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Lions' Offense Goes Into High Gear in 110-92 Win Over D'Youville

Lions' Offense Goes Into High Gear in 110-92 Win Over D'Youville




1/18/2014 — ALTOONA, Pa. - The Penn State Altoona men's basketball team posted its third-highest score in program history during a 110-92 win over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe D'Youville College on Saturday afternoon in the Adler Gym.

Penn State Altoona scored 119 in a win over Roanoke College on December 5, 1998 and 115 in a loss to Mount Aloysius College on November 19, 2011.

The Lions had six players score in double figures during Saturday's win.

Evan Greening (Stafford, VA/Stafford) led all players in scoring and rebounding, putting up 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

Dylan Leazier (Hagerstown, MD/St. Maria Goretti) returned to the lineup to contribute 20 points and seven rebounds for the Lions.

Jonathan Ross (Columbia, SC/Cross Creek) scored 14 points and dished out four assists.

Michael Wigfield (Beaver Valley, PA/Glendale) and Javon Wilson (Washington, D.C./T.C. Williams) each scored 13 points. Wigfield added eight rebounds, four assists, and three blocks.

Tay Charles (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) scored 10 points to go along with a team-high six assists.

Desptie shooting 55.9% from the field in the first half, Penn State Altoona found itself trailing D'Youville 31-22 at the 8:10 mark. But the Lions outscored the visitors 17-9 over the next five minutes to turn the tables. Leazier's three-pointer at 3:13 put his team back on top, 42-40.

Penn State Altoona added some breathing room to its lead just before halftime, when scores by Greening and Wigfield made it a 53-47 game.

D'Youville kept hanging around throughout much of the second half. Back-to-back scores by Julian Reed helped the Spartans go ahead 57-55 at 16:54, and Anthony Wiechec's layup at 12:54 made it 67-64.

But Leazier answered back with a three-pointer 20 seconds later to tie the game, and Penn State Altoona never looked back. Wigfield converted on a three-point play at 7:18, scoring the layup and sinking the foul shot to make it 78-69. Leazier's fastbreak score at 4:44 put his team up by 10, 85-75, and he connected again from three-point range at 3:15 to make it a 15 point game.

Penn State Altoona went on to lead by as many as 19 points, seizing their second AMCC win of the season.

Photo (by Anna Kepner): Penn State Altoona freshman forward Evan Greening works in the post during Saturday afternoon's win over D'Youville College in the Adler Gym.

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