Mckeesport, PA - The Penn State Fayette men's basketball team returned to action after a month off and dropped an 84-69 Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference game at PS Greater Allegheny Tuesday night.
"I thought we were our own worst enemy tonight," first-year head coach Marcus Thomas said. "We have to give (Greater Allegheny) credit for speeding us up with their pressure as it caused a ton of problems for us. It is something that we were prepared for but it did not stop us from extremely sloppy play. The amount of turnovers are unacceptable and there is no excuse. We have to learn from this, figure this out as a group and come ready to go Friday."
Fayette (5-8, 4-4) turned the ball over 32 times which translated into 34 points for Greater Allegheny (10-3, 6-2). Fayette outshot Greater Allegheny, 37.9% (25-66) to 35.4% (28-79) but could not overcome the minus-21 differential in the turnover department.
Tavian Mozie (McClellandtown, PA/Albert Gallatin HS) and Dom Boring (Lancaster, PA/Lancaster HS) led Fayette with 19 points each while Justin Clagg (Newark, DE/Newark HS) added 11 off of the bench. Iman Young (Silver Springs, MD/West Potomac HS) grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds. Makis Rivera scored a game-high 22 points for Greater Allegheny.
Fayette returns to action this weekend when it hosts a double header. Friday at 8 PM, it hosts Penn State Brandywine before hosting Penn State Lehigh Valley Saturday at 3 PM.
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