Panthers Wrap Up Home Stand Wednesday Against D'Youville

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team will wrap up a three-game home stand as D'Youville comes to the KOA Arena Wednesday for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game.

The two teams met on Jan. 8 and the Spartans took the 104-79 victory. Christian Kelly-Perkins led the Panthers with 14 points while Reggie Rogers had 10 points himself to also score in double-figures.

Sahlil Harris and Colby Mills dropped nine points apiece.

A tale of two halves, Pitt-Bradford scored 51 points in the second half compared to 28 points scored in the first half.

Pitt-Bradford is coming off a defeat Saturday against Franciscan at the KOA Arena.

Malique McCoy was the team's leading scorer with 15 points off the bench while Dylan Mitchell scored 14 points himself.

Desmond Brogsdale continues to lead the team in scoring average with 11.7 points per game. Kelly-Perkins is the second-leading scorer with 11.1 points per game. 

Dylan Niedermeyer has scored the most total points per game with season with 189, which is 9.9 points per game averaged over 19 games played.

Niedermeyer also shoots 55 percent from the floor, the fifth-best shooting percentage in the AMCC.

Rogers' 3.6 assists per game average is tied for the fifth-best average in the AMCC.

Kelly-Perkins enters Wednesday's game 22 points shy of reaching the 1,000 point plateau for his collegiate career. The senior guard spent time playing for both La Roche and Penn State-Beaver before joining the Panthers prior to last season. 

Wednesday's game is set for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

About D'Youville:

  • The D'Youville Spartans come to the KOA Arena with a 5-13 overall record and a 2-10 mark in AMCC games.
  • After defeating the Panthers on Jan. 8 followed by a win over Alfred State on Jan. 10, The Spartans have since lost seven-straight games.
  • A pair of Spartans rank in the AMCC's top five in shot percentage: ­­Juan Miguel Rosales is second with 59.3 percent shooting and Jake Socha ranks fourth with 57.3 percent shooting.
  • Rosales is the team's leading scorer with 12.7 points per game. Jeremy VanDuluitgaarden is second with 12.6 points per contest and with 11.2 points per game, Simeon Heard also averages in double-figures.