Penn State DuBois Men’s Hoops Soars Past Pitt-Titusville

DUBOIS, Pa. – Penn State DuBois’ men’s basketball team evened its record at 1-1 on the year with a 105-101 win over visiting Pitt-Titusville.

(Photo of Union grad Cole Morris of PSU DuBois. Photo courtesy of Penn State DuBois)

DuBois came out with a fury of quick layups by both of their top scorers in Brandon Bernhardt (Milford, N.J.) and Zack Dahlstrand (Erie, Pa.). Visiting Pitt-Titusville wasn’t about to come all this way just to lay down, however, as they pushed right back with a couple of 3 point buckets by Moye’A Brown and Izaiah Dickerson.

Pitt-Titusville started off looking like a mirror image of Butler County with their never-ending shots from beyond the arc, as they put up 26 attempts in the first half alone. DuBois continued to make Pitt-Titusville work on the defensive end though, as they continued to drive the ball to the basket, and get it to the low post. DuBois big man, Dylan Huey (Punxsutawney, Pa.) went 5-for-5 from the field in the first half as he pounded the bigs from Pitt-Titusville down low.

DuBois led the way at the half on the boards 31-18, 8 of which were pulled down by Bernard Rauckhorst (Grampian, PA), but it was Pitt-Titusville that owned the score at the break, 54-45.

The 2nd half saw Coach Howard’s team come to life as they tied the game within the first two minutes after the break off of Cole Morris (Rimersburg, Pa.) two made free throws. The game went back-and-forth, bucket-for-bucket until about the eight-minute mark left in the half.

Rauckhorst hit a short jumper to put his team up 78-77, and DuBois took off from there. DuBois went up as much as 10 making it 93-83 to pull away.

Pitt-Titusville continued to chip away at that lead and even brought it back within two at one point thanks to a 3-point field goal by Hysheem Robinson with 47 seconds left in the game.

Pitt-Titusville had no choice now but to foul, and DuBois wasn’t about to lose at home by missing its free throws.

Dahlstrand and Tre’von Williams (Johnstown, Pa.) sunk the next four free-throw attempts for DuBois, and it also helped that Pitt-Titusville missed two big 3-point attempts to end the game.

Dahlstrand led DuBois scoring effort with 24 but shot a tough 10-for-25 from the field to get it done. Huey ended the afternoon with 20 points and six rebounds, while Bernhardt ended with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Williams had his best offensive game of the season with 18 points to help lift DuBois to the win.

Pitt-Titusville went 15 of 46 from the 3-point line and was outrebounded 57 to 34 by the DuBois big men. Dickerson led all scorers with 28 points.

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