednesday evening. The loss moved the team’s record in the PSUAC to 3-5, and 5-11 overall. Freshman Breana Moore put up 21 points, and freshman Katelyn McLaughlin scored 12 points for the Lady Mountain Lions. The team will next play when they travel to Penn State Beaver on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Falls to Penn College

1/18/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost to Penn College by a score of 57-41 on Saturday afternoon. The Mountain Lions’ overall record moved to 5-10 and 3-4 in the PSUAC. Senior Tiaira Brathwaite led the team with 13 points, while freshman Breana Moore added 9. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will travel to Penn State Worthington Scranton on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Loses to Penn State York

1/16/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost on the road on Thursday night to Penn State York by a score of 56-83. Wilkes-Barre is now 3-3 in the PSUAC and 5-9 overall. Senior Tiaira Brathwaite led the Lady Mountain Lions with 18 points, while freshman Katelyn McLaughlin scored 13 points. The team will play next at Penn College on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Falls at PSU Lehigh Valley

12/13/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost at Penn State Lehigh Valley on Friday night by a score of 51-61. The loss moved the team’s record in the PSUAC to 3-2 and 4-6 overall. Freshman Breana Moore and senior Tiaira Brathwaite had 15 points each for the Lady Mountain Lions. The team will next play after the new year when they face Penn State York on January 16th at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Defeats PSU Hazleton

12/11/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball won at Penn State Hazleton on Wednesday night 61-54. The win improved the team’s record to 3-1 in the PSUAC and 5-7 overall. The Lady Mountain Lions were led by senior Tiaira Brathwaite’s double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Katelyn McLaughlin added 12 points, while freshman Sierra Eskridge led Wilkes-Barre on the board with 13 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre’s final game before the Christmas break will be Friday at Penn State Lehigh Valley (Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University) at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Loses First PSUAC Game

12/07/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost their first PSUAC conference game of the season to Penn State Allegheny by a score of 51-44. Wilkes-Barre’s record moves to 4-7 overall and 2-1 in PSUAC. Freshman Breana Moore finished the night with 14 points, while freshman Kian Wright added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Junior Tiaira Brathwaite grabbed 14 rebounds for the Lady Mountain Lions. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Wednesday, December 11th at Penn State Hazleton at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Moves to 2-0 in PSUAC

12/06/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team improved to 2-0 in the PSUAC to start the conference season by defeating Penn State DuBois by a score of 66-52. Wilkes-Barre’s record moves to 4-6 overall and 2-0 in PSUAC. Freshman Katelyn McLaughlin finished the night with 17 points, while freshman Kian Wright added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Tiaira Brathwaite finished the night with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Saturday at home against Penn State Greater Allegheny at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Win Conference Opener

12/03/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball team won their PSUAC conference opener on Tuesday night, defeating Penn State Worthington Scranton by the score of 59-54. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-6 overall and 1-0 in PSUAC. Junior Tiaira Brathwaite finished the night with a double-double, scoring seventeen points and grabbing twelve rebounds. Freshman Katelyn McLaughlin added sixteen points, while sophomore Jalicia Robinson also added eleven points, five rebounds and five steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Friday at home against Penn State DuBois at 6:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Loses Close Battle With King’s College

12/02/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost to King’s College by a score of 58-52. Wilkes-Barre’s overall record moved to 2-6. Wilkes-Barre showed tremendous fight throughout the entire contest against the local NCAA Division III team. Freshman Kian Wright ended the night with a double-double, scoring thirteen points and pulling down fourteen rebounds. Freshman Breana Moore added nineteen points and four steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next host Penn State Worthington-Scranton tomorrow night at 6:00 pm to open up PSUAC Conference play.

Women’s Basketball Falls to Misericordia

11/22/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost at Misericordia University by a score of 80-35 on Friday night. Wilkes-Barre’s overall record moved to 2-5. Freshman Breana Moore ended the night with fifteen points, while sophomore Jalicia Robinson added twelve points. Senior Tiaira Brathwaite helped defensively by bringing down nine rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to King’s College on Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Loses to Stevens Tech

11/20/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost at home to Stevens Institute of Technology by the score of 48-32 on Wednesday night. This was Wilkes-Barre’s third consecutive game against an NCAA Division III opponent. Wilkes-Barre’s overall record moved to 2-3. Freshman Kian Wright ended the night with thirteen points, four rebounds and three steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Misericordia University on Friday for a 7:00 pm game.

Women’s Basketball Win at NCAA Division III Baptist Bible

11/19/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball team beat Baptist Bible by the score of 46-42 on Tuesday night. Wilkes-Barre’s overall record improves to 2-3 on the season. This was a huge win for the Lady Mountain Lions, as they defeated a NCAA Division III program. Freshman Breana Moore ended the night with twenty points, six rebounds and four steals, while junior Tiaira Brathwaite added ten points, seven rebounds and four assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next host Stevens Tech on Wednesday night at 6 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Loses to the College of St. Elizabeth

11/16/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost to College of St. Elizabeth by a score of 56-79 in the consolation game of the Lady Cyclone Tip-Off Tournament. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 1-3 overall. Freshman Brenna Moore finished the night with twenty points, five rebounds and four steals, earning her All-Tournament honors. Freshman Kian Wright added twelve points, twelve rebounds and three steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next host Stevens Tech on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Falls to Centenary College

11/15/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost to Centenary College by a score of 49-60 in the first round of the Lady Cyclone Tip-Off Tournament. Wilkes-Barre’s overall record moved to 1-2. The Lady Mountain Lions kept it close for most of the game against the NCAA Division III opponent. Freshman Kian Wright ended the night with fifteen points, twelve rebounds, four steals, and three blocks, while freshman Brenna Moore added eighteen points and five rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play College of St. Elizabeth on Saturday.

Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball Defeats LCCC

11/7/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team won its away game against Luzerne County Community College 60-25, moving their record to 1-1 overall. Freshman Kian Wright had a double-double, with foureen points and sixteen rebounds. Helping defensively, Senior Tiaira Brathwaite pulled down sixteen rebounds. Sophomore Jalicia Robinson had fourteen points, seven rebound’s and six assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Centenary College for their tip-off on Friday, November 15th, at 6:00 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Women’s Basketball Falls To Davis College

11/5/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (0-1) women’s basketball team lost to Davis College on Tuesday night, falling 68-60. The Mountain Lions were strong all game, keeping within ten points of Davis; unfortunately they couldn’t find eight points in the end. Freshman Brenna Moore led the team with nineteen points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists, while freshman Kian Wright and senior Tiaira Brathwaite had double-doubles. Wright had ten points, fifteen rebounds and two assists, and Brathwaite had eleven points and twelve rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Luzerne County Community College on Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Team Preview

10/21/13 – The Lady Mountain Lions, under the leadership of new head coach Ron Strothers, have been preparing for the 2013-14 season. Strothers says, "This year’s team is young, with five freshmen on the squad. The team has been working hard so far and I am happy with their effort; we also return several upperclassmen that will be relied upon for leadership."

Returning players from last season include USCAA All-American junior Tiaira Brathwaite (Rockaway Park, NY), senior Tiffany Denny-Rochester (Fredricksburg, VA), and sophomores Olivia Lewis (Coatsville, PA) and Jalicia Robinson (Wyandanch, NY).

New to the team are senior Isaura Olivares (Santo Domingo, DR), and freshmen Kian Wright (Ambler, PA), Simone Person (Bushkill, PA), Breana Moore (Allentown, PA), Katelyn McLaughlin (Doglistown, PA) and Sierra Eskridge (Ambler, PA).

The Lady Mountain Lions open up their season at home against Davis College on Tuesday, November 5th, at 6:00 pm.

2012-2013

2012-2013 Women’s Basketball Final Stats

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Position Open

5/13/13 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre seeks a Head Women's Basketball Coach. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics. The qualified person will: plan and direct the team during all practices and games; recruit academically and athletically qualified student-athletes; emphasize academic success to student-athletes; supervise assistant coaches; and promote the women’s basketball program. Evening and weekend hours will be required for practices and games.  This is a part-time, fixed-term 2 position.  Associates degree and 1-2 years of successful coaching and/or playing experience is required. Applicant must be capable of driving a 15 passenger van and have a flexible work schedule to accommodate travel to away contests. This position is best fit for someone who would not have to relocate.  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit cover letter, resume, and name/contact info of three professional references to Director of Athletics, Brian D. Stanchak, at bds23@psu.edu or Penn State Wilkes-Barre Athletics, Old Route 115, PO Box PSU, Lehman, PA 18627. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its work force.

Kringe Leaves Penn State Wilkes-Barre

5/13/13 - Head Women’s Basketball Coach Kevin Kringe has left Penn State Wilkes-Barre to pursue another coaching opportunity. Kringe led the women’s basketball program to a 6-15 overall and 3-11 PSUAC record in his only season with the Mountain Lions. “I appreciate Kevin’s work with our women’s basketball program in his short time here and wish him the best of luck in the future,” said Director of Athletics, Brian D. Stanchak. The search for a new Head Women’s Basketball Coach has already begun.

Tiaria Brathwaite Named PSUAC All-Conference, USCAA All-American

By: Jeff Huss

3/1/13 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball star, Tiaria Brathwaite, was named to the PSUAC All-Conference team as well as becoming a USCAA All-American following her great season. Brathwaite ended the season with 367 points (17.5 per game) along with 267 total rebounds (12.7 per game). Brathwaite said the coaches helped her improve by focusing on her post moves, shooting, and decision making this season. “Last year I didn’t have any post moves and I would just fade away every time I got the ball. This season I stayed disciple in the post and it really improved my game” said Brathwaite. The coaches and players could see the difference in her confidence this season which helped her improve her game on the court. The All-American is very optimistic about the future of this team. It’s an honor to receive these individual awards but she is focused on next season. When asked about what she is expecting next season she replied, “We are going to the Championships next season!” She has one hundred percent confidence in her coach and has no doubt he will push them to achieve their goals. Brathwaite will be working hard during the offseason to improve her post moves, free throw shooting, driving to the basket, and left handed shooting. With the newcomers and the players returning, next season will be very exciting for the team.

Women’s Basketball: Seniors Shine on Senior Night

2/11/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team beat PSU Mont Alto on senior night. The team won with a score of 68-61 and finished the season with 6-16 overall and 3-11 PSUAC record. The two seniors being honored at the game were Katie Beach and Precious Hills. Beach had 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists in her final game. Hills had 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. Aaliyah Daniels had a team-high 17 points, along with 9 rebounds and 6 assists for PSU Mont Alto. Congratulations to the entire women’s basketball team on a great season.

Lady Mountain Lions Lose at Home Against Conference Rival

2/7/13 - Last Wednesday was the Pink-Out game at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. The women’s basketball team (5-16 overall, 2-11 PSUAC) lost 48-26. Tiaira Brathwaite had another double-double by putting up 11 points and 11 rebounds. Tiffany Denny-Rochester also had 11 rebounds and 5 points for the Lady Mountain Lions. Taylor Cannon of PSU Hazleton had a game high 12 points while making 5 of 7 shots. The Lady Mountain Lios would like to bounce back this Saturday against PSU Mont Alto for their final game of the season. The game tips off at 1pm for senior night in the ARB.

Lady Mountain Lions Lose Against PSU York

2/4/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (5-15 overall, 2-10 PSUAC) women’s basketball team falls to PSU York Saturday afternoon by the score of 74-43. Jalicia Robinson had a team high 15 points for the Mountain Lions along with 7 assists. Tiaria Brathwaite had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Mountain Lions as well. Lauren Riggleman had a game high 20 points and 8 assists for PSU York. Ashley Wells of PSU York had 15 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Mountain Lions look to bounce back Wednesday February 6 against PSU Hazleton at 6pm.

Women’s Basketball Final Home Game of 2013

2/6/13 - The Lady Mountain Lions will conclude their 2012-13 regular season at home against PSU Mont Alto. The rebounding duo of Tiaira Brathwaite and Tiffany Denny-Rochester will have some competition once they go up against Alexis Small of PSU Mont Alto. Small is averaging over 12 rebounds per game which is right in the range of Brathwaite and Denny-Rochester. Small also averages over 12 points per game. Ayanna Hall is the team’s second leading scorer with over 11 points per game. Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team would like to win their final game. The game tips off at 1pm on Thursday February 9.

Women’s Basketball Preview vs. PSU Hazleton

2/4/13 - The Lady Mountain Lions continue their home-game final stretch against PSUAC north division rival PSU Hazleton. The Lady Mountain Lions would like to finish the season by winning the last few games at home. Tiaira Brathwaite is looking to finish her season with over 350 season points along with 250+ rebounds. Jalicia Robinson and Tiffany Denny-Rochester would like to finish the season with over 230 season points. This matchup will be a great game with a lot of offensive plays. The game tips off at 6pm on Wednesday February 6 in the ARB building.

Lady Mountain Lions Fall Against PSU Fayette

1/26/13 - The Lady Mountain Lions (5-13 Overall, 2-9 PSUAC) lose in their second road trip of the weekend against PSU Fayette. Tiffany Denny-Rochester had 18 points with 9 rebounds; Tiaira Brathwaite had 15 points and 10 rebounds; and Jalicia Robinson had 15 points along with 9 rebounds. Kasey Ruble had a game-high 30 points and 14 rebounds for PSU Fayette. The Lady Mountain Lions look to bounce back next weekend against Penn State York at 1pm.

Lady Mountain Lions Lose Despite Big Game from Brathwaite

1/25/13 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre drops to 5-12 overall and 2-8 in the PSUAC after a loss to PSU Greater Allegheny. Tiaira Brathwaite had a game-high 24 points along with 21 rebounds for the Mountain Lions. Tiffany Denny-Rochester had 9 points and 6 rebounds for the team as well. Taylor Fulton had 24 points, 5 assists, and 4 steals for PSU Greater Allegheny. The Lady Mountain Lions would like to bounce back against PSU Fayette tomorrow.

Women’s Basketball Matchup at PSU Greater Allegheny

1/23/13 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre (5-10 overall, 2-7 PSUAC) will travel to play Penn State Greater Allegheny (10-6 overall, 5-3 PSUAC) on Friday. PSU Wilkes-Barre is currently on a two-game winning streak due to the great rebounding of Tiffany Denny-Rochester and Tiaira Brathwaite. The Lady Mountain Lions look to keep their streak alive against PSU Greater Allegheny. Christina Floyd of PSU Greater Allegheny is currently 2nd in the conference for shooting percentage of 54.6%. Floyd and Taylor Fulton average over 13 ppg as well. Brathwaite has an outstanding 17.7 points per game for the Mountain Lions. This matchup promises to be a great game with several scoring opportunities.

Mountain Lions Lose in Tough Road Matchup

1/21/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost against a good Misericordia University team. The Cougars had a 34-18 lead over the Mountain Lions at the half. Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Tiaira Brathwaite had a game-high 23 points and 15 rebounds while Tiffany Denny-Rochester added 11 points. Jalicia Robinson had 11 assists for the Mountain Lions in a strong attempt to come back in the second half. In the end, Kayla Sileo and the Misericordia Cougars were just too much for the Lions. The final score was 64-49. The 5-11 overall and 2-7 PSUAC women’s basketball travels to PSU Greater Allegheny at 6pm on Friday.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Defeats Penn College in Close Game

1/19/13 - The Lady Mountain Lions won in a close game against Penn College Saturday with a score of 68-64. Tiffany Denny-Rochester had a game-high 23 points for the Mountain Lions along with 11 rebounds. Jalicia Robinson had 19 points for the Mountain Lions as well. Jamie Steer of Penn College had a team-high 19 points with making 9 of 10 free throws. This win moves PSU Wilkes-Barre to a 5-10 overall and 2-7 conference record. Penn State Wilkes-Barre plays against Misericordia University at 7pm on Monday.

Lady Mountain Lions Win in Convincing Fashion Against Central Penn

1/16/2013 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (4-10 overall, 1-7 PSUAC) women’s basketball team cruised to an easy victory over Central Penn with a score of 76-40. Central Penn played a lot of full court press which led to several foul shots and easy layups for the Mountain Lions. Tiffany Denny-Rochester had 31 total rebounds with 19 total points for Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Desiree Lawrence of Central Penn had 13 points with 3 assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre had 93 total team rebounds, which is 3 rebounds shy of the all-time record for women’s basketball division III record (96 rebounds) set in 1985. The Lady Mountain Lion’s play against Penn College at home this Saturday at 1pm.

Lady Mountain Lions travel to Misericordia University

1/18/2013 - On Monday January 21 the matchup between PSU Wilkes-Barre (4-10 overall, 1-7 PSUAC) and Misericordia Uinversity (8-6 overall, 3-2 MAC) tips off at 7pm in the Anderson Center in Dallas, PA. Misericordia will have to deal with the outstanding rebounding duo of Braithwaite and Denny-Rochester. Both combine for 334 total rebounds on the season. This game should be high scoring due to the amount of three pointers. Tyann McDaniel is 33.9% in 3FG% for the Cougars, whereas Nicole Maslowski is shooting 32.6% in 3FG% for Penn State Wilkes-Barre. This game promises to be exciting and a great matchup.

Lady Mountain Lions Meet Central Penn College for a Home Matchup

1/15/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-10 overall, 1-7 PSUAC) Women’s basketball team played well against the elite point guard of Penn State Worthington Scranton last night. The Lady Mountain Lions will be playing against another team with an elite scorer. Central Penn’s Jasmine Robinson is scoring 22.9 points per game, tying her for the most in the USCAA. This will be a great match up for Penn State Wilkes-Barre.  PSU Wilkes-Barre’s Tiaira Brathwaite is currently 5th in scoring (17.8 PPG) and 2nd in rebounding (11.5 RPG) on the PSUAC leaderboards. This game promises to be close with a lot of scoring from both teams. Both teams currently have a 3-10 overall record. The game tips off at 6pm Wednesday at PSU Wilkes-Barre.

Women’s Basketball Team Loses in Overtime Thriller

1/14/13 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-10 overall, 1-7 PSUAC) got off to a quick start with Penn State Worthington Scranton with efficient three point shooting and great passing. Worthington Scranton went on a scoring run to end the first half with a 10-point lead.  With a lot of help from Nicole Maslowski’s three-point shooting (7-10 3FG), the Mountain Lions climbed back into the game in the second half to force overtime. In the last minute of overtime Maslowski (25 points) hit a three pointer, putting the Mountain Lions up by one point. However, Jess Segilia (32 points) of Penn State Worthington Scranton scored the game winning layup with 1.5 seconds left on the clock. Penn State Wilkes-Barre Women’s basketball team looks to bounce back from this heartbreak loss Wednesday against Central Penn at 6pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball Team Loses Another Close Game

1/12/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team (3-9 overall and 1-6 PSUAC) lost a close game against Penn State DuBois despite Katie Beach’s 19 points. The Mountain Lions trailed by 10 at halftime and looked to fight their way back into the game. However, Penn State DuBois put the game away with their 52% free-throw shooting. Tiaira Brathwaite had an outstanding game for the Mountain Lions with 21 rebounds and 17 points. Penn State Wilkes-Barre looks to bounce back Monday against Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Women’s Basketball Loses Close Battle At Worthington Scranton

12/13/12 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost a close game at Penn State Worthington Scranton tonight by a score of 72-76. Wilkes-Barre was led by five players scoring in double-figures. Freshman Jalicia Robinson led the group with 19 points, followed by sophomore Nicole Maslowski with 16. Wilkes-Barre will head into the break with a 1-5 record in the PSUAC and 3-8 overall. The Mountain Lions will next play on Saturday, January 12th at Penn State DuBois.

Denny-Rochester Named USCAA AND PSUAC Player of the Week

12/11/12 - Congratulations to junior forward Tiffany Denny-Rochester on being recognized by both the PSUAC and USCAA as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Women’s Basketball Falls to Penn College 12/5/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-6, 1-3 PSUAC) Women’s Basketball team fell to Penn College, as they tried overcoming a 36-23 Penn College halftime lead to lose by a final score of 72-65. Three Mountain Lion players played very impressive games for Wilkes-Barre, with senior Katie Beach leading her team in scoring. She finished the game with 19 points, along with 12 rebounds. Juniors Tiaira Brathwaite and Tiffany Denny-Rochester contributed 18 points each. Brathwaite had a game-high 19 rebounds and Denny-Rochester also added 15 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre will be idle until Tuesday, December 11 when they continue their stint of road games at Penn State Hazleton. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Mountain Lions Can’t Keep Lead in First Half, Fall to Brandywine in Overtime

12/3/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-5, 1-2 PSUAC) Women’s Basketball team took at 30-21 lead going into halftime but couldn’t hold up that lead before losing in overtime to Penn State Brandywine 76-64. Despite the loss, three players scored in double figures for the Mountain Lions, with junior Tiffany Denny-Rochester carrying the offense by scoring 23 points while pulling down 17 rebounds. Junior Tiaira Brathwaite had 19 points and freshman point guard Jalicia Robinson added 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 assists. Wilkes-Barre will continue its span of road games on Wednesday, December 5 with a trip to Williamsport to take on Penn College. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Loses to Conference Opponent Beaver

12/1/12 - After a slow first half, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-4, 1-1 PSUAC) Women’s Basketball team couldn’t contain Penn State Beaver as Beaver controlled the rest of the game and went on to defeat Wilkes-Barre, 76-43. Only two players scored in double figures for the Mountain Lions, with junior Tiara Brathwaite and sophomore Nicole Maslowski contributing 13 and 11 points, respectively. Wilkes-Barre will play again on Monday when they travel to Brandywine for another PSUAC conference matchup, with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Robinson leads Mountain Lions to Win Over Schuylkill

11/28/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (3-3, 1-0 PSUAC) Women’s Basketball team opened up conference play with a huge win against Penn State Schuylkill, downing the local Lady Lions 55-46. Freshman Jalicia Robinson led Wilkes-Barre with 19 points, and two other teammates scored in double digits to help bury the Schuylkill squad. Juniors Tiara Brathwaite and Tiffany-Denny Rochester both added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Brathwaite also contributed a game-high 15 rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will continue conference play as they take on Penn State Beaver on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 pm in the ARB.

Women’s Basketball Loses to Wilkes University

11/17/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2-3) Women’s Basketball team lost a non-conference game against Wilkes University, falling 90-54. The Mountain Lions were led by freshmen Jalicia Robinson who had a strong game at point guard once again, scoring 22 points while adding nine rebounds and dishing out seven assists. The only other scoring in double figures was junior Tiaira Brathwaite who contributed with 11. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be idle during Thanksgiving Break and will resume play when they travel to Penn State Schuylkill for their first conference game of the season at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Gets Back on Track with Win against Davis College

11/15/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2-2) Women’s Basketball team kept the game interesting before finishing off Davis College, 65-62, in the last couple minutes to preserve the win Thursday evening in the ARB. The Mountain Lions were led by the unstoppable junior Tiaira Brathwaite, who had a monster game tallying up 30 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Freshmen Jalicia Robinson added 8 assists and 7 steals, while junior Tiffany Denny-Rochester added 13 rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be tested again when they take on Wilkes University Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 pm start.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Women’s Basketball Opens up Season with a Win

11/6/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (1-0) women’s basketball team opened up the 2012-2013 season with a great start by getting a solid win against LCCC by a score of 68-56 Tuesday evening in the ARB. Junior Tiaira Brathwaite led with a team-high 20 points, while sophomore Aubrey Wargowsky added 14 points and junior Tiffany Denny-Rochester added 10. This trio had an impressive game for the Mountain Lions, combining for 44 out of the team’s 68 points. Brathwaite and Denny-Rochester were racking up the rebounds, pulling down 21 and 20 respectively. Freshman Jalicia Robinson played a solid game at point guard totaling 10 rebounds and dishing out 8 assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Broome CC for a 7:00 pm game.

Women’s Basketball Names New Head Coach

7/2/12 –  Director of Athletics, Brian D. Stanchak, announced today the hiring of Kevin Kringe as Penn State Wilkes-Barre new Head Women’s Basketball Coach. A native of Hazleton, PA, Kringe, 40, brings a wealth of success to Penn State Wilkes-Barre.  He served the previous 14 seasons as the top assistant at Hazleton Area High School helping the Lady Cougars build a successful program.  During his tenure on staff, the Hazleton Area girls won 8 consecutive Wyoming Valley Conference Championships from 2001-2009 and 4 District II championships.  Coach Kringe also guided his 2002 JV team to a 22-0 season which was the first undefeated team in Hazleton Area school history.  At the JV level, he compiled a 246-72 record and was the WVC JV Coach of the Year four times.  He has coached and developed many great student-athletes that have went on to play college basketball at the Division II and III levels. Kringe attended Bishop Hafey High School where he was an All-League performer in both cross-country and basketball.  He is the career assist and steals leader at Hafey and holds the record for the most assists in one game (17 vs Schuylkill Haven in 1988) and recorded the school’s first triple-double, also in 1989.  Kringe then went on to have a successful career at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  At King’s, the Monarchs earned two berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament (1991 & 1992) and won the Freedom League in the 1993-94 season.  Coach Kringe earned a bachelor’s degree in education at King’s and is currently a middle school teacher in the Hazleton Area School District. “Kevin Kringe’s successful playing and coaching experience in the area makes him a tremendous asset to our women’s basketball program.  His enthusiasm and passion for developing student-athletes on and off the court stood out to me during the interview process, and I am confident that he will lead our women’s basketball team to a high level of success next season and for the foreseeable future,” said Director of Athletics, Brian D. Stanchak. Coach Kringe resides in Drums, PA with his wife Marsha, a basketball and softball standout also at Kings College, and their three children Jillian (8), Lacie (7), and Nate (3).

2011-2012

2011-2012 Women’s Basketball Final Stats

Women’s Basketball Loses Playoff Game

2/21/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost to Penn State Brandywine, 51-73, in the first round of the PSUAC playoffs on Tuesday night. Junior Catherine Beach was Wilkes-Barre’s leading scorer, putting up 15 points for the team. Sophomores Michele Vowler and Tiara Brathwaite each added 12 points for Wilkes-Barre. Brathwaite also pulled down 15 rebounds, giving her a double-double. With the loss the Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team ends their 2011-2012 season.

Vowler Named PSUAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

2/14/12 - Congratulations to Sophomore Michele Vowler on being named PSUAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week!

Women’s Basketball Triumphs over Mont Alto

2/11/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team triumphed over PSUAC rival Penn State Mont Alto, 77-31, in their final game of the regular season on Saturday afternoon. Sophomores Tiffany Denny-Rochester and Molly Dincher led the way for Wilkes-Barre, each having a double-double. Denny-Rochester scored 18 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, while Dincher scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Sophomore Michele Vowler had 9 steals for Wilkes-Barre and she also put up 14 points. Freshman Aubrey Wargowsky contributed 13 points to the win. With the win, Wilkes-Barre ends the regular season 10-12 overall and 8-6 in the PSUAC.

Women’s Basketball Clinches PSUAC Playoff Berth

2/9/12 – The Penn State women’s basketball team (9-12, 7-6 PSUAC) extended its season long winning streak to four games tonight with a 67-61 win over North Division rival, Penn College. The win clinched a PSUAC playoff berth for the Lady Mountain Lions. Senior guard Michele Vowler paced Wilkes-Barre with 22 points. Junior Catherine Beach and sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite each added 13 points. Wilkes-Barre plays its regular season finale on Saturday, February 11th, at Penn State Mont Alto before playing in the PSUAC playoffs.

Women’s Basketball Prevails against Penn State Worthington Scranton

2/6/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team won, 68-50, against PSUAC rival Penn State Worthington Scranton on Monday night. With the win Wilkes-Barre is now 8-12 on the season and 6-6 in the PSUAC. Freshman Aubrey Wargowsky was Wilkes-Barre’s leading scorer with 15 points. Sophomore Tiara Brathwaite led Wilkes-Barre with 23 rebounds. Brathwaite also put up 13 points, giving her a double-double on the night. Wilkes-Barre will next head to the road to take on Penn College on Thursday, February 9th at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Defeats Penn State York

2/4/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team (7-12 overall, 5-6 PSUAC) defeated Penn State York, 72-45, at home on Saturday afternoon. Leading the way for Wilkes-Barre was sophomore Molly Dincher, who scored 20 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Wilkes-Barre. Freshman Aubrey Wargowsky put up 11 points for Wilkes-Barre, while junior Precious Hills and freshmen Nicole Maslowski each added 9 points. Wilkes-Barre’s next game is at home on Monday, February 6th at 6:00 pm against Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Women’s Basketball Takes Down Penn College

2/2/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team defeated Penn College, 70-55, at home on Thursday night. The win improves Wilkes-Barre to 6-12 overall and 4-6 in the PSUAC. For Wilkes-Barre sophomore Michele Vowler scored 20 points, junior Catherine Beach scored 15 points and sophomore Tiffany Denny scored 14 points. Sophomore Molly Dincher pulled down 16 rebounds for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre will next play at home against PSUAC rival Penn State York, Saturday, February 4th at 1:00 pm.

Brathwaite Named USCAA Women’s Basketball Player of Week

2/2/12 - Congratulations to sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite on winning USCAA Player of the Week honors! She is the first PSUAC women’s basketball player to receive this award this season.

Women’s Basketball Defeated by PSUAC Rival Penn State Fayette

1/28/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team (5-12 overall, 3-6 PSUAC) was defeated at home, 63-71, by PSUAC rival Penn State Fayette on Saturday afternoon. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomores Tiaira Brathwaite and Molly Dincher, who each had a double-double. Brathwaite scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, while Dincher put up 10 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Junior Catherine Beach added 14 points and 8 rebounds, while sophomore Michele Vowler scored 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre’s next game is at home on Thursday, February 2, at 6:00 pm against Penn College.

Women’s Basketball Loses at Home

1/27/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball lost at home to PSUAC rival Penn State Greater Allegheny, 51-58, on Friday night. With the loss, Wilkes-Barre falls to 5-11 on the season and 3-5 in the PSUAC. Sophomores Tiaira Brathwaite and Michele Vowler led the way for Wilkes-Barre, each with a double-double. Brathwaite scored 13 points and grabbed 23 rebounds, while Vowler scored 15 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre will next play at home against PSUAC rival Penn State Fayette Saturday afternoon, January 28, at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Wins at Worthington Scranton

1/25/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team defeated PSUAC rival Penn State Worthington Scranton 65-48 Wednesday night on the road. With the win Wilkes-Barre improves to 5-10 overall and 3-4 in the PSUAC. Sophomore Michele Vowler led Wilkes-Barre with 18 points and 5 steals. Sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite scored 11 points, while junior Catherine Beach and sophomore Molly Dincher each added 9 points for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre will next play at home against PSUAC rival Greater Allegheny, Friday night, January 27, at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Wins at Home

1/23/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team (4-10 overall, 2-4 PSUAC) defeated Luzerne County Community College, 65-61, Monday night at home. Sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite led the way for the Mountain Lions by scoring 18 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Sophomore Tiffany Denny added 12 points and 7 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Michele Vowler contributed 11 points and 8 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre will next play Wednesday night, January 25 at 6:00 pm, on the road against PSUAC rival Penn State Worthington Scranton.

Women’s Basketball Falls Short of Win

1/20/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team fell short of a win (64-67) against PSUAC rival Penn State DuBois, Friday night at home. The loss drops Wilkes-Barre to 3-10 on the season and 2-4 in the PSUAC. Junior Catherine Beach and sophomores Michele Vowler and Tiara Brathwaite led Wilkes-Barre with 14 points each. Freshman Aubrey Wargowsky added 10 points for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will next play at 6:00 pm on Monday night, January 23, at home against Luzerne County Community College.

Women’s Basketball Wins Against PSUAC Rival Penn State Hazleton

1/18/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team improved to 3-9 on the season and 2-3 in the PSUAC with a win at home Wednesday night over PSUAC rival Penn State Hazleton. Down 13-16 at half time, Wilkes-Barre battled back to take a 45-41 victory over Hazleton. Sophomore Tiaira Braithwaite led Wilkes-Barre with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Michele Vowler added in 11 points and freshmen Aubrey Wargowsky scored 8 points. Wilkes-Barre will next play Friday night January 20th at home against Penn State DuBois.

Women’s Basketball Falls at Home to Misericordia

1/16/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost 28-74 at home to Misericordia University on Monday night. The loss drops Wilkes-Barre to 2-9 on the season and they remain 1-3 in the PSUAC. Sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite led Wilkes-Barre with 10 points and 5 rebounds while sophomore Molly Dincher added 8 points. Wilkes-Barre will next play Wednesday night, January 18th, at home against PSUAC rival Penn State Hazleton.

Basketball Pink-Out Fundraiser for Cancer

1/14/12 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre athletic department will be holding a “Coaches vs. Cancer” Night on Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm to raise awareness for cancer research. The event will take place during a basketball double-header against Penn State New Kensington and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society. For more information on purchasing Pink-Out t-shirts or raffle prizes, please contact Director of Athletics Brian Stanchak by stopping in the ARB or e-mailing bds23@psu.edu. (T-shirts are $10 with all proceeds donated; checks to be made out to the PSU W-B SGA; deadline for ordering t-shirts is January 27th.)

Women’s Basketball Defeated at Home

12/10/11 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team lost at home to Delaware Valley College 43-74 on Saturday afternoon. Despite outscoring Delaware Valley in the 2nd half 27-24, the loss put Wilkes-Barre’s record at the break at 2-8 and 1-3 in the PSUAC. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore Michele Vowler with 14 points. Wilkes-Barre will head off on the holiday break before returning to host Misericordia on Monday, January 16th at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Blows by Brandywine in Second Half to Win PSUAC Home Opener

12/6/11 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (2-6, 1-2) women’s basketball team beat Penn State Brandywine 63-49 to improve to 1-2 in the PSUAC Conference. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore guard Michele Vowler with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Junior Katie Beach also had a big game with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre put together a great overall effort, including out-rebounding Brandywine 43-29. Wilkes-Barre will next play PSUAC rival Penn State Hazleton on Friday night before turning around to play Delaware Valley College at home on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Loses Close Battle with Beaver

12/3/11 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball fell to 1-6 on the season after losing at Penn State Beaver 51-55. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Michele Vowler added 13 points and 7 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre will next host Penn State Brandywine in their PSUAC home opener Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.

Women’s Basketball Falls to Schuylkill in PSUAC Opener

11/30/11 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team (1-5) lost 45-50 at Penn State Schuylkill in the PSUAC Opener. Three players led Wilkes-Barre with 10 points each (Tiaira Brathwaite, Catherine Beach and Molly Dincher). Wilkes-Barre will next head to Penn State Beaver on Saturday for another PSUAC matchup.

Women’s Basketball Falls Short at Centenary

11/22/11 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball fell short at Centenary College tonight losing 59-74 to fall to 1-4 on the season. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore Michele Vowler with 16 points and 4 steals. Sophomore forward Tiaira Brathwaite added 12 points and 8 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Tiffany Denny added 10 points. Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Schuylkill to take on Penn State Schuylkill on November 30th at 6pm.

Women’s Basketball Falls to Wilkes

11/19/11 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre lost at Wilkes University 50-96 today. Penn State Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite’s second straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Catherine Beach added 10 points for Wilkes-Barre while senior point guard Renee Fumanti pulled down 12 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre’s next game is Tuesday, November 22 at Centenary College (NJ).

Women’s Basketball Falls At Home

11/18/11 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (1-2) women’s basketball team lost a close battle to Briarcliffe College (62-54) on Friday night. Leading the way for Wilkes-Barre was Tiaira Brathwaite with a double-double scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Molly Dincher was the team’s leading scorer with 14 points while also pulling down 8 rebounds. Catherine Beach added 13 and Aubrey Wargowsky scored 10 for Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes-Barre next travels to battle local rival Wilkes University tomorrow afternoon.

Women’s Basketball Wins Season Opener

11/7/11 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre women’s basketball team won their season opener 53-46 over Luzerne County Community College to begin the season 1-0. Wilkes-Barre was led by sophomore Tiaira Brathwaite who had 13 points. Sophomore Molly Dincher added 10 for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre’s next game is at home next Tuesday at 6:00 pm vs. Baptist Bible College.

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