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 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.