Mt. St. Mary's lost for the fourth straight game, falling 61-56 at Penn State Saturday afternoon.
The effort seemed to be better for the Mount, who has lost all four of those games by five points or less. However, the open looks that the better offense produced for the Mount, didn't always produce points as the Mount left a lot of points on the court missing open shots and once again struggling mightily from the foul line making just 4-of-11 offerings.
Shawn Atupem led the Mount with 12 points, while Jeremy Goode had 11 and Jean Cajou chipped in with 10.
This was a better effort, and probably one that would have gotten them wins in any of the previous three games. But still when you play a big conference school on the road, you can't led opportunities pass you by. And the Mount did that both from the floor and the foul line.
The Mount led early, and took a 22-21 lead just before halftime. Penn State scored the final five points of the half, before the Mount took the lead with the first five points of the second half. That was the Mount's last lead of the game.
Penn State built a lead to as many as 12 in the second half, before the Mount stormed back late. Jeremy Goode's 1-of-2 effort from the free throw line cut it to 3 with 51 seconds left.
Penn State ran a set play and Jamelle Cornley got free on the block and scored to put the lead at 5 with 20 seconds left.