La Roche Beats Greensburg to Clinch At Least Three Seed, Still Alive for AMCC Tournament Bye

La Roche Beats Greensburg to Clinch At Least Three Seed, Still Alive for AMCC Tournament Bye

GREENSBURG, PA -- The La Roche men's basketball team clinched at least the #3 seed in the AMCC Tournament after cruising to an 83-56 win over the defending AMCC Champion Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats. The Redhawks remain alive for the #2 seed but need to win at D'Youville on Saturday and hope that Penn State Behrend loses to Penn State Altoona.

Pitt-Greensburg gained its final lead with 12:30 left in the first half and it was all Redhawks from there. Trell Thomas tied it at 12-12 with a three pointer which sparked a 12-0 La Roche run. The Redhawks increased their lead to fourteen and entered halftime ahead 38-28.

Zach Gould opened the second half with what would be the first of many Redhawk three-pointers. La Roche answered three Pitt-Greensburg free throws and a layup with five straight three pointers. The Redhawks added four more three-pointers and hit 9 of 13 in the second half.

La Roche shot extremely well. They shot 53%, hit 12 of 26 three-pointers and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. The Redhawks also outrebounded the Bobcats 35-28.

Thomas scored a team-high 18 points while pulling down 7 boards and dishing out 4 assists. Gould had 14 points (4 of 6 three-pointers) and 5 assists while RayQuan Phifer had 13 points and 5 assists. Arnes Bajgora finished with 12 points to boost his career total to 1014.

Saturday's tip is 4pm.

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