ERIE, Pa – Senior guard Mike Fischer (Wexford, PA/ North Allegheny) had his first career double-double with a team-best 18 points and career-high 10 rebounds to lead Penn State Behrend men's basketball past D'Youville in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) action on Wednesday night.
Score: Penn State Behrend 76, Hilbert 56
Records: Penn State Behrend (19-3, 12-3 AMCC), Hilbert (9-12, 7-7 AMCC)
* With the win, the Lions avenge a two-point loss to the Spartans earlier this season
* Behrend led by 13 at halftime thanks to Fischer's 10 points and six boards in the first 20 minutes
* Senior guard Andy Niland (Fairview, PA/ Fairview) moved into second on the all-time steals list in program history with 172 after making two steals
* Niland also added a game-high 10 assists to go with eight points
* Dan Wanker (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) and Justin Gorny (South Park, PA/South Park) were recorded double-figure points with 16 and 12, respectively.
* The Lions held AMCC leading scorer (19.3 ppg) Jeremy VanDuluitgaarden to a season-low eight points
* Devon Darrell tied a season-high 21 points to lead the Spartans
* The Behrend Lions return to action on Saturday afternoon at Pitt-Greensburg. Game time is 4 p.m.