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Men's Basketball Falls 72-49 at Medaille


1/24/2015 — BUFFALO, N.Y. - Penn State Altoona men's basketball suffered a 72-49 loss at the hands of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference foe Medaille College on Saturday afternoon in the Sullivan Center.

Evan Greening (Stafford, VA/Stafford) led the Lions with 22 points and seven rebounds.

The Lions were limited to just 19 first half points, including scoring only five points in the first 12 minutes of play.

Medaille established a 15-5 lead by the 10:18 mark of the first half. A trio of fastbreak scores from Jammal Coleman, Ryan Grandits, and Johnathan Belton increased the Mavericks' lead to 27-7 by 7:44, and Coleman's three-pointer at 4:39 upped his squad's advantage to 27 points, 38-11.

The Lions were unable to get back in the game in the second half, narrowing their deficit to no less than 19 points during the period.

The loss puts Penn State Altoona's overall record at 5-13 and its AMCC mark at 2-9. Next up, the Lions host conference opponent Pitt-Greensburg this Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00 PM in the Adler Gym.

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