Behrend swimmers win in Altoona

December 10, 2019

Penn State Behrend’s swimming and diving teams defeated Penn State Altoona in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference match-up. The women’s team took both first and second place in seven different events.

The college’s basketball, wrestling and bowling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Carnegie Mellon 69, Penn State Behrend 66

Penn State Behrend 82, D’Youville 56

The game against Carnegie Mellon was tied 14 times before the Tartans took the lead in the final minute. Devin Pope, a sophomore from Ripley, New York, paced the Lions with 19 points.

Women’s basketball

D’Youville 68, Penn State Behrend 59

Kourtney Beamesderfer, a junior from Rebersburg, scored a season-high 19 points. Alanna Dibble, a sophomore from Lakewood, New York, grabbed 12 rebounds.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 160, Penn State Altoona 67

Alex Croll, a junior from Honolulu, Hawaii, won three events: the 50 freestyle, the 100 breaststroke, and the 200 medley relay, which he swam with teammates Liam Watterson, Matt Karenbauer and Jacob Schmidt.

Women’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 118, Penn State Altoona 69

Barbie Cessar, a sophomore from Slippery Rock, won three events: the 100 backstroke, the 200 backstroke, and the 200 medley relay, which she swam with teammates Valerie Grimes, Lacey Grinnen and Trulee Stainbrook.


Michael Binni, a sophomore from Canonsburg, placed fourth in the 125-pound weight class at the RIT Invitational. He won two matches before falling to a wrestler from Williams.

Women’s bowling

Penn State Behrend 2, Ursuline 1

Hilbert 2, Penn State Behrend 1

Brianna Lundy, a senior from North Huntingdon, led the Lions in the two wins against Ursuline. She bowled a 182 in the first match and a 189 in the second.

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Last Updated December 10, 2019