Nittany Lions Fall Short of Championship Game

MIDDLETOWN, PA - The Penn State Harrisburg men´s basketball team finish their 2009-10 campaign Saturday, February 27th with a 108-82 defeat against the second seeded Wells College Express in the North Eastern Athletic Conference semi-finals held at the Capital Union Building.

Kenton Alston´s (Steelton, PA/Steelton-Highspire) game-high 28 points would not be enough against Wells´ ability to crash the boards, out rebounding the Nittany Lions 55-27. Express player, Juan Paulino, led his team with 25 points and 20 rebounds adding four assists and four blocks finishing the game shooting 8-of-10 from the field. Teammate, Greg Jones, contributed 24 points on 4-of-7 shooting from behind the arc, grabbing 11 rebounds.

Penn State Harrisburg´s Steve Jones (Harrisburg, PA/Harrisburg) finished with 20 points, four rebounds and three steals in just 24 minutes of play due to foul trouble. Freshman guard, Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, PA/Manheim Central), tailed 10 points and four assists in the losing effort.

This season caps off the most successful season in Penn State Harrisburg men´s basketball history, winning a school-record 16 games, averaging a school-record 83.9 points per game, shooting a school best 43.7 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from beyond the arc as well as a school best 15.4 assists per game and 11.8 steals per game.