Point Park men (3-2) rout Penn State-Fayette, 104-68, on the road
Nov. 22, 2010
UNIONTOWN – The Point Park University men’s basketball team routed Penn State-Fayette, 104-68, in a non-conference road game Monday night.
Point Park had six players reach double figures in scoring to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Pioneers reached the 100-point mark for the first time this season, and they are averaging 90.6 points per game through the first five contests.
Point Park freshman guard Robbie Heatherington, from McKeesport and Serra Catholic High School, led all scorers with a career-high 23 points on 8 of 14 shooting overall and 4 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Kris Douse picked up 15 points and 15 rebounds to register the fourth double-double in five games in a Point Park uniform. The 6-7 forward from Toronto, Ont., is a transfer from NCAA DI Delaware State.
Point Park’s leading scorer, senior guard Jimmy Sherwood, scored 15 points and made 4 of 7 treys. The transfer from Duquesne and NCAA DII power Arkansas Tech is averaging 18.0 ppg.
The Pioneers knocked down a season-high 13 treys on the night, and Josh Trocchio chipped in 12 points on 3-for-8 shooting from long range.
On the inside, Point Park got 10 points and nine rebounds from freshman Josh Pohlot and 10 points and eight rebounds from junior Devon Alexander.
Point Park jumped out to a 45-23 halftime lead over Penn State-Fayette (0-3). The Pioneers shot 59.5 percent from the field (22 of 37) in the second half to outscore the Roaring Lions, 59-45, over the last 20 minutes.
Point Park shot 51 percent (39 of 76) for the game and held Penn State-Fayette to 38-percent (26 of 68) shooting. The Pioneers held a decided edge in rebounds, 59-33. Point Park is averaging 56.2 rebounds per game for a rebounding margin of plus-11.4.
Point Park’s lead reached 30 points, 68-38, on a jumper by Heatherington with 11:57 to go. The largest lead of the night was 43 points, 84-41, after Pohlot’s tip-in at the 7:53 mark.
For Point Park head coach Bob Rager, the victory was the 298th of his career. The Pioneers will try for Rager’s 299th win Saturday in their home opener vs. West Virginia Tech (3-0). Game time at CCAC-South Gymnasium is 12 p.m.
Josh Tomson made 5 of 8 3-pointers to lead the Roaring Lions with 17 points.