Mounties Stage Comeback to Defeat Lions 93-77
CRESSON, Pa. Ė A 10-point second half lead for Penn State Altoona menís basketball vanished as Mount Aloysius College stormed back to win 93-77 on Wednesday night.
Eric Sarra (Reading, PA/Exeter) led all scorers with 28 points for the Lions.
Penn State Altoona shot 52.8% from the field in the first half, working their way to a 47-44 halftime lead.
The Lions fought back from an early Mount Aloysius lead, taking a 37-36 advantage on John Brennanís (Philadelphia, PA/St. John Neumann-Goretti) layup at 5:04.
Durant Harvinís (Baltimore, MD/Franklin) jumper seconds before halftime gave the visitors a three-point lead at the intermission.
Penn State Altoona continued to ride the wave of momentum early in the second period. Sarra provided the first 10 points of the half for the Lions, hitting two jumpers and sinking a pair of three-pointers. Brennanís jumper at 17:15 gave his team a 59-49 lead, their largest of the game.
Mount Aloysius went on a 10-2 run over the next three minutes to cut their deficit to 61-59.
Sarra connected on another trey at 13:36 to give the Lions a modest boost to their lead, which then stood at 64-59.
But the Mounties continued to fight back and eventually tied the game at 69-69 by the 8:40 mark on Demetrius Davisí layup.
Counting the game- tying basket, Mount Aloysius took off on a torrid 21-0 run in a six minute span to go up by 19 with 3:40 left in the game, all but sealing a victory.
Photo: Penn State Altoona junior guard Durant Harvin dribbles downcourt during Wednesday night's loss at Mount Aloysius College.
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