Lions drop 84-65 decision to Penn State DuBois

Freshman Jacob Solano leads the attack from the point.
Freshman Jacob Solano leads the attack from the point.

HAZLETON, Pa. - Penn State Hazleton fell behind late in the first half and couldn't catch up, falling to visiting Penn State DuBois, 84-65, in a PSUAC men's basketball game on Sunday afternoon. The Nittany Lions (6-9, 4-6 PSUAC) dropped their fourth consecutive game, all in conference play.

Hazleton and DuBois traded blows midway through the first half, and the Nittany Lions led by as many as four. But a late run by DuBois gave them a 43-35 halftime advantage, a lead they would not relinquish.

Freshman Jordan Singletary (Houston, Tx.) pitched in 17 points and 11 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season. Freshman Jacob Solano (Bethlehem, Pa.) added 18 points and four assists for Hazleton, while sophomore Tyreek Fairfax (Philadelphia, Pa.) added 14 points. Freshman Chris Woodring (Hazleton, Pa.) scored 10 points and had three steals for the Nittany Lions.

Despite the four players in double figures, Hazleton struggled from the field, shooting 39 percent, including a season-worst 2-for-19 from behind the arc. DuBois also dominated the glass, pulling down 38 rebounds to Hazleton's 25. DuBois also shot 61 percent from the field, including 7-for-14 from three-point range.

Sam Roselli led all scorers with 20, and teammate Gustin Conde added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Lions.

Hazleton gets a full weeks rest before welcoming Penn State Fayette to the Dr. Caccese Gymnasium on Saturday, January 31. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.