ERIE, Pa. – Senior forward Dan Wanker (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) tallied 16 points to reach 1,000 career points and help the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team defeat Franciscan 77-43 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Penn State Behrend 77, Franciscan 43
Records: Penn State Behrend (18-3, 11-3 AMCC), Franciscan (10-10, 6-7 AMCC)
* Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) and Wanker combined for 39 of Behrend's 77 points
* Gorny netted a game-high 23 points while adding five rebounds
* Wanker registered 16 points, the exact number he needed to reach the milestone
* Wanker hit 1,000 career points by sinking a free throw with 2:38 remaining in the second half.
* The Lions were able to shoot 58 percent from the field while holding the Barons to just 32 percent shooting
* Behrend racked up 24 assists on the afternoon while Franciscan tallied eight in the game
* Franciscan was led in scoring by sharpshooting Sean Hickey, who scored 12 in the contest
* Behrend will return to action on Wednesday, February 6th at the Junker Center beginning at 8 p.m. The Lions will look to avenge an earlier loss to AMCC foe D'Youville.