Mont Alto, PA - The PSU Fayette men's basketball team lost its third straight PSUAC game with an 83-63 loss at PSU Mont Alto Tuesday night.
An Iman Young (Silver Springs, MD/West Potomac HS) layup gave Fayette a 2-0 lead with 18:56 to play in the first half, but it would be the only time Fayette led in the game.
Down by 20 in the first half, Fayette trimmed its deficit to 40-32 at halftime when London Hoxie (Menifee, CA/Paloma HS) drilled a three-pointer just before the horn.
Salim Wyche (Bel Air, MD/East Stroudsburg HS) cut the Mont Alto lead to 41-40 with 16:15 to play when he made a layup, and Fayette kept the score within two possessions for several more minutes.
However, Mont Alto started to pull away led by double figures for the last 10:26 of the game.
Hoxie led Fayette with 18 points while Young had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Marvin Sidon (Lahaina, HI/Lahainaluna HS) had 11 points and 11 assists.
Fayette shot 36.2% (25-69) from the field and only 18.5% (5-27) from beyond the arc while Mont Alto show 46.9% (30-64) from the field and 40.9% (9-22) from downtown.
Kevin Holston (25) and Jalen Smith (20) combined for 45 points for Mont Alto.
Fayette will look to end its three-game conference skid Saturday when it hosts PSU York at 3:00 p.m.
For more information on the men's basketball team, go to https://www.psfathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index.
Written by Bill Hughes