Allegheny Splits Season Series With DePauw

Allegheny Splits Season Series With DePauw

Meadville, Pa. – Playing without starter and main post threat Jack VandeMerkt, the Tigers fell to Allegheny 73-59 on Friday.

Cris Burrough led the Tigers with 14 points. Luke Lattner scored 11, David Vogel added 10 and Nate Jahn scored nine.

Evan Zabriski came off the bench and led Allegheny with 23 points in 21 minutes.

The absence of VandeMerkt was felt as DePauw was outrebounded 45-29 and outscored in the paint 38-10.

The lead changed eight times, and DePauw led 33-30 at the half. They shot 38 percent from the floor (21-of-55) and 28 percent from 3-point range (8-of-29). Allegheny shot 45 percent from the floor (30-of-67) and 27 percent from 3-point range (7-of-26).

DePauw drops to 9-11 overall and 5-8 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Allegheny improves to 7-13 and 4-9 in the conference.

The Tigers return 2 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Hiram.