Point Park men win fifth straight with rout of Maine-Fort Kent, 102-52
Jan. 9, 2013 at 11:05 p.m. ET
Robbie Heatherington had season-highs of 15 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Photo by Evan Skowvron.
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's basketball team won for the fifth time in a row with an easy home victory over non-conference University of Maine-Fort Kent, 102-52, on Wednesday at CCAC-South Gym.
Point Park (10-6, 4-4 KIAC) had its widest margin of victory this year versus Maine-Fort Kent (0-14), a former member of the NAIA and current member of the USCAA.
The Pioneers were ahead, 41-10, with five minutes left in the first half and the lead reached 50 points at 100-50 with five minutes left in the game.
The Point Park bench scored 51 points led by junior forward Josh Pohlot, a 6-4 native of Belle Vernon, Pa., who had a career-high 20 points. Pohlot also added nine rebounds and was 10 of 15 from the floor. Also with a strong game off the bench was junior guard Robbie Heatherington with season highs of 15 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and three steals.
Junior guard Gabe McNeal continued his recent tear with another 22 points on 9 of 13 from the field and 4 of 5 from long range. Fellow starting guard T.J. Heatherington totaled 10 points and five assists.
Point Park had all 10 of its available players get in the game and all 10 had at least four points and two rebounds. No player saw more than 22 minutes of playing time for the Pioneers.
The Pioneers got good contributions from several players as Asa Braxton put in eight points and five rebounds and Matt Noszka amassed nine points, six rebounds and three steals. Babatunde Somoye totaled with six points, nine rebounds and two blocks and finally Jimmy Taylor chipped in four points, six rebounds and six assists.
The Pioneers made 10 treys and held UMFK to 6-for-25 shooting from long range. UMFK shot just 28.6 percent overall (20 for 70), and that was the lowest field-goal percentage allowed by Point Park this year. Point Park dominated the boards, 62-39, and the +23 rebounding margin was a season-high for the Pioneers.
With the win, Point Park is now 9-2 when scoring at least 88 points. The Pioneers are 1-4 when getting less than 88 points. They reached the 100-point mark for the fifth time and are 5-0 when doing so.
Point Park returns to the road this weekend with KIAC road games at Berea (Ky.) on Friday (Jan. 11) and vs. St. Louis (Mo.) College of Pharmacy (Jan. 13) at neutral site Midway (Ky.) College.