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Mounties' Performance from Beyond the Arc Leads to 95-80 Win Over Lions

Mounties' Performance from Beyond the Arc Leads to 95-80 Win Over Lions

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1/15/2014 — ALTOONA, Pa. - The Penn State Altoona men's basketball team found plenty of offense against Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference rival Mount Aloysius College on Wednesday night, but the Lions were outdone by the Mounties' strong performance from three-point range.

Mount Aloysius made 17-of-32 shots from beyond the arc, many of which came at key times in the game.

Jonathan Ross (Columbia, SC/Cross Creek) led Penn State Altoona in scoring with 26 points.

Evan Greening (Stafford, VA/Stafford) notched his sixth double-double of the season, scoring 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds. He also blocked a game-high five shots.

Javon Wilson (Washington, D.C./T.C. Williams) contributed 11 points for the Lions.

The Mounties' Shawn Greenfield led all scorers with 40 points.

With the game tied 13-13 at 16:41 of the first half, Mount Aloysius took off on a 10-0 run, capped by Dillon Bender's layup, to take a 23-13 advantage.

Greening's layup helped a Lions' surge that brought the home team to within one point of Mount Aloysius' lead, 26-25, at 8:48.

But the Mounties answered with another big run, with Greenfield connecting twice from three-point land and hitting another jumper to make it 41-27 by the 5:23 mark.

Mount Aloysius cooked up more of the same in the second half. Bender's trey at 19:23 gave the visitors a 14 point lead, 51-37. After Penn State Altoona whittled its deficit to four points, Greenfield helped his team increase its lead to 63-51 with two three-pointers in the span of 24 seconds.

Later, Davario Barksdale and Bender made three-pointers to give Mount Aloysius its largest lead of the night, 82-61, by the 5:55 mark.

Penn State Altoona shot 50% from the field in the game -- including a 61.5% clip in the second half -- but the Lions were unable to overcome Mount Aloysius' 53.1% success rate from three-point range.


Photo (by Anna Kepner): Penn State Altoona junior guard Jonathan Ross looks inside during Wednesday night's game against Mount Aloysius College in the Adler Gym.

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