LANCASTER, PA - Five Nittany Lions in double figures elevate Penn State Harrisburg pass Lancaster Bible Wednesday February 3rd, 92-78.
On the first possession of the game Kenton Alston (Steelton, PA/Steelton-Highspire) set the tone for the entire night blocking a Kyle Keltner shot showing the hosting Chargers why the blue and white lead the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in block shots.
Penn State Harrisburg finished off Lancaster Bible by forcing the Chargers into 30 turnovers, who also lead the NEAC in turnover margin. Steve Jones(Harrisburg, PA/Harrisburg) paced the defensive charge with a school-record 10 steals.
The blue and white were able to hold the Chargers to just 40.6 percent from the field. This victory caps off the Nittany Lions´ 13th victory on the season, holding the third best record in the NEAC.
Jones led all scorers with 27 points on 12-for-23 shooting, adding 10 steals and six rebounds. Jordan Gatchell (Manheim, PA/Manheim) tailed 15 points and seven rebounds with three steals. Alston finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Brian Ongeri (Hershey, PA/Hershey) and Nick Liddell (Lewisberry, PA/Red Land) both contributed 12 and 11 points respectively.
Kevin Keltner led Lancaster Bible with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Carl Edwards led all rebounders with 18 adding 16 points and three blocks in the losing effort.
The Nittany Lions (13-6) host Delaware Valley College Monday, February 8th to face-off against the 10-9 Aggies. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM.
Story by: Adam Welker