Pitt-Bradford Falls To Penn State-Altoona In Final Home Game

Photo by Erika Helo
Photo by Erika Helo

BRADFORD, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team fell to Penn State-Altoona, 107-80, in its home finale at the KOA Arena Wednesday night in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference game. 

"We took a step back tonight in terms of our defense, ball handling and ball move," Head Coach Sean Brown Sr. said. "We have to learn how to refocus after coming off an emotional win. I have to do a better job if getting my guys to refocus, reenergize and get ready after big wins as well as big losses."

Christian Kelly-Perkins led all scorers with a career-high 32 points.

Dylan Mitchell scored 16 points and Reggie Rogers dropped 10 to also score in double-figures.

Pitt-Bradford held control of the game early on, holding a 14-9 advantage after seven minutes of play.

But Penn State-Altoona later tied it a 21-21 with 7:44 left in the half.

The Lions outscored the Panthers 22-11 the rest of the half and took a 43-32 lead into the break.

The Lions' offense erupted for 64 points in the second half while Pitt-Bradford scored 48.

Kelly-Perkins did a bulk of the scoring in the second half with 22 points while connecting on three three-pointers.

The three-ball was working for Penn State-Altoona in the half as they connected on five of their seven attempts.

While the Panthers shot a strong 47.1 percent in the second half, the Lions made 24 of their 33 attempts for a 72.7 percent from the floor.

For the game, Sahlil Harris dished out six assists to lead the Panthers.

Pitt-Bradford forced 17 Altoona turnovers and grabbed six steals – two apiece from Harris, Rogers and Darius Jones

Up next, the Panthers will play their final game of the 2017-18 season as they travel to Pitt-Greensburg Saturday.