Area college basketball roundup
PSU Altoona men finish fourth in AMCC
Penn State Altoona men’s basketball pulled away early for an overwhelming victory over Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert College on Saturday, winning 97-74 in the team’s final regular-season game.
Penn State Altoona (15-10, 11-9 AMCC) led the entire game with the help of a 12-point scoring run coming in the first half.
With the win, the Lions finished fourth in the AMCC and clinched home-court advantage for the first round of the AMCC Tournament. The Lions jumped Hilbert in the standings with the win, and Penn State Altoona will see them again in the first round of the AMCC Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Adler Arena.
Lady Lions lose regular-season finale
Penn State Altoona women’s basketball ended its regular season with an 83-65 loss to Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Hilbert College.
Hilbert (19-6, 16-4 AMCC), the second-place team in the AMCC, had a strong showing at both ends of the court. The Lady Hawks held Penn State Altoona (14-11, 12-8 AMCC) to a 31.3 percent field goal percentage while shooting 46.6 percent themselves, and Hilbert also posted a 47-33 advantage in rebounds.
The Lady Lions will be the No. 6 seed in the AMCC Tournament and will play at D’Youville on Tuesday in the first round.
Mounties capture regular-season finale
BUFFALO — Nate Christian scored 25 points and Azim Hutson 24 to lead the Mount Aloysius men to an 80-72 win over D’Youville College in the regular-season finale Saturday.
Mount Aloysius (14-11, 11-9 AMCC) trailed 35-30 at the half but scored 50 points in the second half to pull away for the win. Carlos Palacio added 11 points for the Mounties, who are the No. 6 seed in the AMCC Tournament and will play at Penn State Behrend on Tuesday.
Mount women fall in finale
BUFFALO — The Mount Aloysius women wrapped up the season with a 79-41 loss at D’Youville to finish 4-21 overall and 3-17 in the AMCC.
Ryanna Hockenos scored 10 points off the bench to lead Mount Aloysius. Carly Stigers added seven points.
Juniata men wrap up season
SELINSGROVE — The Juniata men’s basketball team lost 84-53 on the road at Susquehanna in its final game of the season Saturday afternoon.
Marcus Hall scored the first three points for JC with a free throw and a putback following a River Hawk jumper. Susquehanna proceeded to go on a 12-0 run over the next four minutes before Nathan Markey made a free throw.
The River Hawk offensive barrage didn’t stop, and with five and half minutes to go in the half Juniata trailed, 42-11.
Juniata finished the year 6-19 (3-11).
Lady Eagles fall in season finale
SELINSGROVE — The Juniata women’s basketball team fell on the road in its season finale at Susquehanna, 68-61, Saturday afternoon.
Gracie Stauffer led Juniata with 31 points, while Grace Long had 12.
Juniata closed the year at 5-20 (2-12).
From Mirror reports