Basketball Teams Claim Weekend Victories
Both the men and women's Penn State DuBois basketball teams claimed victory in Saturday games against Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
The men’s team triumphed over Penn State Wilkes-Barre, who entered the game ranked number five in the nation (USCAA). DuBois used stifling defense and solid rebounding to take a 39-23 halftime lead. Wilkes-Barre battled back to take a 64-61 lead with five minutes remaining in the game. DuBois then regained their composure and won the game by a score of 76-69.
DuBois was lead by Josh Salter (Elk County Catholic, St. Marys) with 26 points. Will Welles (Simon Gratz, Philadelphia) chipped in with 19 points, and Mark Shannon (Brockway) recorded his first double-double for the season with 11points and 11 rebounds.
The Penn State DuBois men return to action on Friday, January 21 when they battle Penn State Greater Allegheny in a home PSUAC contest at 7:00 p.m.
DuBois also plays at home on Saturday, January 22, against Penn State Hazleton.
The Penn State Dubois Lady Lions defeated Penn State Wilkes-Barre by the score of 60-50 on Saturday. The win improved the DuBois Lady Lion’s record to 8-7.
DuBois started the game on fire and built a 16 point lead half way through the first half to take a 24-8 lead. However, the Wilkes-Barre squad answered with a 14-2 run of their own just before the half to go into the locker room down 26-22. DuBois came out of the locker room with a tight press and added to their lead five minutes into the second half. Wilkes responded by hitting three consecutive three pointers to take their only lead of the game 44-43. Theresa Skillman hit a key bucket to give DuBois the lead again, which they never again relinquished. The DuBois lady lions converted a school record 27 foul shots in the contest with 21 of those coming in the second half.
Jess Tarr (North Clarion) lead all scorers with 20 points. Kelsey Rini finished with a team high 10 rebounds. Tarr was joined in double figures by Tessa Vargas (Sheffield) 11 points. Karlee Cyphert (North Clarion) handed out four assists to go along with her nine points. Missy Aul (St. Marys) added nine points and six rebounds.
The Lady Lions return to action January 22, at home against Penn State Hazleton.