Beaver takes road loss to Greater Allegheny, 83-68

John dribbles.
John dribbles.

By: Matylda Zamudio

MONACA, Pa. — The Penn State Beaver men's basketball team lost on the road against PSUAC rival Penn State Greater Allegheny 83-68 in Wednesday night's game.

Freshman forward/center Jeremy Redwine (Merced) led Beaver in scoring, with a game-high 28 points and seven rebounds, followed by PSUAC Player of the Week junior John Foster (Austin/Del Valle), who earned 17 points and seven rebounds of his own and freshman guard Keon Butler (Annapolis/Star Severn School), who scored 13 points and six rebounds.

1st half: Beaver took an early 7-3 with Redwine opening up the game scoring for Beaver by knocking down an early 3-point jumper at 19:17. But, Greater Allegheny quickly responded 8-2 run to snatch the lead from Beaver (13-9). At 9:25, Redwine return the lead to Beaver with another 3-pointer, and the game remained close until the final four minutes of the half, with Greater Allegheny outscoring Beaver 9-4 and trail 34-27 at halftime.

2nd half: The Lions cut the deficit down to 5 points coming off the break, but then found themselves in a 10-point hole less than three minutes into the half (29-39). At 11:44, Foster hit a jumper to cut the deficit down to only 8 points, but Greater Allegheny regained and maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the game. Beaver lost by a final score of 83-68.

With today's loss to Greater Allegheny, Beaver sits at an 8-6 conference record and 12-8 overall for the regular season.

Beaver will host Penn State Hazleton on Friday, Feb. 8, to play the third of four PSUAC matches this week. The game begins at 8 p.m.