Penn State DuBois Wins PSUAC Championship
The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball Team is the 2011-12 Penn State University Athletic Conference Champion, having defeated Penn State Wiles Barre 75-68 in the championship game Saturday.
After pulling out a win Friday night against Penn State Brandywine, the team's focus was on avenging their previous loss to Penn State Wilkes Barre earlier in the season. The previous meeting was a defensive battle and this game was no different. DuBois played a fantastic game on both sides of the court. Defensively they were stingy and held Wilkes Barre to one shot. Offensively they moved the ball quickly and effectively until they got a good shot. Breaking the press put on by Wilkes Barre was no problem. Most of the time DuBois was able to break it for lay ups. The physical match up led to a lot of foul calls on both teams. DuBois faced some foul trouble with their three big guys inside, but were able to overcome the obstacle. Chris Dickison, Woody Mitchell, Jovan Brown, and Kai Ahmad all had big games for DuBois. Dickison finished the Championship game with 22 points.
This was a fitting way to go out for the three seniors, Chris Dickison, Jovan Brown, and Derek Burdick. In the last six years Penn State DuBois and Coach Dave Bennett have won the PSUAC two times. Not only did the win give DuBois the conference title, it also gave them a bid to the USCAA National Tournament. The national tournament will be held at Penn State Fayette, and there DuBois will look to accomplish another one of their goals of winning a national championship. DuBois looks to have a good week of practice in preparation for the tournament which will start on March 6th.
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