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Point Park men lose shootout at PSU-Fayette, fall to Lions for first time ever

Jan. 13, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Alan Heter battles PSU-Fayette's Matt McKenna in a home win on Nov. 12, 2014. Photo by Chris Squier.

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UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Point Park University men's basketball fell victim to an upset Monday night in Uniontown as Penn State-Fayette won in a shootout, 111-97.

Penn State-Fayette (11-3) which is ranked No. 4 in USCAA, led the fast-paced game at the half, 56-50, and duplicated the effort the final 20 minutes for their first-ever win over the Pioneers (10-7).

Point Park leads the all-time series, 21-1, and the season series is tied at 1-1 with an 88-85 home win for Point Park on Nov. 12, 2014. 

Brandon Cunningham had 25 points, Jacob Bronder 24 and Matt McKenna 21 to lead Penn State-Fayette. The Lions knocked down 11 3-pointers in the game, including three each of from Cunningham and C.J. Gaddis, the latter of which finished with 17 points.

Point Park had plenty of scoring with 50 points by halftime and 97 in all, but Penn State-Fayette played on a high level on the offensive end to come away with the big win.

The Pioneers' Jerah'me Williams led all scorers with 26 points and four 3-pointers, and the junior point guard from Youngstown, Ohio, also added five assists.

Alan Heter, a 6-7 forward, had a big game inside with 22 points and 17 rebounds. Also in with a double-double was Point Park's Barry Smith with 10 points and 13 boards. Sa'iid Allen led the Pioneers bench with 15 points and three treys.

Point Park is off until next Tuesday, Jan. 20 when it hosts NAIA Division II No. 22 Cincinnati Christian (12-5) for a KIAC home game at CCAC-South Gym. Tipoff is 7:30 p.m.

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