Point Park men lose shootout despite big games from Heatherington and Taylor
Nov. 12, 2011
ADRIAN, Mich. -- T.J. Heatherington had 32 points and Jimmy Taylor had 28, but the Point Park University men's basketball team lost a shootout, 102-95, to Marygrove (MI) Saturday in the consolation game of the Siena Heights Maple City Classic in Adrian, Mich.
The Pioneers (1-3) had lost to Lourdes, 73-71, Friday and night and went 0-2 on the weekend. Marygrove, an NAIA member out of Detroit, Mich, is 2-1 on the year.
Robbie Heatherington came off the bench for 13 points, and Dante Anglin notched his second double-double of the year with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Omar Thomas, a 6-7 forward erupted for 38 points and 12 rebounds and led five Marygrove players in double figures. Daryll Dixon and Justin Armstrong chipped in 15 points a piece for Marygrove, which led at the half, 52-42. Vaughn Bobbitt totaled 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winners, who had a 56-43 edge on the boards.
Point Park took 38 3-pointers and shot only 28 percent from long range (11 of 38). The Pioneers shot 39 percent overall (33 of 84). Marygrove shot 49 percent from the field and 47 percent from outside the arc.
T.J. Heatherington and Taylor each knocked down five treys for the Pioneers, who trailed by 10 at the half after going 4 of 17 from long range the first 20 minutes.
Marygrove led by as many as 20, 46-26, in the first half. After the score was 52-42 at the break, Point Park battled back to lead 62-60 with 14:31 left. A trey by T.J. Heatherington with 8:59 left gave the Pioneers their biggest lead, 75-72. But Marygrove went on a 15-5 run over the next three minutes to go ahead, 87-80, and Point Park got no closer than three the rest of the way.
Angln scored inside to cut the lead to 98-95 lead, but Mark Jackson of Marygrove made 5 of 6 free throws after that to keep Point Park at bay.
Point Park is in action next on Tuesday when it visits Fairmont State (7:30 p.m.).