Panthers To Welcome Penn State-Altoona For Final Home Game

Photo by Wade Aiken
Photo by Wade Aiken

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team will host Penn State-Altoona for an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference contest, its final home game of the season Wednesday.

The Panthers are coming off a thrilling 65-62 victory against AMCC second-place Penn State-Behrend Saturday at the KOA Arena on Senior Day. 

Christian Kelly-Perkins led all scorers with 17 points.

Desmond BrogsdaleReggie Rogers and Dylan Mitchell each scored 10 points.

Mitchell delivered many timely buckets in the second half, scoring eight of his 10 points in the half.

With the win, the Panthers improve to 3-13 in AMCC contests while Penn State-Behrend falls to 13-3.

Entering Saturday's game, Penn State-Behrend held the top scoring defense in the country, holding opponents to 57.9 points per game – the lone team to hold opponents to under 60 points per game.

The Panthers shot 49 percent in the contest.

Rogers is coming off a huge week in which he scored a career-high 29 points to help the Panthers take Medaille to overtime Wednesday.

In addition to scoring the ball, Rogers dished out 13 assists. Running the point for 33.5 minutes per game last week, he turned the ball over just three times, posting a 4.3 a/to ratio for the week.

Rogers has elevated his assists per game average to 3.8, which is the third-best average in the AMCC.

Kelly-Perkins remains the top scorer for the Panthers at 12.3 points per game. 

Brogsdale (11.5 points per game) and Dylan Niedermeyer (10.0 points per game) also average in double-figures for the Panthers.

With 6.1 rebounds per game, Niedermeyer remains the top rebounder on the Panthers. 

Wednesday's game is set for 5 p.m.

About Penn State-Altoona:

  • The Penn State-Altoona Lions will enter the KOA Arena with a 16-7 overall record and a 12-4 mark in AMCC games.
  • The Lions are currently riding a five-game winning streak and have won seven of their last eight games.
  • Altoona has the top offense in the AMCC, averaging 83.4 points per contest.
  • Leading the conference's best team offense are the two individual scoring leaders in the AMCC. Ishimeal Nance leads the AMCC at 19.2 points per game and his teammate Dequan Jackson is the second-best scorer on the team and in the conference with 16.1 points per game.