PSU DuBois Basketball Results
Genevro Honored as PSU's Top Male Scholar-Athlete
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State DuBois men’s basketball point guard Kevin “Kez” Genevro has been named the University’s John C. Egli Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete for 2007-08. This honor is given to one male and one female student per year from the 1,400 student-athletes who participated in one or more of the ten varsity sports offered at the fifteen locations of the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
Genevro, a 2006 graduate of Elk County Catholic from St. Marys, PA, is a Mechanical Engineering major, compiling a 3.42 cumulative grade point average in four semesters. A member of the PSUAC All-Conference team for 2007 and 2008, Genevro was a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American Honorable Mention for 2007, and was named a USCAA All-American for 2008.
“I am very proud of Kevin, and I cannot think of a more deserving student to be awarded this honor”, said Dr. Anita McDonald, PSU DuBois Chancellor. “He has shown himself to be a true role model, both on the court and in the classroom.” DuBois Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Bennett agrees. “Kez works hard on his academics and that has a positive influence on the underclassmen because they see the best player on the team as a true student-athlete.”
The Egli Award was established in honor of Assistant Professor John Egli in recognition of his distinguished service to Penn State University as a student, athlete, faculty member, and coach. As the first Commonwealth Campus Coordinator of Athletics, Mr. Egli was responsible for the establishment, growth, and development of the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference, now known as the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).
Genevro will be honored along with female Egli Award recipient Jill Chocallo of PSU Wilkes-Barre at the PSUAC Awards Luncheon on April 21st at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.
3/28/2008 - Two Penn State DuBois Basketball Players named to All-Conference team
DUBOIS, Pa. – Penn State DuBois students Kevin “Kez” Genevro and Dylan Howard were named this week to the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) All-Conference team for the 2007-08 season.
Genevro, an Elk County Catholic graduate, led the DuBois squad in scoring (18.7) and assists (5.8). Howard (Osweyo Valley) holds the distinction of Penn State DuBois’ first one-thousand point player, scoring a total of 1,070 career points as a Nittany Lion, and also set a campus record for 3-point shots in a single season (103 points). A third Penn State DuBois player, Kyle Vogt (Cameron County), was named as an All-Conference Honorable Mention for 2007-08.
DuBois head coach Dave Bennett says the inclusion of his players to the All-Conference team is “a significant honor.” Bennett commented on the character of the honored athletes as well, saying “All three players would trade this individual honor for a team championship--and that is what makes them great to coach.”
The PSUAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team roster is chosen by the 15-member teams’ coaches from over 150 student-athletes across the Penn State commonwealth campus system.
3/10/2008 - PSUAC Semifinal Results
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State DuBois men’s basketball season came to an end on the Bryce Jordan Center court Friday afternoon as the DuBois Nittany Lions fell to Penn State New Kensington 54-62. The top-seeded New Kensington squad held a slim lead through most of the first half, but saw DuBois begin to rally as the second half of action drew on. The DuBois men whittled New Ken’s 15-point lead down to 3 points with two minutes left in the game, but then a spectacular defensive play by New Ken All-American Jeremy Hurt gave New Kensington the boost it needed to pull away to a 62-54 win at the final buzzer.
Hurt’s defensive play in the clutch was just one highlight of an excellent overall defense strategy from New Kensington, as the team effectively shut down DuBois’ big guns. Senior Dylan Howard, who went 7-for-11 on 3-pointers during Monday night’s Elite 8 win over PSU Hazleton, was limited to 6 points on the day against New Kensington on Friday. Kevin Genevro was similarly stifled, carrying only 9 points for the game. Freshman Josh Salter led the scoring for DuBois with 17 points on the day. Senior Jonny Songer added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the semifinal. New Kensington’s Jeremy Hurt led his team’s scoring with 14 points.
Penn State DuBois finishes the 2007-08 season with an overall record of 15-and-15, including a second consecutive trip to the USCAA National Championship tournament and a Final 4 appearance at the PSUAC playoffs. New Kensington went on to drop the championship match to PSU Abingdon 58-76 on Saturday afternoon.
The DuBois Nittany Lions will kick off the 2008-09 season of PSUAC play on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at home against Western Division rival PSU Beaver.
3/1/2008 - USCAA Round 3 Results
SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions rounded out their second consecutive appearance at the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship with a 73-81 loss to Hesser College on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils took an early lead in the first half and never ceded control of the game, leading 39-31 at the halftime buzzer. DuBois mounted a late-game offensive surge to bring the score within one point with five minutes left to play, but Hesser would proceed to make a five-point run to pull away as the clock wound down. The Lions would go on to score only three more points in the remaining five minutes as the Blue Devils padded their lead by two more points to end the game with a 81-73 lead. DuBois' Kevin Genevro led the scoring for the Lions with 20 points, while Dylan Howard would add 19 points. Jimmy Higgins came away with 18 points and 11 rebounds on the day. Hesser's Chris Murrell paced the Blue Devils with 24 points and 9 rebounds.
The DuBois Nittany Lions return to PSUAC action on Monday night at 7:30 for an Elite 8 playoff game at PSU Hazleton.
2/29/2008 - USCAA Round 2 Results
SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions fell to sixth-seeded New Hampshire Technical Institute Capitals in second-round action at the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship Friday night by a score of 65-76. Just as they did on Thursday night in their loss to Southern Maine Community College the Lions jumped out to an early lead, keeping the momentum throughout the half with a 35-31 lead at halftime. The Capitals came out strong in the second period, however, and began to pull away with the lead as the clock wound down, ending the game with an 11-point margin, 65-76. DuBois freshman Josh Salter led the seventh-seeded Nittany Lions with 18 points and two rebounds, and Kevin Genevro tallied 15 points for DuBois with 6 rebounds. Senior Dylan Howard, who was recognized at the start of the game for achieving a 1,000-point career at Penn State DuBois, added 12 points on the night, bringing his career total to 1,017. For the Capitals, Ryan Lambert led the way with 15 points and 6 rebounds for NHTI.
The DuBois Nittany Lions will play in the final round of USCAA championship competition with a 9:30am start on Saturday. The DuBois men then return to PSUAC play with an Elite 8 appearance on Monday evening in Hazleton.
2/29/2008 - Penn State DuBois Player hits 1,000th career point
SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball program saw one of its student-athletes achieve a remarkable milestone Thursday night, as senior Dylan Howard scored his one-thousandth career point during the second half of the Nittany Lions' loss to Southern Maine Community College in the first round of the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship in South Portland, Maine. “I am very happy for Dylan, and very proud of him tonight,” said head coach Dave Bennett. “Dylan has been a model athlete for our program for the past four years, and we're pleased that he's been able to reach this milestone.” Bennett noted that this was the first time in the history of the Penn State DuBois athletics program that an athlete had hit the 1,000-point mark.
Howard and his parents were honored by the Penn State DuBois coaches, staff and fans, as well as SMCC Athletic Director and USCAA Tournament Director Matt Richards before the start of Friday afternoon's second-round game against New Hampshire Tech Institute. “I want to congratulate my fellow-teammates”, said Howard, “because this couldn't have happened without them.” He also expressed his gratitude to the men's coaching staff for their role in helping him develop his game and grow as a player during his time at Penn State DuBois. Howard will graduate in May with a degree in marketing, and hopes to return to the Penn State DuBois men's program next year as an assistant coach.
Penn State DuBois will play in the third round of the USCAA Division II Men's Championship Saturday morning before returning to the Keystone State to take on PSUAC Elite 8 opponent PSU Hazleton on Monday evening.
2/28/2008 - USCAA Update
SOUTH PORTLAND, Me – The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions fell to the second-seeded Southern Main Community College Seawolves in the first round of the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball championship Thursday night in a hard-fought 76-82 loss. The Nittany Lions led the game through most of the first period, leading by as many as ten points during the first twenty minutes. The SMCC Seawolves picked up momentum, however, and managed to take a 30-28 lead in the final seconds of the first half. After re-taking the lead at the beginning of the second half, the DuBois squad fell behind and were never able to recover, as SMCC went on to outscore the Lions 52-48 in the last twenty minutes. Kevin Genevro paced the Lions with 30 points and six rebounds, followed by Dylan Howard with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Coleman Findlay and Chris Banks accounted for almost half of SMCC's total points on the night, with 20 points each.
With the loss, Penn State DuBois drops to the consolation bracket, and will play on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm.
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