Rebounds Keep DuBois On Top

A slow start for DuBois kept CCAC-Boyce in the first half of the game.  DuBois was ahead, but only 7 to 6 after 5 minutes of play.  Luckily a passion filled timeout by Coach Howard got his team a little fire.  DuBois held Boyce to just 24% shooting from the field on 11 of 46.  DuBois struggled early from the field themselves, but Zack Dahlstrand (Erie, PA) and Brandon Bernhardt (Milford, NJ) grabbed 8 rebounds a piece in the first half alone as they helped DuBois win the rebound game in the first, 37-24.

DuBois late defensive effort was enough to help them gain a bigger lead as they kept pressuring Boyce in the first half.  Shooting 10 of 13 from the free throw line helped in a big way as DuBois took the lead heading into the locker room, 40-33.

Starting the second half reminiscent of the first, Coach Howard called on his freshman big man, Osagie Evbuomwan (Severn, MD) to go in and make a difference against the smaller line up of Boyce.  With a thundering presence, Osagie put his size to use, pulling down 6 offensive rebounds, and putting up 10 points to lift his team’s spirits.

Boyce’s Sherron Schifino-Win tried valiantly to lift his team as he knocked down shot after shot, but it wasn’t enough of an answer for the DuBois run and gun plays.  Schifino-Win ended the evening with 34 points for Boyce.  Noah Beight led Boyce with 14 rebounds to do his part, 9 of those being offensive.  With Boyce shooting only 25 for 85 from the field however, DuBois came out with the final win.

DuBois had six players in double-figures in scoring with Dylan Huey (Punxsutawney, PA) leading them with 16 on the night, followed up by Tre’von Williams (Johnstown, PA) with 14.

DuBois finished the game outrebounding Boyce as a team, 63-41.  DuBois will be at home in the first game of conference play on Tuesday, November 27th when they host Penn State Beaver.

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