Men Defeat Alumni in Basketball Scrimmage, Championship Rings Presented
The first home contest for the Penn State DuBois men’s basketball squad was a scrimmage against their alumni in the first ever alumni game. The 2012-13 Nittany Lions defeated the alumni 109-62 in the Penn State DuBois gymnasium on Saturday.
Chancellor Anita McDonald presented the members of the 2011-12 PSUAC Championship team and the coaching staff with championship rings prior to tip-off.
The game started off with the alumni jumping out to an 8-2 lead in the first four minutes, but the young Nittany Lions went on a 21 point run with long range shots from Darrian Brown, Salim Wyche, and Isaiah Jordan. With the alumni shooting going cold the current Nittany Lions finished the first half shooting 67% from the floor including 69% from thre point land. The half time score was 63-27 in favor of the 2012-13 Nittany Lion squad
Leading scorer was Darrian Brown with 26 points, 10-14 shooting including 4-4 on 3 point attempts. Other scores in double figures were Isaiah Jordan with 20, Salim Wyche 14, and Kashawn McLaughlin with 10 points. Overall Coach Bennett was very pleased with the defense play, the shot selection and the flow of the offense.
For more on the athletes who returned to play in the alumni game, see http://www.ds.psu.edu/32623.htm
Both the Penn State DuBois women's and men's teams will start their official season with a home double header on Wednesday, Nov. 14, when they host Pitt-Titusville. The women start at 6:00 p.m. followed by the men at 8:00.