Pioneers Fall to University of Pitt-Johnstown

The Pioneers suffered another very tough road loss, this time to the University of Pitt-Johnstown, 74-85.

In the first half, the Pioneers took awhile to get their flow going, while in the process UPJ built a five point lead on them 7-2. The Pioneers battled back and tied the game at nine when Joe Ballard hit a very nice dunk. With plenty of time left to play UPJ extended their lead by 11 to end the first half with a score of 41-30.

In the second half of play, UPJ continued to build on their lead making it a 16 point game, 56-40 with 14:33 left on the clock. The Pioneers fought their way back within eight points and that’s the closest they would get to the Mountain Cats.

Pitt-Johnstown went onto win the game, 85-74 handing the Pioneers their tenth loss of the season.

Jamel Morris led the Pioneers with 20 points while securing five rebounds. Lamar Mallory had a double-double on the night with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman point guard, DJ Banks, scored 19 points while dishing out a team high four assists.

The Pioneers will hit the road again today, traveling to Davis & Elkins. Tip-off is set for 7:30P.M.

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