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Lions Defeated 71-43 at Behrend


12/13/2014 — ERIE, Pa. - Penn State Altoona men's basketball was dealt a 71-43 loss at the hands of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Penn State Behrend on Saturday in the Junker Center.

Evan Greening (Stafford, VA/Stafford) led the Lions in scoring with 12 points and added six rebounds.

Dylan Leazier (Hagerstown, MD/St. Maria Goretti) added nine points, and Javon Wilson (Washington, D.C./T.C. Williams) scored eight points in his return to the lineup from injury.

Penn State Altoona took a lead early in the first half. Greening scored twice in the opening minute to help his team go up 4-0, and Leazier added a layup and a three-pointer to help the Lions hold a 9-6 advantage by the 17:03 mark.

But Behrend quickly heated up and embarked on an 11-3 run to grab a five-point lead. Zane Hackett's layup and ensuing foul shot tied the score 9-9 at 16:43, and two more scores from Hackett and a three-pointer by Nick DeLisio gave the home team a 17-12 lead by 12:47.

Back-to-back scores by Hackett helped Behrend expand its lead to 12 points, 31-19, at the 6:24 mark. Malquan Pullium's trey at 3:35 made it 38-21.

Behrend went on to lead by as many as 36 points in the second half, handing Penn State Altoona its fourth straight loss.

Lions basketball, which is now 3-7 overall and 0-4 in the AMCC, returns from winter break with a home non-conference matchup against Geneva College on Monday, January 5 at 6:00 PM in the Adler Gym. Two days later, the team faces nearby AMCC rival Mount Aloysius College for a 6:00 PM Wednesday night tipoff in Adler.

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