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Mavericks Too Much For Lions in 93-85 Loss
2/8/2014 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona men’s basketball took on Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Medaille College on Saturday in the Adler Gym. The Lions kept the game close but were not rewarded with the win, losing 93-85.
Evan Greening (Stafford, VA/Stafford) recorded his 12th double-double of the season, putting 32 points and 10 rebounds in the books. Greening’s total of 32 points marks a personal season-high and is tied for the ninth-most points scored by a single player in a game in Penn State Altoona men’s basketball history.
Dylan Leazier (Hagerstown, MD/St. Maria Goretti) added 20 points for the Lions, and Anton Lucas (Alexandria, VA/Mount Vernon) scored 11.
Tay Charles (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) set a personal season-high with nine assists.
The first half was a back-and-forth battle between the teams. A jumper by Greening as time expired in the first half gave the Lions a 44-41 lead at the intermission.
In the second half, Penn State Altoona kept its momentum going. Leazier’s fastbreak layup and foul shot at 17:47 gave the Lions a 52-43 lead, their largest of the game. Michael Wigfield’s (Beaver Valley, PA/Glendale) jumper 40 seconds later kept his team’s advantage at nine points, 54-45.
But Medaille reeled off a 19-6 run to lead 64-60 at 11:12, getting eight points from Jammal Coleman and seven from Robby Seyler during that span.
The Lions battled back to reclaim the lead 77-76 at 6:41 on a three-pointer by Lucas.
But Penn State Altoona’s lead was quickly overtaken by the visitors, who went on to outscore the Lions 17-8 in the final 6:21 of the game.
Penn State Altoona will hit the road for its next game, traveling to face nearby AMCC rival Mount Aloysius College on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00 PM.
Photo (by Anna Kepner): Penn State Altoona freshman guard Markel McCloud (Clinton, MD/Surrattsville) puts up a shot along the baseline during Saturday's game against Medaille in the Adler Gym.