The DuBois men's basketball team had quite the offensive night on the court tonight as they explosively put up 103 points in their first home contest of the season against Butler County Community College. The only problem was that Butler County had an even better offensive night as they were able to put up 110.
DuBois' Zack Dahlstrand (Erie, PA) came out on fire scoring 8 of his team's first 12 points. Dahlstrand kept DuBois close with a hot 17 points at the end of the first half. Brandon Bernhardt (Milford, NJ) added his own 10 points to DuBois total in the first half, but Butler County also had intentions of offensive perfection. Their 9 of 19 shooting from the 3-point line in the first half was fueled by Joel Stutz and his 4 from the arc.
Butler County put up 51 points in the first half to take the lead into the locker room over host DuBois, who had 42 at the break.
DuBois looked to push coming out of the break, and finally took the lead at 74 to 73. They would not have it long however as Butler County continued to stroke it from the 3-point line. Dahlstrand and Bernhardt continued to put points on the board at a steady pace, but had trouble keeping up with Butler County's barrage of made buckets from beyond the arc.
Cole Morris (Rimersburg, PA) and Malik Gordon (Allentown, PA) started to attack the bucket, knowing DuBois team needed a spark. After a made 3-point shot from Mekhi Willis (Landstuhl, Germany) the team and crowd both got hyped, but again Butler County quieted the noise with a 3 ball from Andrew Yonker.
Finally, with 22 seconds remaining in the game Dahlstrand hit a pair of free throws that put DuBois on top, 103-102. Stutz answered right back with a jumper to take the lead back by 1 with 15 on the clock, but then a costly turnover by DuBois with 7 seconds remaining sealed the deal for Butler County. Fouls were all DuBois had left to give after the well fought game, and Butler County went on to clinch the win, 110-103.
Dahlstrand ended the night with 26 points on 11-18 from the field. Bernhardt finished with 28, and pulled down 9 rebounds. Morris had a game high 7 assist, and knocked down 17 points with a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line.