Men’s Basketball Claims Fifth Straight Win At Carlow, 84-49

Men’s Basketball Claims Fifth Straight Win At Carlow, 84-49

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's basketball team downed Carlow 84-49 on the road Wednesday night.

Score: Penn State Behrend 84, Carlow 49

Records: Penn State Behrend (12-5, 7-3 AMCC), Carlow (3-15, 1-10 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* The Lions started Wednesday's contest on a 14-4 run in the first six minutes
* Carlow cut the deficit to six (20-14) with 8:40 on the clock, but a pair of three-pointers from Matthew McDonough (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) and Isaac DeGregorio (Allison Park, PA/North Catholic) extended Behrend's lead to 12 (26-14)
* Behrend secured a 36-24 lead going into halftime
* The Lions continued to push their lead in the second half, taking a 77-49 advantage and clearing the bench with 3:34 remaining and eventually claiming their seventh conference victory and fifth straight win
* McDonough tallied a game-high 26 points, finishing 10-21 from the field and 6-11 from deep. He also dished out a career-high five assists
* Sophomore Michael Sopko (New Castle, PA/Neshannock) also recorded double-figures for the seventh time this season, scoring 13 points to go along with six rebounds and a career-high five blocks on the defensive end
* Off the bench, Mason Blankenberg (Ontario, NY/Wayne) and Stefan Milinkovic (Fairport, NY/Fairport) chipped in 11 and eight points. Milinkovic grabbed a season-high six rebounds
* Guard Matt Niland (Erie, PA/Fairview) added five rebounds and four assists for the Lions, while RJ Marsh (State College, PA/Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy) registered seven rebounds
* Carlow was led by Byron Gaskins' 12 points, while Jimmy Giannetta notched eight points and four rebounds
* As a team, Behrend shot 52.5 percent (32-61) and 57.1 percent (16-28) from beyond the arc. The Lions also outrebounded the Celtics (49-23) and outscored Carlow in second chance points (18-4) and bench points (29-18)

Up Next:

* Behrend remains on the road for a matchup at Mount Aloysius on Saturday, Jan. 27. Game time is slated for 4 p.m., following the women's game at 2 p.m.