DUBOIS, Pa. — In the second game in as many days, Penn State DuBois men’s basketball came away with a 90-87 win over visiting Penn State Schuylkill. Schuylkill, who didn’t play the night before, lead 13-11 six minutes into the game. DuBois looked to find their legs after winning against Penn State Hazleton 81-69 the night before. Both sides would battle for the rest of the first half, and at the buzzer freshman PG Kendrick Maye (Woodbridge, Virginia) would nail a pull up 3 point shot that Steph Curry would be proud of.
The second half saw the same battle; with 6:08 on the clock DuBois held the score at 78-75. Over the next 1:48 DuBois put on a run to take the biggest lead of the game 85-75. After a timeout by Schuylkill, the away team turned up the defensive energy to get back to 85-83 with 2:04 left in the game. DuBois would not give up the lead and close the game on the free throw line to seal the big PSUAC win.
The Foradora Insurance Player of the Game was DJ Hopkins (Huntingtown, Maryland) with 18 points, 8-10 shooting, 8 rebounds, and 4 assist from the forward position. Tristan Pierce (Lancaster, Ohio) lead DuBois in scoring with 27, Dylan Huey (Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania) looked at almost 100 percent healthy again, scoring 16 points.
As a team, DuBois shot 53 percent from the field, 61.1 percent from the 3 point line (11-18), and handed out 21 assists.
With the win DuBois improves to 6-4 in the PSUAC, which puts them in the No. 5 spot. The top six places will make the PSUAC Playoffs which are set to begin Feb 14.
Penn State DuBois returns to action Tuesday night at Penn State Beaver.