Point Park men race past Boyce College (Mich.), 116-75, to improve to 2-0
Nov. 7, 2014
Freshman Sa'iid Allen scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers in the win.
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio -- Point Park University men's basketball raced past Boyce College (Mich.), 116-75, on Friday night at the Ohio Christian Tournament as the Pioneers put the game away at the half with a 69-29 lead after 20 minutes.
The Pioneers (2-0) did their work early with a lead of 39-19 after 10 minutes and a 40-point cushion at the half. Point Park built an 83-40 lead on Barry Smith's jumper with 15:00 left, and the lead got as big as 46 points, 110-64, on Yandell Denis' 3-pointer with 5:01 left.
Freshman guard Sa'iid Allen, from Baton Rouge, La., led five Point Park players in double figures with 24 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Allen made 6 of 15 3-pointers, and the Pioneers made 18 off 44 treys (41 percent) as a team.
Junior guard Jerah'me Williams, from Youngstown, Ohio, had 20 points, 12 assists and three steals off the bench for his second double-double in points and assists in as many games. He made 4 of 6 treys and 7 of 10 field goals overall.
Denis, the starting point guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., finished with 20 points and 9 fo 13 from the floor with seven rebounds and two steals. Smith, a 6-6 guard/forward who transferred from Bethune-Cookman (Fla.), added 17 points, seven steals and two blocks.
Heter came in with 12 points and eight rebounds to give the Pioneers five players in double figures.
Point Park had 22 steals as a team and forced 31 turnovers. Point Park took care of the ball with only 11 turnovers of its own, and it shot 51 percent from the floor.
Boyce had four players reach double digits and made 11 3-pointers to keep the final margin under 50 points.
Point Park now has 259 points in its first two games after setting a school record for most points in a game with its 143-70 win over Great Lakes Christian (Mich.) on Thursday night. That's an average of 129.5 points per game.
The Pioneers play their third game at the Ohio Christian Tournament by playing the host team Saturday at 3 p.m. The Trailblazers are the two-time defending champions in the National Christian College Athletic Association and are also 2-0 in the tournament with wins of 99-48 over Boyce College and 96-65 over Great Lakes Christian.
Live streaming video of Point Park vs. Ohio Christian (Saturday at 3 pm ET) will be provided by OCU athletics here: