Behrend basketball coach wins 500th career victory

Penn State Behrend men's basketball coach Dave Niland earned his 500th career win with a 76-60 victrory over Fredonia. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Penn State Behrend men’s basketball coach Dave Niland earned his 500th career victory with a 76-60 win against Fredonia. named him Coach of the Week.

The college’s track and field and wrestling teams also were in action last week.

Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 79, Mt. Aloysius 68

Penn State Behrend 76, Fredonia 60

Devin Pope, a sophomore from Ripley, New York, scored a career-high 28 points against Mt. Aloysius. Five of his shots were for three-pointers.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 62, Mt. Aloysius 35

The Lions held Mt. Aloysius to a season-low 35 points, with 19 turnovers.

Kourtney Beamesderfer, a junior from Rebersburg, led the team with 13 points.

Men’s track and field

Kurt Eberhardt, a sophomore from Gibsonia, won the 60-meter dash at the Houghton December Classic, finishing in 7.06 seconds.

Zachary Tingley, a sophomore from Stoneboro, won the mile run, finishing in 4:35.86.

Women’s track and field

Jenna Shelton, a senior from Cabot, won the mile run at the Houghton December Classic, finishing in 5:21.28. Gabriella Loeffler, a senior from Pittsburgh, placed second in the 300-meter race, finishing in 42.49 – a school record.


Alfred State 31, Penn State Behrend 13

Michael Binni, a sophomore from Canonsburg, won by decision in the 133-pound weight class.

Nate Barcaskey, a junior from Moon Township, won with a takedown in the heavyweight class.

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Last Updated December 17, 2019