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January 28, 2013

DuBois Men survive with 74-69 win against Mont Alto

The Penn State DuBois men's basketball team won their second consecutive game with last second heroics. Penn State DuBois (10-10 Overall, 7-6 PSUAC) defeated Penn State Mont Alto by a score of 74-69. Mont Alto jumped out to an early 10-2 lead to start the game. PSUD battled back to take a 7 point halftime lead. Mont Alto controlled much of the second half and led by 5 points with 2:30 seconds remaining in the game. PSUD went on a run highlighted by 2 made foul shots by John Hau (Coudersport) and a 2 point and 3 point field goals by Kyle Mills (East Stroudsburg North) which tied the score and set up the end of the game heroics. PSUD had the ball with 33 seconds remaining. Kai Ahmad (Stroudsburg) ran the clock down and drove past his defender and found an open Woody Mitchell (East Stroudsburg North) for the go ahead 3 point shot with 4 seconds to go in the game. Ahmad then stole the inbound pass and again found Mitchell for a layup to seal the victory.

Woody Mitchell finished the game with 17 points and 14 rebounds. In the game, Mitchell also became the 7th member of the Penn State DuBois 1,000 point club. Kyle Mills had a game high 19 points. John Hau turned in a workman like effort with 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Kai Ahmad rounded out the double figure scorers with 11 points to go along with 9 assists.

Penn State DuBois returns to action on Saturday as they host Penn College for the final home game of the season. This game also marks the annual "Pink Zone" game in support of Breast Cancer awareness. The women's game tips at 1pm and the men's game begins at 3pm. Pink Zone t-shirts will be on sale in the lobby of the gym prior to the games; $10 youth sizes and $15 adult sizes.