COBLESKILL, NY - The Fighting Tigers closed out an 85-76 win against Penn State Harrisburg Sunday February 14th on a 42-16 run after trailing as much as 19 with 17:50 remaining in the second half.
Kenton Alston (Steelton, PA/Steelton-Highspire) and Jordan Gatchell(Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) led the Nittany Lions to a 47-35 lead at halftime, scoring 12 points each combing on 11-of-18 shooting. Brian Ongeri(Hershey, PA/Hershey) contributed 11 points before intermission with the blue and white only allowing 13-of-34 shooting from the Fighting Tigers.
In the second half it would be all SUNY Cobleskill with the 8-14 Tigers only allowing 29 points, the second lowest on the season for the Nittay Lions, going on a 42-16 run to give the blue and white their third straight lost on the week.
Gatchell notched in a career-high 20 points to lead the Nittany Lions on 8-of-14 shooting. Alston finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks. Ongeri ended the game with 13 points, five rebounds and four assists. Steve Jones (Harrisburg, PA/Harrisburg) and Shane Woodman (Mount Joy, PA/Donegal) both finished with 12 points each.
Andrei Lucas led the Tigers with 19 points adding eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals. Damn Franklin, Damion Longmore and Marcus Medley each scored 14 points with Longmore and Medley collecting a double-double of 10 and 11 rebounds respectively.
The Nittany Lions will host rival Penn State Berks, Wednesday, February 17th at the Capital Union Building. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 P.M.