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Second half run fuels Mont Alto over Central Penn 97-54

Second half run fuels Mont Alto over Central Penn 97-54

Penn State Mont Alto 97, Central Penn 54


Penn State Mont Alto hosted Central Penn in USCAA non-conference action on Monday night. Some sharp shooting from the field proved to be the difference maker for Mont Alto as the men's team started the new year off with a 97-54 victory over the Knights.  


How It Happened 

First Half

19:32 - Central Penn's Quadere Allen opened the game's scoring with a layup early in the first half off a steal from teammate Kaeden Campell.  

17:08 - The teams went bucket for bucket until a three-pointer from Mont Alto's Cameron Williams started a 6-0 run to extend their lead 12-6. 

00:59 - That would be the largest lead held by either team until late in the first half when Mont Alto's Caleb Eckert laid a ball in to stretch the gap to eight with a minute left in the first half.  

00:32 - Nathan Osei followed suit adding a free throw to give the Lions their largest lead of the game with 30 seconds left.  

00:24 – A quick jumper from Central Penn's Donnell Loud brought the Knights within 7 and the score ended 38-31 at halftime with Mont Alto having the advantage. 

Second Half

19:07 - Quadere Allen again opened the scoring out of halftime with a big three-pointer to cut the lead to four points. 

18:23 – Rodney Ross followed closely with a layup to bring the Knights within two for the first time since midway through the first half as the score.  

Penn State Mont Alto went on a tear in the next eight minutes, outscoring the Knights 24-5 until a layup from the Knight's Rodney Ross broke a four-minute scoring drought to make the score 65-43.  

Mont Alto kept the pressure on as their lead never diminished to less than 20 points. 

04:38 – After a pair of free throws from Kaeden Campell, the Lions finished strong. They closed the last five minutes of the game on another impressive 19-3 scoring run, ending the game with a victory 97-54. 

The scoring was spread around as five different players from the Lions contributed to their scoring to close out the game.  


Penn State Mont Alto Leaders 

Veron Talla – 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists 

Lee Newton – 18 points, 6 rebounds 

Nathan Osei – 14 points 


Central Penn Leaders 

Quadere Allen – 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists 

Rodney Ross – 11 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists 

Anthony McClinton – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists 


Up Next 

The men's basketball team will travel to Penn State York for conference action on Saturday. Tipoff set for 3PM.