ERIE, Pa. – The Thiel College men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2014-15 season Wednesday, falling to the Penn State Behrend Lions 74-63 at the Junker Center in Erie, Pa.
Josh Johnson led the Tomcats with 18 points, 10 of which he recorded in a perfect game at the charity stripe. Khari Bess scored 12 points for the Tomcats while Eric Mallinger pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.
Wes Davis notched a double-double for the Lions with 19 rebounds and 18 points. Zane Hackett also scored 20 points for PSU Behrend while Nick DeLisio notched 14 points.
The Tomcats (2-1) will play their home opener Saturday when they take on the Allegheny Gators at 2 p.m.