Dallas, Pa. – The Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team
entered the final 30 seconds of their match with Marywood clinging to a two point
victory. The Panthers dug deep and gritted out a 72-68 victory on the road
Lone senior Brandon McClester led all Panthers with 22
points, four rebounds and two assists.
Pitt-Bradford (1-1, 0-0) opened the game with a sense of
urgency, looking to erase the memory of the previous outing the night before.
The Panthers drained 14-of-32 from the field and 3-of-9 from
behind the arc.
Pitt-Bradford controlled the tempo for much of the first half.
The two teams entered halftime with the Panthers leading 33-29.
Marywood (0-2, 0-0) was only able to find the net once from behind
The Pacers were led by Kendall Harris who finished the night
with 23 points, 11 rebounds and two assists to complete the double-double.
Pitt-Bradford had four players score in double figures on
the night. Lucas Pichette and Eric Matheson each finished with 14 points. Tyler
Fantaskey had 13.
“Playing two games in two nights is never easy, but we
responded to the challenge,” said head coach Britt Moore. “We did a great job
defensively mixing up man and zone and were able to slow them down. Everyone
who played really contributed to the win.”
Pitt-Bradford hits the road again on Wednesday, Nov. 20, as
the Panthers travel to New Wilmington, Pa. to take on Westminster at 7 p.m.