Arlington, VA - Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Basketball took to the road Wednesday to make a statement about the type of team they want to be. Getting off to a quick start, The Lions executed near perfectly on all ends of the court and only continued to build as the game went on. The Lions made that statement on the road Wednesday winning 74-57.
Arlington, VA - The Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Basketball team went on the road to face CAC undefeated Marymount with something to prove. The Lions fresh off their first conference win Saturday, knew they could compete and play spoiler. For 35 minutes, the Lions put Marymount on their heels, staying within 4, if not leading. Not until the Lions were forced to foul late in the game did the Saints escape the upset 46-63.
Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg women’s basketball team came into their game against the St. Mary’s Seahawks on Saturday January 13th with nothing but a win on their mind. Harrisburg dominated for three straight quarters, holding a 20 plus lead, before the game tightened in the fourth quarter. The Blue and White held strong on way to the Lions first Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) victory 64-55.
Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team hosted the St. Mary’s Seahawks on Saturday January 13th for the fifth annual Orange for Owen game. The Lions took the lead early starting the first eight minutes up 18-12, but St. Mary’s turned the tide from there and never looked back.
Staten Island, NY- Penn State Harrisburg competed against tough competition at the Spartan Track & Field Invitational, but reaped the rewards as several athletes improved on their top times and distances.
Middletown, Pa. - Gholahan Alliyu (AKA Bola) was recently a candidate for the D3 Sports Network Top Center Poll. Bola received over 70% of the votes in a grouping of the best centers all over the country in Division III basketball.
York, PA – Penn State Harrisburg’s second half rally came up short against the #8 ranked York Spartans. The Lions would close within a point midway through the second half, but could not blemish the Spartans undefeated record. Kahlil Williams scored 17 points going 7-7 from the field and gather in 13 rebounds to lead the offense. Brandon Coleman added 15 points knocking down three three-pointers.
York, PA – Penn State Harrisburg was unable to overcome a strong second half effort from York College, despite a strong efforts from Shanique Mattis. Mattis scored 18 points while gathering 9 rebounds. Tess Dolce also added 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg came up just short in its CAC match-up against Mary Washington despite having five players reach double figures offensively. Trent Thomas led the Lions scoring 15 points. Brandon Coleman added 11 points by going 3-4 from behind the three-point arc. Kahlil Williams, Tariq Bennett, and Chris Bing each contributed 10 points.
Middletown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg dropped a highly competitive CAC match-up against Mary Washington. Tessa Dolce led the Lions offensively with 18 points. Laurel Amey contributed 13 points including three three-point shots. Janel Brown scored 10 points while gathering in 9 rebounds.
Newport News, VA – Penn State Harrisburg’s Men’s Basketball could not hold on to a six-point halftime lead, falling on the road to Christopher Newport. Chris Bing led the Lions with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Battling some foul trouble, Kahlil Williams added 14 points as well.
Newport News, VA – Penn State Harrisburg Women's Basketball team struggled in their road match-up against #2 Christopher Newport. The Lions failed to find any offensive success in the first quarter falling behind early by double-digits and were unable to recover. Tessa Dolce led the Lions with 9 Points while gathering in 8 rebounds.
Middletown Pa. - Gbolahan Alliyu is a household name to anyone keeping up with Penn State Harrisburg athletics. After a very impressive start to his Junior season, his very large reach could go even further. Bola was recently selected as final candidate for a D3 Sports basketball poll asking who is the top center in all of Division III basketball. Read full story and consider voting in the poll now.
Reading, PA – Penn State Harrisburg used a strong first half to build a 15-point advantage over Kenyon College in route to the victory. Anthony Bennett Jr. led the Lions offensively, scoring 19 points and gathering in 6 rebounds. Bennett Jr. was name to the All-Tournament for his efforts. Brandon Coleman scored 17 points for the Lions while going 7-7 at the free throw line.
Reading, PA – Penn State Harrisburg’s second half rally came up just short as the Lions fell in their first round match-up against Albright College in the Crowne Plaza Holiday Tournament. Kahlil Williams led the Lions with 25 points. Harrisburg also got 15 points from Brandon Coleman and 14 points from Anthony Bennett Jr. In his first career game, Chris Bing scored 10 points for the Lions.
Reading, PA – Penn State Harrisburg used a strong team effort to defeat Alvernia University to pick its fourth straight win. Janel Brown scored a career high 20 points inclulding add three more three-pointers to her league leading total. Shanique Mattis also added 20 points to help power the Lions to the victory.
South Abington Township, PA – Penn State Harrisburg used a 12-4 in the first quarter to build an early lead and controlled the rest of the game in route to a 19-point victory over Clarks Summit. Laurel Amey led the Lions offense with 16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Janel Brown knocked down four three-pointers and now leads the CAC with 30 made three-pointers this season.
Elizabethtown, PA – Penn State Harrisburg could not hold off a strong second half push by the Blue Jays and fell by one point. The Lions got a strong effort for Freshman Anthony Bennett Jr. who scored 21 points in his first career start. Gbolahan Alliyu also contributed 11 points and 15 rebounds.
Lancaster, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Basketball team used a late rally to win a thrilling non-conference match up against Lancaster Bible. The Lions would use a 20-3 run over the last six minutes of the fourth quarter to overcome an 11-point deficit. Shanique Mattis led the Lions with a career high 23 points. Harrisburg also got a strong performance from Briana Davis, who hit a couple timely three-pointers.
Penn State Harrisburg freshman Sarah Lehman was tabbed as the CAC Field Athlete of the Week after breaking the CAC record in the triple jump. Lehman posted a mark of 11.33 meters at the River Hawk Opener hosted by Susquehanna, breaking the previous CAC record of 11.31 meters set by Salisbury's Ashley Jackson in 2015. Lehman also took first in the long jump at 5.19 meters. Her triple jump mark ranks second nationally and her long jump mark ranks 29th.
Harrisburg, PA – Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Basketball team snapped its 6-game losing streak, beating Delaware Valley in a nonconference matchup. Shanique Mattis led the Lions with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tessa Dolce had a strong performance posting 13 points. Briana Davis added 13 rebounds for the Blue & White.
Middletown, PA – The Penn State Harrisburg men’s basketball team continued to show flashes of brilliance against the 5-1 DeSales Bulldogs on Monday December 4th. Unfortunately, their first half effort and shot percentage from the visitors allowed for too large of a lead to overcome, despite a very well fought second half from the Lions.
Salisbury, MD – Penn State Harrisburg could not overcome a good Salisbury three-point attack falling by 16 points. The Lions got a strong effort from Anthony Bennett Jr. who scored 19 points. In first start, Brandon Coleman played well scoring 12 points.
Salisbury, MD – Penn State Harrisburg once again could not overcome an early deficit and fell to Salisbury in CAC action. The Lions got a great effort off the bench from Briana Davis who scored a season high 17 points. Tessa Dolce continued her excellent season recording a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Selinsgrove, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Track and Field team got its season off on promising note with a strong showing at the River Hawk Opener. The Lions set several school records and saw multiple athletes’ post times and distances that will qualify them for the CAC and ECAC Championships.
Selinsgrove, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Track and Field team got its season off on promising note with a strong showing at the River Hawk Opener. The Lions set several school records and saw multiple athletes’ post times and distances that will qualify them for the CAC and ECAC Championships.
Frostburg, MD – Penn State Harrisburg could not recover from a 12 point halftime deficit despite four Lions reaching double figures in scoring. Trent Thomas led the Lions in scoring with 20 points while shooting 80% from behind the three-point line. Khalil Williams also had another good outing scoring 15 points while gathering 9 rebounds. Anthony Bennett Jr. and Gbolahan Nelson each added 12 points as well.
Frostburg, MD – Penn State Harrisburg fell in CAC action to Frostburg State, despite an impressive effort from Tessa Dolce. Dolce recorded 20 points to lead all scores and added a team high 7 rebounds. Janel Brown added 14 points including 4 three-pointers. The Lions could not overcome a 20 point third quarter by the Bobcats.