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.