Lions Down Defending Champs as Behrend Outlasts La Roche

Lions Down Defending Champs as Behrend Outlasts La Roche

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team took down the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) defending champions La Roche Redhawks on Wednesday by a final score of 75-74.

Final Score: Penn State Behrend 75, La Roche 74

Records: Penn State Behrend 11-2 (6-0 AMCC), La Roche 5-7 (3-2 AMCC)

Key Moments:
* La Roche forced a turnover with four seconds left to potentially take the lead as time expired, but missed the jumper
* Both Kenny Fukon (Cranberry Twp., PA/Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic) and PJ Gourley (Butler, PA/Knoch) ended the night with 22 points each and combined for 10 rebounds
* Fukon was 9-of-16 from the field while Gourley was perfect from the free-throw line, going 8-for-8
* It was just the fourth time the Lions trailed at the half this season (40-33), but outscored the Redhawks 42-34 in the final 20 minutes to seal the victory
* The 74 points scored by La Roche was the most Behrend has given up during a win this season
* The Redhawks were 10-for-25 from three-point range
* The Lions led the rebound battle, 37-26

Up Next:
* Behrend will play in the AMCC Game of the Week as they hit the road to face Penn State Altoona for a 4 p.m. tip.
* The Altoona Lions are also undefeated in conference play (6-0)

Schedule Change
December 23, 2021 Schedule Change