MBB falls at Lehigh Valley

MBB falls at Lehigh Valley

Lemont Furnace, PA - A day after making seven three-pointers, Tavian Mozie hit six more at PSU Lehigh Valley.

Unfortunately, the PSU Fayette men's basketball team (5-13, 5-7 PSUAC) once again could not take advantage of the hot hand by Mozie (McClellandtown, PA/Albert Gallatin HS) as it fell at Lehigh Valley (4-9, 3-7), 79-70.

Fayette held an early 7-2 lead, but a 10-5 run by Lehigh Valley tied the game with 11:46 to go in the half at 12-12.

A jumper by Salim Wyche (Bel Air, MD/East Stroudsburg HS) with 11:26 to go in the half gave Fayette its last lead, 14-13, but Lehigh Valley closed out the half with a 21-15 advantage to take a 34-29 lead into halftime.

A Mozie three-pointer with 15:36 to go cut Fayette's deficit to a single point, 40-39, and the team was within a basket of taking the lead several times in the second half.

However, Fayette could not take the lead and Lehigh Valley held on for the win.

Mozie finished with a team-high 20 points while Marvin Sidon (Lahaina, HI/Lahainaluna HS) and Wyche each added 12 points.

Iman Young (Silver Springs, MD/West Potomac HS) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for Fayette while Lehigh Valley's Jeremiah Jenkins led all scorers with 23 points and James Middleton added 19 points.

Fayette shot 40.4% (23-57) from the field and shot well from downtown by hitting 13 out of 28 (46.4%) from three-point territory.

Lehigh Valley shot 42.6% (29-68) from the field and held a 14-shot advantage at the foul line, making 18 out of 30 attempts while Fayette made 11 out of 16.

Fayette is at PSU Mont alto Tuesday.

For more information on the men's basketball team, go to https://www.psfathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index.

Written by Bill Hughes