PITTSBURGH -- The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's first-place La Roche Redhawks defeated the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team Saturday.
Pitt-Bradford did a solid job getting to the line, shooting 21 free throws and only sending La Roche to the line to shoot 12.
The first six minutes saw a competitive battle, as the lead changed hands nine times before La Roche went on a run from which it would never look back.
The Redhawks eventually took a 37-19 lead into the half.
Pitt-Bradford used 10 made free throws in the second half to put together a stronger second half offensively, but it would not be enough as La Roche shot 44.4 percent from the floor and made a trio of three-pointers in the half to hold on for the win.
Both teams turned the ball over an equal 15 times each.
The Panthers collected seven total steals, led by a pair each from Mitchell and Amadi.
Up next, the Panthers will stay on the road to face Fredonia Tuesday then return home to host D'Youville Wednesday for an 8 p.m. tip.