Potomac State uses strong 2nd half to pound Butler

Marcus James fights for a rebound as PSC downed Butler. Photo by Raymond Burner

Potomac State outscored Butler 62-43 in the second half, busting open a six-point lead at halftime and trotting off with a 101-76 win in a battle between Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference foes.

Marcus Banks led five Catamounts who scored in double figures by getting 17 points, and Reggie Baker added 16 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Derylton Hill had a 13-point, five-rebound night, Jamal Ferguson also scored 13 points and Jaron Burnell finished with 11 points.

The Cats played a poor first half, but according to coach Justin Anderson, “played the second half with much more intensity and got better scoring opportunities.”

Cody West fired away from outside the 3-point line and found his mark on 10 of them to put together 35 points. The Pioneers made 19 3-pointers to just seven two-point field goals.

Potomac State (10-6) faces 19-2 Beaver County, the No. 2 team in NJCAA Division II, at home beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday.