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Still Unbeaten at Home
Penn State Dubois shot 56.9% from the field and 50% from the 3-point line while also outscoring Penn State Beaver's bench 31-10 to stay unbeaten at home and improve to 4-4 and 2-2 in PSUAC play with a 81-70 win. PSUD would fall behind early 10-4 until at the 16:07 mark, Senior Tristan Pierce (Lancaster,OH) hit a quick 2 followed by a 3-point shot by Freshman Que Hayden (Pottstown,PA) pulled DuBois within 2. The next two possessions saw Sophomore Jaqueil Washington (Virginia Beach,VA) with a strong take to the basket followed by a 3-point shot give PSUD the 14-11 lead. The last 10 minutes of the half saw 11 lead changes and 4 ties with a scored board in favor of PSUD 37-34.
DuBois would pull away in the second half using a 12-4 run over a span of 5 minutes and 51 seconds. Senior Jake Perrin (Brockway,PA) and Freshman DJ Hopkins (Huntingtown,MD) would both add multiple baskets and great defensive possessions that propelled the double digit lead of 60-47. Beaver would make a run of their own to pull within 3 with 5:01 to go. PSUD would close the game on another small run of 15-7 in the final 5:01 to close the victory.
Senior Tristan Pierce as he has in every game this season lead DuBois in scoring with 23 points on 10-15 shooting. Sophomore Dylan Huey (Punxsutawney,PA) added 12 points and 5 rebounds. Senior Jake Perrin came off the bench to score 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 steals. Sophomore Donovan Boyd (Jackson,MI) contributed with 10 points of his own.
PSUD is ranked 17th nationally in the first USCAA Coaches Poll. http://www.theuscaa.com/Coaches_Poll/Bball_17-18/Week_1_Polls
DuBois will return to action at home Friday against #6 Ranked and defending PSUAC Champion PSU Greater Allegheny.