A Winning Weekend for Penn State DuBois Basketball Teams
The Penn State DuBois men's basketball team split conference home games over the weekend. On Friday, DuBois won in a lopsided game against Penn State Greater Allegheny by a score of 91-41. Will Welles (Simon Gratz, Philadelphia) led six Nittany Lions in double figures with 18 points and nine rebounds. Woody Mitchell (E. Stroudsburg North, Bushkill) recorded his first double-double of the season with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The other double figure scorers were Rich Walker (E. Stroudsburg North, Bushkill) with 14 points, Jovan Brown (Sayre, Philadelphia) had 13 points, Josh Salter (ECC, St. Marys) with 12 points, and Justin Alvarez (Pottsville) rounded out the double figure scorers with 10 points. Mark Shannon (Brockway) dominated the inside with nine rebounds and nine blocks.
Penn State DuBois returned to action on Saturday afternoon and suffered a heartbreaking 80-72 loss to Penn State Hazleton. DuBois led by a 36-31 score at halftime. In the second half, the Nittany Lions went cold, and Hazleton capitalized on DuBois' woes to bring home the victory. Josh Salter led the Nittany Lions with 20 points and nine rebounds. Will Welles controlled the inside with 15 points and 20 rebounds. Jovan Brown and Woody Mitchell rounded out the double figure scorers with 16 and 11 points respectively.
The DuBois Nittany Lions return to action with two conference road games on Wednesday and Saturday.
The Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team now holds a record of 11-7 overall, and 4-3 in the conference, having won seven of their last eight games. They used a strong first half and balanced scoring on Saturday to defeat Penn State Hazleton by the score of 72-55. Leading 34-23 at halftime, the DuBois Lady Lions came out of the locker with an aggressive press to extend their lead by as many as 26 points. Ten different players scored in the game to secure the win.
"We started playing well as a team right before the semester break and have picked right up where we left off in December. The girls are playing as a team right now and they have all accepted the roles that best suit their abilities," said DuBois head coach Pat Lewis. "We would like to qualify for the PSUAC playoffs again this year and we are headed in the right direction."
Jessica Tarr (North Clarion) led all scorers as she netted 15 points. Patience McCullough (Purchase Line) and Tessa Vargas (Sheffield) both added 12 points while Kelsey Rini (East Forest) and Missy Aul (St. Marys) collected 10 points each. Five other players found the scoring column to provide a well-balanced attack.
The Lady Lions return to action February 1st as they travel to league leading Penn State Beaver for a 6:00 p.m. tipoff.