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Jones leads Penn State over Wagner 91-64

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Myreon Jones scored 14 points and Penn State pulled away from Wagner 91-64 on Saturday.

Lamar Stevens added 13 points, Izaiah Brockington and Seth Lundy added 12 apiece and Jamari Wheeler chipped in 10 for the Nittany Lions (2-0), who led for all but 4:33.

Curtis Cobb led Wagner with 19 points while Alex Morales and Elijah Ford added 18 and 12, respectively.

The Seahawks (0-2) controlled most of the first 10 minutes, but the Nittany Lions used an 8-3 run capped by a 3-pointer from Curtis Jones Jr. to take a 13-10 lead with 12:52 to play.

Jones sank a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to put Penn State up 37-30 at halftime.

The Nittany Lions, who forced eight turnovers in the first half and 17 for the game, got three in the first two minutes of the second half that helped pushed their lead to 43-30. They led by as many as 30 in the second half.

The Seahawks didn’t score their first points in the second until Ja’mier Fletcher made a free throw 3:19 in. They didn’t get their first field goal until Morales hit a jumper that made it 50-33 with 14:39 left.

BIG PICTURE

Wagner: The Seahawks are working with a lot of new faces as they try to snap a six-game losing streak dating to Feb. 21 of last season. Cobb, who graduated from UMass in May before transferring to Wagner, should be a big help along with Morales, a former junior college star for Prince George’s Community College in Maryland.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions put up gaudy numbers in their opener and six players finished in double figures. They got solid depth scoring again as Lundy and Brockington handled large roles off the bench and the defense posted another smothering effort to keep an opponent off-balance all game.

UP NEXT

Wagner hosts Wesley College on Tuesday.

Penn State visits Georgetown on Thursday.

Associated Press

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