The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, December 07, 1989, Image 14

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Mo .goes inside: Junior forward Moise Pringle, shown here
in - second half action against Oberlin College last - Thursday,
takes the ball. to -the. basket -against: -two Yeomen defenders;
The Lions won, the contest, 92-86, in front of a full house in
".The Pit." For details- of this •.and -.other recent games, see : the
story to the right. -
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The shot: Jeff Cowan, a sophomore guard, shoots over an Oberlin
defender at the foul line. Junior forward Rick Demski watches the shot as.
he positions himself for the rebound.
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The Collegian Thursday, December .7, 1989
Men's hoop squad
drops close game,
against Thiel
Lions record is now 3-2
by Mike Lesher -
Collegian Staff Wiiter
This past SaturdaY, Behrend
traveled to Thiel College and
suffered a tough loss, 77-76.
Thiel converted two free throws
with seven seconds left to take
the lead. Behrend got off a final
shot, but they were unable to
connect. " •
Senior guard Dave Gurska was
able to contribute 22 points,
while • freshman forward Steve
Cooper added 13 points of off the
bench. Junior forward Rick
Dcmski led the team in reboundi
with -10 while junior pdintman
Randy Baughman collected nine
rebounds. • -
According to Coach Doug
Zimmerman, the reason'Behrend's
point production decreased is
because several new defenseg Were
being tested. These-new-defensive
adjustments made it tough for the
high-scoring Behrend offense to
get on track.
- Overall, Zimmerman said that
he was fairly happy with his
teams' performance. He
mentioned that there are some
minor areas needing to be worked
on for the offense, and the team
will continue to work_on its
.The .high-scorng Behrend
team battled the Pitt-Bradford
Panthcrs:on November 21. In the
first home game of the year, the
Lions beat Pitt-Bradford 107-99
in Erie •Hall, otherwise know as
"The Pit." •
Junior. forward Moise Pringle
led the team in scoring with 20
points, while Gurska hit for 18
points and freshman guard Omar
Thrower collected 14. Demski
collected nine caroms' off the
boards and - Pringle added seven
rebounds. The Cubbies opened
the game 'quickly ; jumping out to
a 15-0 lead and they never looked
back as they disposed of the
visiting Panthers.-
Coach Doug Zimmerman said
that the - offense - had played well,
but the defense ' allowed Pitt-
Bradford back into the Vine.
."The Pit" was packed again as
Oberlin - College' invaded the
Lion's home territory on Nov.
30. Behrend didn't take kindly to
this invasion as they dumped
Oberlin, 92-86. Demski was the
star this time as he dominated the
inside, scoring 32 points and
snagging 13 rebounds. Junior
guard Chris Viscuso also had a
hot -hand, gathering in 14 points,
while Gmska added 12. -
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